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Saw 1st 2014 Today ... NOT Impressed!

Saw a black 14GC Ltd on the dealer's lot. Sitting among a whole of 2013's, and it was NOT very impressive. I liked the new headlights and the lower front and rear fascias, but the the grill is just, well "dainty" compared to the robust "real Jeep" 11-13 grills. It looked like the 2013 Compass parked next to it. And those "Durango" taillights are bad!. Geez, I'll gladly stick with my 12 GC Ltd.
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Re: Saw 1st 2014 Today ... NOT Impressed!

would love to see a side x side pic of the two. Might have to go check that out myself on Friday.
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Re: Saw 1st 2014 Today ... NOT Impressed!

But 2014WK - 2014WD, the taillamps look nothing alike, and I mean nothing. That is a much better comparison. Oh wait, you guys haven't seen it yet.

As a matter of fact, the '14 WD rear looks nothing like the '13.
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Re: Saw 1st 2014 Today ... NOT Impressed!

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Saw a black 14GC Ltd on the dealer's lot. Sitting among a whole of 2013's, and it was NOT very impressive. I liked the new headlights and the lower front and rear fascias, but the the grill is just, well "dainty" compared to the robust "real Jeep" 11-13 grills. It looked like the 2013 Compass parked next to it. And those "Durango" taillights are bad!. Geez, I'll gladly stick with my 12 GC Ltd.
I have to agree for the most part. The new grille looks cheap/plasticky and is reminiscent of the Compass (full disclosure -- I'm a former MK Patriot owner). I really just didn't like the lines on the 2014's front end and I don't see why everyone is so excited about the headlights. The whole front end doesn't flow very well. The plastic honeycomb thing under the HID headlights look silly. I'm glad I opted for a 2013 model instead and saved a buttload of money doing it.
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Re: Saw 1st 2014 Today ... NOT Impressed!

The '14 is superior to the first gen WK2's in every aspect. As far as the new grille and tails I'll agree the ol der ones looked better. I prefer the newer style tails though because it's a full body look. If you had a '14 for 1 hour you'd probably change your mind.
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Re: Saw 1st 2014 Today ... NOT Impressed!

Can't say I agree with this post at all. But that's the joy of things we all have our own opinions. The new 14's look incredible! The 11-13's are excellent vehicles, but the 14's new design and technology are so ahead that it makes the original WK2's look like old models already. I drove a 14 Overland today and I felt like I was almost in a completely different vehicle.....and that was a good thing.
The good thing for those that don't like the new ones is that 13's are still available new, and used WK2's are readily available now. It's a win win :-)
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But 2014WK - 2014WD, the taillamps look nothing alike, and I mean nothing. That is a much better comparison. Oh wait, you guys haven't seen it yet.

As a matter of fact, the '14 WD rear looks nothing like the '13.
A certain member here who works at JNAP is going to post some pics of the new Dango. To hell with that good paying job! What did you do with Dev btw? Oh and tell your body guy I have weld spatter on my door jamb!
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Re: Saw 1st 2014 Today ... NOT Impressed!

I haven't seen a 2014 in person, but have decided I'm keeping my 2012 for several reasons: the look, the CD player location and functionality, the flipper glass, the autostick shift, the location of the USB in the upper tray of the middle console, and the look! I will likely be getting brilliant black lower fascias and rocker panels, and have my front lower fascia smoothed, painted brilliant black, and clear coated. I like the look of the 2014s from the pictures I've seen though!
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Re: Saw 1st 2014 Today ... NOT Impressed!

Looks are one thing. Technology/function is something else. For me, the later trumps the first, so I went with a '14. If I was going on looks alone it would be a '13.

This was the Jeep that caught my eye.

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Saw a black 14GC Ltd on the dealer's lot. Sitting among a whole of 2013's, and it was NOT very impressive. I liked the new headlights and the lower front and rear fascias, but the the grill is just, well "dainty" compared to the robust "real Jeep" 11-13 grills. It looked like the 2013 Compass parked next to it. And those "Durango" taillights are bad!. Geez, I'll gladly stick with my 12 GC Ltd.
Couldn't agree with you more. Just got home myself from test driving a V6 and a V8 Overland. I thought the '14 JGC was a compass from a distance but was corrected that it indeed was the '14.

Granted the 8sp. transmission does drive a lot smoother than the older tranny. But I would still take the front and rear of the Jeep that is being replaced by the tiny grill '14.

Additionally, they had a '13 Black/Black Summit on the floor with 10 miles on it. Has everything. I offered them $40k plus fees for it instead of a '14 Overland with tech. They're supposed to get back to me by tomorrow.
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Couldn't agree with you more. Just got home myself from test driving a V6 and a V8 Overland. I thought the '14 JGC was a compass from a distance but was corrected that it indeed was the '14.

Granted the 8sp. transmission does drive a lot smoother than the older tranny. But I would still take the front and rear of the Jeep that is being replaced by the tiny grill '14.

Additionally, they had a '13 Black/Black Summit on the floor with 10 miles on it. Has everything. I offered them $40k plus fees for it instead of a '14 Overland with tech. They're supposed to get back to me by tomorrow.
That 2013 sounds like a real winner! Good luck to you on getting it!
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That 2013 sounds like a real winner! Good luck to you on getting it!
For $40k he will need lots of luck! They sell for more than that used .
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