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Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-17-2011, 08:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,533
Posted By jeepin dave
Re: how to fish a Ferrari Enzo out of the ocean

Agreed, the Enzo is not just another car.
Some cars one wants to drive for the pure fun of the drive. Most Ferraris are like that along with many Jeeps (but in a different way).
If one has a...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-17-2011, 06:05 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,891
Posted By jeepin dave
Re: Realistic order-to-delivery times 4x4 Overland

ColdCase,
Good advice,
Thanks !!!
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-17-2011, 02:25 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,333
Posted By jeepin dave
Re: Sit-Rep.. 2012 Summit Steering Wheels

Am sure there are many competitors to Jeep that are working hard to make sure they do not have these problems!
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-17-2011, 02:05 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,333
Posted By jeepin dave
Re: Sit-Rep.. 2012 Summit Steering Wheels

As a consultant, one of the things I do is make companies better.
With the current emphases on quality, 6 Sigma, Waterfall Methodologies, SWOT, Services Oriented Analysis, etc, find it hard to...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-17-2011, 01:38 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,891
Posted By jeepin dave
Realistic order-to-delivery times 4x4 Overland

Getting ready to pull the trigger on a 2012 4x4 Overland.
Expect it to be ordered rather than in stock.
What are current realistic order-to-delivery times?
Part of me says to just order it and...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-17-2011, 01:18 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,333
Posted By jeepin dave
Re: Sit-Rep.. 2012 Summit Steering Wheels

In my opinion the steering wheel issue is inexcusable. Incoming Quality Control and outgoing Quality Control are not doing their jobs. The supervisors are also not doing their jobs.
In my...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-04-2011, 03:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 759
Posted By jeepin dave
Re: When will 2012's start to arrive

Do not know about Long Island, but saw a 2012 Overland at CarMax, Atlanta last night. Believe they had four 2012s.
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 08-22-2011, 07:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,230
Posted By jeepin dave
Re: Goodyear Wrangler MT/R w/ Kevlar?

Thanks for the info.

They look great !!!
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 08-22-2011, 12:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,230
Posted By jeepin dave
Re: Goodyear Wrangler MT/R w/ Kevlar?

Tires look GREAT!
What are the advantages and disadvantages of these compared to Goodyear Silent Armor, LTX A/T 2, BFG All Terrain (or Mud Terrain) or Duratrack (sp)?
How noisy are they?
Why not...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-21-2011, 10:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,663
Posted By jeepin dave
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 08-02-2011, 07:55 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 10,875
Posted By jeepin dave
Re: Lifetime warranty

Thanks for the info. Will get the warranty!
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 08-01-2011, 01:09 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 10,875
Posted By jeepin dave
Re: Lifetime warranty

Will soon order a 2012.
Still not sure about the lifetime warranty. Generally, have hear warranties like this do not save money.
However, will keep Overland a long time, maybe 10 years.
Also it...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-24-2011, 01:07 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 8,781
Posted By jeepin dave
Re: D-Day 2012 Is Here

I have never known a dealer who could deliver an ordered vehicle in less than 6 to 8 weeks.
Many times it has been longer and 2011 GC seemed to take longer.
Is 30 days or 4 weeks realistic?
How...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-03-2011, 02:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,122
Posted By jeepin dave
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-02-2011, 07:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,122
Posted By jeepin dave
Re: 2012 WK2: And the actual retail price is:

Thanks Milous !!!

You are making me happier, but poorer !!!

Happy Fourth everyone !!!
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 06-27-2011, 01:46 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,149
Posted By jeepin dave
Re: Just browsing Jeep.com Europe, and WOW, why would you buy a HEMI?!

Will shortly be ordering a Hemi. For future purchases will have to see the numbers and experiences.
However, several points seem to be overlooked.
New purchase price, how close? Several years ago...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-23-2011, 09:12 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,418
Posted By jeepin dave
Re: WK2 Hemi vs V6 MPG Compilation (results inside)

I do not know if the following applies.
When I learned to fly from an old bush pilot, he said that to properly break in a piston aircraft engine, one had to fly at full power part of the time. He...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-23-2011, 08:34 PM
Replies: 347
Views: 87,008
Posted By jeepin dave
Re: 2012 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

Talking to Tommy Jackson, I was impressed. Did NOT seem to be playing any games.

On a busy week, I might work in both Boston and LA. So could pick the GC up at our Oregon location. Have it...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-23-2011, 07:59 PM
Replies: 347
Views: 87,008
Posted By jeepin dave
Re: 2012 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

capitalst,

How much under invoice did you get???

Thanks, Dave
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-21-2011, 09:52 PM
Replies: 347
Views: 87,008
Posted By jeepin dave
Re: 2012 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

Have decided to wait a little more until details are better known.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-21-2011, 09:38 PM
Replies: 347
Views: 87,008
Posted By jeepin dave
Re: 2012 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

Carmax said they got the pricing from the District Manager and could offer a firm Carmax price.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-21-2011, 03:10 PM
Replies: 347
Views: 87,008
Posted By jeepin dave
Re: 2012 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

Carmax said they would have the lowest prices.
For this:
WKJS74 GC Overland 4x4
24P Customer Preferred Package 24P
EZH 5.7L V8 MDS VVT Engine
DG1 6-Spd Automatic 65RFE Transmission
PRP Deep...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-19-2011, 08:19 PM
Replies: 347
Views: 87,008
Posted By jeepin dave
Re: 2012 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

Thanks, think he was looking at the Summit options.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-19-2011, 08:45 AM
Replies: 347
Views: 87,008
Posted By jeepin dave
Re: 2012 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

Not counting special discounts like military, does anyone get more than $850 below invoice?
If so, how does one do it?
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-19-2011, 07:59 AM
Replies: 347
Views: 87,008
Posted By jeepin dave
Re: 2012 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

Yesterday went by Carmax in Norcross, Georgia (consulting in Atlanta and have free use of a condo in Norcross).
The Jeep Patriot also has the Deep Cherry. Will go with the Deep Cherry rather than...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-17-2011, 02:23 PM
Replies: 347
Views: 87,008
Posted By jeepin dave
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-17-2011, 01:25 PM
Replies: 347
Views: 87,008
Posted By jeepin dave
Re: 2012 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

For the people who have already ordered, how did you determine price???
Do you think you got a good price? If so, why?

The winter chill paint does sound interesting. My guess is that it is a...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-11-2011, 10:33 AM
Replies: 347
Views: 87,008
Posted By jeepin dave
Re: 2012 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

LOL

Yes, it is hot in Atlanta now !!!!!!!

The dealer said he would have to order a Jeep to get the engine block heater!!!

For work I do travel the US. Hence the need.

Although rare,...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-10-2011, 02:58 PM
Replies: 347
Views: 87,008
Posted By jeepin dave
Re: 2012 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

Forgot Adaptive Cruise Control, Blind Spot, etc.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-10-2011, 02:44 PM
Replies: 347
Views: 87,008
Posted By jeepin dave
Re: 2012 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

Don Jackson Jeep in Atlanta called me a few minutes ago.
Starting today they are accepting orders for 2012 Models.
Earlier they told me they would accept 1 % below invoice for 2012 orders.
When...
Forum: Wrangler-YJ, TJ & JK 06-05-2011, 03:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 10,490
Posted By jeepin dave
Re: 2012 Wrangler Info

I have always thought the best off road transmission was a manual one.

Some people are not saying the new automatics have improved so much that they are better.

Any truth to this???
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-05-2011, 12:37 PM
Replies: 347
Views: 87,008
Posted By jeepin dave
Re: 2012 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

In real life, how do the pearl coatings compare to the clear coat coatings?Are the colors more intense in one or the other?Advantages and disadvantages of each?

Which wears the best long term?
...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-01-2011, 09:52 PM
Replies: 347
Views: 87,008
Posted By jeepin dave
Re: 2012 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

Actually I do have a very good idea what the red looks like.
The monitor is just one link in a very long chain. There are things like the color temp of the lights, the effect of the lenses, the...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-01-2011, 12:00 PM
Replies: 347
Views: 87,008
Posted By jeepin dave
Re: 2012 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

That is a beautiful red!

It appears it might also be an option for the 2012 JGC.

Love the srt8, but also need the 4x4 capability. So the srt8 is unfortuniately out.

There are many...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-01-2011, 07:27 AM
Replies: 347
Views: 87,008
Posted By jeepin dave
Re: 2012 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

Thanks Milous for all the information.
Is there any way to see what the Deep molten red pearl coat looks like? Is it on any current vehicle?
With the current available colors, it is a choice for...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-26-2011, 05:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 835
Posted By jeepin dave
Re: Experiences with odering 2012 using % ???

Some dealers are accepting orders starting June 8.
However, they will not commit to a price. Hence, the thought about %.
Do not feel comfortable ordering without some type of firm price.
Wanted...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-25-2011, 11:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 835
Posted By jeepin dave
Experiences with odering 2012 using % ???

Has anyone negotiated using a % under Dealer Invoice and less rebates and promotions?
If so, how did it work out? What were the advantages and disadvantages?
There are a few dealers selling at...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-23-2011, 05:47 PM
Replies: 347
Views: 87,008
Posted By jeepin dave
Re: 2012 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

What is launch?

When the order book opens? or
When the new JGC goes into production? or
When the first units arrive on dealer lots?
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-23-2011, 02:53 PM
Replies: 347
Views: 87,008
Posted By jeepin dave
Re: 2012 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

Thank you!

Is there any way to find out the suggested retail and the invoice prices?
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-18-2011, 11:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,805
Posted By jeepin dave
USAA, Carmax, 2012

How generally does USAA Car Buying Service compare to Thread Lightly 1% below invoice?
Generally USAA varies by region and is only for vehicles on dealer's lot. However, sometimes will order using...
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