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Saw a black 14GC Ltd on the dealer's lot. Sitting among a whole of 2013's, and it was NOT very impressive. I liked the new headlights and the lower front and rear fascias, but the the grill is just, well "dainty" compared to the robust "real Jeep" 11-13 grills. It looked like the 2013 Compass parked next to it. And those "Durango" taillights are bad!. Geez, I'll gladly stick with my 12 GC Ltd.:slapfight:
 

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would love to see a side x side pic of the two. Might have to go check that out myself on Friday.
 

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But 2014WK - 2014WD, the taillamps look nothing alike, and I mean nothing. That is a much better comparison. Oh wait, you guys haven't seen it yet. :p

As a matter of fact, the '14 WD rear looks nothing like the '13.
 

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Saw a black 14GC Ltd on the dealer's lot. Sitting among a whole of 2013's, and it was NOT very impressive. I liked the new headlights and the lower front and rear fascias, but the the grill is just, well "dainty" compared to the robust "real Jeep" 11-13 grills. It looked like the 2013 Compass parked next to it. And those "Durango" taillights are bad!. Geez, I'll gladly stick with my 12 GC Ltd.:slapfight:
I have to agree for the most part. The new grille looks cheap/plasticky and is reminiscent of the Compass (full disclosure -- I'm a former MK Patriot owner). I really just didn't like the lines on the 2014's front end and I don't see why everyone is so excited about the headlights. The whole front end doesn't flow very well. The plastic honeycomb thing under the HID headlights look silly. I'm glad I opted for a 2013 model instead and saved a buttload of money doing it.
 

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The '14 is superior to the first gen WK2's in every aspect. As far as the new grille and tails I'll agree the ol der ones looked better. I prefer the newer style tails though because it's a full body look. If you had a '14 for 1 hour you'd probably change your mind.
 

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Can't say I agree with this post at all. But that's the joy of things we all have our own opinions. The new 14's look incredible! The 11-13's are excellent vehicles, but the 14's new design and technology are so ahead that it makes the original WK2's look like old models already. I drove a 14 Overland today and I felt like I was almost in a completely different vehicle.....and that was a good thing.
The good thing for those that don't like the new ones is that 13's are still available new, and used WK2's are readily available now. It's a win win :)
 

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But 2014WK - 2014WD, the taillamps look nothing alike, and I mean nothing. That is a much better comparison. Oh wait, you guys haven't seen it yet. :p

As a matter of fact, the '14 WD rear looks nothing like the '13.
A certain member here who works at JNAP is going to post some pics of the new Dango. To hell with that good paying job! What did you do with Dev btw? Oh and tell your body guy I have weld spatter on my door jamb!
 

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I haven't seen a 2014 in person, but have decided I'm keeping my 2012 for several reasons: the look, the CD player location and functionality, the flipper glass, the autostick shift, the location of the USB in the upper tray of the middle console, and the look! :D I will likely be getting brilliant black lower fascias and rocker panels, and have my front lower fascia smoothed, painted brilliant black, and clear coated. I like the look of the 2014s from the pictures I've seen though!
 

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Looks are one thing. Technology/function is something else. For me, the later trumps the first, so I went with a '14. If I was going on looks alone it would be a '13.

This was the Jeep that caught my eye.

 

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Saw a black 14GC Ltd on the dealer's lot. Sitting among a whole of 2013's, and it was NOT very impressive. I liked the new headlights and the lower front and rear fascias, but the the grill is just, well "dainty" compared to the robust "real Jeep" 11-13 grills. It looked like the 2013 Compass parked next to it. And those "Durango" taillights are bad!. Geez, I'll gladly stick with my 12 GC Ltd.:slapfight:
Couldn't agree with you more. Just got home myself from test driving a V6 and a V8 Overland. I thought the '14 JGC was a compass from a distance but was corrected that it indeed was the '14.

Granted the 8sp. transmission does drive a lot smoother than the older tranny. But I would still take the front and rear of the Jeep that is being replaced by the tiny grill '14.

Additionally, they had a '13 Black/Black Summit on the floor with 10 miles on it. Has everything. I offered them $40k plus fees for it instead of a '14 Overland with tech. They're supposed to get back to me by tomorrow.
 

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Couldn't agree with you more. Just got home myself from test driving a V6 and a V8 Overland. I thought the '14 JGC was a compass from a distance but was corrected that it indeed was the '14.

Granted the 8sp. transmission does drive a lot smoother than the older tranny. But I would still take the front and rear of the Jeep that is being replaced by the tiny grill '14.

Additionally, they had a '13 Black/Black Summit on the floor with 10 miles on it. Has everything. I offered them $40k plus fees for it instead of a '14 Overland with tech. They're supposed to get back to me by tomorrow.
That 2013 sounds like a real winner! Good luck to you on getting it!
 

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That 2013 sounds like a real winner! Good luck to you on getting it!
For $40k he will need lots of luck! They sell for more than that used .
 

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The 2013 "aggressive" grill is what I fell in love with. I never would have looked at a Jeep if I had not seen the Summit grill at a stop light. The grill just grabbed my attention. The 2014 grill would not cause me to look twice. The new grill is boring. But that is just my opinion.
 

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I know he's not getting at that price, but maybe they'll come down in price enough so it's doable.
Exactly. Low ball them enough to meet somewhere in the, 'middle' :thumbsup:

I've seen new '13 Summits for $42.5k. So, $40k + fees isn't too far off from my offer. Hopefully they feel the same way.
 

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I like my 13 much better than what I've seen on an equivalent 14 so far. I'm sure the tech., etc. is better in the 14, (I haven't driven one), but the new front/rear lights and design changes on the 14 just don't do it for me.

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I like the look of the 2014s which is not normal for me. I thought the 2nd gen of Grand Cherokees look funny and then they grew on me. Then I thought the WKs looked funny and now the older models look odd.
 

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Having owned both a '12 and now a '14, I'll take the '14 any day. The difference in transmissions is night and day alone. The interior is nicer and quieter, and the technology is far better. Mind you, I went from a Laredo to a Limited, so that's part of it. But the MyGig in the '11-'13 has nothing on the 8.4" in my Limited, I'm glad I didn't bother with getting one in my '12. The flipper glass was no big loss, I never used mine. One less thing to rattle or break. I don't have the funky headlights, so no loss there. The new rear end, to me, looks nicer and cleaner than the old one. It's all a matter of opinion though.
 

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I had a 2012 Laredo X and just picked up a Black 2014 Ltd tonight. I can tell you first hand that the 2014 is far superior. It drives better and the interior electronics (I got the 8.4") just makes the '11 - '13 seem outdated if you will.

When I first read your thread subject title it screamed to me "guy with a '11-'13 feeling bad about not having the new toy". I opened the thread and saw I was right, no surprise.

You can talk all the trash you want about the exterior trying to justify the feeling of having one pulled over on you by Jeep with the new redesign but we ALL know the '14 are SUPERIOR and you're jealousssssss.
 
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