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Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 12-18-2013, 04:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,675
Posted By SwampLife
Re: Leaking Transmission

With all due repsect-
Do exactly what Chrysler Group LLC recommends. Exactly.
No one has a dog in this fight but you and Chrysler.
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 12-10-2013, 03:40 AM
Replies: 337
Views: 27,225
Posted By SwampLife
Re: A year in my TRAILHAWK

Good to hear and good confirmation of what we knew to be true about our Trailhawks. The first time I hit low range with the rear locked and the first time I used the sport setting did it for me -...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 12-09-2013, 04:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 604
Posted By SwampLife
Re: If Tony Stark...

Bad Arse is it.

This Jeep, more than others before it, when in the garage or when waiting in its spot - lurks more than parks.
The more I am around mine the more I see how aggressive it looks.
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 12-08-2013, 03:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 604
Posted By SwampLife
If Tony Stark...

It occurs to me, that if Tony Stark were to get a 4x4 it would be a
2014 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk.

Can I get an Amen? Anybody?
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 12-07-2013, 04:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,797
Posted By SwampLife
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 12-06-2013, 08:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,296
Posted By SwampLife
Re: '14 Cherokee-What a Smart Vehicle

yes it does - it shows 14 amps plus/minus charging at idle or driving though

most likely some kind of "operator error" as I can already hear the service department saying so I will wait and see...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 12-06-2013, 07:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,797
Posted By SwampLife
Re: 2014 Cherokee Front Seats Comfort?

Actually the back seats are comfortable too.
More so than some driver's seats I have had.
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 12-06-2013, 05:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,296
Posted By SwampLife
Re: '14 Cherokee-What a Smart Vehicle

Yes. For Sure.

Thought it might be something like the tailgate - leave it open for a while in the garage, like I tend to do and it will only close manually (I actually read that in the manual...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 12-05-2013, 05:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,296
Posted By SwampLife
Re: '14 Cherokee-What a Smart Vehicle

Ok Gurus, (I mean that with all respect)

I didn't drive for two days - Cherokee is sitting unlocked in garage and I jump in - foot on brake and push start and - nothing try three times - nothing...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 12-05-2013, 12:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,857
Posted By SwampLife
Re: Trailhawk/Oh no!!!!

My CD manual says something like "Drive it like you stole it"
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 12-05-2013, 04:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,296
Posted By SwampLife
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 12-04-2013, 06:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 999
Posted By SwampLife
Re: from the Detroit News...Ta-Dah!

So I wondered how selling over 10,000 Cherokees in Nov compared to some other guys -
According to John Neff at Autoblog some other sales for Nov 2013 are:

Maserati 910
Lincoln 6,727
Buick15,072...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 12-04-2013, 06:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,296
Posted By SwampLife
Re: '14 Cherokee-What a Smart Vehicle

Cool - thanks

I must always remember to be nice around my "Christine" and to like whatever she plays for me on the Uconnect too

Nice Christine
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 12-04-2013, 06:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 964
Posted By SwampLife
Re: A World Class Vehicle

sorry - but it is certianly worth the wait :)
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 12-04-2013, 04:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,296
Posted By SwampLife
'14 Cherokee-What a Smart Vehicle

A dude saw my Trailhawk for the first time and I invited him to sit in it, closed the door and I am standing beside, and then invited him to start it

It wouldn't start - the fob has to be inside....
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 12-04-2013, 04:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 964
Posted By SwampLife
Re: A World Class Vehicle

...and continuing - saddled up yesterday and went to town via my swamp drive from the estate to what would be called a freeway or interstate in a much less conservative state.
On that off and on...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 12-04-2013, 03:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,857
Posted By SwampLife
Re: Trailhawk/Oh no!!!!

Well good - Nothin' Finer
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 12-03-2013, 11:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 999
Posted By SwampLife
Re: from the Detroit News...Ta-Dah!

Pretty good sales indeed
America is still great and can get the job done.
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 12-03-2013, 09:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 999
Posted By SwampLife
Re: from the Detroit News...Ta-Dah!

Might make the money back it took to buy one :)
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 12-03-2013, 09:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 999
Posted By SwampLife
from the Detroit News...Ta-Dah!

Chrysler Group LLC said Tuesday it sold 145,275 vehicles in November, as its sales soared 16 percent to its best November since 2007.
The Auburn Hills-based company said its Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 12-03-2013, 07:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,797
Posted By SwampLife
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 12-03-2013, 07:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,797
Posted By SwampLife
Re: 2014 Cherokee Front Seats Comfort?

Not to highjack the thread but - please tell us a little about the reaction/reception in the media and on the road to the new Cherokee in Oz.
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 12-03-2013, 07:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,857
Posted By SwampLife
Re: Trailhawk/Oh no!!!!

I did white only because it will show less scratches from driving in the woods and because I don't wash cars- mine must work for its living.
Your granite makes for a very classy ride - looks...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 12-03-2013, 06:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 777
Posted By SwampLife
Re: Picked up my 14 trailhawk couple weeks ago. (first post)

[QUOTE=CherokeeTy;939315]I got it in black. For options,

Cold weather package
9 speaker system
nav
leather/heated seats stearing wheel
3.2 penastar

A most excellent choice- Well Done
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 12-02-2013, 06:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 964
Posted By SwampLife
Re: A World Class Vehicle

Speaking of world class vehicles -


In a place far away and a time long ago in a place where men ruled:
They drove vehicles like Goats with tri-power - 440's with bayonet shifters - plastic...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 12-02-2013, 07:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 870
Posted By SwampLife
Re: Engine break-in.........

It likes to spin the front tires before the back tires bite. Torque is little too biased toward the front for my taste but...

I STILL LOVE THIS VEHICLE
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 12-02-2013, 07:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 870
Posted By SwampLife
Re: Engine break-in.........

Drive it like you stole it.

Took two guys from the dealer with me when it came off the truck with 6 miles. Went through the gears manually, used sport mode on the street, 4x4 low range with...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 12-02-2013, 07:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 520
Posted By SwampLife
Re: Went Shopping Today

Good Shopping !
Forum: Members Rides 12-02-2013, 06:59 AM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 167,246
Posted By SwampLife
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 12-01-2013, 06:39 AM
Replies: 337
Views: 27,225
Posted By SwampLife
Re: A year in my TRAILHAWK

1)Yes, but I thought what I heard and felt was the clearance between the factory receiver and the adapter. The adapter was part of the trade and it seems to be a quality part but other than the...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 11-30-2013, 12:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,797
Posted By SwampLife
Re: 2014 Cherokee Front Seats Comfort?

Longest ride has been 2-1/2 hours - seats comfortable without any discomfort for passenger(small female) and myself(bad back) Arrival- we felt same as when leaving.
A harsher suspension, combo...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 11-30-2013, 09:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 964
Posted By SwampLife
Re: A World Class Vehicle

Re: Sport Mode
After everything else that is positive about this vehicle - sport mode really is a topper - it almost becomes a different vehicle.
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 11-30-2013, 09:13 AM
Replies: 337
Views: 27,225
Posted By SwampLife
Re: A year in my TRAILHAWK

Correct - wrote a little report in a new thread in the 2014+ forum - last I looked no comments

since then I discovered what y'all prob already know - you find what gear the transmission is using...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 11-30-2013, 09:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 964
Posted By SwampLife
Re: A World Class Vehicle

Gordo: Welcome and congrats on your Limited.
(can't help with your question)
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 11-30-2013, 06:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 964
Posted By SwampLife
A World Class Vehicle

Does anyone else see similarities between the 2014 Cherokee and the 2015 Porsche Macan that is being intoduced now? Seems like Chrysler LLC was ahead of the curve with the Cherokee.
Only looking...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 11-30-2013, 06:22 AM
Replies: 337
Views: 27,225
Posted By SwampLife
Re: A year in my TRAILHAWK

Boat towing positive experience confirmed.
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 11-29-2013, 03:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,883
Posted By SwampLife
Re: Trailhawk with the penstastar engine.

Just to interject: I just out pulled a V8 Chevy 4x4 high wheeler up a freeway entrance ramp before he flew away on the flat.
A vehicle that can pull like my Cherokee is welcome to some extra...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 11-29-2013, 09:34 AM
Replies: 337
Views: 27,225
Posted By SwampLife
Re: A year in my TRAILHAWK

So, yes my Cherokee is grand, but it is not a Grand Cherokee.
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 11-29-2013, 09:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 711
Posted By SwampLife
A word on deep sand

Nearby in the woods (yes, driving in the woods) they are laying a new 30" water main. The soil is sand and they are backfilling with builders sand. So a nice place on the holiday to see what could...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 11-29-2013, 05:41 AM
Replies: 337
Views: 27,225
Posted By SwampLife
Re: A year in my TRAILHAWK

Confusion?
I didn't get it until a retired Chrysler engineer came up and "was liking what they did" and "does it have the diesel" - then it started to sink in.
They don't know what they are looking...
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