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Re: Overland Vs. Overland Sumit

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STUFF HAPPENS.

People get distracted or aren't looking where they should be at any given moment. A perfect example is "Stop-N-Go" traffic. Someone might be looking over their right shoulder to ensure its clear for a lane change when the vehicle in front of them suddenly stops or slows down quickly. In those kind of situations, the Forward Collision Warning system can sure come in handy!

No one is perfect all of the time. And even if YOU think you're one of the best drivers ever born, there are lots of other idiots on the road with you to make up for your excellence.

Point taken I can be overly critical of driving habits because I see so MANY people that just don't realize that they are driving a 2-3 ton piece of metal down the road and it should be taken very seriously and yes accidents happen. Thank you for your perspective.
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Just to be clear I like the Summit very much and if I had the extra 5k laying around I would have had one.
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Re: Overland Vs. Overland Sumit

I am happy with my Summit, originally I was just going to get the overland but all the extra options for only 2-3k more was well worth it to me. The Adaptive Cruise control I never thought I would like, but now I don't know how I lived without it on long commutes. These features really only start to justify themselves after you have had it for a week or so. Then you will be so thankful you did. I even thought I only wanted a black interior but the saddle brown and the mineral gray is an amazing color combo. I couldn't be happier Summit is worth every penny hands down!
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Re: Overland Vs. Overland Sumit

What I meant about not being old enough for the Summit options apparently was missed. I'm 40 (ish) years old. This is not going to be my last vehicle. The last thing I need is a car or truck training me and my wife and kids how to drive without checking, or that it's ok not to check because the car will save you, and then the next vehicle they own or drive doesn't do that anymore and now you have bad or lazy driving habits. Sure, it's nice when you have it.....But then you need it always. I'd rather stay in manual mode a bit longer.
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Re: Overland Vs. Overland Sumit

Honestly, I don't get this discussion. The difference between a Summit and a regular Overland is COSMETIC. that's what it boils down to. Nobody is opting for the Summit just because of the collision-warning or a blind-spot assist because you can get that on the regular Overland as well.

And if somebody prefers the Summit due to its appearance, it still doesn't mean that individual HAS TO use certain features of the car.

And if you want a fully loaded Overland, the Summit doesn't cost much more either - which leaves only one deciding factor: APPEARANCE.

So again, I can't follow the discussion why certain FEATURES would be deciding factor between the regular and the Summit.
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Re: Overland Vs. Overland Sumit

I'd like a Jeep Grand Cherokee that massages my feet while I'm on cruise control. Now that's an option I'd pay for!

All jokes aside. I feel that these extra features involved such as BlindSpotDetection are awesome, but not an "essential". I've been driving for so many years without it and have been fine, I don't see the "need" for it. But, saying that - if I it I wouldn't be complaining at all and I would enjoying it's functionality. Same goes for the rest such as adaptive cruise control.

I've been looking at the pics of the Summit though and been looking at it with more attention to detail. My conclusion is: I dig the chrome bezel/foglights. Curious how it would look without the standard overland grille. Anyone done this and can share a pic? I have searched google but to no avail. Maybe I'm just not noticing it but I'd appreciate it if someone could share a pic of a JGC with the overland grille and summit chrome foglight/bezels or whatever they call em these days
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I'd like a Jeep Grand Cherokee that massages my feet while I'm on cruise control. Now that's an option I'd pay for!

All jokes aside. I feel that these extra features involved such as BlindSpotDetection are awesome, but not an "essential". I've been driving for so many years without it and have been fine, I don't see the "need" for it. But, saying that - if I it I wouldn't be complaining at all and I would enjoying it's functionality. Same goes for the rest such as adaptive cruise control.

I've been looking at the pics of the Summit though and been looking at it with more attention to detail. My conclusion is: I dig the chrome bezel/foglights. Curious how it would look without the standard overland grille. Anyone done this and can share a pic? I have searched google but to no avail. Maybe I'm just not noticing it but I'd appreciate it if someone could share a pic of a JGC with the overland grille and summit chrome foglight/bezels or whatever they call em these days
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So again, I can't follow the discussion why certain FEATURES would be deciding factor between the regular and the Summit.
Well it depends really. I believe that it depends on the driver. Some people who go on long road trips may want the adaptive cruise control and all the added safety features. I imagine you could just throw them on an overland instead of getting the sumit which would be smarter if you just wanted one or two of the features instead of paying for all.

I agree, the look has got to be a big factor too but some people such as myself don't want the whole chrome look. I really like the chrome foglight bezels (I hope that's what they're called) but not the grille.

I guess at the end of the day it comes down to the driver. I know some people here in Kuwait will order a Summit just because it is the brand name for "top of the line" for off-roading.

At the end of the day, I didn't even get the chance to see the Summit in person cause they are all sold out, and for some reason I haven't seen a single one on the road yet.
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WOW! Just finished looking at the links. I am getting the Stone White JGC Overland 2011 with teh 5.7

I saw a pic in the first link of the stone white with the chrome bezels (painted black on the inside). THAT LOOKS AMAZING!

I will probably look into getting the Chrome bezels on the foglights, I might even copy and paint the insides black.
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I love the features of my Summit. The ACC is wonderful on long drives down I-95 or any other highway for that matter. It's nice to be able to approach a slower car in the left lane, have your car slow to maintain a 2-3 car length gap, and then accelerate on its own again without you ever having to touch the gas or brake pedal, or disengage the cruise. I do a lot of distance driving and while I would agree it's not a "gotta have", it certainly is a "nice to have". I also believe it helps with gas consumption on long trips as the Jeep's computer brain does a better job than I do with moderating the speed. The blind spot monitoring system has helped me numerous times. I especially notice it when I am on a three lane highway, changing from one of the outside lanes to the middle lane. It has alerted me more than once that a car in the opposite lane from me, but slightly behind, has decided to move into the same spot I was, despite the fact that my signals were alerting other drivers to my intentions...It also works really well in a parking lot when backing from a parking space. People that decide they don't want to wait for you to get out of your space and accelerate down the lane quickly tend to present a problem when you're beside a large vehicle that doesn't give you a clear line of sight down the lane.

I've heard the forward collision warning once, and it was when a car was coming in the opposite direction decided to make a left turn in front of me when there really wasn't enough space to do so. The warning sounded as the car moved into my path, and since I was already applying brakes and shifting to my left in order to get out of his way, it shut off a second later.

I love the saddle interior and I too have received numerous comments on how nice it looks. I don't get glare off the front winshield and I think it completes the interior nicely. Like others have said already, its all about personal preference. I am a gadget guy and love the extra electronics that came standard on the Summit.
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I love the saddle but I opted for the Frost beige in my Overland. Really it was the only colour interior they had left. They also only had a few colours for the exterior as well, opted for Stone White. I thought the combo complimented each other.

Saddle FTMFW though! Didn't want to order because even picking up a car from any dealership in Kuwait, can usually be very lengthy process (especially when you have banks involved and so on and you do it during a holiday). Ordering it to my desired specs as well would take forever. That's why I opted for those colours on the few colour combos that were available with the options I wanted.

QD was pretty much the winner for me.
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