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Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 11-22-2013, 02:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,358
Posted By ms.annthrope
Re: Zombie apocalypse now: Best car for surviving World War Z

Dillon Aero SUV-Mounted Minigun - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Nug5FZgxuk)

Now that's a zombie killin' machine. Jeep needs to offer that as an option or standard for Overland/Summits.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-25-2013, 05:20 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 5,887
Posted By ms.annthrope
Re: What was your 2nd choice?

I had an appointment at the local Toyota dealer to look for an FJ Cruiser the same morning I bought my Overland. the FJ was cheaper and still very off road capable. However, I was not impressed with...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-04-2013, 06:42 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,839
Posted By ms.annthrope
Re: 2014 models - what's going on???

I'd agree with Peter-K. I had a 2004 Toyota 4Runner. Wow, oh what a feeling. Right off the bat the center EVIC would dim intermittenly and lose power. Dealer could not replicate so it was never...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 09-12-2013, 02:28 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,562
Posted By ms.annthrope
Re: Possible new Jeep owner worried about realibity

Great idea. Trade her in for a newer model----hopefully one with a mute button! :lol:
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 09-11-2013, 05:35 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,562
Posted By ms.annthrope
Re: Possible new Jeep owner worried about realibity

Wifezilla does not accept voice commands either....
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 09-10-2013, 02:00 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,562
Posted By ms.annthrope
Re: Possible new Jeep owner worried about realibity

Just completed a 4,200 nile road trip driving 10+ hours a day for 7 days across the mid south--Oklahoma, Texas, New mExico, Arizona, and California. But for the nagging irritating buzz and slight...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-08-2013, 01:40 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,873
Posted By ms.annthrope
Re: 9500 Mile update

Just a simple fact that you ought to get what you paid for. I am sure you monthly car payment check is good and do not bounce---so you have every expectation that your car will work and not bounce...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-17-2013, 12:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 944
Posted By ms.annthrope
Re: News Article on Jefferson Plant

It goes to show that if Detroit designs and builds an attractice weil made vehicle, sales go up and demand will keep the lines busy= more jobs. Unions and suits need to both work together for longer...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-12-2013, 03:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,491
Posted By ms.annthrope
Re: Michelin Latitudes

Latitudes are really for summer fall (rain), and not snow. I swapped out for the newest Toyo AT II and while I have not run through snow, I am more confident should I do. Never had a problem with...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-11-2013, 01:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 557
Posted By ms.annthrope
Re: quality

My wife's Laredo X has been flawless--just broke 12,000 miles and not a squeak or rattle. Everything works. It was this tight fit and finish that persuaded me to trade in my problem plagued truck for...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-08-2013, 05:32 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,874
Posted By ms.annthrope
Re: American Muscle Jeep 5.7L Hemi vs Teriyaki Toyota 5.7L

I had thought carefully about what I wrote. You can think anything you want. I don't care. Does not bother me. But if you express it, then it's another matter.

I am absolutely positive Jeep...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-08-2013, 05:21 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,874
Posted By ms.annthrope
Re: American Muscle Jeep 5.7L Hemi vs Teriyaki Toyota 5.7L

"Wheat burners"--I've been on several other forums including Ram diesel forums where you would think good ol' US of A oil burning truck owners would use such a term. Not once have I seen "wheat...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-08-2013, 03:06 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,874
Posted By ms.annthrope
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-08-2013, 01:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,438
Posted By ms.annthrope
Re: 4006 miles, 8 states, 80 hrs, 25.5 mpg, 4 Nat'l Parks

That's a great idea, fianatic! The main obstacle to going even on mild trails in the boonies is the risk of breaking down and not even cell service to call for help. Even a small caravan can help...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-08-2013, 01:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,438
Posted By ms.annthrope
Re: 4006 miles, 8 states, 80 hrs, 25.5 mpg, 4 Nat'l Parks

Great pics---need more travelogue, though. Would love to read about your trip and how your JGC did.

I've been to Mt Rushmore and Yellowsotne twice---Did you go to Mr Rushmore in the early...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-08-2013, 10:52 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,874
Posted By ms.annthrope
Re: American Muscle Jeep 5.7L Hemi vs Teriyaki Toyota 5.7L

Yes, let's see, we don't call German cars "kraut cars" or "kraut-burners", do we? We don't call Italian cars "spaghetti wagons" or anything slse that connects their ethnic food, culture or origins to...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-06-2013, 11:32 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,874
Posted By ms.annthrope
Re: American Muscle Jeep 5.7L Hemi vs Teriyaki Toyota 5.7L

Sushi 5.7? Teriyaki Toyota? Let's leave the racist remarks in the gutter, shall we? If I had $80,000 to spend, I'd get a Land Cruiser too--no ifs, ands, or buts. They are rock solid and proven as one...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-03-2013, 05:33 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,638
Posted By ms.annthrope
Re: Donít Forget the 2011s!

Had the same problem changing bulbs in my 2010 Ram. Had to remove the entire headlight assembly or else go into the front wheel liner and have your kid or a neighbor's kid's arm that is small enough...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-03-2013, 03:30 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,638
Posted By ms.annthrope
Re: Donít Forget the 2011s!

Thanks for the review. Anyone can fall in love while the honeymoon is still hot and heavy, but it's what it feels like a few years and tens of thousands of miles later that matter.

I have an odd...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-03-2013, 12:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,635
Posted By ms.annthrope
Re: Is the LR4 "tougher" than the JGC

Ah yes, Lucans, the Prince of Darkness. Now speaking of tough....

This is tough

Killing a Toyota part 1 - Top Gear - BBC - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnWKz7Cthkk)

I doubt any...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-02-2013, 01:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,635
Posted By ms.annthrope
Re: Is the LR4 "tougher" than the JGC

I have searched high and low for a direct head to head comparison between the WK2 GC vs LR4 on youtube and google and this is all I have found:

2012 Land Rover LR4 vs Jeep Grand Cherokee...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-02-2013, 12:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,635
Posted By ms.annthrope
Re: Is the LR4 "tougher" than the JGC

Tougher......that's a very amorphous term....like "luxury." I love the looks of the LR4 and I am sure it has very capable off road features. But does "tougher" include...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-27-2013, 11:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 901
Posted By ms.annthrope
Re: Banged up trade-in

Carfax has been sued for having incorrect information---how would that happen if insurance companies report their claims in?

I do know about salvaged cars from floods being "washed" through...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 06-26-2013, 04:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,796
Posted By ms.annthrope
Re: Anyone else have problem with the forteras on 20's?

Remember that the $120/tire is retail. Jeep gets them for probably $40 each. You can get them for $40/tire too if you commit to a 4 year contract for 400,000 tires per year!

Sometimes it reminds...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 06-26-2013, 04:15 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,094
Posted By ms.annthrope
Re: Stock GY Fortera 20" > Expectations

While they are "decent" or at least somewhat round, black, and a hole in the middle, they are not what I would expect on a top trim Overland or Summit costing us $46-$50! They belong on a base model....
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-26-2013, 01:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 785
Posted By ms.annthrope
Re: New Overland Owner

Great that you're enjoying your new Grand. They sure are nice, aren't they? Jeep has aimed for the Audi/MB/Toureg/Range Rover market and from all the current WK2 Grands I see on the road, they hit a...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 06-26-2013, 12:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,527
Posted By ms.annthrope
Re: 275/55/20 Toyo Open Country A/T II

Thanks to turbospartan for the assist. I just took pics this morning after two days of rain. The top most pic is at Park Lowered to show it at lowest body height. The tires have about 8,000 miles on...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 06-26-2013, 10:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,527
Posted By ms.annthrope
Re: 275/55/20 Toyo Open Country A/T II

I am a complete and total retard when it comes to tech stuff. I can take pictures on my cell phone but don't know how to get it uploaded. Sorry folks.

Perhaps if someone PM'ed me I can send it...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-25-2013, 04:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 901
Posted By ms.annthrope
Re: Banged up trade-in

And if the repair was done "in house" nothing gets reported to Carfax.......sold without ever mentioning it was damaged and repaired. Dealer gets the insurance check so he makes extra...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-24-2013, 12:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,904
Posted By ms.annthrope
Re: To Those Afraid Of Having Problems...

Unfortunately, these guys probably built the trouble some GCs.

Detroit Auto Workers Busted on the Job Drinking Beer & Smoking Pot on Break.flv - YouTube...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-24-2013, 10:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,904
Posted By ms.annthrope
Re: To Those Afraid Of Having Problems...

Jeep has certainly improved in quality with the JNAP shutting down for a month to install new robotics and re-establishing assembly procedures for the WK2. Toyota appears to be slipping and cutting...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-19-2013, 11:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,808
Posted By ms.annthrope
Re: Is it me or most of the problems with the Overlands?

I have an Overland with minor issues...annoying intermittent buzzes and rattle under driver's dash. However, everyting is working at 10,000 miles. I guess I should count my blessings...but for...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-14-2013, 01:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,648
Posted By ms.annthrope
Re: Overland Auto rain sensing Windshield wipers

I use it on first click. Yes, sometimes it goes full bore for a few strokes then regains its sanity. It's nice for those stop and go showers especially when a passing semi 18 wheeler just drenches me...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-31-2013, 10:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,684
Posted By ms.annthrope
Re: funny thing happened at the mall

I regulary see 4 Wk2s on my daily commute going the other direction, a black, a max steel, red, and white. One is a 2014, There is a same as mine dark cherry red Overland owned by another person...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-29-2013, 04:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,122
Posted By ms.annthrope
Re: Cool New Video for 2014 JGC

Hey, Papote, I used to be in El Paso all the time when I was stationed at White Sands Missile Range. I drove back almost 25 years later in 2010 on the way through to Amarillo and wow, things have...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-23-2013, 05:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,369
Posted By ms.annthrope
Re: Jeep Survival Kit (Knife)

Hell with the knife. MOPAR needs to have this option for us Grand owners...
Dillon Aero SUV-Mounted Minigun - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Nug5FZgxuk)
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-23-2013, 05:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,016
Posted By ms.annthrope
Re: 2014 Overland vs. 2012 SRT

http://tacotopia.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/dawn-wells.bmp

Hey, Maryann has held up pretty well. Nice rack, too.

I don't feel I need a supercharged engine. Laws of physics requires more...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-23-2013, 05:24 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,476
Posted By ms.annthrope
Re: Starting to get a little frustrated with the Jeep...my tale of woe

Sorry to hear that. I really wish that Americna manufacturers understand that it is no use braggin' about where the vehicle can go if it can't take your there. Reliability, durability, and...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-23-2013, 05:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,554
Posted By ms.annthrope
Re: Would it upset you?

How much will it cost for the same product to be produced in teh US with US regulations, US taxes, and US union demands? 15% more? 20% more, 35% more? Please raiase your hand if you are willing to...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-22-2013, 03:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,016
Posted By ms.annthrope
Re: 2014 Overland vs. 2012 SRT

http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/jWrW7IxsBZdl.jpg

Ginger then, Ginger now. I hope the SRT holds up better than Ginger.
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