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Re: Limited vs Overland

Agreed with above statements... just stay away from a turbo and/or turbo s. Coming from someone who owned an 2010 SRT8 GC, straight line fast is fun, holding a corner at speed and then accelerating out of it is to die for!

Aiyer- funny I had the same thing- a 2008 Corvette for summer driving and a 2005 Mini Cooper S for winter- traded the Mini for a 05 Cayenne S. Now have a 2006 Cayenne Turbo S waiting for me in Texas when I get home.
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Agreed with above statements... just stay away from a turbo and/or turbo s. Coming from someone who owned an 2010 SRT8 GC, straight line fast is fun, holding a corner at speed and then accelerating out of it is to die for!

Aiyer- funny I had the same thing- a 2008 Corvette for summer driving and a 2005 Mini Cooper S for winter- traded the Mini for a 05 Cayenne S. Now have a 2006 Cayenne Turbo S waiting for me in Texas when I get home.
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My old man is a cayenne fanatic. I've driven the 08 turbo and 10 gts when he had them. To be honest didn't notice much of a difference between the two. Cayennes are great everyday drivers. I agree with the above comment about how the seat position and style makes you feel like part of the car. Pure German engineering there.
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Re: Limited vs Overland

I went in to buy a Limited or less but long story short I drove away 4 days later in a JGC Ov Summit 4 months ago. Without all the gory details I will just say what I would do this time.

I would get a 4x4, 5.7 and get a model without the leather. So if it comes with manual knobs for the AC etc instead of the electronic dual zone unit,, ok no problem.

from there I would be putting in my own alarm system ( read up in forums how bypassable the stock sytem is with one jumper wire or clip, not feeling real confident about that, and the distance on the remote sucks hard ). My viper remote was good for like a mile and had an lcd display that was real nice.

I would be putting in an aftermarket stereo system like the latest and greatest Alpine Double din with Nav. If research showed that the nav was really not that great I would go with an aftermarket that I can simpley leave on the dash or window mount. No need for it alll the time anyway!

The seats I would have covered in "Katskins" it costs about 800 dollars for the front and backs and looks ( and feels according to the user ) better than the limited leather. There are some pics in forums here I think. And honestly cloth seats would be just fine anyway.

The reason for the 5.7 Hemi is one for power reasons. Also the exhaust note from the aftermarket cat-back systems on the hemi is way better thsan the V6 ( so far ). The look af the dual exhaust is killer compared to the single v6 ( there is a dual exhaust kit available on aftermarket though but requires some extra mods. ( rear bumper and towing eq. become a minor issue to deal with $$ ). The Hemi badge is way too cool. And it so nice to have the extra throttle when you need it. Although the v6 is spunky and can cruise at speeds quickly, the quirks that lead to throttle lag etc are a bummer when you want to kik down to get her moving quicker. There have been a few occasions where I worried as the vehicle wasnt reacting as quickly as I liked to pressing down on the gas.

I would then adress the rims. The market would be wide open as to what rims I would put on. There a few options that I would explore. I happen to love the 18 polished rims that came with my OR2 package. I didnt want the 20's because of NY streets. Tougher ride and chance for easier and $$$ damage to them. been there done that got the recieptfor repairs and new rims. If the 18 inch rims are your fancy like they where mine I would buy them from the internet I think they where only like 240 a piece as compared to the package price of the OR2. Honestly didnt need all the skid plates and stuff for my use.

So all in all my thinking now is that I should have bought a lower model and built on it myself from there. If you have the cash and $$ not an issue compared to the footwork of doing and chasing all the extra add ons, then I would say the O and OS is a nice buy.

But if I could turn back the clock I would be in a Limited or less right now, bumping my system with my single sunroof ( extended sunroof on mine makes me nervous ). Sitting in my Plush katskins, testing the temperature in my car with my remote from my apartment, revving my engine once in a while at a light with my Corsa cat-back exhaust or was it Borla lol?, stomping on the gas on a back road somewere while my Hemi sprang to life, and enjoying some of the left over cash in my pocket each month.

All that said I really love my OS even with the few issues that still need to be ironed out.

Just my experience and what I would do differently.
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You can't get a Hemi V8 on a Laredo E. You have to get the X package or higher which inlcudes leather and 9 speaker Alpine stereo, etc.
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Re: Limited vs Overland

Why not just get the Overland if you're willing to pay for the Limited? I guess if you don't want the QL, but the price is so close if you are between the two. I feel like you should just go Laredo X or Overland. Are there any good review/tour videos for the Overland online? All I can find is some 13 boy doing a walk through.
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I'd go ahead and get the Overland. The cost difference is very slight, and just the trim upgrades alone are worth that IMHO.
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Why not just get the Overland if you're willing to pay for the Limited? I guess if you don't want the QL, but the price is so close if you are between the two. I feel like you should just go Laredo X or Overland. Are there any good review/tour videos for the Overland online? All I can find is some 13 boy doing a walk through.
like others have said...

I avoided an overland to avoid the QL and wood steering wheel which i think is hideous...

my limited with the lux pack, 20's, and 730N was just as much as an overland but i didn't care since i definitely didn't want to deal with QL issues i a couple years...it was just something I wasn't sure about having... and didn't really need... sometimes i think...man i coulda had that extra bell and whistle for the same price...but i am 100% glad i got the limited over the overland... and to compare laredo x to overland..thers a big difference with some of the standard features like HIDs , pano roof and rear heated seats just to name a few...Limited has those, x doesn't..standard that is.. just my 2 pennies
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Aiyer,

I see that you also have a Cayenne S. I'm curious as to a comparison between the two. I was on the fence when shopping between a 2008 Cayenne S or JGC., I went with the Jeep because its newer and repairs/maintenance are more cost effective. But, I guess when you buy a Porsche, its something to factor in.

I know they are different animals, but wanted to get your thoughts.
I had a Cayenne S and sold it for the JGC Limited Hemi. Entirely different animals. The Cayenne is a drivers vehicle. It outhandles the jeep all day long on the road. Its tight and predictable. The Jeep is more bobbily and doesn't handle well on road in comparison. But its plusher. Repair costs on the Cayenne quickly became ridiculous outside of warranty.

I'm super happy with the Jeep, its a very nice vehilce, but the Cayenne was a better driving experience.
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I had a Cayenne S and sold it for the JGC Limited Hemi. Entirely different animals. The Cayenne is a drivers vehicle. It outhandles the jeep all day long on the road. Its tight and predictable. The Jeep is more bobbily and doesn't handle well on road in comparison. But its plusher. Repair costs on the Cayenne quickly became ridiculous outside of warranty.

I'm super happy with the Jeep, its a very nice vehilce, but the Cayenne was a better driving experience.
Yah you can't compare these too. Entirely different beasts. I agree the cayenne drives much better.
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like others have said...

I avoided an overland to avoid the QL and wood steering wheel which i think is hideous...

my limited with the lux pack, 20's, and 730N was just as much as an overland but i didn't care since i definitely didn't want to deal with QL issues i a couple years...it was just something I wasn't sure about having... and didn't really need... sometimes i think...man i coulda had that extra bell and whistle for the same price...but i am 100% glad i got the limited over the overland... and to compare laredo x to overland..thers a big difference with some of the standard features like HIDs , pano roof and rear heated seats just to name a few...Limited has those, x doesn't..standard that is.. just my 2 pennies
That's fine. I agree with your choice since you didnt want the QL. I do
Like the wooden steering though.
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That's fine. I agree with your choice since you didnt want the QL. I do
Like the wooden steering though.
seems like alot do like it... i like the feel of leather personally...like everything its all personal preference... i feel that the wood wheel would scratch with my wedding ring rubbing on it or when turning the wheel the ring could cause issues (hard wood/metal ring)..then theres my wife who is a jewerly fanatic with a ring on every finger......i wouldnt know how the wood feels cause i didnt even give the overland a chance because of QL and the looks of the wheel..
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seems like alot do like it... i like the feel of leather personally...like everything its all personal preference... i feel that the wood wheel would scratch with my wedding ring rubbing on it or when turning the wheel the ring could cause issues (hard wood/metal ring)..then theres my wife who is a jewerly fanatic with a ring on every finger......i wouldnt know how the wood feels cause i didnt even give the overland a chance because of QL and the looks of the wheel..
The wood has a very hard covering over it, which appears to be very scratch resistant. Truth be told, my wife's engagement ring cut the leather on the bottom portion of the steering wheel...the wood top part is still scratch free.
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