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Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-29-2013, 04:53 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,550
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: 67
Views: 8,447
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: 513
Views: 54,121
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: 513
Views: 54,121
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: 12,492
Views: 1,433,157
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: 8,281
Views: 819,297
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: 12,492
Views: 1,433,157
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: 12,492
Views: 1,433,157
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: 8,281
Views: 819,297
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: 8,281
Views: 819,297
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: 2,849
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: 8,281
Views: 819,297
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: 8,281
Views: 819,297
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: 8,281
Views: 819,297
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: 8,281
Views: 819,297
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: 8,281
Views: 819,297
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: 12,492
Views: 1,433,157
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: 8,281
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Posted By Newt
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Ordering Information

SnoFire, what interior did you go with?
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-15-2013, 03:08 PM
Replies: 12,492
Views: 1,433,157
Posted By Newt
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

Milous, thank you for the USA info. FYI, you have the Overland interior options under Summit and no Summit interior options...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-15-2013, 12:01 AM
Replies: 12,492
Views: 1,433,157
Posted By Newt
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

Thanks Chevy, my only issue is my Expedition is on its last legs and needs to be turned into a plow truck or permanently retired after this winter, so am planning on a new vehicle this spring and...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-14-2013, 11:31 PM
Replies: 12,492
Views: 1,433,157
Posted By Newt
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

I too am bummed about that choice being dropped...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-14-2013, 10:38 PM
Replies: 12,492
Views: 1,433,157
Posted By Newt
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

If it will help, I'll take one too!
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-14-2013, 03:51 PM
Replies: 12,492
Views: 1,433,157
Posted By Newt
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-14-2013, 02:31 PM
Replies: 12,492
Views: 1,433,157
Posted By Newt
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

Hey SnoFire, Indigo interior pictures are posted here:
Jeep Grand Cherokee WK2 - 2014 Official press images (http://www.wk2jeeps.com/wk2_2014_press_images.htm)
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-14-2013, 02:22 PM
Replies: 12,492
Views: 1,433,157
Posted By Newt
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

Hey SnoFire, Indigo pics are on this page:
Jeep Grand Cherokee WK2 - 2014 Official press images (http://www.wk2jeeps.com/wk2_2014_press_images.htm)
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-14-2013, 02:14 PM
Replies: 12,492
Views: 1,433,157
Posted By Newt
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

Hey SnoFire, pics here are of the Indigo interior:
Jeep Grand Cherokee WK2 - 2014 Official press images (http://www.wk2jeeps.com/wk2_2014_press_images.htm)
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-14-2013, 02:18 AM
Replies: 12,492
Views: 1,433,157
Posted By Newt
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

lol, Here's an actual typo in the .pdf, notice that this is both the last and 3rd to last paragraph under Air Suspension:
"With the front air dam removed and the available Quadra-Lift air...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-10-2013, 12:52 PM
Replies: 12,492
Views: 1,433,157
Posted By Newt
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

I'd be interested in putting tow hooks, skid plates and rock bars on a Summit. Will this be possible or will I need to go with an Overland?
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-11-2012, 06:50 PM
Replies: 12,492
Views: 1,433,157
Posted By Newt
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

I'd like to know the tidbit. I do a great deal of lurking here and am looking at getting a 2014 Summit.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 11-09-2012, 03:59 PM
Replies: 12,492
Views: 1,433,157
Posted By Newt
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee - Features & Changes

Count me in too, great idea!
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