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Old 01-14-2013, 05:12 PM
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Re: Official 2014 photos released!

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I was pleased to see LED turn signals (atleast on the high end models) Sweet!

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I believe it's only the front turn signals...can someone confirm if the rear signals are LED as well? They don't appear to be LED in the limited video which is strange.

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Re: Official 2014 photos released!

The best part about the 2014 srt coming out so soon is that now im going to upgrade from my 2011 to the 2013 srt for a killer deal!! Winning!
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Old 01-14-2013, 05:59 PM
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Re: Official 2014 photos released!

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I believe it's only the front turn signals...can someone confirm if the rear signals are LED as well? They don't appear to be LED in the limited video which is strange.
A lot of manufacturers do that for cost-cutting purposes. It's one of my biggest pet-peeves on my wife's Maxima.
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Re: Official 2014 photos released!

I seem to have hit a nerve with alot of people with my original comment... maybe I should clarify... I myself own a 99 WJ... I am going to be buying a new one. Since I have the choice, I am going to buy a 2014 instead of a 2013. If I had an 11-13, I would probably just keep it, because it is an awesome vehicle as well.

It just seems that anyone without a current WK2 seems to really like the 2014's vs. previous years, while those who own a current WK2 are hating on them.

And when I say hating, I mean hating.... calling the new design an abortion is over the top. If the 2014 is an abortion, then what does that make your 2013? They aren't that damn different.

Most of the people in this thread I haven't seen 1 post from in the 7000+ post 2014 thread. You seem to just come in here and hate on the new design after looking at it for 2 seconds, knowing nothing about the new changes. Its a little pathetic.

Have some RESPECT for the engineers and everyone who has worked on these vehicles daily -- Milous, Scott, Chevy, Marlon deserve a lot better than the comments in this threaad.

If the 2014 is an abortion, your 2011-2013 is severely deformed.
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Old 01-14-2013, 06:55 PM
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And when I say hating, I mean hating.... calling the new design an abortion is over the top. If the 2014 is an abortion, then what does that make your 2013? They aren't that damn different.
It's also funny that so many are now complaining about "too much chrome" on the Summit.

Maybe I'm blind but IMO, the MY13 Summit doesn't have any less chrome. Not even a little bit less..
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Re: Official 2014 photos released!

Love the new interior and definitely want to drive the new 8 speed. The front hasn't won me over yet. Funny how Marchionne mentioned Ford Mo Co today because that must have been where they got the idea to stick a black piece of plastic under the headlights a la the Ford Escape. The lights not being flush seems odd as well.
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Yeah... i do see a "D/S" on the shifter. Not sure how you put the system to "Sport". Since it is all electronic, maybe tap it to the side and it goes to "Sport" mode?
Yes, I got a closer look and I do see the D/S now...Wonder if that just puts it in to "flappy paddle" mode though.

Edit: found this on the press release, "Sport Mode, previously found on the Selec-Terrain controller, is now engaged with the shift lever. Sport Mode provides enhanced on-road "fun-to-drive" capability." Good news that it is not gone!

I do like that the hitch is now covered on the Overlands.
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Love the new interior and definitely want to drive the new 8 speed. The front hasn't won me over yet. Funny how Marchionne mentioned Ford Mo Co today because that must have been where they got the idea to stick a black piece of plastic under the headlights a la the Ford Escape. The lights not being flush seems odd as well.
After looking at the pictures of the different models on Jeep's website. I can't help but think they redesigned the grill and then decided on the headlights after it was too late. It doesn't look as noticable and "bad" with the lights from the Laredo and Limited models, but it does look a bit off with the Overland and up headlights. I'm starting to adjust, so it doesn't bother me as much as before, but that did have me wondering.
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Not feeling it... Going to use my new WK2 money's towards the C7 Stingray!
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Re: Official 2014 photos released!

Okay...

I currently have a 2012 V8 4x4 Overland.

And...

I LOVE the Interior. It looks even more refined than the current one (which was widely praised). I do wish that the 8 inch NAV display had a TILT option. Being unable to adjust it means there will be LOTS of times when it is almost useless due to sunlight glare (just like my current screen is).

Now... about that Exterior...



Whiskey
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Foxtrot?!? Over.

I can see that they made the front end look more like the SRT8 one (which is a GOOD thing IMHO). I'm not crazy about the front end but it will probably grow on me. I remember how much WK & WJ owners cried and blasted the WK2 when it was first announced.

I really like the rear end of the LIMITED.

That Overland & Summit rear end made me throw up in my mouth a little bit. The squared off exhausts and overloading of chrome reminds me of an MDX; which is NOT a good thing.

Overall I'll wait until I see one in person before making a final decision. But right now, I think the PLUSES outweigh the MINUSES... barely.
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It's also funny that so many are now complaining about "too much chrome" on the Summit.

Maybe I'm blind but IMO, the MY13 Summit doesn't have any less chrome. Not even a little bit less..
I'm going to go on record and predict that the new mod for when the abortions start shipping will be adding chrome.

People with the very chromed out 11-13 paint over the chrome, I'm willing to bet a lot of people will at chrome to the 14s.
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Re: Official 2014 photos released!

The 11-13 was just right. This is just ME but I wish exterior was the same but with LEDs in SAME SHAPE lights on the 11-13s. The new wheels, GC badging on doors, no chrome strip on back = BETTER on 14s. The 2014 interior is better. All in all, an upgrade to a 2014 seems worth it. My 2 cents. Right now I am thinking maybe Laredo X optioned just like my 2012 Laredo X with ORA 1, power liftgate etc but in Brilliant black and a lighter interior.
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