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Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-26-2014, 12:18 PM
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Views: 142,144
Posted By ironroot
Re: DC metro area group buy

I bought an early 2014 Overland from Nader in DC back in May, and I live near Chicago. I have not had any problems at all getting good service/recall work on the Overland from the local Jeep...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 11-14-2013, 06:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,548
Posted By ironroot
Re: Would you go with Granite or Black for overland?

I went with Black for my Overland, which I picked up as part of the DC Area Group Buy back in May. Koons had similarly configured Overlands available that week in Granite and in Black Forest Green....
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-13-2013, 07:32 PM
Replies: 8,289
Views: 827,322
Posted By ironroot
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Ordering Information and Pricing

Yes, this is always good advice, particularly when looking at a large-cost purchase like an automobile or a house.

That said: I bought a loaded, brand new 2014 Overland in May as part of the DC...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-25-2013, 10:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,960
Posted By ironroot
Re: 2014 Limited @ 14,000 ft | Colorado Rocky Mtns

You might want to buy this book that lists about 100 Colorado 4WD trails:

Guide to Colorado Backroads & 4-Wheel-Drive Trails, 3rd Edition: Charles A. Wells, Matt Peterson, Shelley Mayer:...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-25-2013, 09:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,587
Posted By ironroot
Re: video of a 2014 climbing hell's gate

Impressive. And that JGC doesn't have any of the ORAII option skid plates, I think, as signaled by the lack of a "Trail Rated" badge.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-12-2013, 11:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,272
Posted By ironroot
Re: Still no apps or is mine broken?

UConnect Assist reps currently say Yelp should be available this Friday (June 14). Pandora in another month or two.
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 06-12-2013, 06:25 PM
Replies: 8,647
Views: 503,649
Posted By ironroot
Re: 2014 diesel production

That's what I did after seeing all of the foulups by Jeep with the CRD rollout. Got a V6 Pentastar Overland (ORAII, ATG) from Koons at 6% off invoice. Very happy with the power and response with...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 06-08-2013, 01:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,520
Posted By ironroot
Release Schedule for UConnect 8.4N/RA4 Media/Info Apps

I thought it might be useful to have a thread underway tracking the (on-and-off again) release schedule for the Media and Info Apps for UConnect 8.4N/RA4 systems.

I was on the phone today with...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 06-08-2013, 01:04 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 20,336
Posted By ironroot
Re: Replaced my 2014 Overland Dash Speaker

Thanks. I'll probably go with those for my next step of audio upgrade, after I get my new Fountek dash speaker installed.
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 06-08-2013, 11:15 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 20,336
Posted By ironroot
Re: Replaced my 2014 Overland Dash Speaker

Which Scan Illuminator tweeter did you use? The Scan Illuminator D2004/6020-00 tweeter, or one of the other ScanSpeak Illuminator variations?

Pretty much a plu-and-play installation on the...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-06-2013, 05:25 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,776
Posted By ironroot
Re: Got my $500 bonus cash offer - 4 weeks late

Me, too.

I picked up my new Overland two weeks ago. I would be really pissed at Chrysler for the slow mass mailing of these cash bonus certificates if I did not like my Overland so much....
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 06-02-2013, 08:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,394
Posted By ironroot
Re: Extended warranty question

Is exhaust system and emissions control work covered under the current Maxcare extended warranty? I have heard conflicting reports regarding whether these parts are included in coverage. They...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 06-01-2013, 10:30 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 20,336
Posted By ironroot
Re: Replaced my 2014 Overland Dash Speaker

If you get the chance, please post details about your installation process with the Founteks.

I am considering upgrade of the center dash speaker on my 2014 Overland to either the 3.5 inch Polk...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-01-2013, 10:17 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,322
Posted By ironroot
Re: Just Bought a 14 Summit, what are the must have accessories?

None of these are absolutely required...but here is my list that I did upon acquisition of my new Overland.


Weathertech liners for at least the front. Cargo mat (LLoyd's TruBerber for me) for...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-28-2013, 07:22 AM
Replies: 2,105
Views: 142,144
Posted By ironroot
Re: DC metro area group buy

Flew in to Dulles. I had a business meeting in Chantilly (near Dulles) earlier in the day, so I was using taxis for travel. But Nader will have someone from Koons pick you up at Dulles if you give...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-28-2013, 12:14 AM
Replies: 2,105
Views: 142,144
Posted By ironroot
Re: DC metro area group buy

I got back to Chicago on Saturday. I like to drive. :)

Koons sticker came off really easy. Peeled off with my finger...sticker had not had a chance to "bake" into place. I like to keep the...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-27-2013, 11:22 PM
Replies: 2,105
Views: 142,144
Posted By ironroot
Re: DC metro area group buy

I picked up my Overland last Friday at Koons, and like others here have reported, the transaction was super easy, no drama, and the price was exactly as described for the DC Group Buy.

The Jeep...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-27-2013, 10:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,730
Posted By ironroot
Re: What Gas Station do you use?

I usually buy my gas at Costco. Often has the lowest prices in the area. Costco has a good reputation for maintenance of their tanks and operations, and they apparently meet high standards for the...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-26-2013, 04:34 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 10,653
Posted By ironroot
Re: 2014 GC 3.6L V6 enough?

The favorite engine in my garage is probably the 2-cyclinder Boxer engines on my BMW motorcycles. BMW first produced this engine layout, coupled with a shaft drive, in 1923, and continues to make...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-22-2013, 08:53 PM
Replies: 2,105
Views: 142,144
Posted By ironroot
Re: DC metro area group buy

Yep. When you add the $499 "processing fee" that Koons charges on the group buy, the actual marginal discount is about 6% off invoice.

I did about four emails with Nader, talked on the phone...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 05-21-2013, 05:14 PM
Replies: 8,647
Views: 503,649
Posted By ironroot
Re: 2014 diesel production

At this rate, your fund may end up becoming a retirement fund. :rolleyes:

Seriously: glad you can see a glass half full!
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 05-21-2013, 02:23 PM
Replies: 8,647
Views: 503,649
Posted By ironroot
Re: 2014 diesel production

Even if the EPA is the holdup, I still think it comes back to Chrysler/Jeep execs not having their ducks in a row, which other SUV companies seem to be able to do without all the drama from Jeep.
...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 05-21-2013, 10:22 AM
Replies: 8,647
Views: 503,649
Posted By ironroot
Re: 2014 diesel production

Yep. Looks like I am going to bail on the CRD and go with the JGC V6 for the next few years. JGC V6 torque means I can tow my 19 foot Airstream Bambi just fine....but everything gets much, much...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-20-2013, 09:51 PM
Replies: 2,105
Views: 142,144
Posted By ironroot
Re: DC metro area group buy

Many thanks! Just wrote to Nader...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-20-2013, 09:27 PM
Replies: 2,105
Views: 142,144
Posted By ironroot
Re: DC metro area group buy

I have been waiting on the CRD with the DC group buy...but am now seriously considering bailing on the diesel. (Add I just can't pull the trigger on the Touareg TDI that I have been able to price...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 05-20-2013, 09:17 PM
Replies: 8,647
Views: 503,649
Posted By ironroot
Re: 2014 diesel production

Thanks for the intelligence gathering! Not the news I particularly wanted to hear (as one who has been waiting since last year on CRD release and ordering)...but this info let's me make a better...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-20-2013, 06:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,707
Posted By ironroot
Re: Question about 2014 Overland 4x2 tow package

According to Edmunds web site on 2014 JGC models: "The towing package that's standard on the Overland and Summit models is available as an option on the Laredo, Limited and SRT trims."

Of course,...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-11-2013, 08:46 PM
Replies: 8,289
Views: 827,322
Posted By ironroot
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Ordering Information and Pricing

Over 20% of VW sales in the USA are now diesel. And the Passat is being targeted for 30% diesel sales in the next year or so. (Passat TDI sales in the USA stand now at 26%.)

VW Looks For Passat...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-11-2013, 11:46 AM
Replies: 8,289
Views: 827,322
Posted By ironroot
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Ordering Information and Pricing

Thank you for this valuable information, Pat, for those of us who have been waiting on the CRD.

Must say: Chrysler is screwing up the CRD rollout with these significant, unexplained production...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-07-2013, 06:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,099
Posted By ironroot
Re: Thoughts on getting Service at Different Dealer than Purchase ?

Do Jeep Service advisors actually get both survey results and customer identification?

I always thought those surveys went off to headquarters in Detroit or maybe just to the local general...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-04-2013, 01:03 PM
Replies: 8,289
Views: 827,322
Posted By ironroot
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Ordering Information and Pricing

I'm surprised VW is not running a sales special and targeted marketing effort for their Touareg Diesel. Seems to me they could get a LOT of attention from an increasingly frustrated group of JGC...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-19-2013, 10:04 PM
Replies: 2,105
Views: 142,144
Posted By ironroot
Re: DC metro area group buy

Very pleased you put this group buy together, BigWave, and Koons is showing themselves to be a stand up dealer that can be counted on for an agreement. I'm on the list for a Limited CRD...just...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-17-2013, 02:45 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 29,655
Posted By ironroot
Re: 2014 fully loaded limited or overland?

I agree with SJTampa. I saw the billet silver JGC Limited at the Detroit Auto Show in January, and that is the trim level and color I think I will order when CRD diesel banks open up next month. ...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-04-2013, 06:18 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,665
Posted By ironroot
Re: Towing with your GC - Specific 2014 Capacity Question as well.

Check out this Airstream trailer forum thread on towing with Jeep GC's. The word there is that the JGC can do fine with 23-30 foot Airstreams.

Jeep Grand Cherokee and towing - Airstream Forums...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-16-2013, 02:40 PM
Replies: 8,289
Views: 827,322
Posted By ironroot
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Ordering Information and Pricing

Thanks, SnoFire and TheHeartBreaker.

I found this uconnect webpage very helpful:

Uconnect® | Find the right Uconnect system for your 2014 Jeep® Grand Cherokee...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-16-2013, 01:00 PM
Replies: 8,289
Views: 827,322
Posted By ironroot
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Ordering Information and Pricing

I'm trying to nail down the differences between a RA3 Upgrade (for a Limited) and a RA4 nav (for an Overland).

Looks to me like the RA4 is superior to the RA3 Upgrade with regards to these...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-15-2013, 10:34 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 18,228
Posted By ironroot
Re: $1750 below invoice offer for any members -- Colorado Springs, CO

Thanks, SnoFire! Am considering the excellent deal you have negotiated, too; though I find I am getting out to Colorado more often than to Sheboygan. I might be getting a condo in Summit County...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-15-2013, 10:28 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 18,228
Posted By ironroot
Re: $1750 below invoice offer for any members -- Colorado Springs, CO

Yes, the 2010-2011 snow season in Colorado was unbelievable.

This year started out awfully dry...but I hear that A-Basin finally opened up Montezuma Bowl this week. Good to hear: I'll be out...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-15-2013, 09:39 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 18,228
Posted By ironroot
Re: $1750 below invoice offer for any members -- Colorado Springs, CO

I have a ski pass that includes Arapahoe Basin, and they are open many years into May and June (on weekends). So, yes, there is still plenty of time for a ski-and-drive vacation!

I'm seriously...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-27-2013, 08:44 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,799
Posted By ironroot
Re: JGC CRD vs. VW Touareg TDI

Please let us know how you really feel about the MY14 JGC. :lol:
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