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Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-17-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,564
Posted By gwnewman1
Re: Serious Snow Finally!

I have the stock Michelins on my '14. Blech. I slid around on 95 and 495 on Thursday, then wound up in a snowbank when some douchenozzle tried to play, cut me off and then wound up spinning out...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-09-2013, 03:39 PM
Replies: 2,045
Views: 138,633
Posted By gwnewman1
Re: DC metro area group buy

Yeah, it was almost disturbing how easy F&I was at Koons. I finished signing my paperwork and he's like, oh...you're done! To which I could not help but answer "Really? I feel as if I should still be...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-23-2013, 10:17 AM
Replies: 2,045
Views: 138,633
Posted By gwnewman1
Re: DC metro area group buy

'Bout average. I traded in a '12 Laredo. KBB value was about 1500 above what I got, but most, if not all dealers don't use Blue Book value anyway. I'd suggest going to Carmax to get a starting point,...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-22-2013, 02:24 PM
Replies: 2,045
Views: 138,633
Posted By gwnewman1
Re: DC metro area group buy

Man, it's nice to see this GB is still going strong, especially compared to the others. 76 pages and going strong. I'm way back there on page 17 or 18 somewhere picking mine up haha. Glad everyone is...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 05-22-2013, 09:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,041
Posted By gwnewman1
Re: 2014 Uconnect RA3 - RA4 / Engineering Menu

I haven't messed around with mine much. The only thing I ever do in there is reset the XM App and driver when it hangs up.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-10-2013, 11:25 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,266
Posted By gwnewman1
Re: Lowest Odometer Reading upon receipt of Vehicle

4 miles on my '14 when I drove it off the lot. The salesman took it to get gas.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-10-2013, 10:32 AM
Replies: 2,045
Views: 138,633
Posted By gwnewman1
Re: DC metro area group buy

I swore I'd never do another dealer trade again. When I bought my '12, the dealer I went to "arranged" a dealer trade since the Jeep with the packages I wanted was at a dealer about 200mi away and...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 04-10-2013, 09:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,041
Posted By gwnewman1
Re: 2014 Uconnect RA3 - RA4 / Engineering Menu

No, underneath the actual center console (or so I'm told). My phone went back to "normal" after the uconnect froze on my way home from the dealer and I had to shut the car off for a minute or so then...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 04-09-2013, 07:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,041
Posted By gwnewman1
I got that error last week. Dealer had it for the...

I got that error last week. Dealer had it for the day and got the apps working after talking to Chrysler. Had to order the hub under the center console, something up with it and the radio not showing...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-08-2013, 08:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,087
Posted By gwnewman1
Re: Thoughts on getting Service at Different Dealer than Purchase ?

This. I bought my '12 at a dealer close to my house, but their service hit the point where they annoyed me and I got tired of them. I switched to a dealer close to work - much more convenient and...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-05-2013, 11:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,478
Posted By gwnewman1
Re: Help deciding Laredo E options

I'm a fan of the 18"s on my Ltd. Like the OP, I thought about getting a loaded Laredo, but once I tallied up the cost and then got into the DC group buy, there was no reason to get a Laredo. Even on...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 04-05-2013, 10:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,804
Posted By gwnewman1
I feel constricted in a car w/o a sunroof now. I...

I feel constricted in a car w/o a sunroof now. I have mine open all the time..today, actually. It was about 60 on the way home and I had all the windows open.

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Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-04-2013, 09:31 AM
Replies: 2,045
Views: 138,633
Posted By gwnewman1
Re: DC metro area group buy

I'm not sure how that would work. About the only thing I can tell you is that other than some disagreement yesterday on the uconnect, I've had nothing but stellar experiences with Koons service. They...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-04-2013, 08:54 AM
Replies: 2,045
Views: 138,633
Posted By gwnewman1
Re: DC metro area group buy

Look at it this way, maybe they'll work out some of the bugs before yours is built lol. I love my '14, but the service guy at Koons told me straight up that I was their guinea pig. Mine was the first...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-04-2013, 08:10 AM
Replies: 520
Views: 54,729
Posted By gwnewman1
Re: 2014 GC OWNER'S Review

I've had mine since Feb. 27, little over 2K miles on it now. I had to take it into the dealer yesterday for a phone error on the RA4 - the phone module quit working. They were able to get it working...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 04-03-2013, 03:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,972
Posted By gwnewman1
Re: "Vehicle phone needs service"

So far replacing a hub underneath the center console. They ran an update for uconnect and that fixed the actual phone error, but they're not seeing the signal strength like they should. Getting the...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-03-2013, 09:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 829
Posted By gwnewman1
Re: Windshield Quality Issues

The only problem I had with the windshield on my '12 was the seal on the drivers side A pillar...there was a pinhole leak and you could hear the whistle out on the highway. Took the dealer a couple...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 04-03-2013, 08:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,972
Posted By gwnewman1
Re: "Vehicle phone needs service"

Mine has been setup and working since Feb. I was getting the error every time I started the car since Monday and uconnect is dead - can't control it via my phone and none of the apps work. Little...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 04-03-2013, 07:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,972
Posted By gwnewman1
Dropped it off this AM. Service guy that took it...

Dropped it off this AM. Service guy that took it in has no idea how uconnect works haha. Was convinced that its supposed to run off my cell phone instead of there being a data card in the car.
...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 04-02-2013, 06:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,972
Posted By gwnewman1
Dropping it off at the dealer tomorrow. We'll see...

Dropping it off at the dealer tomorrow. We'll see what they say.


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Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-02-2013, 10:25 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,302
Posted By gwnewman1
Re: Are '14 GC Owners Adjusting to Electronic Shifter ?

It might take a bit of getting used to. The first couple days I had mine I would pay attention to the dash to make sure I didn't hit the wrong gear. Now I can do it by feel. Rarely do I miss a gear,...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 04-02-2013, 08:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,972
Posted By gwnewman1
Re: "Vehicle phone needs service"

I definitely have uconnect set up and it's been working for the last month. On the phone with uconnect support now to see if it's something that I can fix or they can do OTA, but I have a feeling a...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 04-01-2013, 08:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,972
Posted By gwnewman1
"Vehicle phone needs service"

Anyone seen this error on their '14 (or anything with the RA4?). Error came up saying the vehicle phone needs service and to contact the dealer, which I'll do sometime tomorrow if I have time since...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-28-2013, 02:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,211
Posted By gwnewman1
Re: '14 Limited V6 w/ Quadra-Trac II - Good Enough?

It'll be fine. I drove my '14 through mud and whatnot a couple days after I got it, the QT-II did just fine. You might have to air down the tires a bit in the sand, but for snow it won't have any...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 03-28-2013, 08:10 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,804
Posted By gwnewman1
Re: Jeep tore apart at dealer due to pano roof

I had a rattle in the headliner in my '12...the dealer had it fixed once, then it came back. Second time around, they replaced the headliner and who knows whatever else. Had it for about two weeks....
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-27-2013, 09:43 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 9,986
Posted By gwnewman1
Re: 2014 V6 owners - how do you like it?

I went from a '12 V6 to a '14 V6 - night and day difference. I've never been left wanting with either one, but the '14 definitely has more oomph. The 5 speed in the '12 hindered the V6 in many ways...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-26-2013, 02:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 687
Posted By gwnewman1
Re: Need some info!

+1. I paid a little over 37K before tags, tax, title, etc for my '14 Limited with the DC group buy. Might be worth your while to shop around, you could easily get a new '13 for around that or a '14...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-26-2013, 12:56 PM
Replies: 2,045
Views: 138,633
Posted By gwnewman1
Re: DC metro area group buy

It's funny..doofoo and I were the two charged twice for freight (that I know of), and both of us were refunded. Neither one of us has spouted off about the dealer. It got handled, both of us are...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-26-2013, 11:54 AM
Replies: 2,045
Views: 138,633
Posted By gwnewman1
Re: DC metro area group buy

Agreed. I just received another refund check from Koons actually, for the difference between the estimated payoff on my sales sheet and the actual payoff of the loan on my trade. If they were *that*...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-26-2013, 07:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,788
Posted By gwnewman1
Re: 2014 heated seats question

I've gotten used to using the touchscreen so that I don't need to do more than glance at it when turning things on/off. I almost never look at it for the stereo since I can do it all from the wheel. ...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-25-2013, 07:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 780
Posted By gwnewman1
Re: Just an observation

I see WK2's around here all the time too. So far, I haven't seen another '14 out on the road yet other than mine, I've been looking for them!
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-24-2013, 11:07 PM
Replies: 2,045
Views: 138,633
Posted By gwnewman1
I had one problem, and it got fixed in a hurry. I...

I had one problem, and it got fixed in a hurry. I also kept a truckload of cash in my pocket and am happy. I find it entertaining that in 45 pages, all went well. Problems only cropped up and the...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-24-2013, 07:24 PM
Replies: 2,045
Views: 138,633
Posted By gwnewman1
I never, ever buy on payments. I deal only on OTD...

I never, ever buy on payments. I deal only on OTD pricing and I always have financing arranged before I go in. I also know the max I'm willing to pay for the car. If the dealer can beat it, I'll go...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-24-2013, 06:38 PM
Replies: 2,045
Views: 138,633
Posted By gwnewman1
Re: DC metro area group buy

I went through finance once we agreed on trade price. Took about 10-15 minutes. I filled out the finance application ahead of time online though once we agreed on the price of the truck, so my...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-24-2013, 10:21 AM
Replies: 2,045
Views: 138,633
Posted By gwnewman1
And I'll raise you Lustine! I don't think I'd buy...

And I'll raise you Lustine! I don't think I'd buy another car from them if my life depended on it. I had no problems at all with Thomas and Joe at Koons. We did the back and forth on my trade and all...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-22-2013, 07:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 687
Posted By gwnewman1
Re: Towing a garden tractor w/ the V6

I towed my new bike home last year with my V6. 500lb bike plus 600lb trailer. It was like nothing was back there at all.

I will say, I hate small, empty trailers. They bounce too damn much. I had...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-20-2013, 08:40 PM
Replies: 2,045
Views: 138,633
Posted By gwnewman1
Re: DC metro area group buy

Yep. Mine was $41,820 MSRP (includes destination), the group price (with destination) was $37,118, plus tags, tax, title and processing.

Can't argue with that, considering I got exactly what I...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-20-2013, 07:05 PM
Replies: 2,045
Views: 138,633
Posted By gwnewman1
Re: DC metro area group buy

Destination and Freight are the same thing. The charge is included in dealer invoice since it's part of the sticker price to begin with. You take the invoice price on the pricing thread (which'll...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-20-2013, 04:31 PM
Replies: 2,045
Views: 138,633
Posted By gwnewman1
Re: DC metro area group buy

Hmmm...we have 45 pages of people that have orders in and at least two of us, myself included, that have already taken delivery on their cars and have posted pictures of them on this same thread, and...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-20-2013, 03:59 PM
Replies: 2,045
Views: 138,633
Posted By gwnewman1
Re: DC metro area group buy

They goofed when they did up the final numbers, nothing more. I bought my '14 off of one of their incoming deliveries and picked it up right there, not another dealer. Freight had been included in...
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