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Old 03-18-2011, 11:54 AM
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So I hear quite a few things going wrong with the new Grand Cherokee's (and I'm sorry for those of you that have/are having issues), but I'd like to hear some positive things. My Jeep is finally on it's way, so I'd like to hear some things about the Jeep to look forward to!
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Old 03-18-2011, 12:03 PM
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Re: What are some positive things about the WK2?

Every time I see my JGC it brings a smile to my face . It is one of the best looking SUVs on the road IMO.
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Old 03-18-2011, 12:07 PM
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Re: What are some positive things about the WK2?

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Every time I see my JGC it brings a smile to my face . It is one of the best looking SUVs on the road IMO.
I'll definitely second that!

Also, the interior is fantastic. It's one of the major reasons I could move from my Audi to the Jeep. I feel like I did not give up anything... and even the 430 radio in my opinion is better than the audi (the interface... sadly not the sound quality).

I am also pleasantly surprised with the Jeep's steering. I thought I would notice some short comings comparing the Jeep steering to the Audi. I have to say the Jeep is pretty good. Given it is an SUV with more weight and larger tires..... but I have zero issues with it.

I am also becoming a fan of the new Pentastar engine. Going in next week to get the latest TSB for tranny driveability so that should make it even better.
Plus, once SuperChips comes out with a programmer that thing is really going to rock!!
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Old 03-18-2011, 12:43 PM
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Re: What are some positive things about the WK2?

Exterior design, interior design, fit and finish, handling, Hemi, snow manners, multimedia, convenience features, adaptibility from street to trail, no brainer price value, anti-swamp butt vented seats, Jeep bruthahood, Imported from Detroit........uh, you should cut me off.
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Old 03-18-2011, 01:13 PM
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Re: What are some positive things about the WK2?

I've had no issues with mine. I will tell you this…it’s a point and shoot machine. You probably won't want to try this but I've done it (more than once). If you are a stopped at stop sign and getting ready to make a right turn. While turning your wheels to the right punch the throttle all the way to the floor….it will maintain your lane (like it’s on rails) while all 4 wheels are trying to regain traction it will go right where you steer it very, very quickly. Be forewarned if you are in “Sport mode” and try this be prepared for counter steer because the rear end is coming around like a two wheel drive sports car would. My write up doesn't do it justice. The way I treat mine....It probably should have problems but it doesn’t (I’m in the military and we are hard on equipment always taking it to the max with little or no maintenance). The JGC is an awesome driving machine that will go anywhere no matter what the road/off road conditions. I will say the only thing I had done to it was the TSB for enhanced ESC. It took less time to update the computer than it did for me to get a cup of coffee and drink it and I drink a lot of coffee. It made a world of difference…if yours was built after 30 December then it already has the update. I guarantee you will enjoy yours and it is more than worth the wait time to get it.
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Re: What are some positive things about the WK2?

Great seats. Comfortable steering wheel. Easy in and out. Water bottle holders in all 4 doors.
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Re: What are some positive things about the WK2?

IMHO the styling is just excellent. They really outdid themselves in this respect. The exterior and interior really competes with high end vehicles I looked at. None enticed me like the Jeep did.

also liked how the rear seats have way more legroom room and are very very comfortable for rear occupants.
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Old 03-18-2011, 02:16 PM
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Re: What are some positive things about the WK2?

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Exterior design, interior design, fit and finish, handling, Hemi, snow manners, multimedia, convenience features, adaptibility from street to trail, no brainer price value, anti-swamp butt vented seats, Jeep bruthahood, Imported from Detroit.........
Ditto, and with no quality issues after nearly 4 months on the road.
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Re: What are some positive things about the WK2?

The 20" painted wheels on the non-Summit Overland edition are a double win for me:

1. They are so easy on the eye. That color and finish capture the light in a way that makes them look like they are flowing even when still. And the way that they photograph is a real treat, too.

2. They are really easy to clean!! I have not had any issue with brake dust or other gunk baking its way into the finish like it seems to with some of the other alloy wheels I've had. These actually feel good under your washmitt as you suds them up. Lots of smooth surfaces and no nooks and crannies that require you to throw out your back while cleaning them. I always start my washes by hitting the wheels, so this is the first thing I'm grateful for every time she gets a cleaning.

I have never had painted wheels before but I'm loving the way Jeep executed on this feature. Hopefully the polished wheelset on the Summit will make you equally happy.

Also enjoy the beefy wood and leather-wrapped steering wheel on the Summit. Definitely sends off a top shelf vibe when you approach the vehicle as well.
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Re: What are some positive things about the WK2?

85% of the Land Rover "experience", at half the cost.
Great looking vehicle, despite the somewhat desultory use of chrome über-bling.
Saddle/Black Summit interior (mine!) very classy, as long as the glue holds everything in place.
About as all-American as we can hope for these days.
Might actually go off-road WTSHTF.
So good-looking, it might actually help me "get some"... just don't tell the Wife!
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Re: What are some positive things about the WK2?

As I have been polishing the Summit since it's arrival home (3 coats of Zaino so far!), I have come to really appreciate the clean lines of this re-design of the GC line. The last GC that we had was the WJ (2000), and this is a much cleaner exterior design - very well thought out.
I really appreciate the lower black trim all the way around (I was not sure initially that I liked it), but it gives a 'finished' look to the body panels, similar to an edge trim (plus, on the rear doors it acts as a door guard ).
The fact that they re-designed the rear entry so that you no longer crack your hip while trying to get in is great!! - literally the first thing we checked

The interior is flat out stunning, with gorgeous Saddle leather everywhere, and nicely though out interior details - Truly a luxurious interior.
Also love the Pano roof!
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When I walk into the garage and have to decide which one to drive
When I have to decide which one to mod with what first

The Hemi x 2

The interior of them both

When people say, "You bought 2, what did you do that for." 1) because I could 2) because I love them 3) It's a Jeep thing you wouldn't understand?"

Bought them both in October and still haven't got used to them yet. LOVE THEM!

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