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Re: What was your 2nd choice?

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You can't even stream bluetooth audio in a 2013 Audi.

Can you name something the MMI can do that Uconnect can't? The only thing I can think of is emailing directions to your vehicle...can MMI do that? I wish Uconnect could!

A coworker of mine has a Q5. Everyone so far who gets into my 14 Overland says the interior is nicer than the Q5. Not sure a blanket statement like that is justified. Even at the Overland level, nappa leather everywhere...not sure what's better about the Audi.
I was basing the statements I made from owning the vehicle. Everyone is entitled to their opinion. In my opinion the MMI in the Audi is more advanced than the Uconnect. The NAV has google earth maps (real pictures) and just is a cleaner set-up. Also while the Jeep has very nice leather seats, there is still to much plastic inside the vehicle. The Audi also has genuine leather, and no plastic. Maybe its just our preference, but in my and my wife's opinion the interior of the Audi is more upscale. Again not taking anything away from the Jeep as I do like it very much.

I also don't think a blanket statement like - everyone that gets in your Jeep likes it better - is justified. Again these are opinions. I was merely trying to dispute the post that said the Jeep blows the Q5 out of the water, because it doesn't. I'm not trying to start a debate over the vehicles. Both are great in my opinion, each having their own strengths and weaknesses.

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Old 11-27-2013, 07:24 AM
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I wasn't starting a debate. I was genuinely curious what MMI had over Uconnect.

Mine was not a blanket statement. Everyone who has been in both my co-workers A5 and my GC likes my GC better. "everyone in Massachusetts likes my GC better" would have been a blanket statement.
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Re: What was your 2nd choice?

Have always drove a Jeep and will always drive a Jeep. First car was a 95 Grand Cherokee, then a 99 Grand Cherokee, then a 2010 Jeep SRT8. My winter car is a 92 YJ Wrangler. My play toy is built 69 CJ, and my other project car is another 69 CJ. Cant go wrong with Jeep's!
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Old 11-27-2013, 09:26 AM
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Re: What was your 2nd choice?

Toyota 4 Runner, but it hasn't had a power train update in years, offers no diesel option, and can't be flat towed.

And there are an awful lot of thin-skinned posters on this thread.
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Old 11-27-2013, 09:52 AM
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Toyota 4 Runner, but it hasn't had a power train update in years, offers no diesel option, and can't be flat towed.

And there are an awful lot of thin-skinned posters on this thread.
Very true, no reason they shouldn't put their Tundra V8 an option. They're also way behind on infotainment and MPG across their entire line.

I loved the previous generation of the 4runners... But they didn't make a big enough leap in the new generation for me to consider one.

Toyota is getting their ass kicked everywhere, they'll make some big changes soon. They really aren't listening to their customers.

Thin skinned? This must be your first visit to the Internet :-)
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And there are an awful lot of thin-skinned posters on this thread.
Uh what?
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Very true, no reason they shouldn't put their Tundra V8 an option. They're also way behind on infotainment and MPG across their entire line. I loved the previous generation of the 4runners... But they didn't make a big enough leap in the new generation for me to consider one. Toyota is getting their ass kicked everywhere, they'll make some big changes soon. They really aren't listening to their customers. Thin skinned? This must be your first visit to the Internet :-)
I agree Toyota is way behind. I test drove the new Tundra. To get ventilated seats you have to get the platinum or 1794 edition although the limited is the most popular. They have done nothing with the 5.7 to increase mpg which is at 13-15.
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I agree Toyota is way behind. I test drove the new Tundra. To get ventilated seats you have to get the platinum or 1794 edition although the limited is the most popular. They have done nothing with the 5.7 to increase mpg which is at 13-15.
All of this is the reason I never considered the 4Runner. I really did like the '14 4Runner Limited in silver but it just didn't carry the goods I was looking for.
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I agree Toyota is way behind. I test drove the new Tundra. To get ventilated seats you have to get the platinum or 1794 edition although the limited is the most popular. They have done nothing with the 5.7 to increase mpg which is at 13-15.
And they're in for a shock when the new Chevy Colorado comes out. They will adapt though. Competition benefits everyone!
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I was trading in my old '04 (dying) Grand Cherokee so I was biased going in - I loved that WJ through and through, but it was starting to have engine issues and I wanted to trade it in before it's value plummeted. I also convinced my brother to get an '11 Laredo X a couple years ago.

I've always had an affinity for the "big daddy" Range Rover but the reliability ratings steered me away from their entire line up. Audi's design team always gets my heart pumping, but the Q5 felt too small & car-like and (though I still turn my head when I see them) the Q7 needs a refresh soon. I grew up in a Ford family, but the Explorer feels conservative and uninspiring compared to the GC.

In the end, I'm most certain that my kids will post some time in a future forum that they grew up in a Jeep family thanks to their gear head dad... I'm already working the fiancÚ to take the Overland in 2 years and I'll replace it with a SRT8.
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I was trading in my old '04 (dying) Grand Cherokee so I was biased going in - I loved that WJ through and through, but it was starting to have engine issues and I wanted to trade it in before it's value plummeted. I also convinced my brother to get an '11 Laredo X a couple years ago. I've always had an affinity for the "big daddy" Range Rover but the reliability ratings steered me away from their entire line up. Audi's design team always gets my heart pumping, but the Q5 felt too small & car-like and (though I still turn my head when I see them) the Q7 needs a refresh soon. I grew up in a Ford family, but the Explorer feels conservative and uninspiring compared to the GC. In the end, I'm most certain that my kids will post some time in a future forum that they grew up in a Jeep family thanks to their gear head dad... I'm already working the fiancÚ to take the Overland in 2 years and I'll replace it with a SRT8.
Ford has come a long way. I was looking at an Explorer sport but the GC offers a lot more options and refinement. Having owned a 98 GC back in the day and recalling the bumpy ride I almost overlooked the new GC. Mine is scheduled for production. Hoping to get first of Jan.
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Ford has come a long way. I was looking at an Explorer sport but the GC offers a lot more options and refinement. Having owned a 98 GC back in the day and recalling the bumpy ride I almost overlooked the new GC. Mine is scheduled for production. Hoping to get first of Jan.
I agree. I recently had a '10 Mustang GT and traded in a '13 Fusion for the GC. It was/is an amazing vehicle. The interior was very upscale and the tech is first rate, but something about it felt sterile unlike the GC. I'm itching to drive a Focus ST and will one day add a GT500 to my stable.
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