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Old 09-05-2010, 08:51 PM
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Re: Would you change/redo anything (For the people who have a 2011)

Different strokes for different folks I guess. I know traditionally they have had some kind of wood "like" trim. I think it upsets the balance of the interior as if it doesn't belong. I'd like gloss black more than wood. Minor thing to me... I could live with it either way.
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Re: Would you change/redo anything (For the people who have a 2011)

Yeah, see I think the piano black trim looks OK but kind of cheap. In fact I have seriously been considering a CTS-V sedan and that is one of the things I really don't like about the car. It also shows fingerprints and scratches easily. By the way, the wood trim in the CTS is REAL wood trim...the base models get a faux carbon fiber looking trim. Now I will grant you that there is a big difference between "wood grain" or "wood tone" trim and REAL wood trim. For example I think the REAL wood trim in the Overland looks great, the fake wood on the Laredo, not so much
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Re: Would you change/redo anything (For the people who have a 2011)

It's a well known generalization that older people prefer the wood, and the younger generation like the lack of wood.

At 35 y/o I'm somewhere in between. I don't like wood generally, unless it is done superbly and looks real, is real, not the common horrible plastic stuff.

i think the "in vogue" Piano black looks lovely, but as with any high-gloss finish inside a car, worry about its longevity.
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Re: Would you change/redo anything (For the people who have a 2011)

I guess I'm old for my age then lol...I just turned 30 When I bought my Envoy new in '02 I was only 22 and also liked the woodgrain trim of the SLT better than the carbon look of the SLE. But then again people my age grew up liking ricer slammed Civics and I have always liked "real" cars, a.k.a. American muscle, so I guess I'm not the usual example...
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Re: Would you change/redo anything (For the people who have a 2011)

I'm in my late 20s and prefer real wood grain to any other trim... the Overland is done very well. I'm not sure how the wheel will hold up though.
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Wood is warm. Warm is good.

Same goes for people, and why dogs have it over cats.
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Old 09-06-2010, 07:44 AM
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Re: Would you change/redo anything (For the people who have a 2011)

I don't mind wood trim as long as it's real wood trim. I don't like the fake stuff in the Limited and hate that gray stuff in the Laredo.

I also don't like all the chrome. The chrome handles and side mirror and rear end look cheesy, not classy. The chrome side molding looks cheap. Chrome is what GM & Ford does to their SUVs when they want to throw a Cadillac or Mercury badge on them. Sad that Chrysler thinks they have to do the same thing to make it look 'luxury'. Even the roof rack rails are bright chrome; that may be a first.

I'm one that liked those round headlights in the previous WK; they gave it a very distinctive look. The WK2's are too generic. I'm not saying give it the WK's headlights, but I wished they'd done *something* to make them look more like a Jeep. The "if you look real close, you can see they're round" doesn't cut it.
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Re: Would you change/redo anything (For the people who have a 2011)

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I guess I'm old for my age then lol...I just turned 30 When I bought my Envoy new in '02 I was only 22 and also liked the woodgrain trim of the SLT better than the carbon look of the SLE. But then again people my age grew up liking ricer slammed Civics and I have always liked "real" cars, a.k.a. American muscle, so I guess I'm not the usual example...
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I'm in my late 20s and prefer real wood grain to any other trim... the Overland is done very well. I'm not sure how the wheel will hold up though.
I agree with you guys, I'm 26 and wood grain all the way, I'm sick of carbon fibre. Too much leather is just boring, some real wood accents makes the interior look so much better!
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Old 09-06-2010, 08:53 AM
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I don't mind wood trim as long as it's real wood trim. I don't like the fake stuff in the Limited and hate that gray stuff in the Laredo.

I also don't like all the chrome. The chrome handles and side mirror and rear end look cheesy, not classy. The chrome side molding looks cheap. Chrome is what GM & Ford does to their SUVs when they want to throw a Cadillac or Mercury badge on them. Sad that Chrysler thinks they have to do the same thing to make it look 'luxury'. Even the roof rack rails are bright chrome; that may be a first.

I'm one that liked those round headlights in the previous WK; they gave it a very distinctive look. The WK2's are too generic. I'm not saying give it the WK's headlights, but I wished they'd done *something* to make them look more like a Jeep. The "if you look real close, you can see they're round" doesn't cut it.
I agree when it comes to the back end, I forget who said it but they compared it to having a "bland" back end like an Acura MDX. Maybe if they kept the back lights vertical? Anyways it grew on me but off of my first impression I was least happy with the back end!
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Re: Would you change/redo anything (For the people who have a 2011)

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...The chrome handles and side mirror and rear end look cheesy, not classy....
You don't like the hollow plastic thunk when you rap your knuckles on the mirror caps??? I can only hope that these fake chrome bits hold up and not wear off easily as have the chrome capped wheels in the past.
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Re: Would you change/redo anything (For the people who have a 2011)

One thing I don't like is the cargo cover, very clutzy and hard to use, I bet I will remove it.
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Re: Would you change/redo anything (For the people who have a 2011)

Hemi overland owner here... The wk2 is perfectly to my liking. To those who don't like the plastic on the wheel arches and under the doors, I do half my driving on dirt roads and believe me when I say paint there would not stand a chance. It would chip instantly. I guess the way the tires kick up rocks is right onto those parts. The unpainted bits already have a few nicks in them at 3,500 miles. Not visible, but if it was paint it would be.

As for what I'd add... A sixth gear, and make each one a hair shorter.
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