Hi everyone. I'm a 6-month lurker dropping in to say thanks and introduce myself. First let me say THANK YOU to all that have posted about your experience with the new Jeep and especially to Milous for the early accurate intel. The information I received here was vital to my decision-making and in truth much more useful than I was getting even from the company (amazing). A little bit of background on me: female, thirties, put a lot of miles on my vehicles with work and fun, lead an active outdoors life... As a southern transplant, I've dreamed of owning a jeep for many years, really wanted a Wrangler but that wasn't possible with my work requirements so a JGC it is. And I'm not disappointed at all
I'm coming from an Infiniti G AWD, which I LOVED to drive! Car was destroyed by a 21 year old distracted punk, as was my body
After many months of physical therapy and a year of renting/borrowing vehicles I've finally gotten a replacement. Yay! I was focused on not losing the "luxury" features from my G like heated leather and rearview camera, adding capabilities to match my active lifestyle like bicycle towing, and getting a vehicle that made me feel safer (the car that hit me was an old jeep and wasn't really damaged while my car literally no longer had a rear). The JGC was one of the few vehicles that could meet these needs and with my ridiculous discount it was an easy choice to make.
2013 vs 2014 was much more difficult. I decided on a 2013 but placed my order 1 week late (the factory had just switched over). Then I went to the lot and negotiated a slammin deal on a 2013 (and with my discount on top of that price) but just before I left they told me the first 2014 Limited was on the road and would be delivered in 4 days. It could be mine for < $1,500 more with many more upgrades (I was going to get the 2013 Laredo with the 2 packages that basically made it a Limited minus a few unnecessary features - of course that option has been discontinued for 2014 which I was initially annoyed to hear). I decided to take a day to think it over and ultimately said I don't want a black jeep (I work in a small office and at least 6 people have them here with our discounts), I'm willing to pay for the added features I want, and I'm willing to wait for the build so I dont' get a black one. I wanted Diesel and I wanted the new safety features but I wasn't willing to pay for the extra $4k luxury upgrade to get access to either of those options. That has been the only bummer about the Jeep so far.
Ordered from the factory on March 4th, shipped on April 8th, delivered on April 12th, and in my hands on May 6th. Long convoluted story on why I couldn't pick it up sooner but finally it's in my hands. As I think about it I can't believe it's been a year without a vehicle of my own... Well, good things come to those who wait
And so here we are: a 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited, Blue with black interior and that black wood grain detail (wasn't sure what it would be), 4x4, Off-Road 2, Sunroof, 8.4 screen, Engine block heater and all that the Limited offers: keyless entry, remote start, power rear door, etc... Because I ordered the vehicle before there was much information on the specifics of each model I wasn't really sure of what I was going to get on my vehicle or even how it would look. I never saw the blue color or the 2014 Limited in person. I was most nervous about the rims. I saw some rims on the Limited that I really disliked. I don't know if these were early releases or based on what they ordered but I really like the ones I got. Whew...
I enjoyed the interaction with my salesman but received almost no training on the vehicle. I even showed him some of the features but that's the nature of the discount buy. I'm not complaining.
So far the coolest feature has to be the lowering height. The salesman was about my height so when I put it down and we got out right to the ground he said "woah its like a sedan now". Can't wait to learn all that the vehicle offers and put it to good use. I'll be taking/adding pictures tonight if the rain holds off.
#LG Life is Good!