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Limited vs Overland

I am within days of ordering a Grand Cherokee, my first domestic car in 10 years. I am 100% settled on the Grand Cherokee, and am going to order it from the factory from my local dealer because I am excited about it and I have done a ton of research and know exactly what I do want - Red with Black leather interior, V6, Commandview roof, 730N Navigation, 20" Rims. I may get the adaptive cruise & luxury package if I get a Limited. The features in the Luxury package come standard in the Overland.

Here is my question - I do like the overland but am feeling the limited is a safer option. It is not a matter of the extra couple grand that, I have a lot of concerns about the Quadra-Lift - I remember seeing all the sagging Lincolns and other cars with air suspensions. What is the advantage of the Overland vs a Limited? I am trying to decipher also what benefit does the air suspension actually provide? Is there any other advantages to the Overland. What are the long term costs of the Quadra-Lift, am I setting myself up for a 4 grand repair at 40k or 50k.

I travel quite a bit, I camp, drive in the mountains and in poor weather, but am not going to take this car rock climbing or anything like that. It's worst case use is dirt or unpaved road and poor weather. Are my concerns justified at all about the quadra-lift? Am I missing something is there some big benefit I am unaware of? The cost is not really a factor as MSRP for the Limited with 730N, 20" Rims, Trailer Tow Package is about 42,500 and the Overland is about. 43,800 - I just want trouble free vehicle that is enjoyable and versatile for long trips and around town and can do light off road and towing.

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Bill,

I'm not an expert.. but had to chime in.. because I had the EXACT same concern. My dad is a lincoln man.. and he had the leans to the side vehicles his entire life.. (he could never notice the sage, or the BUUURRRRR motor constantly going.. with car on or off.) I pulled the trigger on a overland.. and I got the extended warranty which will cover the air .. so no worries.. but I can tell you.. the quadra-lift is the BEST riding -- like on air.. and my other car is a new BMW. (which compared--to the lux in my overland--is like a KIA)

GET OVERLAND!

p.s this years auto show.. the NEW MKZ lincoln.. while on display--looking all pretty.. had smoke pouring out of the drivers door.. mild electrical melt down.. yupp in fashion with LINCOLN style!
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Bill,

I'm not an expert.. but had to chime in.. because I had the EXACT same concern. My dad is a lincoln man.. and he had the leans to the side vehicles his entire life.. (he could never notice the sage, or the BUUURRRRR motor constantly going.. with car on or off.) I pulled the trigger on a overland.. and I got the extended warranty which will cover the air .. so no worries.. but I can tell you.. the quadra-lift is the BEST riding -- like on air.. and my other car is a new BMW. (which compared--to the lux in my overland--is like a KIA)

GET OVERLAND!

p.s this years auto show.. the NEW MKZ lincoln.. while on display--looking all pretty.. had smoke pouring out of the drivers door.. mild electrical melt down.. yupp in fashion with LINCOLN style!
I understand that the warranty will cover the expense of the possible air ride problems however another concern would simply be the hassle of constantly taking it in all the time for work.
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Re: Limited vs Overland

I also had the same dilemma when deciding on my jeep. I didn't want to have to worry about the quadralift all the time. I don't offroad so the limited was fine for me. I actually did the exact combo your thinking about.....except for the color......LOL Got the limited w/ luxury pkg, 20" wheels, 730N, tow pkg, v6 and adaptive cruise.

I LOVE IT!!
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Re: Limited vs Overland

I was in the same exact boat and wound up with the overland. Cost wise it didn't make sense to pay the same price for the lower trim. I share the concern about the air suspension but thats what a warranty is for. It is nice having the adjustable suspension for highway driving as well as off roading when camping etc.
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Re: Limited vs Overland

Get the Overland its a no brainer. Dont worry about the air suspension the car has a warranty, and if you want more get the extended. Dont forget these air suspension systems have been proven in the Mercedes vehicles for a long time.
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Re: Limited vs Overland

How long is the warranty on the suspension? Isn't it 4 years? As I have mentioned in past posts, I had an '03 Range Rover and the air adjustable suspension was about the only thing that did not break..Just as in that car, I constantly use my settings (sport on the highway and "sit" postion when parking). I believe exercising it keeps the bags moving.
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Re: Limited vs Overland

I like the fact that the air suspension will level the truck out when I throw my mountain bikes in the back (on bike rack) along with other camping stuff.

Either way get yourself extended warranty through http://www.chryslerwarrantys.com . If not for air suspension you might have to visit repair shop for something else - seems like there is still plenty of bugs with this car.

Also another thing that I like in Overland but makes me worried is black leather dash and durability of it. I wish you could get it in a different color w/o having to go Summit way.
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Loving my Overland
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Re: Limited vs Overland

I had the same concern and got the Overland anyway. I love the air suspension and use aero mode (highway speeds) and park mode every day. No problems. Have had it almost three months. The leather dash and real wood trim look really nice too!
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^this...the stitched leather dash really gives the car an upscale feeling and i think even with the luxury leather you don't get the piping on the seat which adds a sense of class...
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Also another thing that I like in Overland but makes me worried is black leather dash and durability of it. I wish you could get it in a different color w/o having to go Summit way.
If you get an Overland with the light frost beige/dark frost beige interior, the leather on the dash will be brown, er, dark frost beige.
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