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JTS97Z28 02-14-2011 04:32 PM

2011 Chicago Auto Show Jeep display. Lots of pics
 
Just got back from the 2011 Chicago Auto Show with my wife and we had a great time. I would say Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep had without a doubt the best display there especially with the Jeep offroad trail. We got to take a ride in a Overland and it was a blast. Going down that hill using hill descent was unbelievable. She didnt even have to touch the brakes it did it all automatically and it was steep! I looked at every SUV in the building and I can say nothing caught my eye like the Grand Cherokee did. The absolute only other SUV that did was the Acura MDX (the higher end package) which actually looked damn nice and even had a saddle interior. It looked like it had most options the loaded Overland had for the most part, but to get it equivalent to the Overland the MDX was looking at around $55K!!!
I checked out the Ford Exploder and just as I thought it was a joke. Sorry for those of you who like them but the interior looked so cheap and didnt attract my attention at all. Exterior does nothing for me either, and to top it off the Explorer display was absolutely horrendous. I kid you not, they tossed some sand in a corner and drove over it LOLOLOLOL. My wife and I laughed when we saw 2 Explorers driving in circles over a small mound of sand:lol: (There is a picture below for those that dont believe me).

The one thing I would like to say is that obviously the Grand Cherokee still blows my mind, however....The only thing that kind of bothers me and worries me is just about every other Chrysler product had their newer multimedia center, LED equipped DRL headlamps, LED tail lights. The built in navigation/multimedia screen was HUGE and the touch controls were absolutely amazing that worked everything including climate control. I am going to be very disappointed if the 2012 or 2013 gets a revision with all the stuff the 2011 should have had.
The only thing is I would hate to cancel my order and even more so dont want to wait who knows how long for these changes to take effect. Any thought on this? Does anyone know if the Jeep will eventually get this newer integrated nav/multimedia system? It looked worlds ahead of the 430 and 730 units currently used.

Anyway enough talking, here are some of the pictures I took. Enjoy!

Thanks,
James


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Here are the pictures of the Mineral Gray Summit. Overall my impressions were it looked great. I dont think I would cancel my standard Overland order for one, but overall I liked it. Interior did look nice in person but I do think I still prefer the black dashboard more so. Just my opinion but for those curious its still gorgeous to see.

http://www.linenoyz.net/files/images/DSC06095.jpg

http://www.linenoyz.net/files/images/DSC06097.jpg

http://www.linenoyz.net/files/images/DSC06101.jpg


Here are the polished wheels of the Summit. Its a toss up for me they are nice and shiny and probably look almost chrome out in sunlight. I also really like the painted ones of the standard Overland as well because they almost have a gunmetal kind of look. This is just another one of those things that comes down to personal preference. Cant go wrong with either the painted or polished.

http://www.linenoyz.net/files/images/DSC06105.jpg

http://www.linenoyz.net/files/images/DSC06107.jpg


Here is an Inferno Red Limited.

http://www.linenoyz.net/files/images/DSC06102.jpg

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And lastly, here is the picture of Ford's offroad track for the new Explorer. Yes they literally drove two Explorers in circles driving over this small mound of sand. If I wanted to see something more interesting I would have taken a walk into the john.:eek:

http://www.linenoyz.net/files/images/DSC06114.jpg

Scottina06 02-14-2011 04:37 PM

Re: 2011 Chicago Auto Show Jeep display. Lots of pics
 
cool pics!

White Chocolate 02-14-2011 04:41 PM

Re: 2011 Chicago Auto Show Jeep display. Lots of pics
 
no other photos? What else was there?

mhassler 02-14-2011 04:42 PM

Re: 2011 Chicago Auto Show Jeep display. Lots of pics
 
WOW... I was at Baltimore Auto Show this weekend... the only dirt inside the convention center was the dirt stuck to the homeless people who wandered inside.

There were a total of 6 Jeeps on hand; two Wranglers, a Compass and three Grands, one Laredo X, one Overland (with the saddle which I must say inperson was much more brown than orange) and a Limited.

Next year I am going to Philly's or DC's International Autoshow. The only concept that Baltimore had was the Corvette Stingray.

I did get a coupon for a free beer when I filled out the survey :)

Nbtstatic 02-14-2011 04:43 PM

Re: 2011 Chicago Auto Show Jeep display. Lots of pics
 
lolol that Ford loop is just pathetic.

moosehead 02-14-2011 04:46 PM

Re: 2011 Chicago Auto Show Jeep display. Lots of pics
 
beautiful photos thanks JTS +r. my wife would never drive down that ramp.

JTS97Z28 02-14-2011 04:46 PM

Re: 2011 Chicago Auto Show Jeep display. Lots of pics
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by White Chocolate (Post 355651)
no other photos? What else was there?


Well I have a ton more photos but figured I would only post some Jeep stuff here. Its the largest auto show in the world..everything was there :D

Sparro 02-14-2011 04:53 PM

Re: 2011 Chicago Auto Show Jeep display. Lots of pics
 
Very nice shots... thanks for sharing.

JTS97Z28 02-14-2011 04:54 PM

Re: 2011 Chicago Auto Show Jeep display. Lots of pics
 
Alright a couple additional random pics. This was the Chevy Volt display lol. Yeah I know its a electric car but this was crazy it was like a forest preserve in here.

http://www.linenoyz.net/files/images/DSC06075.jpg




I have never been a fan of the Charger but this new one is BAD ASS!!!! Not only that but this one also has the newer Chrysler multimedia center. Very impressive!

http://www.linenoyz.net/files/images/DSC06109.jpg




And here is my favorite. Carbon Edition Z06...im a vette guy so I had to gawk at this thing for a while ;-O

http://www.linenoyz.net/files/images/Z06.JPG

fireron 02-14-2011 04:58 PM

Re: 2011 Chicago Auto Show Jeep display. Lots of pics
 
Great pics. Thanks for sharing!

raider91e 02-14-2011 05:11 PM

Re: 2011 Chicago Auto Show Jeep display. Lots of pics
 
LOLOL....The new explorer sure looks super-capable.

kaflyboy 02-14-2011 05:27 PM

Re: 2011 Chicago Auto Show Jeep display. Lots of pics
 
Do you have any pictures of the Multi-media center you are talking about? i just looked online and couldnt find any info about it even on the Crysler website.


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