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Old 01-14-2013, 09:18 PM
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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.
I don't think you're understanding what some of the current owners (as I am) are saying. I think saying it looks like an abortion is over the top. I just think a lot of us who have negative opinions about the exterior feel let down because we had too high of a bar set for the 14 as many of us were going to trade up. I've followed the 14 thread from the very beginning and was all excited about the big reveal just to say "eh". I know what are saying you don't currently own a WK2 so you don't have a bar to set except for that of the 14.The interior in the 14 is a major leap up from the current WK2 I'll admit to that, however it doesn't change the bar the current owners have/had. No Jealousy, just opinion.
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I don't think you're understanding what some of the current owners (as I am) are saying. I think saying it looks like an abortion is over the top. I just think a lot of us who have negative opinions about the exterior feel let down because we had too high of a bar set for the 14 as many of us were going to trade up. I've followed the 14 thread from the very beginning and was all excited about the big reveal just to say "eh". I know what are saying you don't currently own a WK2 so you don't have a bar to set except for that of the 14.The interior in the 14 is a major leap up from the current WK2 I'll admit to that, however it doesn't change the bar the current owners have/had. No Jealousy, just opinion.
What was you expecting.. You got to remember its only a facelift, so you couldn't expect a drastic change, they done a pretty good job for only small changes.
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Old 01-14-2013, 09:38 PM
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Re: Official 2014 photos released!

To be honest I dont know what I was expecting, I guess it wasnt what the final product was. I'm not saying I hate the design as I do think the official photos bring it into a better light than what the spy pics did. I think this design works better for the SRT8 as it has a more sporty design than aggressive look to it.
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I don't think you're understanding what some of the current owners (as I am) are saying. I think saying it looks like an abortion is over the top. I just think a lot of us who have negative opinions about the exterior feel let down because we had too high of a bar set for the 14 as many of us were going to trade up. I've followed the 14 thread from the very beginning and was all excited about the big reveal just to say "eh". I know what are saying you don't currently own a WK2 so you don't have a bar to set except for that of the 14.The interior in the 14 is a major leap up from the current WK2 I'll admit to that, however it doesn't change the bar the current owners have/had. No Jealousy, just opinion.
Fair enough... and my beef wasn't really with you as it was with the "newbies" throwing words like abortion around, etc.
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Old 01-14-2013, 09:50 PM
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Fair enough... and my beef wasn't really with you as it was with the "newbies" throwing words like abortion around, etc.
I understand completely man. I remember how excited I was when I got my 12. So it makes me excited for the members on here getting a 14' as I know people will love their 14's as I do my 12.
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Re: Official 2014 photos released!

Don't let it get to you James. Everyone is going to have their opinion on it. Sometimes, its a Love it or Hate it thing.

Before the pictures yesterday, I liked so far what I saw. Then the pictures hit and I wasn't so sure anymore, really doubting if I should go get a 13. Looking at the pictures more, seeing the revealing, watching videos of it...I'm back to really liking it again.
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Re: Official 2014 photos released!

Actually I think I'm the one that called it an abortion.... So I'll own up and apologize for that harsh of language, I hope you don't take it personally.

My comment was aimed specifically at the new SRT8 front end. FOR ME.... they removed the best part of the front end and haphazardly stuck on new parts with little or no continuity. Those headlights would be fricken awesome if they didn't have a kitkat gap worth dead space for the washers. Why would you do that instead of what was done in the past as pictured below. Also that smiling grill DOES NOT say mean, pissed, sinister or aggressive.

I'm not hating on the brand just this release... Its no different than the WK1 as I hated those too. I'm not going to abandon the brand but instead possibly try to low ball on an Alpine.
Just imagine how fricking wicked the below alpine would look if it had those headlights and form fitting bumper NOT cartoon grill. I would have had a down payment in on one already.

I guess I was hoping for something intimidating and brutal.....maybe similar to this
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Re: Official 2014 photos released!

I've said some terrible things based on those spy shots.... actually, they didn't give the Grand any justice. However, when I looked at the photos on Flicker, I thought wow, the SRT now looks more like the wish list that customers had before the 2012 was released.

That says a lot about these forums and that objective feedback is taken seriously with the engineers - kudos go out to these guys.

Anyway... the SRT is awesome, the Limited represents well... The Summit is too bling for my tastes. It looks like it has those old crappy chrome wheels from the 2012 SRT.



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Re: Official 2014 photos released!

when you have professional reviews commenting on the out of place black plastic filler and that it now has a "non jeep look with a softer feminine front-end", I think it pretty much sums up why we current owners were let down and frankly disappointed. I feel the SRT in a darker color is hot, but the other models are not able to pull off the mixed front-end as well.

BTW, there are a ton of current wk2 owners sitting on a 3yr lease that's about to end.



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when you have professional reviews commenting on the out of place black plastic filler and that it now has a "non jeep look with a softer feminine front-end", I think it pretty much sums up why we current owners were let down and frankly disappointed.
Well put.

The reality is, they'd have done better by just adding the 8.4" screen and (maybe) the 8 speed transmission.

I do agree a lot of members were lowing the amazingness of the '14s over the top before the reveal, and I think a lot of the negativity towards it is because it doesn't at all live up to the hype. One only needs to look at any thread discussing purchasing to see the hordes coming out to say "OMG YO WAIT FOR THE 14s!!!!1!" And now the 14s have been reealed, and it's a huge let down, we all know it is, but some people just don't want to accept it.

I wanted to be blown away by the '14. I wanted it to be so amazing I had to run out and trade up into one. But it's not - it's a minimal increase in fuel economy and a major decrease in desirability.

Just goes to show you just how good a job Jeep did on the original WK2.
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Well put.

The reality is, they'd have done better by just adding the 8.4" screen and (maybe) the 8 speed transmission.

I do agree a lot of members were lowing the amazingness of the '14s over the top before the reveal, and I think a lot of the negativity towards it is because it doesn't at all live up to the hype. One only needs to look at any thread discussing purchasing to see the hordes coming out to say "OMG YO WAIT FOR THE 14s!!!!1!" And now the 14s have been reealed, and it's a huge let down, we all know it is, but some people just don't want to accept it.

I wanted to be blown away by the '14. I wanted it to be so amazing I had to run out and trade up into one. But it's not - it's a minimal increase in fuel economy and a major decrease in desirability.

Just goes to show you just how good a job Jeep did on the original WK2.
Out of curiosity do you not even like the grille on the Max Steel Limited, as shown here? In my opinion it looks pretty badass:



I agree that it doesn't look as desirable on the red blinged out Summit though, to me at least.

Headlights are kind of a moot point for me because I'm going with a Laredo. I prefer the "full headlight" look but I don't think those LED lights look too bad either.
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Out of curiosity do you not even like the grille on the Max Steel Limited, as shown here? In my opinion it looks pretty badass:



I agree that it doesn't look as desirable on the red blinged out Summit though, to me at least.

Headlights are kind of a moot point for me because I'm going with a Laredo. I prefer the "full headlight" look but I don't think those LED lights look too bad either.
I think it looks appropriate for a Laredo X. I think it looks rather cheap for the Limited model (which historically has been the high end model). It truthfully looks like a large Compass.

Again, some people like that, but IMO on the higher end models they should look a little higher end than that.

I do think the previous grille looked better. I get what they were trying to do with it, they had to a) change it to change something, and b) wanted to make it look sportier and more European. But honestly, I think both of those things were not what was needed and were counter productive.
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