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PhillyAnt 04-06-2014 01:24 AM

My new Summit!
 
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Well here is my new ride! 2014 Summit with the Hemi in Granite Crystal. This thing is really smooth and the Granite Crystal color is the best looking color for the Summit in my opinion. I am really glad I went with the hemi instead of the V6. It feels good to have that power behind the pedal when I need it. Shifting is super smooth. I LOVE the look of the chrome with this color paint. The HK sound system sounds delicious! Honestly, it is far better than the Alpine and I am super pleased with it. It was one of the main reasons I decided on the Summit instead of the Overland. Everything is crisp with the perfect amount of bass, mids and highs. I love having the front park sensors too. Gas sucks on it, but I didn't buy this thing so I could have good mileage. I bought it so I can get from point A to point B and back without any problems.

I got a great price on this from my dealer. MSRP was $55,885. I got it for $49,395 plus tax/tags. Total OTD price was $52,075. No one locally could come anywhere close to his price. I went to about 4 different dealers and called about 10. Nobody could touch it. Every other dealer told me that I was being lied to when I told them the price I was offered. Boy do I hate car salesmen with a passion! Honestly, most are the biggest scum of the earth lol. The only person that did better was Nader at Koons for the DC group buy. Nader was a pleasure to speak with over the phone. His total price OTD was about $300 better, but I would have spent that money traveling back and forth along with the time it would have taken. I feel good about my decision to stay local.

A few things. 1st off, the speaker cover on the driver side door was dented in. Dealer pointed it out to me right away and said it came that way. I am thinking that maybe they kicked it while prepping the vehicle for me. They are ordering me a new cover.

There were a few scratches on the engine cover. I might complain about that but I am not sure yet. No one is ever going to see it, but it just bugs me a little knowing it is there.

Everything else seems great. Oh yeah, I noticed a little bump on one of the polished wheels. Kinda like a pimple. Not sure if it is worth complaining about.

I plan on tinting the front side windows to match the back. I also plan on installing some cameras in it to record video while I am driving. I haven't decided on a system yet. Also planning on some all weather floor mats. I am leaning towards the Husky but still need to do some research. Might put a good air filter and possibly exhaust, but I am worried about screwing up any warranties if I do so.

I really am glad I went with this over the other vehicles I drove. The BMW X5 and Mercedes ML350 were both nice, but clearly did not have the value that this Jeep has. Lets just hope it stays that way :thumbsup:

Thanks to everyone for their help with my many questions. I guess I am officially part of the family now. I even made a new pic for my signature. I hope you like it!

-Anthony

RFF111 04-06-2014 01:47 AM

Re: My new Summit!
 
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Originally Posted by PhillyAnt (Post 1004124)
Well here is my new ride! 2014 Summit with the Hemi in Granite Crystal. This thing is really smooth and the Granite Crystal color is the best looking color for the Summit in my opinion. I am really glad I went with the hemi instead of the V6. It feels good to have that power behind the pedal when I need it. Shifting is super smooth. I LOVE the look of the chrome with this color paint. The HK sound system sounds delicious! Honestly, it is far better than the Alpine and I am super pleased with it. It was one of the main reasons I decided on the Summit instead of the Overland. Everything is crisp with the perfect amount of bass, mids and highs. I love having the front park sensors too. Gas sucks on it, but I didn't buy this thing so I could have good mileage. I bought it so I can get from point A to point B and back without any problems.

I got a great price on this from my dealer. MSRP was $55,885. I got it for $49,395 plus tax/tags. Total OTD price was $52,075. No one locally could come anywhere close to his price. I went to about 4 different dealers and called about 10. Nobody could touch it. Every other dealer told me that I was being lied to when I told them the price I was offered. Boy do I hate car salesmen with a passion! Honestly, most are the biggest scum of the earth lol. The only person that did better was Nader at Koons for the DC group buy. Nader was a pleasure to speak with over the phone. His total price OTD was about $300 better, but I would have spent that money traveling back and forth along with the time it would have taken. I feel good about my decision to stay local.

A few things. 1st off, the speaker cover on the driver side door was dented in. Dealer pointed it out to me right away and said it came that way. I am thinking that maybe they kicked it while prepping the vehicle for me. They are ordering me a new cover.

There were a few scratches on the engine cover. I might complain about that but I am not sure yet. No one is ever going to see it, but it just bugs me a little knowing it is there.

Everything else seems great. Oh yeah, I noticed a little bump on one of the polished wheels. Kinda like a pimple. Not sure if it is worth complaining about.

I plan on tinting the front side windows to match the back. I also plan on installing some cameras in it to record video while I am driving. I haven't decided on a system yet. Also planning on some all weather floor mats. I am leaning towards the Husky but still need to do some research. Might put a good air filter and possibly exhaust, but I am worried about screwing up any warranties if I do so.

I really am glad I went with this over the other vehicles I drove. The BMW X5 and Mercedes ML350 were both nice, but clearly did not have the value that this Jeep has. Lets just hope it stays that way :thumbsup:

Thanks to everyone for their help with my many questions. I guess I am officially part of the family now. I even made a new pic for my signature. I hope you like it!

-Anthony

Nice piece, bro...I have the Overland in Granite... I'm also in Philly so I guess you will be the second GC in granite in the 'hood!.... haven't seen any yet around these parts...

Marty K 04-06-2014 04:09 AM

Re: My new Summit!
 
:thumbsup: Nice one PhillyAnt. You sound so excited in your post. I'm very happy for you mate :)

Rocksfly 04-06-2014 04:30 AM

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Originally Posted by Marty K (Post 1004154)
:thumbsup: Nice one PhillyAnt. You sound so excited in your post. I'm very happy for you mate :)

Ditto

2012 Summit 04-06-2014 06:14 AM

Re: My new Summit!
 
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Originally Posted by Rocksfly (Post 1004156)
Ditto

Congrats

silvermax04 04-06-2014 06:54 AM

Re: My new Summit!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by PhillyAnt (Post 1004124)
Well here is my new ride! 2014 Summit with the Hemi in Granite Crystal. This thing is really smooth and the Granite Crystal color is the best looking color for the Summit in my opinion. I am really glad I went with the hemi instead of the V6. It feels good to have that power behind the pedal when I need it. Shifting is super smooth. I LOVE the look of the chrome with this color paint. The HK sound system sounds delicious! Honestly, it is far better than the Alpine and I am super pleased with it. It was one of the main reasons I decided on the Summit instead of the Overland. Everything is crisp with the perfect amount of bass, mids and highs. I love having the front park sensors too. Gas sucks on it, but I didn't buy this thing so I could have good mileage. I bought it so I can get from point A to point B and back without any problems.

I got a great price on this from my dealer. MSRP was $55,885. I got it for $49,395 plus tax/tags. Total OTD price was $52,075. No one locally could come anywhere close to his price. I went to about 4 different dealers and called about 10. Nobody could touch it. Every other dealer told me that I was being lied to when I told them the price I was offered. Boy do I hate car salesmen with a passion! Honestly, most are the biggest scum of the earth lol. The only person that did better was Nader at Koons for the DC group buy. Nader was a pleasure to speak with over the phone. His total price OTD was about $300 better, but I would have spent that money traveling back and forth along with the time it would have taken. I feel good about my decision to stay local.

A few things. 1st off, the speaker cover on the driver side door was dented in. Dealer pointed it out to me right away and said it came that way. I am thinking that maybe they kicked it while prepping the vehicle for me. They are ordering me a new cover.

There were a few scratches on the engine cover. I might complain about that but I am not sure yet. No one is ever going to see it, but it just bugs me a little knowing it is there.

Everything else seems great. Oh yeah, I noticed a little bump on one of the polished wheels. Kinda like a pimple. Not sure if it is worth complaining about.

I plan on tinting the front side windows to match the back. I also plan on installing some cameras in it to record video while I am driving. I haven't decided on a system yet. Also planning on some all weather floor mats. I am leaning towards the Husky but still need to do some research. Might put a good air filter and possibly exhaust, but I am worried about screwing up any warranties if I do so.

I really am glad I went with this over the other vehicles I drove. The BMW X5 and Mercedes ML350 were both nice, but clearly did not have the value that this Jeep has. Lets just hope it stays that way :thumbsup:

Thanks to everyone for their help with my many questions. I guess I am officially part of the family now. I even made a new pic for my signature. I hope you like it!

-Anthony

Looks good congrat on the new ride!! Have had my summit 5.7 for one year exactly now. if you have questions I can let you know the goods and the bads lol Enjoy

Colnago 04-06-2014 07:22 AM

Re: My new Summit!
 
Very nice ride. The color is great. Enjoy!

JTS97Z28 04-06-2014 08:02 AM

Re: My new Summit!
 
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Originally Posted by PhillyAnt (Post 1004124)
Gas sucks on it, but I didn't buy this thing so I could have good mileage. I bought it so I can get from point A to point B and back without any problems.

Congrats on the purchase, thats an amazing setup you got there. Not sure though I understand this comment haha. What kind of problems do you anticipate one of the other engine setups giving you when going from point A to point B? :D

I know you mentioned doing a couple mods to the car. I guess exhaust could be cool, but I wonder how they would effect the special fitting exgaust tips of the summit. That would suck to remove those nice tips for some round ones that dont fit that opening properly. You also said you want the best filter for the car. The stock one IS the best. Dont bother with a K&N or anything those wont do anything for performance and do nothing but let a little more junk through. Just my recommendation.

Congrats again! :thumbsup:

Jim_in_PA 04-06-2014 09:35 AM

Re: My new Summit!
 
Congrats! Looks sharp!

'Just out of curiosity and for future reference, what dealer did you end up purchasing through?

echo7tango 04-06-2014 09:53 AM

Re: My new Summit!
 
Nice ride! Congrats!

AAAA 04-06-2014 10:01 AM

Re: My new Summit!
 
Glad you are happy with it. Weather is finally breaking so open the roof and drive.

PhillyAnt 04-06-2014 10:11 AM

Re: My new Summit!
 
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Originally Posted by JTS97Z28 (Post 1004197)
Congrats on the purchase, thats an amazing setup you got there. Not sure though I understand this comment haha. What kind of problems do you anticipate one of the other engine setups giving you when going from point A to point B? :D

I know you mentioned doing a couple mods to the car. I guess exhaust could be cool, but I wonder how they would effect the special fitting exgaust tips of the summit. That would suck to remove those nice tips for some round ones that dont fit that opening properly. You also said you want the best filter for the car. The stock one IS the best. Dont bother with a K&N or anything those wont do anything for performance and do nothing but let a little more junk through. Just my recommendation.

Congrats again! :thumbsup:

lol I didn't anticipate problems. Just wanted the muscle and the speed at the same time. You got me there though ;)

I do really love the exhaust tips that are stock. Really slick looking. I saw a few people that have put the Corsa system on their Jeeps. They have dual tips that would fill in the space evenly, but I'm really not sure if I want to go that route or not yet or if it is the sound that I want. When I said filter I meant air intake. Do you think it is a waste of money to put something like a Volant Air Intake in the Jeep? This is the first vehicle in a long time that I am not leasing. Since I actually own this thing, I want to have some fun with it and make sure it performs the best it can. I have modified my motorcycles in the past, but never anything on 4 wheels.

I appreciate your feedback and anyone else who would like to add to it.


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