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Re: What was your 2nd choice?

My 2nd choices were a VW Touareg TDI or Audi Q5.

The Touareg wasn't "techie" enough for me. And the Q5 was too small. Easy decision.
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My 2nd choices were a VW Touareg TDI or Audi Q5.

The Touareg wasn't "techie" enough for me. And the Q5 was too small. Easy decision.
Mine were the same. Glad I went with the JGC Summit diesel, blows those other out of the water, and cheaper to boot!
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I now have a 2014 JGC Overland with the advance package. I wanted the safety features in the advance package. I delayed my purchse 3 months waiting for the smaller cherokees but it was too small and car like. Reminded me of the AMC eagle (no offense) Only thing i gave up was the self parking.

I was impresed by the Volvo cx60 sith the safety features and the infinity JX35 now called qx60 i think.

I like the ride and cockpit of the JGC and the light interior of the overland edition. I got a v6 4 wheel drive with advance.

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I was close to pulling the trigger on a 2014 GMC Sierra with the F150 close behind. Currently driving an 08 Tahoe and really liked the options and fuel economy of the new Sierra. Past experience with Fords has not been great and service depts are a pain to deal with. I've owned a 98 GC, 99 Ram, 00 300m and still have a 04 Dakota. Not one issue with any of those. When I sat in the Jeep I felt at home, but not just any home, a new MTV cribs type of home! Chrysler has really stepped it up in the last decade. Unbelievable options for the price. Ride is amazing! At the end of the day I don't need a 6 ft bed to haul my suitcase to the airport. Napa leather, HID's, remote start, and power lift gate will get me there in style and comfort. Placed an order on a black Overland 4x2, V6, tow pkg with brown/light frost interior. Expected delivery date of 1/27/14. Can't wait!
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I was close to pulling the trigger on a 2014 GMC Sierra with the F150 close behind. Currently driving an 08 Tahoe and really liked the options and fuel economy of the new Sierra. Past experience with Fords has not been great and service depts are a pain to deal with. I've owned a 98 GC, 99 Ram, 00 300m and still have a 04 Dakota. Not one issue with any of those. When I sat in the Jeep I felt at home, but not just any home, a new MTV cribs type of home! Chrysler has really stepped it up in the last decade. Unbelievable options for the price. Ride is amazing! At the end of the day I don't need a 6 ft bed to haul my suitcase to the airport. Napa leather, HID's, remote start, and power lift gate will get me there in style and comfort. Placed an order on a black Overland 4x2, V6, tow pkg with brown/light frost interior. Expected delivery date of 1/27/14. Can't wait!
hope you considered the advance package its got some great features.
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Re: What was your 2nd choice?

We began our vehicle search with BMW X3, looked at Subaru Forester, Lexus RX350 and Acura RDX and MDX. I would say the MDX was our second choice, but we kept coming back to the Grand Cherokee and ended up with a 2014 Limited with 3.6L engine. This vehicle is replacing our 1997 Grand Cherokee with V8.

The Acura was a very close second but the JGC provided looks, features, value and a proven off-road heritage. While we don't wheel it off road, we do live in an area where we have very inclement roads in winter and drive through deep snow. My wife calls her 1997 JGC her "trusty steed".

Another factor in the decision was US made by US company. While the BMW and Acura cars are manufactured in the US, we chose to support Chrysler. We all talk about buying American and we decided to not just make that lip service when it counted.

We've had the JGC a couple of weeks and absolutely love it so far.
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hope you considered the advance package its got some great features.
I skipped the advanced tech pkg. 2 grand and I'm not convinced that I need my car to make decisions for me. I thought I might get to the point where I would rely on it too much and not pay attention when I should. The cruise feature is cool... I don't trust it won't lose it's mind while I'm reading the news on my iPhone. Ha!
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Mine were the same. Glad I went with the JGC Summit diesel, blows those other out of the water, and cheaper to boot!
Zybane, I have to disagree that the Jeep blows the Q5 out of the water (can't speak for the Touareg). We leased a 2009 Q5-Quattro, and it was a wonderful SUV. The Jeep is great, no doubt, but to say it blows the Q5 out of the water is silly. The Audi MMI is better (more features) than Uconnect and all other features on the Jeep can be had on the Audi. Also the Audi's interior is better. The Jeep is larger and can tow more. Pricing was about the same, my GC Overland stickered for around $53K, while the Audi stickered for around $54K. Of course you will get a better deal on the Jeep as they are willing to negotiate. I think Audi only knocked $1,500 off of MSRP. All-in-all both are great vehicles, but the Audi is definitely more high end.

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Re: What was your 2nd choice?

2nd choices were Honda Pilot, Ford Flex, Ford Explorer, used LR4, ML350 used and a used X5.
Needed a vehicle that could fit at least 2 good size dog crates and had enough off road ability to go up and down crummy farm roads in bad weather and across fields. Also needed the low range for the above when things get really sloppy. Test drove all but the used LR4.

They all also needed to fit in my garage.

Liked the ML350 second best but it didnt have the low range.
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Zybane, I have to disagree that the Jeep blows the Q5 out of the water (can't speak for the Touareg). We leased a 2009 Q5-Quattro, and it was a wonderful SUV. The Jeep is great, no doubt, but to say it blows the Q5 out of the water is silly. The Audi MMI is better (more features) than Uconnect and all other features on the Jeep can be had on the Audi. Also the Audi's interior is better. The Jeep is larger and can tow more. Pricing was about the same, my GC Overland stickered for around $53K, while the Audi stickered for around $54K. Of course you will get a better deal on the Jeep as they are willing to negotiate. I think Audi only knocked $1,500 off of MSRP. All-in-all both are great vehicles, but the Audi is definitely more high end.

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Depends on how much off road ability you need. Q5 has skid plates and a low range?
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Re: What was your 2nd choice?

Long time BMW owner and Ford SuperDuty Diesel owner so my 2nd choice was not BMW or any of the other great European SUVs. I looked them all over and frankly wanted another Subaru Outback with a 2.0 DIT engine not available until this summer. Summer is too late I need something now or in the next two months.
I have been keeping my eye on the diesel progress for over a year and once I saw them coming out I decided the JGC is worth a shot. Drove the diesel and liked it. I would prefer a smaller SUV but I also wanted the Advanced Tech Package because once you get adaptive cruise control with full stop capability you find it a useful aid.
Thus down selecting I would only consider those that provided that feature.
My SuperDuty was bulletproof to 189K miles when I sold it to a family memeber. I don't pull my sailboat so don't need it. 28-30 mpg on the interstate is a huge plus even if I know the payback will never be there for the diesel option.
The price for the JGC 4x4 Overland with Advanced Tech Package is 10K more than my Outback but it has two other features I will greatly enjoy having which is the cross path warning and blind spot.
All in all I am very happy to be able to buy a Jeep again even if it has a Fiat diesel engine...
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Depends on how much off road ability you need. Q5 has skid plates and a low range?
Setoutguy, you are correct, the Jeep is miles ahead for off-road capability. I didn't factor that into thinking. Lets be honest though, those looking at a Q5 vs. the Jeep aren't looking for off-road prowess. I was simply disputing that the Jeep blows the Q5 out of the water. Off-road, yes. Overall package/vehicle, no.

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