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Chunderboy 10-03-2013 08:21 PM

Flipper Glass
 
Just though I would throw out there that I couldn't be happier with it. At first, I never thought I would use it, but I don't think I go a week without using it. My boy has a 14 and he is actually really bothered by the fact that his doesn't come with it. I wonder what the motivation was to remove that simple yet totally worthwhile feature.

lilv2128 10-03-2013 08:35 PM

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Originally Posted by Chunderboy (Post 903796)
Just though I would throw out there that I couldn't be happier with it. At first, I never thought I would use it, but I don't think I go a week without using it. My boy has a 14 and he is actually really bothered by the fact that his doesn't come with it. I wonder what the motivation was to remove that simple yet totally worthwhile feature.

Honestly I had a 2011 Overland and didn't even realized how to open it until I sold it. I will be picking up a 2014 and will probably never think about the glass. I guess it depends on the individual

Chunderboy 10-03-2013 08:43 PM

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Yea, I hear that. TBH, my last rig (4th generation 4runner) had auto up/down rear glass which was absolutely awesome. You could either use the key on the rear door to lower/raise it to your desired height, or use the button on the cluster to do the same thing. Now that was ideal, but I still like the feature on our rig.

Sure, i could just open the whole hatch, but since its there I use it.

lilv2128 10-03-2013 09:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Chunderboy (Post 903804)
Yea, I hear that. TBH, my last rig (4th generation 4runner) had auto up/down rear glass which was absolutely awesome. You could either use the key on the rear door to lower/raise it to your desired height, or use the button on the cluster to do the same thing. Now that was ideal, but I still like the feature on our rig.

Sure, i could just open the whole hatch, but since its there I use it.

I think that was the problem, as soon as I brought my 2011. They removed the bottom to remotely unlock the flipper glass and the button was hiding under the panel.

Chunderboy 10-03-2013 09:15 PM

I guess the old theory of out of site out of mind played out.

IRISH 10-03-2013 09:24 PM

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I use mine all the time also, especially when travelling, we are able to get items out of the hatch and not worry about stuff falling out when loaded up.

Would like to trade on a '15 so I am hoping they bring back the flipper glass and add more HP to the engine and install 3:73 gears in the diffs. (Just in case Chrysler is reading this)

Chunderboy 10-03-2013 10:20 PM

Yea. When i do Costco runs especially. No bags and just a trunk full of food begging to fall out when I lift the hatch.

As for my hp, who wouldn't want more?

jgc4ever 10-03-2013 10:46 PM

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I use it. I also use the hard drive (every day) and the CD player. So happy I have a 2012 and a bonus is the frost beige interior has dark frost beige carpet.

lilv2128 10-03-2013 11:01 PM

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Honestly, I don't miss the 2011 at all from the Buggy 730N system to the sluggish transmission. I hope they made the 2012 a lot better. I don't think the flipper will be coming back, maybe putting the button out of site out of mind, was the first step in completely removing it.

Chunderboy 10-03-2013 11:07 PM

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Originally Posted by lilv2128 (Post 903884)
Honestly, I don't miss the 2011 at all from the Buggy 730N system to the sluggish transmission. I hope they made the 2012 a lot better. I don't think the flipper will be coming back, maybe putting the button out of site out of mind, was the first step in completely removing it.

Interesting point and possibly a way to wean people off of it.

PS, i have a 13 and no sluggish transmission

Chunderboy 10-03-2013 11:07 PM

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Originally Posted by jgc4ever (Post 903875)
I use it. I also use the hard drive (every day) and the CD player. So happy I have a 2012 and a bonus is the frost beige interior has dark frost beige carpet.

ya know, i have yet to use the hard drive. No time like the present

imaz 10-04-2013 01:57 AM

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I never thought of it and that I would use it more than opening the trunk on my 2012. I had to use it the other day when I bought a box which was slightly larger to fit in the boot, but after opening the flipper glass driving it opened, I thought I couldnt live without it.....

Ever so flimsy, I'm glad I have it than not.


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