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Old 02-09-2013, 06:32 PM
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Re: Swap 2011 Laredo E for 2008 Diesel Overland? Whhaat?

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I hugged and kissed my Laredo E when I got home, apologizing to her for trying to trade her in. I'm sorry!!
Maybe you should get her a gift for Valentines Day since you were considering trading her in!
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Re: Swap 2011 Laredo E for 2008 Diesel Overland? Whhaat?

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Well I saw, I test drove, and I walked away.

Why did I walk away and thus kept my 2011?

Well, for a Grand Cherokee, it was far from grand, more like Small Cherokee. My 2011 is huge compared to it. I felt squashed inside of it, like a sardine can. The engine was very noisy and the road noise was very audible. There were wear and tear cracks in the leather seats. I found the quality of the materials, especially the plastic, to be very cheap.

Nope, no WK for me. Hell no!

I hugged and kissed my Laredo E when I got home, apologizing to her for trying to trade her in. I'm sorry!!
Doesn't surprise me, that's why I was a little surprised you were considering it even though the 2008 is an Overland. I've not driven a WK so I obviously have no first hand experience... but from what I gather it wasn't the nicest Grand Cherokee ever built, with complaints similar to what you mentioned among others.

One thing I do have experience with though is seeing a lot of WKs and WK2s from the outside, and in my opinion the WK2 looks wayyy nicer.
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Old 02-09-2013, 07:46 PM
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Re: Swap 2011 Laredo E for 2008 Diesel Overland? Whhaat?

Yeah I don't know what I was thinking

I love my 2011
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Re: Swap 2011 Laredo E for 2008 Diesel Overland? Whhaat?

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Doesn't surprise me, that's why I was a little surprised you were considering it even though the 2008 is an Overland. I've not driven a WK so I obviously have no first hand experience... but from what I gather it wasn't the nicest Grand Cherokee ever built, with complaints similar to what you mentioned among others.

One thing I do have experience with though is seeing a lot of WKs and WK2s from the outside, and in my opinion the WK2 looks wayyy nicer.
The WK looks more like a Jeep IMO, but I prefer the styling of the WK2. The WK2 does sort of look like the WJ however.

The WK was designed less with luxury in mind. It has less soundproofing, lower quality materials, etc. It was also a LOT cheaper. I was built to a totally different audience in terms of income level IMO. Not a bad vehicle, but not as great as the WK2.

I think overseas they got some nicer materials for the WK though.
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Re: Swap 2011 Laredo E for 2008 Diesel Overland? Whhaat?

Not surprised. IMHO, the WK is a terrible vehicle. The WJ was a pretty terrible vehicle too quite frankly.
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Re: Swap 2011 Laredo E for 2008 Diesel Overland? Whhaat?

WK1 = junkpile. I had an 06 fully loaded 5.7 Ltd and it was the biggest pile I have ever owned. I do not know what I was thinking. I'd look for a 2012 with selec terrain.
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I don't know what I was thinking looking to swap for a WK. I'm going to keep my 2011 and maybe next year I'll swap for a 2014.
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I have a WK and WK2 and I was seriously questioning your thinking......and sanity
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Brain fart. Gotta give you credit for admitting it though.
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Thems fightin' words...I love my WJ
I always liked the look of the WJ, but the ride is bouncy, steering is numb and disconnected, very loose chassis, interior materials were awful, and rear seat legroom is nonexistant.
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