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Old 06-20-2011, 05:01 PM
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From page 515 of the owner's manual:
Leather Seat Care And Cleaning
MOPAR Total Clean or equivalent is specifically recommended for leather upholstery.
Your leather upholstery can be best preserved by regular cleaning with a damp soft cloth. Small particles of dirt can act as an abrasive and damage the leather upholstery and should be removed promptly with a damp cloth. Stubborn soils can be removed easily with a soft cloth and MOPAR Total Clean or equivalent. Care should be taken to avoid soaking your leather upholstery with any liquid. Please do not use polishes, oils, cleaning fluids, solvents, detergents, or ammonia-based cleaners to clean your leather upholstery. Application of a leather conditioner is not required to maintain the original condition.
Thanks, Andrew. "Not required" leaves enough wiggle room to let a Mack truck pass through.
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Old 06-20-2011, 05:13 PM
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Re: Overland Leather

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Has anybody confirmed that the "leather" on the dash and the doors really is leather? Are the door armrests real leather? To me, the armrests, the headrests, and most of the seats besides the vented part seem to be pleather. Am I wrong?
Back in the fall, some of the Overlands I looked at had VINYL bolsters and I think between the rear seats. This bothered me.

My 2005 Limited has vinyl bolsters and is basically vinyl everywhere except the seat inserts. The bolsters have cracked. Later model years had more leather used.

I waited until February to order so I could get all the options and the saddle. At that time the newer 2011 Overlands I looked at definitely had LEATHER bolsters so they changed somewhere.

In my 2011 Overland everything is leather that looks like leather with these exceptions: The headrests and back and sides on the seats.

Don't take this the wrong way but I am always surprised that people can't immediately tell the difference between real vinyl and real wood. Some fake suede is very convincing but even the best fake leather I've seen is still rubbery.
On the Overland the trim is real wood but NOT the steering wheel.
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Old State, who did you buy your Overland from, and have you had good results with service?
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Old 06-20-2011, 10:03 PM
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Old State, who did you buy your Overland from, and have you had good results with service?
I bought it from Jeff D'Ambrosio in Downingtown from a young guy Jason. Overall good experience but then again he really just has to take an order. He did follow up with me for several months as Jeep was slowly releasing options and honored the "Tread Lightly" without issue. However, I was usually finding out things through this site before the dealer knew it.

I was a little upset with the service department. I was down in the area and the computer in my 2005 GC took a crap. They replaced it for free but insisted the squealing I knew was coming from the front brakes I installed were actually from the rear and they definitely needed to be replaced. I let them do it but the squealing was from the front brake like I told them.

Not that I wouldn't need rear brakes in the near future but still a little cheesy.

Overall the new car purchase was positive and I would recommend them.

What ever you do, don't get near Sport Jeep in Norristown. I bought my '05 there and used the service department. They are a total bunch of sleezballs.
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On the Overland the trim is real wood but NOT the steering wheel.
I thought it was the reverse, the Overland steering wheel was wood and the trim is not. Just recalling what I've read. I'm waiting for my new GC Overland to be delivered so I have no first hand knowledge.
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I bought it from Jeff D'Ambrosio in Downingtown from a young guy Jason. Overall good experience but then again he really just has to take an order. He did follow up with me for several months as Jeep was slowly releasing options and honored the "Tread Lightly" without issue. However, I was usually finding out things through this site before the dealer knew it.

I was a little upset with the service department. I was down in the area and the computer in my 2005 GC took a crap. They replaced it for free but insisted the squealing I knew was coming from the front brakes I installed were actually from the rear and they definitely needed to be replaced. I let them do it but the squealing was from the front brake like I told them.

Not that I wouldn't need rear brakes in the near future but still a little cheesy.

Overall the new car purchase was positive and I would recommend them.

What ever you do, don't get near Sport Jeep in Norristown. I bought my '05 there and used the service department. They are a total bunch of sleezballs.
Very much appreciated! We're on the cusp of taking the plunge, and for sure won't be using nearby Beans for service, and any other dealer is a schlep. So we're resigned to traveling to buy and for service, and both dealers you mentioned were on our short list. Now only one is.
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Old 06-21-2011, 08:38 AM
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I thought it was the reverse, the Overland steering wheel was wood and the trim is not. Just recalling what I've read. I'm waiting for my new GC Overland to be delivered so I have no first hand knowledge.
I don't know where you read that but Jeep was advertising real wood dashes on the Overlands since the start. When you get yours I think you will see the difference (unless your like my Mother who can't tell Pergo flooring from real wood). I am assuming that they couldn't use real wood on the steering wheel because its heated.

I can't be too upset with Jeep since the interior materials are superior to my friends E550. No leather dash in his car and vinyl on the seat backs.

The only really cheap stuff in the Overland are the controls on the dash, radio, etc. Really cheap feeling. My wife 2002 Liberty had more soldid controls.

The new Overland is the prettiest GC ever and the most drivable. I still feel my 1998 Limited was the most solid and well built as far as the interior and fit and finish. My 2005 Limited is really sub par compared to either of them.
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Re: Overland Leather

Can anyone sum up which part of the seats are indeed leather. I have a 4x4 Overland and it seems to me to be a "leatherette" type material. My 2000 GC had nicer leather IMHO.

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Old 06-27-2011, 08:14 AM
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Can anyone sum up which part of the seats are indeed leather. I have a 4x4 Overland and it seems to me to be a "leatherette" type material. My 2000 GC had nicer leather IMHO.

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I did in post #26. What color do you have and when did you get it? It seems the bolsters were changed from leather to vinyl later in production.
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I'll have to check out Bluemagic. I've been using Lexol on leather seats for years but I'm always up for trying something new.
I have been using Lexol for years on lots of leather products and it's a great product. I have the Saddle interior and have applied Lexol to seats, dash etc and it works great.
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Hi. Thanks for the post number. I took delivery in mid October and it is the Frost interior.

So I spec out leather and got leatherette. hmmmmmmm.

Vhat to do???
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