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Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 12-29-2013, 08:10 AM
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Posted By gb-australia
Also, around town I typically see a tank range of...

Also, around town I typically see a tank range of 4-500kms. On this decent run I saw a max of 808kms range. The pic below shows 389kms on just under 1/2 tank. Got to be happy with that :)


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Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 12-29-2013, 08:04 AM
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Posted By gb-australia
My SRT typically guzzled around 20l/100kms when...

My SRT typically guzzled around 20l/100kms when used for short trips in Sydney traffic. I've just returned from a 4900kms trip to QLD and the overall economy is under 12l/100kms. It was as low as...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 12-09-2013, 03:16 AM
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Posted By gb-australia
At least yours meets you half way. Mine is...

At least yours meets you half way. Mine is fixated by 21 and sometimes fancies the extra freeze factor of a ventilated seat...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 12-09-2013, 03:12 AM
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Posted By gb-australia
Interesting theory, thanks. I'll have to see if...

Interesting theory, thanks. I'll have to see if that's my 'problem' too
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 12-09-2013, 03:10 AM
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Posted By gb-australia
Mine often (maybe 90% of the time) does the reset...

Mine often (maybe 90% of the time) does the reset to 21 on both sides. It also does maybe 10% of the time put the driver seat ventilation on. It has already been back for that to be fixed. It may...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 11-29-2013, 04:09 AM
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Posted By gb-australia
I've turned the active braking off. It's just too...

I've turned the active braking off. It's just too twitchy and aggressive. The final straw for me was when it slammed on the brakes at about maybe 15kms/hr and screeched to a stop in the middle of...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 11-22-2013, 11:24 PM
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Posted By gb-australia
Congrats on the new beast! I've never seen...

Congrats on the new beast! I've never seen anything under 22 on mine though I do usually make shorter trips and mostly around the city.

I'm up to about 1,000kms now and I'm starting to let the...
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 11-22-2013, 07:58 PM
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Posted By gb-australia
It's a good point you make about the factory...

It's a good point you make about the factory look. I too don't really like stuff tacked on, but I'd also consider how the factory screens will look in 5 years or whenever you want to sell the car. ...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 11-22-2013, 07:34 PM
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Posted By gb-australia
Glad you finally got your car but it's...

Glad you finally got your car but it's disappointing to hear you dislike the sound system. I love the HK system in mine, but I may have blissfully unaware ears. Regarding ripping all your music, I...
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 11-19-2013, 06:48 AM
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Posted By gb-australia
My two cents worth would be to buy a couple of...

My two cents worth would be to buy a couple of iPads for the rear seat passengers. Cheaper than an in-built system and more more flexible too. You could even use it for a front seat passenger if...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 11-19-2013, 06:32 AM
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Posted By gb-australia
I'd be keen to join in though I might have to...

I'd be keen to join in though I might have to hitch a ride in a proper 4x4 if you head out to the trails...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 11-16-2013, 09:10 PM
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Posted By gb-australia
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

Thanks for the suggestion of listening on youtube, I've already done lots of that, however I want to actually hear it for real. There's a world of difference between hearing something like that for...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 11-16-2013, 08:37 AM
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Posted By gb-australia
Sorry to break away from the window tinting,...

Sorry to break away from the window tinting, though I may return to that once my car is done next week. I was hoping someone on here has a 6.4 SRT with an aftermarket exhaust that I could listen to....
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 11-07-2013, 09:09 AM
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Posted By gb-australia
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

I couldn't agree more about the horn, it's like the mild mannered cadet Laverne Hooks from the 1st police acadamy movie with a very softly spoken, 'excuse me' instead of the kind of the 'Hey, look...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 11-07-2013, 08:48 AM
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Posted By gb-australia
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

What a butcher's job (no offence to any butchers on the forum)

Surely you don't need all of that carefully folded and welded metalwork to give it any sort of strength do you? It's only a tow bar...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 11-07-2013, 07:51 AM
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Posted By gb-australia
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

I would agree wholeheartedly about expecting below average off road performance, though I do have the SRT which has incredible on-road performance instead so I can't really speak of the 'proper 4wd'...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 11-07-2013, 06:49 AM
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Posted By gb-australia
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

With the thirst of the SRT, that 4c per litre could be quite a lot...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 11-07-2013, 06:28 AM
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Posted By gb-australia
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

I'm in Sydney and got insurance from AIInsurance.com.au for just over $1,000 for my SRT. I also took out their chipex add on for $240 which allows 2 claims per year of up to $600 each for smal...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 11-04-2013, 07:57 AM
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Posted By gb-australia
Having had my SRT for a almost a couple of weeks,...

Having had my SRT for a almost a couple of weeks, I'm hoping I'll eventually see the instrument cluster showing what DS84 had on the screen. Not the DPF burn stuff, I'm not bothered about that. I...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 07-09-2013, 12:47 AM
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Posted By gb-australia
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

This sounds similar to what happened with me. A deposit was handed over in August 2012 and still no firm prices for options etc by May/June 2013. After finding out from other dealers that the price I...
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 07-08-2013, 01:57 AM
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Posted By gb-australia
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee SRT8 - Features & Changes

I'm very keen to get the full leather interior on an SRT for Australia. I've recently placed an order for one, though i don't have an E number yet. Do you know if there's an order code for the full...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 07-07-2013, 10:14 AM
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Posted By gb-australia
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

Some of the MY12 cars (including the SRT8) used to be built in Austraia. I recall reading that the factory in Austria was associated with 'Mercedes / Daimler / Benz' group or whatever it was called...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 06-27-2013, 01:26 AM
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Posted By gb-australia
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

Hi everyone, I have a question about the availability of the spider monkey wheels in "black vapor chrome" being available as an option on the 2014 SRT. Jeep Grand Cherokee WK2 - 2011-2014 Grand...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 06-20-2013, 03:57 AM
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Posted By gb-australia
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

I reckon you're right about silver hiding the dirt. I used to have a silver Audi TT and it always looked clean until I washed it and then you could see what clean really was.
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 06-13-2013, 08:22 AM
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Posted By gb-australia
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

Like Webber's reply, I couldn't agree more. This forum has been a source of so much useful information and a very entertaining way to while away the months and weeks before we're all (maybe almost...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 06-12-2013, 03:56 AM
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Posted By gb-australia
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

Well said. I'd like to give praise where it's due too. Suttons Waitara have been awesome. The selfish part of me wants to withold this information for now as I'm sure the staff there will be...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 06-12-2013, 03:36 AM
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Posted By gb-australia
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

I tend to agree that an extended warranty shouldn't be required at all. A significant purchase like a car should should be of merchanable quality and fit for purpose for many years however in...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 06-12-2013, 02:54 AM
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Posted By gb-australia
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

Thanks for pointing out that it was hard to read on a tablet. I've changed it to grey so hopefully it will be visible on both light and dark backgrounds.

With regards to the chattel mortgage and...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 06-12-2013, 01:55 AM
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Posted By gb-australia
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

Hi again. Since posting my questions about extended warranty options for a 2014 SRT, I've done some digging and after being quoted $4,700 for 1 year or $5,500 for two years extended warranty by one...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 06-11-2013, 09:30 AM
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Posted By gb-australia
Re: Au srt

I have my doubts that an 18" wheel would fit over the front brakes of an SRT... I think it would be a tight fit on the rears. Surely jeep wouldn't be so tight as to make us change two wheels if we...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 06-10-2013, 08:55 AM
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Posted By gb-australia
Re: Au srt

Below is a table of my 2014 SRT build sheet with HK Audio and panoramic roof ordered as options. I think the terms 'standard' and 'optional' are a bit misleading. Standard appears to mean 'applicable...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 06-10-2013, 06:39 AM
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Posted By gb-australia
Re: Au srt

I have a build sheet but mine has the dual pane roof and 19 speaker audio options included. Adaptive lights are on there - standard I assume. I've created a spreadsheet from my build sheet. I'll see...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 06-02-2013, 06:53 AM
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Posted By gb-australia
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

Thanks for the offer, it was very hospitable. I didn't see your reply until I landed though...

Cheers!

GB
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 06-01-2013, 09:38 PM
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Posted By gb-australia
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

The Salome is about 20kms from Port Kembla. I'm in Port Douglas at the moment and flying home to Sydney this arvo so I probably won't be able to see it unload. I might be able to catch a glimpse of...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 05-29-2013, 06:15 AM
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Posted By gb-australia
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

First drive:* Audi SQ5 TDI review | carsguide.com.au (http://www.carsguide.com.au/news-and-reviews/car-reviews-road-tests/new_audi_sq5_tdi_review/) suggests $89,400 plus on roads, but being frugal it...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 05-29-2013, 05:48 AM
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

I seriously hope that the 7.5% increase doesn't happen. I'm sorry to say it, but it would certainly have me reconsider my ~$90k 2014 SRT order if it becomes a >100k car with LCT, towbar and extended...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 05-21-2013, 09:01 AM
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Posted By gb-australia
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

With regards to extended warranties, does anyone have any knowledge of the options and rough prices for an SRT warranty in Australia? I hope I will be keeping the car for around 5+ years so I would...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 05-16-2013, 07:25 AM
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Posted By gb-australia
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 05-09-2013, 05:07 AM
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Posted By gb-australia
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

As in my other post, my SRT build sheet has adaptive bi-xenon HID headlights included, so it would appear that some Aussie spec cars will get adaptive headlights.
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 05-09-2013, 05:02 AM
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Posted By gb-australia
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

My SRT build sheet had this listed:
LMQS Adaptive Bi-Xenon HID Headlamps

I know it's not an overland nor summit, but it is an Aussie spec car, so there might be hope for some other models to...
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