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Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 05-26-2015, 06:04 PM
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Posted By Fredescu
Re: WK2 DownUnder

I got it to find nearest POI, but I couldn't get it to recognise any addresses by voice. I'll keep trying. The keyboard works while moving too, so that's nice.
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 05-26-2015, 04:52 AM
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Posted By Fredescu
Re: WK2 DownUnder

I'll have a look tomorrow. I did notice the Nav has a new splash screen with a picture of the globe on it. I wasn't sure if that was just a new Uconnect version or not, I don't think I was all the...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 05-26-2015, 01:16 AM
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Posted By Fredescu
Re: WK2 DownUnder

If the wheel is passing through my hands, the leather slips through nicely, but the high gloss wooden bit grabs on.
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 05-25-2015, 11:37 PM
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Posted By Fredescu
Re: PSA.... Found something cool to prevent door scuffs.

Nice find, I might try to get some of these. I wonder if there's something similar for the hard plastic seat backs. My kids scuff them up a fair bit.
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 05-25-2015, 11:12 PM
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Posted By Fredescu
Re: WK2 DownUnder

Yeah, the impression I get from the spec sheets is the Laredo has "wood look" and Limited trims and up get real wood. You really have to squint to see the grain on the wheel though, it's pretty dark....
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 05-25-2015, 07:34 PM
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Posted By Fredescu
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

That's interesting, thanks. I didn't think my older ones had an indent, but it seems more likely that I'm mis remembering than there actually being three different sets of buttons. I wish I could...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 05-25-2015, 06:09 PM
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Posted By Fredescu
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

That sounds like a good solution.


In other news, the volume (etc) buttons on the back of the steering wheel are nicer on my 15 Overland than they were on my 14 Limited. The old ones were kind...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 05-25-2015, 05:40 PM
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Posted By Fredescu
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

I drove home a white Overland yesterday and the white trim was already covered with muck just driving it home from the dealer. Not something I noticed on my Limited.
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 05-25-2015, 05:30 PM
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Posted By Fredescu
Re: WK2 DownUnder

My insurance saga describe earlier in the thread was resolved yesterday when I took delivery of a white MY15 Overland. Nice upgrade from the Limited, but that bit of wood on the steering wheel is...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 05-18-2015, 05:33 PM
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Posted By Fredescu
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

From what I've read, it's a Watt's linkage. Not fully independent.



No doubt. Still a strange thing to make a chrome badge out of when your competitors have a bunch of extra cogs.
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 05-17-2015, 06:23 PM
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Posted By Fredescu
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

Yeah, I don't want to give up my IRS! Also I find it a bit odd that they have a big chrome badge saying "six speed auto" on it. I'm sure it's fine, but why would you sing that from the rooftops?
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Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 05-14-2015, 07:02 AM
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Posted By Fredescu
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

Really important question!

Overland, like Leyland?

Or

Overland, like Disneyland?
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 04-27-2015, 08:46 PM
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Posted By Fredescu
Re: WK2 DownUnder

Steve, your advice here was spot on. I've just been quoted four months wait for the replacement. Time to call some dealers.
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 04-15-2015, 07:39 PM
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Posted By Fredescu
Re: WK2 DownUnder

Thanks for everyone's advice earlier. It's officially a write off. I'll see if they let me quote for an upgrade to Overland. At the very least I'd like a different colour, just to have a fresh start....
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 04-07-2015, 05:21 PM
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Posted By Fredescu
Re: WK2 DownUnder

Thanks Bob, that's interesting. So technically it would be cheaper to replace it with a new one than pay me out for the market value of the old one, which was probably around $50k.
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 04-02-2015, 09:27 PM
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Posted By Fredescu
Re: WK2 DownUnder

It's a Limited CRD with lux group II so fairly run of the mill.

I definitely have new for old, but reading the PDS this time around is the first time it's twigged that if I opt for a payout...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 04-02-2015, 06:23 PM
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Posted By Fredescu
Re: WK2 DownUnder

You would have won your bet. The final tally is around $31k. What that will result in, I have no idea.
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 04-01-2015, 10:17 PM
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Posted By Fredescu
Re: Jeep service costs

Technically it's whatever comes first. I got my 12mth done a couple of months back and it was a touch under $550. I did zero shopping around on that, I'm sure it could have been reduced by shopping...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 04-01-2015, 03:33 AM
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Posted By Fredescu
Re: WK2 DownUnder

Thanks Snuke, that make sense. That's kinda what I thought, but I've had so many people telling me lately that I should follow up on it.
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 04-01-2015, 01:52 AM
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Posted By Fredescu
Re: WK2 DownUnder

Thanks. I hope you're right.
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 03-31-2015, 11:33 PM
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Posted By Fredescu
Re: WK2 DownUnder

Yeah, I figured you could be injured by them. I've heard of broken noses. The manual mentions "rope burn" style skin abrasions.

My wife is actually fairly tall, about 5'10". I'm not entirely sure...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 03-31-2015, 10:19 PM
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Posted By Fredescu
Re: WK2 DownUnder

Thanks. She's not too bad considering. How were you after your incident?
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 03-31-2015, 09:45 PM
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Posted By Fredescu
Re: WK2 DownUnder

Hey guys, does anyone know what sort of force it should take for the airbag to deploy? My wife rear ended someone and spent the night in hospital because she banged her head into the steering wheel....
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 02-18-2014, 07:59 AM
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Posted By Fredescu
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

The new Cherokee looks like someone put a Hannibal Lecter mask on a Nissan Juke.
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 02-03-2014, 05:00 PM
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Posted By Fredescu
Re: Buying a pre August My2014

You might be right. I had a look this morning and I still think it's misaligned with the panel above the lights too, which isn't part of the bumper. The bigger difference seems to be the lights and...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 02-03-2014, 07:21 AM
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Posted By Fredescu
I'll have a look at the bumper tomorrow, but the...

I'll have a look at the bumper tomorrow, but the gap between the tailgate and the rear panel is bigger on one side than the other. I haven't compared it to the bumper.
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 01-30-2014, 05:17 PM
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Posted By Fredescu
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

These DPF issues are depressing. Regens after 15km and 280km is ridiculous. It makes me wonder what "normal" is though. My previous car regenned roughly once a tank. I'm on my third tank on my GC and...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 01-30-2014, 03:13 AM
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Posted By Fredescu
That's amazing, I haven't seen it that low yet....

That's amazing, I haven't seen it that low yet. I've done a few long trips too but it was fairly hilly country.
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 01-29-2014, 07:05 PM
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Posted By Fredescu
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

Yep. Cars that are expected to have good resale tend to be priced higher in the beginning, so you pay for it one way or another I think.
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 01-29-2014, 06:23 PM
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Posted By Fredescu
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

I remember that article now. I spent some time trying to figure out depreciation but gave up. You kind of have to hope the reputation of the brand and model holds up, and that nothing comes out that...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 01-29-2014, 05:14 PM
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Posted By Fredescu
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

Do you mean 44% after 5 years? Even that seems high, but possible I guess. I'll be happy with 35%.
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 01-22-2014, 09:10 PM
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Posted By Fredescu
Re: CRD MY2014 Engine Noisy When Cold - & Auto Gear Shift Jerky

I reckon you'd have a case under the ACL too. It just depends as to whether you can get it classified as a "major failure" which I have no idea about. Would be worth contacting your states authority...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 01-22-2014, 07:24 PM
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Posted By Fredescu
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

Fitted? That doesn't sound too bad. Would be interested to hear your impressions once it goes in.
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 01-22-2014, 02:43 AM
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Posted By Fredescu
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

How much? I'm slowly getting used to live without a footrest, but if I can buy one through a dealer and have them install it I would jump at the chance I think.
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 01-21-2014, 07:36 PM
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Posted By Fredescu
Re: 5 Speed vs 8 Speed ?

Does eco mode only change the shiftpoints? Does it have it's own set of S mode shiftpoints, or does S basically turn eco mode off?




I loved the million different driving modes in the X3.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 01-10-2014, 08:13 AM
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Posted By Fredescu
I figured that's what you mean, but I don't think...

I figured that's what you mean, but I don't think it was necessarily transferred from another dealer. I bought a car they had in stock. I didn't order and wait, I put my deposit down and picked up...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 01-10-2014, 07:16 AM
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Posted By Fredescu
Delivered to me last week, not to the dealer....

Delivered to me last week, not to the dealer. Compliance was October, so it seems feasible to me that they had it in stock for a couple of months.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 01-10-2014, 06:03 AM
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Posted By Fredescu
It's a July build. Not sure of the specific date.

It's a July build. Not sure of the specific date.
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 01-09-2014, 11:48 PM
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Posted By Fredescu
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

Can you make generics clip in somehow? The main reason I want the genuine ones is to be able to clip them in place.
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 01-09-2014, 11:31 PM
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Posted By Fredescu
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

Rubber floor mats ("slush mats") for 2014 RHD are the only accessory I want that don't seem readily available through cheaper sources yet. I forgot to include them in the deal and the dealer wanted...
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