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Old 07-11-2015, 04:29 PM
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New Car Smell!!

Finally got around to getting a new one. Traded in a 2014 white Overland V8 with 40k mi. Never gave myself or my sister who owned it before me any issues at all.

I got a 2015 Overland Pentastar V6, built 06/15.

Here goes my brief first impressions:

The V6 isn't bad at all. I chose it because I can't stand the way the diesel drives and I need better MPGs because I drive so much. Overall I'm impressed.

The radio controls on the steering wheel don't click all loud like they did on the 14. I like it! Lol

Ventilated seat works hella better in the 15. Maybe something was wrong with my 14. Dunno

My brake pedal feels way more squishy on the 15. Like it!! The 14 was so hard it was almost scary at first when I started driving it.

While the Hemi has a growl and a slight gargle/burble to it, the Pentastar V6 actually sounds deeper and more refined. (From the inside, anyways.)

I did not reset the MPG so it had to rise from like 13mpg that I started out at. Driving through the mountains, not using cruise control and fluctuating speed due to recommended break in. I'm beyond impressed with my MPG, and I'm only 22 so I think I achieved great mileage. I drive with two feet in the floor usuallyImageUploadedByJeepGarage1436646488.923006.jpgImageUploadedByJeepGarage1436646512.033097.jpgImageUploadedByJeepGarage1436646528.588220.jpgImageUploadedByJeepGarage1436646541.560007.jpgImageUploadedByJeepGarage1436646557.484508.jpg. I didn't even pay attention to the Hemi MPG going there. Sorry..

Overall. I'd rather have the Hemi, but I had it. Trying something new that is fitting the budget better. Because I'd really rather just skip the Hemi and get an SRT... But that's not sensible right now lol

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Old 07-11-2015, 04:31 PM
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Ps.. I didn't cheat to get it to say 25mpg. I know this topic is very subjective but I just thought I'd put it out there. I didn't ever reset it, not once and didn't do any crazy coasting! Haha
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Congrats looks really nice. I traded my 2012 for a 2015 overland in April I got the granite also ImageUploadedByJeepGarage1436648530.252850.jpg


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^^ Love that family picture!
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Re: New Car Smell!!

Your getting the extra 3mpg with V6.

how much did give you on the trade in?
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Your getting the extra 3mpg with V6.

how much did give you on the trade in?

Nah man about 5 more mpg.

I got $33k for my trade.
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I can't believe you hate how the diesel drives. In either case, glad to see a couple things on the 15 work out better for you. Enjoy the mpg increase!
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Nah man about 5 more mpg.

I got $33k for my trade.
Your mileage should do even better after about 5k miles.

I get no less the 25 mpg highway (summer) with V6 on the evic.
Usually I get 27 mpg highway.

I typically don't go over 65mph.

Doesn't seem to matter if AC is on or not.
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I can't believe you hate how the diesel drives. In either case, glad to see a couple things on the 15 work out better for you. Enjoy the mpg increase!

Well I guess I shouldn't say I hate it. It just doesn't excite me. And it's not just the diesel GC, it's all diesels. I dislike that they aren't high revving. It's the boy ricer in me I guess lol

One more thing. I really like that the Eco mode will stay off. I left it off the whole time.
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It's funny you mentioned the steering wheel radio controls clicking. That caught me by surprise when I bought my late build 2014 Summit. I was like am I really gonna have to hear the clicking every time I press the button lol. i'm used to it now but it's cool that they changed that for the newer ones.
It's all personal preference, but one thing I have to disagree on is the engine sound from inside the car, the V8 sounds incredible.
Congrats on the purchase, sounds like you're very happy.
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Can't say that I've ever heard the steering wheel controls click when pressed.

May be my old ears...
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