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I pose this question because, while the SRT GC is a beast, I can't help but notice it is way too similar to the regular GC but with a huge price premium. I wish they would use some more unique exterior panels and more unique interior bits.
Also, the engine should get a little more TLC than rolling off the same line as the other Hemis in Mexico...this is a american muscle car engine, at least make it in america!! I am not trying to troll, but am just pointing out that these vehicles don't get the TLC in manufacturing they deserve. SRTs closest competitors are BMW M, AMG and Caddy V...all these engines are made in dedicated factories with tighter tolerances and "cream of the crop" workers.
 

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Who do you think supervises tge QC at the plant in Mexico? When I see a WK1 or WK2 SRT Jeep pass by I always can tell what it is by the aggressive stying cues on the front fascia. I think it is even further from the first gen of SRT Jeeps as well.
 

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Not even close imho....the wk2 SRT even more so withe the different fender flares. ...hood etc.
 

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Yep! put the power folding mirror on it,get the heated and cooled cup holder,lane keep assists,and get the 911 service available in Canada,so you can start your SRT with your smart phone from thousands of miles or kilometers anywhere in the world.
 

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Yep! put the power folding mirror on it,get the heated and cooled cup holder,lane keep assists,and get the 911 service available in Canada,so you can start your SRT with your smart phone from thousands of miles or kilometers anywhere in the world.
I hate the fact that we in Canada can't not start our Jeeps using our phones (it is the coldest up here) or have the emergency service avilable to us. GM had OnStar for years why Jeep can't offer it in Canada..very disappointing

Regarding the look..I agree with comments above, the 2014 Jeep SRT looks different than the others although I really really really miss the old SRT exhaust in the middle. I wish Jeep would offer it as an option for people who won't order the tow pack.
 

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Here we go again. Another one that thinks the quality on a Mercedes is something that it is not. On my 3rd Merc and still not all that impressed with the quality. They had to replace the heads on my CLS63 after 8k miles along with the stereo system. Older CLK had sunroof replaced x 2, would shut off going around corners, and other minor issues. New CL63 has rattles, lighting doesn't function correctly, throttle response sucks when cold. And their service writers are idiots. If you want all the toys on your Jeep it's gonna cost you more. People already complain about the price as it is. I'll take the WK2 SRT all day long over the comparable Merc SUV that cost 20k more.
 

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My SRT will be special.
With less than 4500 world wide ,chances are I won't see one in my neighbor's driveway.
Even if someone around here gets a JGC, it'll just help show how much cooler looking mine is.
I take care of my vehicles, so if Jeep gets it right, it'll stay right. I''ll provide all the TLC she needs, along with the ocassional abuse (wink wink)
 

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Here we go again. Another one that thinks the quality on a Mercedes is something that it is not. On my 3rd Merc and still not all that impressed with the quality. They had to replace the heads on my CLS63 after 8k miles along with the stereo system. Older CLK had sunroof replaced x 2, would shut off going around corners, and other minor issues. New CL63 has rattles, lighting doesn't function correctly, throttle response sucks when cold. And their service writers are idiots. If you want all the toys on your Jeep it's gonna cost you more. People already complain about the price as it is. I'll take the WK2 SRT all day long over the comparable Merc SUV that cost 20k more.
I wasn't trying to say a Mercedes is of higher quality. What I was trying to say is that chrysler isn't doing enough to make these cars special. My main problem is that the engines are being built on the same line in Mexico as the regular hemis. I wish they would build them on a special line like AMG does. Maybe the supercharged one will be!!
 

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If they hand build these engines like MB AMG,then the cost will go higher for the SRT,most European vehicle is over priced,especially the Germans,Audi,BMW,MB,etc.

If this jeep was built in Europe just the way it is,and imported back into north America it would cost alot more money,not because the quality would be any better than what it is right now,but because of the brain wash European psychology that says any automobile that is imported from Europe back into north America is better quality,more sophisticated and more refined.
That is the perception tax that we all pay to own one of these European vehicle,yes give them credit where credit is due,they make some good vehicle,Audi,BMW,Porsch,MB, etc, the question is how much does quality cost?
Isn't it subjective,according to the driver and the owner of the automobile based on his or her experience with that specific automobile.
 

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Here we go again. Another one that thinks the quality on a Mercedes is something that it is not. On my 3rd Merc and still not all that impressed with the quality. They had to replace the heads on my CLS63 after 8k miles along with the stereo system. Older CLK had sunroof replaced x 2, would shut off going around corners, and other minor issues. New CL63 has rattles, lighting doesn't function correctly, throttle response sucks when cold. And their service writers are idiots. If you want all the toys on your Jeep it's gonna cost you more. People already complain about the price as it is. I'll take the WK2 SRT all day long over the comparable Merc SUV that cost 20k more.

The quality isn't up to your standards but you bought 3 of them........awesome/
 

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If they hand build these engines like MB AMG,then the cost will go higher for the SRT,most European vehicle is over priced,especially the Germans,Audi,BMW,MB,etc.

If this jeep was built in Europe just the way it is,and imported back into north America it would cost alot more money,not because the quality would be any better than what it is right now,but because of the brain wash European psychology that says any automobile that is imported from Europe back into north America is better quality,more sophisticated and more refined.
That is the perception tax that we all pay to own one of these European vehicle,yes give them credit where credit is due,they make some good vehicle,Audi,BMW,Porsch,MB, etc, the question is how much does quality cost?
Isn't it subjective,according to the driver and the owner of the automobile based on his or her experience with that specific automobile.
I am not suggesting they build it in Europe and ship it back to america. I was just trying to say maybe they should not outsource SRT engine production to Mexico. This is their premier product and they should make the engines in the USA.
 

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I am not suggesting they build it in Europe and ship it back to america. I was just trying to say maybe they should not outsource SRT engine production to Mexico. This is their premier product and they should make the engines in the USA.
Is there an issue with the SRT motor??
 

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I pose this question because, while the SRT GC is a beast, I can't help but notice it is way too similar to the regular GC but with a huge price premium. I wish they would use some more unique exterior panels and more unique interior bits.
Also, the engine should get a little more TLC than rolling off the same line as the other Hemis in Mexico...this is a american muscle car engine, at least make it in america!! I am not trying to troll, but am just pointing out that these vehicles don't get the TLC in manufacturing they deserve. SRTs closest competitors are BMW M, AMG and Caddy V...all these engines are made in dedicated factories with tighter tolerances and "cream of the crop" workers.
i love how mine looks compared to the regular GC. to the 1% who know what it is, they appreciate the looks but to the other 99% i am not worried about attracting too much attention to it.
 

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The quality isn't up to your standards but you bought 3 of them........awesome/
I didn't say that it wasn't up to my standards. What I was saying that they aren't any better than Jeep from my experience. I have never expected anything to be perfect. But people keep putting these vehicles on pedestals for their quality. I have yet to find anything that perfect.

This is how I decide on buying a vehicle. First I figure out the purpose for the vehicle (i.e. hauling things, performance, comfort). Then I go to styling (which I seem to prefer the Mercs over anything else right now). Then I look at customer reviews (past and present), plus my own experiences with manufacturer and service dept. Will never, ever own another corvette. Biggest piece of junk I ever owned (fun to look at, fun to drive), but what a piece of junk.

I've owned 16 Chrysler products, 3 Mercs, 3 Fords, and 2 Chevy's. You can see where my loyalty has been. But, when Chrysler was run by a Private Equity company, quality went to crap and I wouldn't buy any of their products.
 

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Every company make their own gem,or diamond,and they also make their lemons too,I have seen massive recalls on some European automobile in the past,and also on some North American automobiles too.
 

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What you did not like about the corvette? the 0 to 60 under 4 sec,for 40 to 50 thousands,and in case of the exotic super car like Lamborghini $100,000.00 less than the European imports.Come on spit it out.
European would kill to make such a fast sport car doing 0 to 60 sec under 4 sec,for the price.
 

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my brother had a vette...terrible build quality, terrible interior....instead of corvette...it was more like chevette on the interior......almost laughable.
 

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My SRT will be special.
With less than 4500 world wide ,chances are I won't see one in my neighbor's driveway.
Even if someone around here gets a JGC, it'll just help show how much cooler looking mine is.
I take care of my vehicles, so if Jeep gets it right, it'll stay right. I''ll provide all the TLC she needs, along with the ocassional abuse (wink wink)
bingo....milous told me at one time that my deep cherry red 13' was the only red in the state of KY! Im sure more were sold in KY since Sept.....but not many.
 

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my brother had a vette...terrible build quality, terrible interior....instead of corvette...it was more like chevette on the interior......almost laughable.
North American automobile companies went through a phase where they just put out pure junk on the market,including the Cadillac,that period of inferior products hurt their image,and they still suffer from it a little bit today.
 
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