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Old 08-28-2015, 10:49 AM
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Wanting to say hello and maybe some help

Hi guys, this is my first post here and will be my first Jeep. I wanted to say hi and let you guys know that this forum seems very informative and I hope I can learn and help others for years to come. Currently I own a Evo X turbo S2000 and up to yesterday had a 03 Cummins 3/4ton. Well since selling the pickup and trading in the evo that will pave the way for me to get into my first Jeep and SRT. I wanted to see for you guys that had cars like evo's, sti's etc and made the switch did the Jeep disappoint you in anyway?

On a separate note I have found a few SRT's in my price range (looking at 2014 and wanting Sepia) but one has an aftermarket exhaust and intake 27k miles and the other was a lemon law buyback for stalling but looks stock and clean with 13k miles. The lemon law one is the exact color and interior i wanted (Granite gray & Sepia) and I can't find it anywhere else. With this Jeep I'd like to get the maxcare lifetime warranty and was wondering if it covers buyback Jeeps or should I just avoid it altogether.
Also for the other one should I be worried about the mods and warranty?

Sorry for the long winded post but I am getting excited into getting into a Jeep

Thanks for your time
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Old 08-31-2015, 07:28 AM
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Re: Wanting to say hello and maybe some help

Aftermarket intakes and exhaust are very common. If your from the Evo crowd then you probably had exhaust work done on that. The mods are nothing at all to worry about.


Cant help you with the lemon though sorry, other than to say it will always be in the back of your mind..... "what if?"
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Re: Wanting to say hello and maybe some help

Thanks!, ya in the evo world we had to be careful on the tunes with an exhaust and intake which would void warranty, with the Jeep I'd like to keep the warranty intact for a very long time. In any case both of the ones I was looking at sold. So now the search continues. Do any of you know of any used 2014's Granite with Sepia for sale in the midwest? I can't seem to find that color combination anywhere.
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I'm in AUS so cant help with your search.


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Re: Wanting to say hello and maybe some help

Thanks!, hopefully that it will be this weekend. I have found a lot of low mile ones with the black interior which is not bad but my Evo had cloth and with my kids it just always looked dirty lol. I may have to compromise
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Thanks!, hopefully that it will be this weekend. I have found a lot of low mile ones with the black interior which is not bad but my Evo had cloth and with my kids it just always looked dirty lol. I may have to compromise


Have you sat in one yet?? I have white with black interior and it is BOSS! I love it. I'm in Oz too so haven't done a Summer in it yet but will be keen to try the vented seats on a hot day.

The black is like no other fabric interior I've seen or had in the past and doesn't get grubby easily. Mind you I am pretty rigid about no eating or dirty kids in my car (I have a 7 & 5 yr old) and keep my sh!t tidy bro.

Check em all out before getting set on colours, for me if you aren't buying new it's always better to get the quality vehicle over the colour within reason.

Just my advice mate, I hope you do get the colour way you want in the end of course!! 👍


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Re: Wanting to say hello and maybe some help

Thanks JB! I have test driven a 2015 and a 2012 which both had the black. I still have not seen the Sepia as of yet though. I agree with you on trying to find the quality Jeep first. Out of curiosity any of you guys come from the import world? If so how is the fun factor with the Jeep. When I test drove one to me it felt like a big Evo which would be perfect.
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Well just put a deposit on a max steel 2014 with Sepia, harmon kardon, sunroof and 15000 miles I have yet to see it though. Will pick it up tomorrow. Picked it up for $52k I think I did ok on price what do you think?
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Re: Wanting to say hello and maybe some help

Heya...welcome to the club and congrats on your purchase. Just quickly answering your question about coming from turbo cars and whether the SRT disappointed in any way...not a chance!!!

I switched to a '15 SRT from back to back Subaru turbos (a Liberty GT spec B and then a Forester S-Edition) and the SRT simply eats them up for breakfast. The down low instant power and the grunt and bark of the engine brings a smile to my face just thinking about it. Sports mode is crazy and I have not toyed with track mode even after putting 4K on the clock. Thinking back to the lack of power off the mark in the two previous cars, waiting until the turbo kicked in now makes me think I should have modded the cars somewhat, but I prefer to leave mine stock for warranty...and there is nothing to be done to the SRT for me. As you will see others here make it a hobby to mod their cars and most of the results are awesome...and the 19 speaker HK Is the best sounding system I have had.

I felt a touch boxed in at first with the all black interior (coming out of grey/cream ceiling/roof colours of the subaru's) but I now usually drive with the sunroof screen opened as the glass is much better protection from the sun than on the previous cars...and the pano roof is huge. The all black interior grows on you and feels more classy now compared to the lighter interiors I have had.

There were some minor issues with the build quality but after surveying some new cars that mates have bought (other makes and models) it seems like many cars are suffering from a lower standard of build these days.

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Well just put a deposit on a max steel 2014 with Sepia, harmon kardon, sunroof and 15000 miles I have yet to see it though. Will pick it up tomorrow. Picked it up for $52k I think I did ok on price what do you think?
That is the exact truck I have with the Pano roof and,spider monkey wheels. Awesome truck just did 35% tint in the front windows today and it looks awesome with the mas steel.

Good luck, you will love it!
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FYI that seems like a great price as well.
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Thanks guys for the welcome! We are pretty excited for sure. I've never seen max steel so not sure what to expect with the color as my first choice was granite but I am sure it will still look good
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