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Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 10-25-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 633
Posted By NorthstarSRX
Re: 2015 Ecodiesel Production - Milous?

There are a LOT of 2014 JGC Limited diesels out there on Cars.com and Auto Trader. New as well as slightly used. Since the Limited didn't change much you might find something close to what you have...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-24-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,340
Posted By NorthstarSRX
Re: Sales - v6 vs hemi vs diesel?

Like all markets, the JGC targeted audience is segmented and there are different definitions of "performance". I happen to define it pretty much as Benn0 does.

A couple of points:
1. The USA...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-23-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,340
Posted By NorthstarSRX
Re: Sales - v6 vs hemi vs diesel?

Ran extensive road test of Jeep gas V6, diesel V6 and Mercedes ML Bluetech, VW Touareg TDI. Exact same course and speeds for each. Jeep V6 did not deliver sticker MPGs, but Jeep diesel exceeded them...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-23-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,340
Posted By NorthstarSRX
Re: Sales - v6 vs hemi vs diesel?

The Hemi is a gas guzzler, plain and simple. For the everyday driver not interested in stomping on the gas for thrills it makes little sense. Yes it will go away with the next redesign, but a turbo...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-20-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,340
Posted By NorthstarSRX
Re: Sales - v6 vs hemi vs diesel?

Jeep head Mike Manley in the summer mentioned during a discussion regarding a diesel Cherokee in the USA that the Grand Cherokee was running about 8% diesels, which was below his expectations. The GC...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-18-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 707
Posted By NorthstarSRX
Re: 2015 gc diesel production date

JsnMR2 Any chance you could sign up for the Milous order tracking on your order? You ship date is 10 days away and it would be great to have yours in the data base so every one can watch the...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-17-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 707
Posted By NorthstarSRX
Re: 2015 gc diesel production date

Milous's system is excellent as witnessed by the detail that surrounds all the gas production vehicles and export diesels. That would say that if he can't find the dates for these assigned serial...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-17-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 707
Posted By NorthstarSRX
Re: 2015 gc diesel production date

So does the lack of dates for North American diesel orders listed in the Milous report indicate that diesel production really isn't planned? The June 2014 orders went D1 but are TBD for delivery. The...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 10-09-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,629
Posted By NorthstarSRX
Re: 2015 Deliveries?

Same engine is going into the RAM. RAM diesels are selling like crazy; almost 25% of sales. They aren't holding them to fix stuff, it is simple supply and RAM sales at the moment are more important...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-08-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 707
Posted By NorthstarSRX
2015 gc diesel production date

Any news on the start date for 2015 GC diesel production? Mid October is almost here. Insiders have you seen any yet or know what's going on? Anybody who has a VON and VIN assigned do you have...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-06-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 565
Posted By NorthstarSRX
Re: 2015 Pricing

Take it! By the time you fly to TX or VA and drive it home to Oregon you'll eat up all the savings and then some. Plus if anything goes wrong with it you have the dealer you bought it from right...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-23-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 401
Posted By NorthstarSRX
Re: 5.5% below invoice in Texas somewhere?

Could you please PM the name of the dealer and contact info. Thanks.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-22-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 457
Posted By NorthstarSRX
Is Jeep taking new diesel orders or not?

Has anyone gotten an order for a 2015 Jeep GC diesel through to Chrysler since Sept 1, 2014? That means that Chrysler has acknowledged the order and committed to making the vehicle so you really know...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-22-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 555
Posted By NorthstarSRX
Re: leather vs. pleather

I did test runs on several vehicles before deciding on Jeep GC. Mercedes ML at higher price points than GC comes standard with MBTex (pleather). Its vinyl and doesn't breathe so you sweat. The $1600...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-08-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 984
Views: 121,704
Posted By NorthstarSRX
Re: 2015 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

Well the sun has set in Detroit on September 8, 2014. Has anybody been able to get a diesel GC order into Chrysler today? The web site is still pushing 2014s and dealers are still saying they can't...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-05-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,728
Posted By NorthstarSRX
Re: 5.5% below invoice

Yes if they will accept that. Email into Mark about that. Haven't heard back yet. Koons will not accept that method on the DC Group Buy. Koons insists putting VA temp tag which must trigger paying...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-05-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,728
Posted By NorthstarSRX
Re: 5.5% below invoice

Unfortunately Mass doesn't work that way. Registration is your insurance card, (no separate card) so insurance has to be on a Mass plate #, not a Texas temp. plate #. We can use our existing plate...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-04-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 2,163
Views: 148,556
Posted By NorthstarSRX
Re: DC metro area group buy

What? MA residents are non-US citizens? :lol: OMG. Nobody told us that "The People's Republic" had been thrown out. Damn. Actually there are other dealers in the DC area who will match Koons price...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-04-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,728
Posted By NorthstarSRX
Re: 5.5% below invoice

Shannon,
They ever done one in Massachusetts? State doesn't do temp plates and requires insurance company sign off on all registrations before a plate is issued or title done. Can use a current...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-04-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 984
Views: 121,704
Posted By NorthstarSRX
Re: 2015 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

Milous, any idea when they will do the announcement and update the web site for the 2015s? Is Sept 8 still the open the book date for diesels? This is a pain especially since I cannot find any dealer...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-01-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 984
Views: 121,704
Posted By NorthstarSRX
Re: 2015 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

Detroit is on Eastern time. It is only 13 hours to go.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-01-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 984
Views: 121,704
Posted By NorthstarSRX
Re: 2015 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

OOPS! They forgot September 1 was Labor Day. Recent press announcements as well the expiration of summer clearance deals all refer to September 2nd as the launch date. See you all tomorrow.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-31-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 984
Views: 121,704
Posted By NorthstarSRX
Re: 2015 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

If the red is the "Sienna" (brownish red) that was the 1999 GC Limited ad color and an additional cost option that wouldn't be bad. Put that with the new "sienna" interior on the Summit and they...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-23-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 984
Views: 121,704
Posted By NorthstarSRX
Re: 2015 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

Isn't that what the Limited is all about? Cladding on the outside, diesel, etc. more off road without all those soft cushy things like panoramic roof, air suspension, fancy leather, etc. and other...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-15-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 984
Views: 121,704
Posted By NorthstarSRX
Re: 2015 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

Posted on AllPar today

According to sources within the company, the Ram 1500 (http://www.allpar.com/model/ram/2013-ram.html) diesel is taking off in sales, to the point where it is taking up over...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-08-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 984
Views: 121,704
Posted By NorthstarSRX
Re: 2015 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

This is great. My wife laughed like crazy upon seeing in especially in consideration of our saga trying to buy a GC Summit diesel, waiting for Gilles promised new interior he said I would enjoy...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-05-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 984
Views: 121,704
Posted By NorthstarSRX
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-05-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 984
Views: 121,704
Posted By NorthstarSRX
Re: 2015 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

EDIT Okay if they really do open the order books in September and start to deliver in October Chrysler management gets a pass this time. IF they really do it. I'll even order my Summit diesel with...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-04-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 984
Views: 121,704
Posted By NorthstarSRX
Re: 2015 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

It can't. Question becomes is that what he wants? Hope not. Hate to buy an orphan. What doesn't make sense is not giving a definitive date when those already ordered will be built, or taking orders...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-04-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 984
Views: 121,704
Posted By NorthstarSRX
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-04-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 984
Views: 121,704
Posted By NorthstarSRX
Re: 2015 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

That makes sense and unfortunately lends support to the rumor of no more diesel GCs until 2015. The calendar year 2014 registration numbers will give RAM boasting rights against GM pickups. Also...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-02-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 984
Views: 121,704
Posted By NorthstarSRX
Re: 2015 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

Interesting rumor from one of our group buy dealers. Chrysler allocating all diesel engines to RAMs to the end of the calendar year. No Jeep diesels produced until calendar 2015. Anybody heard that...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-31-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 984
Views: 121,704
Posted By NorthstarSRX
Re: 2015 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

Thanks Milous. Follow up questions. If the order book for diesels is not open at the moment does that mean the diesel MSRP and invoice numbers are not on the site they use to order? That is what over...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-29-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 984
Views: 121,704
Posted By NorthstarSRX
Re: 2015 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

Dealers around here say they can't order a 2015 diesel because they cannot get the invoice prices on the Chrysler order site. I can understand that the diesel orders are not being accepted but it...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-28-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 984
Views: 121,704
Posted By NorthstarSRX
Re: 2015 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

Unfortunately the DC Group top management will not do the deal for a car that is going to be registered in Mass. Not even for a cash deal where you bring your plates to drive it home. It doesn't...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-13-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 2,163
Views: 148,556
Posted By NorthstarSRX
Re: DC metro area group buy

On line Virginia DMV says it works just like Mass. All the registration, insurance, title and tax work gets done in the state where the vehicle is registered. Nothing has to be done in VA if the...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-13-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 2,163
Views: 148,556
Posted By NorthstarSRX
Re: DC metro area group buy

Offered to show up with my Mass license plate (which we use as a temp here) and a check for them. All Mass requires Koons to do is write that license plate # on the certificate of origin of the new...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-13-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 2,163
Views: 148,556
Posted By NorthstarSRX
Re: DC metro area group buy

Tried that. They flat out refuse to sell a car that is going to be registered in Massachusetts.:mad: Doesn't make any sense to me as I have bought other vehicles from Metro are dealers and registered...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-13-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 2,163
Views: 148,556
Posted By NorthstarSRX
Re: DC metro area group buy

Financing would seem to be part of the group buy as well. Has anybody done a Koons group buy paying cash? Koons won't do business in my state so folks here are out of luck. Something about their deal...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-09-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 2,163
Views: 148,556
Posted By NorthstarSRX
Re: DC metro area group buy

[QUOTE=seeingwhite;1047183]PM sent!

Seeing White.

Can you please send me Nadar's contact info as well. He doesn't respond to voice mails so n email would be great. Thanks.
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