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Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 04-06-2014, 02:06 PM
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Posted By Fordt
Re: Texas Group Buy

Well, heck, this seems like it's taking up a lot of your time, Shannon! But I guess I'll ask for the group buy info as well. And I may be looking to trade my current JGC to the Houston boys. Thanks!
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-05-2013, 01:58 PM
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Views: 20,072
Posted By Fordt
Re: For those who are thinking about Bluespark...

"For those who are thinking about Bluespark".......wait a bit, then buy what Green Diesel Engineering comes out with. My 08 CRD loves it's Eco tune, and the hot tune brings rave reviews as well....
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 10-07-2013, 09:56 AM
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Posted By Fordt
Re: 2014 diesel production

Man, I've been away for a few months and just checked in to see what CRD production was like and to see if anyone had their rides yet. I agonized here from March to August waiting for a CRD but...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-11-2013, 08:51 PM
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Posted By Fordt
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Ordering Information and Pricing

Yikes, first time back in the garage for a while since I gave up on a new CRD and bought my 08 CRD a month ago. She's beautiful but I'm still hoping this new one pans out because I love the newer...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-19-2013, 06:47 AM
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Posted By Fordt
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Ordering Information and Pricing

Actually the LNE is being shipped to Great Britain, we're getting the SBE over here-Sasquatch Bigfoot.:lol:
Light tan interior (had to have something to make up for the fact that it's black-love the...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-18-2013, 08:45 PM
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Posted By Fordt
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Ordering Information and Pricing

]J UST GOT MY NEW CRD!!!!!

OK, I got tired of waiting and found a beautiful 08 Overland CRD with only 46K.....pulled the trigger today....this should tide me over until production starts (and...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-07-2013, 08:22 PM
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Posted By Fordt
Talking Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Ordering Information and Pricing

If we'd planted a tree when the CRD could first be ordered, we'd be able to build the neighborhood kids a treehouse in it when our diesel comes in!
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-02-2013, 12:11 PM
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Posted By Fordt
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Ordering Information and Pricing

That's a great graphic and it's true the EPA numbers have consistently gone down. But look real hard at the actual user numbers below, I currently own an 03 TDI Golf (w 230K+ miles now) and it never...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-01-2013, 07:03 PM
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Posted By Fordt
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Ordering Information and Pricing

I'm not too sure the difference between 2 and 5% is nickel and diming on a 40K purchase! But what the heck, I'm retired and my time and effort are free these days and I'm buying for want instead of...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-01-2013, 06:38 AM
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Posted By Fordt
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Ordering Information and Pricing

I'm a little surprised that River Oaks is not better than that, from what Lankness was dealing with and mentioning here, I figured they would be close to a group buy number like 5-7% under invoice....
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-30-2013, 06:02 PM
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Posted By Fordt
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Ordering Information and Pricing

OMG, I'm away from the forum for a while and the CRD crew is making up songs and poems!!! SWEEEET! I'll throw a little Joyce Kilmer in

I think that I shall never see, a car as great as CRD.
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Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-25-2013, 07:35 PM
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Posted By Fordt
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Ordering Information and Pricing

Well there ya go! If the Sno man can wait and enjoy the fruits of that wait, us CRDers can certainly withstand a few little delays as well...diesel divas, our time will come!

Congrats Sno, now...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-24-2013, 06:35 AM
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Posted By Fordt
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Ordering Information and Pricing

Hmm, I plan on ordering a CRD and have heard that there is no lifetime for the diesel, but this link allowed me to at least get a quote on a lifetime AND diesel was an option to choose...although I'm...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-11-2013, 09:18 PM
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Posted By Fordt
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Ordering Information and Pricing

No insults heard! Heck, I just happen to live in an area where the majority of unimproved roads are white caliche, and as good looking as black, granite, and max steel look, they'd spend the majority...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-11-2013, 04:04 PM
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Posted By Fordt
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Ordering Information and Pricing

Haha!! That "ugly ass tan" sure feels better in TX 'round about August, your other choice then is "burnin' ass black"!!:D
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-06-2013, 05:50 PM
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Posted By Fordt
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Ordering Information and Pricing

Ditto on the block heater, my Cummins has 210K on it and always starts with just a flick of the key, but when temps drop below 45-50 overnight, I'll plug the block heater into a timer for 1-2 hours...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-05-2013, 07:28 PM
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Posted By Fordt
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Ordering Information and Pricing

AH, maybe this will quiet all the "what's so great, why should I buy, what is different....about a diesel" folks

and when I chip it with a Banks product, it'll eat SRT's..
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-05-2013, 01:44 PM
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Posted By Fordt
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Ordering Information and Pricing

Hey fellow CRD "waiters", I work for Enterprise rental and guess what showed up on the main rental car hauler unloading lot today....three new 2014 JGC's, all Limiteds with pano roofs,...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-04-2013, 08:20 PM
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Posted By Fordt
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Ordering Information and Pricing

Wow, just made it through 10 pages after a long day at work! Dealer did call me today and state the CRD couldn't be ordered. Chevy's posts about marketing ring true, but the fear of another short...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-01-2013, 04:08 PM
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Posted By Fordt
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Ordering Information and Pricing

Milous!? I just got a call from my dealer who said he checked with corporate (or something important sounding like that) and the word is that Pacific Blue will NOT be a color option even as a late...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-01-2013, 01:03 PM
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Posted By Fordt
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Ordering Information and Pricing

I'm hoping Winter Chill is what Pacific Blue looks like, Jim's post picture is sweet looking. Went to a dealer in Houston today-River Oaks Jeep, and man do those guys have the 14's, saw a Cashmere...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-30-2013, 10:09 AM
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Posted By Fordt
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Ordering Information and Pricing

Well, at least it didn't move a whole month away, 2 week increments seems a little better! I reckon I'll hit up the dealer sometime mid April for invoice haggling. Any news on Pacific Blue...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-28-2013, 06:36 PM
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Posted By Fordt
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Ordering Information and Pricing

I'll chime in a little on the X5D, brother in law has had one for over a year and it is an amazing vehicle, great power and pretty good mileage (mid 20's). The seats are amazingly adjustable but I'm...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-27-2013, 06:04 PM
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Posted By Fordt
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Ordering Information and Pricing

Ahh, the magic KZ code! Way to go, so now I reckon you are thinking KZ stands for Keep Zipping it on down the line to me!! Congrats, just got in from work and saw the forum good news-"good things...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-26-2013, 05:11 PM
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Posted By Fordt
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Ordering Information and Pricing

Heck, IF VW already brought over the Tiguan in a diesel, I'd have one (already have a Golf diesel!) the Touareg is too darn high....so that's why the JGC CRD in a diesel looks good. And 4X2 is all...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-26-2013, 04:11 PM
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Posted By Fordt
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Ordering Information and Pricing

Does anyone know of a way order the diesel without adding those options?



Can't you just choose the 4X2 model? It doesn't specify Lux II with the diesel...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-25-2013, 10:08 PM
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Posted By Fordt
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Ordering Information and Pricing

I reckon I can shed maybe a little light on dealer prep, I work for Enterprise rental and we get in new cars all the time, part of what we do is prep these things. Plenty of plastic wrap to pull off,...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-19-2013, 04:11 PM
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Posted By Fordt
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Ordering Information and Pricing

Man, sounds like CRD's really WILL be built after all, I wonder if I can see/order my CRD in Pacific Blue by then??? Ah, summertime GC CRD driving....
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-12-2013, 08:59 PM
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Posted By Fordt
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Ordering Information and Pricing

There's the DEF tank filler (do we know the capacity of the DEF Tank??), but does that diesel capless filler look big enough to handle the big rig diesel nozzle you find at truck stops if need be???...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-11-2013, 08:27 AM
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Posted By Fordt
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

I'll hop on briefly in this string of "buy US" threads, I work for Enterprise rental, and have always bought what I thought was the best quality for what I needed at whatever price it was. In the...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-10-2013, 03:56 PM
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Posted By Fordt
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Ordering Information and Pricing

That's who I'm looking at ordering my CRD from (whenever!), how'd they treat in relation to invoice?
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-05-2013, 05:05 PM
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Posted By Fordt
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Ordering Information and Pricing

Hah! If ya live in the south, where that sun beats down, them lighters colors inside and out do reflect a little of the heat, but no more white cars for me, I'm thinking a lighter blue this time, but...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-05-2013, 04:29 PM
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Posted By Fordt
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Ordering Information and Pricing

Jeez fellas, I take a few hours off and now we're waiting until May to order the CRD!! Hope VM Motori in Italy isn't messing up this build, who knows, maybe Milous and the gang will know more...I see...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-05-2013, 09:30 AM
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Posted By Fordt
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Ordering Information and Pricing

Cool! The CRD comes up as well, sure wish you didn't have to get the pano sunroof to get ventilated seats in LuxII-it's hot down here in TX and them vented seats are nice, but that hole in the...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-04-2013, 08:47 PM
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Posted By Fordt
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

Anyone know when Pacific Blue will be available and some historical pict of what it might look like?
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-03-2013, 10:57 AM
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Posted By Fordt
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Ordering Information and Pricing

Yup, I'll probably whip by the big dealer in Houston this week, their website shows an inventory of over 50 (mostly brilliant black and white), drive a gas V6 and at least give the wife the feel of...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-03-2013, 10:31 AM
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Posted By Fordt
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Ordering Information and Pricing

Yikes, been over at the "Features/Changes" thread and hopped back over here to check if the CRD build date was moved up, now see that it's MOVED BACK!!??? Any news why this is so? At this rate, when...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-26-2013, 10:06 PM
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Posted By Fordt
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

Hmmm, the Autoblog post shows the diesel with just a "diesel" cover on it...while others show it with "CRD" on it......very interesting.....how many of these models are out there.....and WHEN will a...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-19-2013, 09:54 AM
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Views: 1,472,608
Posted By Fordt
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

Whoa! Just saw the ordering thread that has the diesel production a week earlier on March 18! Does anyone know if/when dealerships might be getting some CRD's for test drives...maybe earlier than...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-29-2013, 08:04 PM
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Posted By Fordt
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

I'D go 4X4 in a heartbeat, but the price bump along with the diesel, plus the fact we'd hardly ever use it, and the effect on mpg make it a no go. I put a limited slip aftermarket in my Dodge 3/4...
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