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Re: Struggling with decision... Overland or Summit

Seems like Jeep is playing the move up dilemma pretty well by adding things to the Summit. For just $ more you get XYZ....so if you've already committed to the price of an Overland, the Summit for just $ more is tempting....and that's just the way the game is played.

I got a 2014 Summit and am fully enjoying it.

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I also went through this about a month ago and currently have a Summit on order.

The extra goodies on the Summit were very enticing to me, so I asked myself how much and what kind off roading will I be doing? Self said not a lot and mostly light trails, snow/ice, etc., thus my decision.

If you do a lot of heavy off roading, I definitely can see how the decision would be more difficult.
Damn, didn't realize I would create such a stir with my comment. But, I can see how I wasn't clear enough to begin with.

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"heavy" off roading is really in the eyes of the beholder. My definition of that is anything beyond ice/snow/light trail use, thus my response.

Not trying to stir things up or start more of a debate, just wanted to clarify what I should have said earlier.
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Re: Struggling with decision... Overland or Summit

Its a tough decision. When I bought my first WK2 I bought a 2011 Laredo X. I wanted it to be a little utilitarian, and we enjoyed that vehicle. When it became time to replace it with another one, we wanted more toys so it came time to step up the ladder. I too debated between the Overland and the Summit. Here's why I chose the Overland:

1. Its more rugged looking. The Summit is a great looking vehicle, but I prefer the more rugged looking Overland, I prefer the simpler wheels, etc.

2. I loved the indigo blue/brown interior, and hated the brown or black choices in the Summit.

3. The Overland leased much better. This is a real consideration for those who are leasing, the different lease rates on the Summit meant it would have been approximately $100 more per month. On the flip side the Limited leased much better than the Overland, but I felt I was getting more for that difference than I was comparing the Overland to the Summit.

Now, in 2015 the field is a little different. The Summit now has the saddle interior back which I like, and the new Summit plusses add to the value argument. If I were buying a daily for myself, I probably would get a Summit. But for my wife's car (she wouldn't even know the difference if the two sat next to each other) and something I will use on weekends, trips, snow, etc...the Overland is probably what I would wind up with again.
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