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Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-12-2016, 01:48 PM
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Views: 176,820
Posted By Newt
Re: 2016 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

Milous... My local Jeep dealer called today to let me know that Recon Green was finally showing up as an option for the 75th Anniversary Limited, but when he went to build it the Advanced Technology...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-11-2016, 04:33 PM
Replies: 1,472
Views: 176,820
Posted By Newt
Re: 2016 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

Milous (or anyone), for the 75th Anniversary Limited with a Hemi, will it get dual exhaust? I don't see "Dual Bright Exhaust Tips (NEL)" showing up anywhere...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-04-2016, 02:12 PM
Replies: 1,472
Views: 176,820
Posted By Newt
Re: 2016 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

Build and Price has been up for a day or two, but recon green is still not available on the dealer's build sheets and the Hemi is still restricted on them as well, hopefully that will all open up on...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-27-2016, 06:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,399
Posted By Newt
Re: Test drives today

Try the Summit again in Sport mode, you may be impressed at the difference.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-27-2016, 12:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 716
Posted By Newt
Re: Extended Warranty Advice? GC WK2

There is some good advice in the "Maxcare Options" thread. I believe Maxcare is good in the US and Canada.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-24-2016, 01:18 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,305
Posted By Newt
Re: 75th G.C. Face or wait and see 2017 ?

Doesn't this previous post imply 2017 for the TrackHawk?
"From the horse's mouth (Mike Manley, Jeep CEO), looks like it's a reality in 2017.
http://youtu.be/9RFWq9Ukl44
Choice is always a good...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-24-2016, 12:13 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,305
Posted By Newt
Re: 75th G.C. Face or wait and see 2017 ?

Would the already announced Trackhawk qualify to fit the description from the above clues?
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-17-2016, 07:19 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,259
Posted By Newt
Re: 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee 75th Anniversary Edition

Thanks Milous you made my day confirming that! :thumbsup:

Now as soon as the order blanks will just show Recon Green as an option I'll get my order placed!!
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-17-2016, 12:33 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,259
Posted By Newt
Re: 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee 75th Anniversary Edition

Thanks, that's what I was thinking, although there is some reference to "courtesy lights" on the mirrors so I'm not totally sure about the puddle lamps. Would be nice to have them, they work well on...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-17-2016, 12:30 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,259
Posted By Newt
Re: 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee 75th Anniversary Edition

I'm going to go with the frost (beige) interior, think it is nice to have some contrast and not be all black. I am planning on selling my resort and moving to SW Colorado and the lighter interior...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-17-2016, 12:02 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,259
Posted By Newt
Re: 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee 75th Anniversary Edition

If I load the 75th Anniversary Limited out with Luxury, Advanced Tech, and Off Road II, I think the only thing I'll be missing from my 2014 model year Overland is the wood portion on the steering...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-16-2016, 01:26 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,259
Posted By Newt
Re: 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee 75th Anniversary Edition

Koons stated that the HEMI was now an available option! I just called my dealer and he was able to build a 75th Anniversary Limited with a HEMI, but it wasn't giving recon green as a color option......
Forum: Koons Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram 01-16-2016, 01:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 852
Posted By Newt
Re: 2016 koons dc group buy

Is there anyone there at Koons that I should ask for regarding the group buy?
Forum: Koons Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram 01-16-2016, 12:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 852
Posted By Newt
Re: 2016 koons dc group buy

I would like the 75th anniversary Limited with a V8 HEMI, is there any way you can do that? It is offered in Canada with that option, are you able to "import" a Canadian build?
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-15-2016, 04:12 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,259
Posted By Newt
Re: 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee 75th Anniversary Edition

Might be a good option, looks like base price invoice in Canada for a 75th Limited 4x4 is $36,616 vs. $41,189 here in the USA. Anyone know what it would cost to fix the UConnect issue (not available...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-15-2016, 02:33 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,259
Posted By Newt
Re: 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee 75th Anniversary Edition

They are offering the V8 for the Canadian 75th Anniversary Limited Models. Such a teaser. I really like my HEMI, get good mileage, love the power, and really wanted the electronic locking rear end...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-14-2016, 12:46 PM
Replies: 1,472
Views: 176,820
Posted By Newt
Re: 2016 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

So you can get the 75th Limited with a Hemi in Canada, but not in USA?!
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-14-2016, 12:42 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,259
Posted By Newt
Re: 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee 75th Anniversary Edition

My feelings exactly! I am ready to pull the trigger on one if I could get it with a V-8. Anyone know if it is possible for a dealer to get a unique configuration (i.e. 75th Anniversary Grand...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-12-2016, 02:22 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,472
Posted By Newt
Re: Finding features years after

2014 model year, and it is too bad it isn't available anymore.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-10-2016, 11:29 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,259
Posted By Newt
Re: 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee 75th Anniversary Edition

Thank you Milous for the 75th Anniversary info.

No Hemi!!!! :eek: Dang, I was 95% sure I was going to put an order in for one of these when the order blanks opened up. Way tougher choice now,...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-09-2016, 04:10 PM
Replies: 1,472
Views: 176,820
Posted By Newt
Re: 2016 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

Anyone know when the order blanks will open for the 75th anniversary models? I'm thinking of trading in for one, really like the look.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-08-2016, 11:37 AM
Replies: 1,472
Views: 176,820
Posted By Newt
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-29-2013, 04:53 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,480
Posted By Newt
Re: Anyone else not having problems?

I have about 1,800 miles on mine with no problems. I am totally enjoying the vehicle.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-24-2013, 10:00 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 17,008
Posted By Newt
Re: POST 2014 V8 MPG's

I just did about a 500 mile round trip, mostly interstate 65-70 mph, averaged 23.5 mpg. I have 4wd Overland, Eco was on, key is to use the cruise control as much as possible. Otherwise I have...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-07-2013, 05:33 PM
Replies: 523
Views: 64,736
Posted By Newt
Re: 2014 GC OWNER'S Review

I have not used my CD player yet...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-06-2013, 11:36 AM
Replies: 523
Views: 64,736
Posted By Newt
Re: 2014 GC OWNER'S Review

I have just over 1000 miles on my Overland. Overall build quality is supreme, great vehicle all around. I of course have the three main gripes (which I knew of when ordering): street tires with the...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-31-2013, 10:24 PM
Replies: 12,495
Views: 1,628,683
Posted By Newt
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

None noticed on my Overland with the Hemi. I have about 800 miles on it, just drove about 380 today and averaged 21 mpg, just loving the ride. Have had occasional issues with the Nav system not...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-08-2013, 11:51 PM
Replies: 8,297
Views: 964,109
Posted By Newt
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Ordering Information and Pricing

Just picked up my Overland today. First impressions are outstanding. Had 19 miles on it when I picked it up, has 72 now. Hemi w/the 8 speed is great, way better than the 2013 even in Eco mode...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-14-2013, 02:57 PM
Replies: 12,495
Views: 1,628,683
Posted By Newt
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

I live in the middle of the Chequamegon National Forest in northern Wisconsin and it can be a mud and boulder fest getting down the logging roads to grouse and deer hunt. Might not count as serious...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-05-2013, 12:25 PM
Replies: 12,495
Views: 1,628,683
Posted By Newt
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

Try the Dueler A/T Revos, they come in P265/60R18 and are good tires, I've had a few sets.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-27-2013, 04:21 PM
Replies: 8,297
Views: 964,109
Posted By Newt
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Ordering Information and Pricing

Yes, definitely, I prefer the road less traveled. I explore, hunt, and fish in remote locations and currently live in the middle of the national forest. Plan on moving to southwest Colorado too,...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-18-2013, 11:07 AM
Replies: 8,297
Views: 964,109
Posted By Newt
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Ordering Information and Pricing

Hey SnoFire, yes I did place the order with my local dealer, supporting the local economy too. I really did appreciate your's and Pat's offers though.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-18-2013, 02:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,489
Posted By Newt
Re: 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland VIDEO walk around

Thanks for posting the video, that's the one I ordered, with the exception of the ORA II which gives me the better looking wheels... Great video and much appreciated.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-17-2013, 10:53 AM
Replies: 8,297
Views: 964,109
Posted By Newt
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Ordering Information and Pricing

You ended up pulling the trigger, congrats! I just got my VON# today too, excellent!
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-16-2013, 10:54 PM
Replies: 8,297
Views: 964,109
Posted By Newt
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Ordering Information

This morning I put my order in for an Overland, 4x4, Hemi, OR II, Adv. Tech, CD, max-steel w/Indigo/brown.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-16-2013, 03:31 AM
Replies: 8,297
Views: 964,109
Posted By Newt
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Ordering Information

Pat and SnoFire, thanks for the support, will let you know tomorrow or Thursday what will work. Already sent an e-mail to the local dealer, we'll see how it plays out. You guys are straight...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-15-2013, 08:32 PM
Replies: 8,297
Views: 964,109
Posted By Newt
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Ordering Information

I am working with the dealer in Hayward, said he'd be competitive, will talk to him more tomorrow. Pat's deal sure is tempting, but I don't really have a way to get down there to pick it up.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-15-2013, 07:55 PM
Replies: 8,297
Views: 964,109
Posted By Newt
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Ordering Information

Now I understand how you got bumped into the Overland. I was looking at a similar build by optioning out the Limited, but am just going to go for the Overland, Max Steel w/Indigo/brown, Off Road II
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-15-2013, 07:13 PM
Replies: 12,495
Views: 1,628,683
Posted By Newt
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

SnoFire, what color are you referring to, Max Steel?
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-15-2013, 05:09 PM
Replies: 8,297
Views: 964,109
Posted By Newt
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Ordering Information

SnoFire, what interior did you go with?
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