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Old 03-09-2013, 03:42 PM
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Re: thinking of taking a 14" for a test drive...

Well if you like gadgets and electronics then its going to be very difficult to not want a 14 after driving it. The technology makes the 11-13's seems like a decade old. It was cool when I was test driving an Overland, it was like I was in the cockpit if a plane as it was telling me the speedlimit if the streets I was on as I exceeded them haha. The new Evic and nav are awesome!!!!!
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Re: thinking of taking a 14" for a test drive...

Just got back from driving a V8 Overland. It was great! Some thoughts:

Some posters had mentioned the ride with the 20's was rough. Coming from a Type S Acura the ride was fantastic. Ride quality was great, although the roads weren't terrible where I drove it. The wife loved it, even in back, and she gets car sick very easily.

The super sunroof is a great touch too, but it got hot inside quickly on a 40 degree day. Hopefully the motorized shade is durable.

Nav/electronics are great, except for heated/vented seat controls. That will take some patience and dexterity without a passenger on board. Didn't get to play with all of the screen functions but the salesman took me through the highlights and it is really cool.

The Hemi is great. I didn't hammer it but even in Eco it was peppy. I was going to try to hold out for the CRD but I may be swayed.

You have to be a total masochist to want the light beige interior. The GC I drove arrived with shipping damage inside; it was totally demolished. The beige shows EVERYTHING. Every scrape, nick, bump, speck of dirt and dust. Not good, black or indigo for sure.

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Old 03-09-2013, 04:06 PM
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Re: thinking of taking a 14" for a test drive...

The heated seats can be activated by voice.


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Re: thinking of taking a 14" for a test drive...

I thought another poster noted it wasn't one of the voice commands; if so, super sweet!
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Re: thinking of taking a 14" for a test drive...

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Good luck with that! If you look around the forum, you'll see it's hard to leave without buying one once you get behind the wheel!
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Re: thinking of taking a 14" for a test drive...

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The heated seats can be activated by voice.


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Re: thinking of taking a 14" for a test drive...

I read it in a review of the uconnect system in one of the online magazines. Actually I read it in two, but that's because somebody committed plagiarism. I'm trying to find it, as it listed the commands to use. If I come across it again I will post a link, unless I get my Jeep first. Then I'll figure it out one way or the other.



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Re: thinking of taking a 14" for a test drive...

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The heated seats can be activated by voice.
That was me who helped spread this urban myth, but like a good politician I have danced and spun my way away from that statement. I've tried every command possible; just can't turn on the seat heaters via VR. That's also not listed as a voice command in any of the written Chrysler materials I've checked so far. You can, however, set the driver or passenger climate temp via VR.
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Re: thinking of taking a 14" for a test drive...

Well color me

And disappointed.


What's interesting is that it was also in a couple of online mags, but I can't find the articles now. I wonder if they got the info right here, from you, and then had to take them down.

Another entry in the con column of technology.
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Re: thinking of taking a 14" for a test drive...

Well i test drove a 14' limited with the hemi ORA2 and the 8.4 nav radio, it had a nice ride and the hemi sounds good as usual, the 8 speed shift pattern would take some getting used to but it got up to speed quickly and smoothly. The gauge cluster looked like something out of an aircraft but it looks good and the 7 inch screen is kinda neat. The shifter is different but it does its job. I love the black headliner, it makes it feel like a stealth mobile.. the 8.4 nav is awesome, i played around with it and i like the fact it has apps on it and it fairly easy to navigate the radio and climate controls. The front and rear refresh looks better in person, i couldn't tell if the headlights were hid or halogen but they appear to be projectors as is the foglights. The one thing that i do not like is the removal of the flipper glass, since im sure people might haul long pieces of wood etc, i guess the roof rack would get more use then. All in all its still a jeep and i think that Chrysler did a good job of refreshing an already great vehicle, I know people don't like some things about it but i know Chrysler cant please everyone.. but they do try.

I may talk to my salesman... no wait i said i wouldn't trade again....
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Re: thinking of taking a 14" for a test drive...

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The front and rear refresh looks better in person, i couldn't tell if the headlights were hid or halogen but they appear to be projectors as is the foglights.
The standard headlights on the Laredo and Limited are halogen projectors (as are the fog lights); the bi-xenon HIDs that are standard on all the other trims are available on the '14 Limited as part of the Lux Group II package. You know the '14 is calling you...
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Re: thinking of taking a 14" for a test drive...

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Well color me

And disappointed.


What's interesting is that it was also in a couple of online mags, but I can't find the articles now. I wonder if they got the info right here, from you, and then had to take them down.

Another entry in the con column of technology.
We discussed this in a different thread several days ago, Bill: 72 hours with '14 Overland
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