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Re: Overland vs Limited Grand Cherokee

Make a list of your must have features and find a trim that has them.

For example, if you must have a limited slip rear, currently you only can get that in a V8 Overland, with all its extra but nice baggage.

The Overland quadralift makes for a very nice ride, but the more bells and whistles on the car, the better chance they break and be expensive to fix. While others struggled with the automated heater/AC systems, our base Y2000 laredo just ran and ran without issues.

The Laredo X is a nicely set up vehicle, and if it has the functions you want, there you go.

If you are looking for the best value in a well appointed vehicle, the overland is the model for you. Limiteds could be more heavily discounted, but it doesn't seem to make up for the MSRP differences yet.

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Re: Overland vs Limited Grand Cherokee

Thanks so much for the replies guys!
I guess I like the overland better or i'd say 20" wheels.
My preference is 5.7 4x4.
But i will be driving this car in the city most of the time. Not buying this as off-road car.
and I don't get pros and cons of quadralift.
And i am trying to find used car instead of building a new one. So, that way i can save a lil bit more. I don't care if it has up to 10 k miles on it.

And any suggestions on the nerf bars? ( side steps)
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Old 04-21-2011, 05:39 AM
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And any suggestions on the nerf bars? ( side steps)

The ones in the Jeep accessory catalog are decent.
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Re: Overland vs Limited Grand Cherokee

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While some say a Laredo-X is a better deal than a Limited, I totally disagree. The Limited gives you (over a Laredo-X): heated rear seats, rain-sensing wipers, panoramic sunroof, HID headlights, auto-dimming side mirrors, AC plug in the rear of the console and some extra trim bits all standard. My Limited 4x4 came with the Hemi and 20" wheels as the only two options, and the Class IV hitch was standard with Hemi. Compared it to a Q7, Q5, X5, Cayenne, etc. and I picked it regardless of the no-contest-I-win price of $38k.
I like the bells and whistles above, and the Limited comes with the Quadra Trac II 4x4 system which is a step up from the QT I, if you're getting a 4x4. I got the Limited with the Hemi, hitch, and 730N RHR for $38,300. At least I think I did. It's still in Melvindale, MI in some corner of a rail yard.
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Re: Overland vs Limited Grand Cherokee

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The Overland gives you a loaded vehicle at a better price than "building up" a Limited the same way if you want a fully loaded vehicle. The major difference is getting Quadralift and elec tilt steering wheel in the Overland as standard compared to the Limited. The Overland also has more customized and ventilated seating and the heated steering wheel is standard. You can build up a Limited the same way, but it costs more.

While some say a Laredo-X is a better deal than a Limited, I totally disagree. The Limited gives you (over a Laredo-X): heated rear seats, rain-sensing wipers, panoramic sunroof, HID headlights, auto-dimming side mirrors, AC plug in the rear of the console and some extra trim bits all standard. My Limited 4x4 came with the Hemi and 20" wheels as the only two options, and the Class IV hitch was standard with Hemi. Compared it to a Q7, Q5, X5, Cayenne, etc. and I picked it regardless of the no-contest-I-win price of $38k.

For myself, I settled on having to have a sunroof (long story) and picked a Limited so that I could avoid the Quadralift. The Quadralift is the major item that made my decision easier.
Actually, the Laredo-X also has the AC plug. I got my Laredo-X with the Hemi, Trailer tow group IV with load leveling rear shocks, Garmin Nav, and Offroad I (with Quadra-Trac II) for $36,000. For me it was a much better deal than a limited, but it depends what you want. If you want chrome and a pano-roof get the limited. I don't like rain-sensing wipers, and could care less about rear heated seats, I guess the HID lights would be nice, but not worth the extra cost. The "extra trim bits" are the main thing I don't like about the limited, chrome mirrors and chrome on the top of the rear bumper, I don't agree at all that the limited interior is nicer, it's identicle visually. Some people that bought the limited spend $$ trying to remove the chrome and make it look like a Laredo.

In the end it's all just personal preference, but it's important to know what the differences really are.

I don't know if it's still this way or not, but Chrysler/Jeep also had some killer interest rates going that weren't available on the limited at the time.
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Re: Overland vs Limited Grand Cherokee

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Actually, the Laredo-X also has the AC plug.
Roger that; thank you for the correction. They must have added that at some point after early production (?) because it was certainly not in the Laredo-X vehicle I looked at; the Laredo-X is an excellent buy and I was looking for one because I didn't want the pano roof (glad i have it now though). A Laredo-X with Hemi and QT-II was $36k and no 20" wheels. For $2k more I got a lot more for my money, IMHO. It's kind of like deciding to jump to the Overland vs the Limited...the Overland is better IF you want the extras.
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Roger that; thank you for the correction. They must have added that at some point after early production (?) because it was certainly not in the Laredo-X vehicle I looked at; the Laredo-X is an excellent buy and I was looking for one because I didn't want the pano roof (glad i have it now though). A Laredo-X with Hemi and QT-II was $36k and no 20" wheels. For $2k more I got a lot more for my money, IMHO. It's kind of like deciding to jump to the Overland vs the Limited...the Overland is better IF you want the extras.
My Laredo X has both the AC plug and the panoramic sunroof.
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My Laredo X has both the AC plug and the panoramic sunroof.
Radside, how'd you swing the panoramic? Hemi? 4x4? What'd that cost you if I may ask?
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Re: Overland vs Limited Grand Cherokee

Another big preference for me is the Laredo-X's dark [faux] wood interior trim. I don't like the brown wood look... esp with my all-black interior. The dark/black wood looks much better, IMO.

Also I'm not a big chrome fan... and prefer the "blander" X 18" wheels.
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Re: Overland vs Limited Grand Cherokee

The rear automatic lift gate gets my vote for worst feature on the WK2. It takes a half hour for it to open and to close it there is a button inside to push and then you have to wait another 2 days for it to close. Its a gimick if you ask me. Dont let that feature get you.
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The rear automatic lift gate gets my vote for worst feature on the WK2. It takes a half hour for it to open and to close it there is a button inside to push and then you have to wait another 2 days for it to close. Its a gimick if you ask me. Dont let that feature get you.
Yeah and if it shot up too fast people on here would be complaining about how dangerous it is....cant please everyone.
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Re: Overland vs Limited Grand Cherokee

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Another big preference for me is the Laredo-X's dark [faux] wood interior trim. I don't like the brown wood look... esp with my all-black interior. The dark/black wood looks much better, IMO.

Also I'm not a big chrome fan... and prefer the "blander" X 18" wheels.
Completely agree on both points. The dark faux wood trim in the Laredo looks awesome! I also love the "bland" 18" wheels. Brake dust never seems to adhere to the paint, and they are smooth everywhere, the easiest wheels I have ever had on any car to keep clean. I think the faux wood trim on the Laredo looks very much like the upper level dark wood you can get, I believe on the Summit, to me it's much nicer looking than the trim on the limited. Everything comes down to personal preference, but my basic recommendation would be get the Limited if you want the pano roof, get the Overland if you want Quadra-Lift.
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