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

Since its such a nice Saturday and hearing that my local dealer has gotten a few 14's in,I was thinking of going by and test driving the refreshed 14" Wk2, im curious how it drives with the new 8 speed trans coupled with the hemi. They have a few limiteds im going to look at but By all means im just going to test drive and not buy...lol im pretty happy with my 11' limited already...
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Re: thinking of taking a 14" for a test drive...

Give an unbiased review after the test drive. Its the same Jeep just refined and refreshed.
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Old 03-09-2013, 01:22 PM
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Re: thinking of taking a 14" for a test drive...

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haven't you traded jeeps like 2 or 3 times now?
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Re: thinking of taking a 14" for a test drive...

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Give an unbiased review after the test drive. Its the same Jeep just refined and refreshed.

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

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Since its such a nice Saturday and hearing that my local dealer has gotten a few 14's in,I was thinking of going by and test driving the refreshed 14" Wk2, im curious how it drives with the new 8 speed trans coupled with the hemi. They have a few limiteds im going to look at but By all means im just going to test drive and not buy...lol im pretty happy with my 11' limited already...
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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haven't you traded jeeps like 2 or 3 times now?
Eh, maybe.. i guess i never found the right one..lol Im hoping i can get thru a test drive without buying...since im the kind of person who loves gadgets and new technology..lol
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Wait for the limited with lux2 package and blu ray rear dvd if you have kids.

That hemi should be a different beast now with 8speed

Also get the best radio with nav and stuff because you won't be able to change it out!
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Re: thinking of taking a 14" for a test drive...

I drove a 2014 Overland V6 4x4 yesterday and was impressed about how the V6/8 speed combination moved the vehicle. Even with Eco on, the acceleration was adequate, and a lot better with eco off. The car was very smooth and quiet as well. It didn't accelerate quickly enough to race people from stoplights, but it did well for a 5000 lb car.
The interior was much nicer in appearance than previous models. The Navi screen looked really nice.
Interior build quality overall was very good, but some of the switches felt a little cheap, the glove box just fell open rather than being nicely damped and the center console cover felt flimsy. I would say the interior build quality is on par with acura/infiniti, but is up there with Audi on looks and the electronics interface.
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Re: thinking of taking a 14" for a test drive...

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I drove a 2014 Overland V6 4x4 yesterday and was impressed about how the V6/8 speed combination moved the vehicle. Even with Eco on, the acceleration was adequate, and a lot better with eco off. The car was very smooth and quiet as well. It didn't accelerate quickly enough to race people from stoplights, but it did well for a 5000 lb car.
The interior was much nicer in appearance than previous models. The Navi screen looked really nice.
Interior build quality overall was very good, but some of the switches felt a little cheap, the glove box just fell open rather than being nicely damped and the center console cover felt flimsy. I would say the interior build quality is on par with acura/infiniti, but is up there with Audi on looks and the electronics interface.
Funny, one of the videos showed the glove box door opening as if it was buffered. I guess I'll find out in time.




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haven't you traded jeeps like 2 or 3 times now?
lol I was thinking the same thing he needs to lease...
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Re: thinking of taking a 14" for a test drive...

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Wait for the limited with lux2 package and blu ray rear dvd if you have kids.

That hemi should be a different beast now with 8speed

Also get the best radio with nav and stuff because you won't be able to change it out!
Ill ask the dealer when the lux2 package is supoosed to come out, i forgot that Chrysler took away the hids as being standard so i may have to get the lux2 so i can have the hids... IF and when i decide on the 14'.. i will let you all know how the test drive went...
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Funny, one of the videos showed the glove box door opening as if it was buffered. I guess I'll find out in time.




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When I read the word "buffered" electronics come to mind Bill. My glove box opens so smoooothly.. it's tethered.
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