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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee SRT - Features & Changes

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My two cents worth would be to buy a couple of iPads for the rear seat passengers. Cheaper than an in-built system and more more flexible too. You could even use it for a front seat passenger if they were feeling antisocial...
I want the oem factory installed look instead.
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I want the oem factory installed look instead.
I'll add to this, when i was ordering my SRT, i really wanted the rear seat screens but i could not wait and glad i didn't, for one.......they are still not available, but more importantly, you don't realise the lack of leg room/space there is until you install child seats, my two little ones kick the tripe out of the seats and when not, use them as foot stools. If you are thinking of getting them for the purpose of entertaining the little ones who are either in a child restraint or even a booster seat i wouldn't bother. I am in the process of putting two ipads at the back of the headrests with a bit of tan velcro to match my Sepia, they fit cleanly and angle downward..........thats my two bobs worth...

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I want the oem factory installed look instead.
It's a good point you make about the factory look. I too don't really like stuff tacked on, but I'd also consider how the factory screens will look in 5 years or whenever you want to sell the car. Will they still look good or like 'antique crappy screens'. It's your choice of course, just for me, the inbuilt tech stuff is what really dates a car. The current 8.4 uconnect and the 7" EVIC look amazing compared to what was around just a couple years ago. Who knows what rest seat entertainment will be like in the near future.

Do you know the prices for the rear screens? Could you get sleeve made from headrest matching material so that it looks like it was part of the car?
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee SRT - Features & Changes

As I count down to the weeks till I get delivery of my SRT, I can not believe how good value this car here is in Oz. As an example, I watched this review Vs the SRT, Cayenne GTS, and BMW X5M that listed the US price for all three:
Drive away prices between the US and AUS is:

Jeep SRT US$68, A$83K
Cayenne GTS US$94, A$165K
BMW X5M US$103, A$195K

The Jeep looks good value for money in the US but it really is unbelievable value here in Australia (we get screwed in Australia on the Euro Stuff, eg The Luxury Car Tax / Stamp duty on the X5M is almost A$40K Vs under $6K on the Jeep!)

I don't get how Jeep cram such value into this car given many of the parts are high quality Euro parts shared by many of the Euro Brands such as:
- Merc M Class derived chassis
- ZF Gearbox
- Bremo Brakes
- Bilstein Suspension
- even Harman Kardon audio
- did I miss anything?

I'm not complaining just gob smacked at what great value the Jeep here in Australia is!

After bragging about my new purchase I get a bunch of comments about how much fuel it will eat but the price difference between the Jeep and it's competitors is so large the fuel cost is irrelevant. Can not wait to get my hands on this beast in a few weeks (on a ship at present).

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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee SRT - Features & Changes

Nathan...gas mileage isnt that bad IMHO. 20 mpgs on highway is decent for this power
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It will be worth the wait. I picked mine up last Friday and absolutely love it. Average through the first two tanks of fuel is 16 mpg but that's with quite a bit of throttle. On the highway im seeing 19-21 at 70mph.
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As I count down to the weeks till I get delivery of my SRT, I can not believe how good value this car here is in Oz. As an example, I watched this review Vs the SRT, Cayenne GTS, and BMW X5M that listed the US price for all three:
Drive away prices between the US and AUS is:

Jeep SRT US$68, A$83K
Cayenne GTS US$94, A$165K
BMW X5M US$103, A$195K

The Jeep looks good value for money in the US but it really is unbelievable value here in Australia (we get screwed in Australia on the Euro Stuff, eg The Luxury Car Tax / Stamp duty on the X5M is almost A$40K Vs under $6K on the Jeep!)

I don't get how Jeep cram such value into this car given many of the parts are high quality Euro parts shared by many of the Euro Brands such as:
- Merc M Class derived chassis
- ZF Gearbox
- Bremo Brakes
- Bilstein Suspension
- even Harman Kardon audio
- did I miss anything?

I'm not complaining just gob smacked at what great value the Jeep here in Australia is!

After bragging about my new purchase I get a bunch of comments about how much fuel it will eat but the price difference between the Jeep and it's competitors is so large the fuel cost is irrelevant. Can not wait to get my hands on this beast in a few weeks (on a ship at present).

Thanks
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Agree, I showed and took my friends dad who owns a leading prestige panel beating shop and he could not believe he was sitting in a jeep, he was literally shocked. He has seen a lot of Mercs and beemers in his time and says the jeep is right up there. A lot of car for a fraction of the cost of its rivals, to be honest I think it does not have any rivals.
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee SRT - Features & Changes

Decisions...Decisions. Here's what I have on the table (barring no bait and switch when I actually show up, but it's the same place I ordered my Shelby for $1500 under MSRP which very few were able to do, most paid MSRP or higher):

2014 Jeep SRT8 with Pano Roof, HK Stereo and Black Vapor Wheels: invoice $65586
Unseen trade-in offer for 28.5K mile Mineral Gray 2012 SRT8: $45,500

If I pay down my 2012 $8,400 before trade (saves tax on new as opposed to giving it as a down payment), my monthly payment stays the same and my loan resets to nearly the same amount my original 2012 was 2 years ago.

Anyone know the average time right now from order to delivery? 6wks or less? or more? I'm actually cool with a longer lead.
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It will be worth the wait. I picked mine up last Friday and absolutely love it. Average through the first two tanks of fuel is 16 mpg but that's with quite a bit of throttle. On the highway im seeing 19-21 at 70mph.
That's better than my 2014 Overland with the 5.7L HEMI!
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As I count down to the weeks till I get delivery of my SRT, I can not believe how good value this car here is in Oz. As an example, I watched this review Vs the SRT, Cayenne GTS, and BMW X5M that listed the US price for all three: Drive away prices between the US and AUS is: Jeep SRT – US$68, A$83K Cayenne GTS – US$94, A$165K BMW X5M – US$103, A$195K The Jeep looks good value for money in the US but it really is unbelievable value here in Australia (we get screwed in Australia on the Euro Stuff, eg The Luxury Car Tax / Stamp duty on the X5M is almost A$40K Vs under $6K on the Jeep!) I don't get how Jeep cram such value into this car given many of the parts are high quality Euro parts shared by many of the Euro Brands such as: - Merc M Class derived chassis - ZF Gearbox - Bremo Brakes - Bilstein Suspension - even Harman Kardon audio - did I miss anything? I'm not complaining just gob smacked at what great value the Jeep here in Australia is! After bragging about my new purchase I get a bunch of comments about how much fuel it will eat but the price difference between the Jeep and it's competitors is so large the fuel cost is irrelevant. Can not wait to get my hands on this beast in a few weeks (on a ship at present). Thanks Nathan
My SRT typically guzzled around 20l/100kms when used for short trips in Sydney traffic. I've just returned from a 4900kms trip to QLD and the overall economy is under 12l/100kms. It was as low as 10.7 for a while but by the time I'd circled Grafton for a while looking for a nice place to eat it had risen to 11.something - see pic...

If you mainly drive on free flowing roads, then the fuel economy might not be as bad as you think )

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