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Since its such a nice Saturday and hearing that my local dealer has gotten a few 14's in,I was thinking of going by and test driving the refreshed 14" Wk2, im curious how it drives with the new 8 speed trans coupled with the hemi. They have a few limiteds im going to look at but By all means im just going to test drive and not buy...lol im pretty happy with my 11' limited already...:thumbsup:
 

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Give an unbiased review after the test drive. Its the same Jeep just refined and refreshed.
 

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Give an unbiased review after the test drive. Its the same Jeep just refined and refreshed.

If you want an unbiased opinion, don't tell him what to expect. :slapfight:



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Since its such a nice Saturday and hearing that my local dealer has gotten a few 14's in,I was thinking of going by and test driving the refreshed 14" Wk2, im curious how it drives with the new 8 speed trans coupled with the hemi. They have a few limiteds im going to look at but By all means im just going to test drive and not buy...lol im pretty happy with my 11' limited already...:thumbsup:
Good luck with that! If you look around the forum, you'll see it's hard to leave without buying one once you get behind the wheel!
 

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GC4x4

haven't you traded jeeps like 2 or 3 times now?
Eh, maybe.. i guess i never found the right one..lol Im hoping i can get thru a test drive without buying...since im the kind of person who loves gadgets and new technology..lol:lol:
 

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Wait for the limited with lux2 package and blu ray rear dvd if you have kids.

That hemi should be a different beast now with 8speed

Also get the best radio with nav and stuff because you won't be able to change it out!
 

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I drove a 2014 Overland V6 4x4 yesterday and was impressed about how the V6/8 speed combination moved the vehicle. Even with Eco on, the acceleration was adequate, and a lot better with eco off. The car was very smooth and quiet as well. It didn't accelerate quickly enough to race people from stoplights, but it did well for a 5000 lb car.
The interior was much nicer in appearance than previous models. The Navi screen looked really nice.
Interior build quality overall was very good, but some of the switches felt a little cheap, the glove box just fell open rather than being nicely damped and the center console cover felt flimsy. I would say the interior build quality is on par with acura/infiniti, but is up there with Audi on looks and the electronics interface.
 

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I drove a 2014 Overland V6 4x4 yesterday and was impressed about how the V6/8 speed combination moved the vehicle. Even with Eco on, the acceleration was adequate, and a lot better with eco off. The car was very smooth and quiet as well. It didn't accelerate quickly enough to race people from stoplights, but it did well for a 5000 lb car.
The interior was much nicer in appearance than previous models. The Navi screen looked really nice.
Interior build quality overall was very good, but some of the switches felt a little cheap, the glove box just fell open rather than being nicely damped and the center console cover felt flimsy. I would say the interior build quality is on par with acura/infiniti, but is up there with Audi on looks and the electronics interface.
Funny, one of the videos showed the glove box door opening as if it was buffered. I guess I'll find out in time.




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Wait for the limited with lux2 package and blu ray rear dvd if you have kids.

That hemi should be a different beast now with 8speed

Also get the best radio with nav and stuff because you won't be able to change it out!
Ill ask the dealer when the lux2 package is supoosed to come out, i forgot that Chrysler took away the hids as being standard so i may have to get the lux2 so i can have the hids... IF and when i decide on the 14'.. i will let you all know how the test drive went...:thumbsup:
 

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Funny, one of the videos showed the glove box door opening as if it was buffered. I guess I'll find out in time.




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When I read the word "buffered" electronics come to mind Bill. My glove box opens so smoooothly.. it's tethered. :D
 

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Well if you like gadgets and electronics then its going to be very difficult to not want a 14 after driving it. The technology makes the 11-13's seems like a decade old. It was cool when I was test driving an Overland, it was like I was in the cockpit if a plane as it was telling me the speedlimit if the streets I was on as I exceeded them haha. The new Evic and nav are awesome!!!!!
 

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Just got back from driving a V8 Overland. It was great! Some thoughts:

Some posters had mentioned the ride with the 20's was rough. Coming from a Type S Acura the ride was fantastic. Ride quality was great, although the roads weren't terrible where I drove it. The wife loved it, even in back, and she gets car sick very easily.

The super sunroof is a great touch too, but it got hot inside quickly on a 40 degree day. Hopefully the motorized shade is durable.

Nav/electronics are great, except for heated/vented seat controls. That will take some patience and dexterity without a passenger on board. Didn't get to play with all of the screen functions but the salesman took me through the highlights and it is really cool.

The Hemi is great. I didn't hammer it but even in Eco it was peppy. I was going to try to hold out for the CRD but I may be swayed.

You have to be a total masochist to want the light beige interior. The GC I drove arrived with shipping damage inside; it was totally demolished. The beige shows EVERYTHING. Every scrape, nick, bump, speck of dirt and dust. Not good, black or indigo for sure.

Summer really can't get here fast enough.
 

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The heated seats can be activated by voice.


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Good luck with that! If you look around the forum, you'll see it's hard to leave without buying one once you get behind the wheel!
Not that hard ;)
 

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I read it in a review of the uconnect system in one of the online magazines. Actually I read it in two, but that's because somebody committed plagiarism. I'm trying to find it, as it listed the commands to use. If I come across it again I will post a link, unless I get my Jeep first. Then I'll figure it out one way or the other.



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The heated seats can be activated by voice.
That was me who helped spread this urban myth, but like a good politician I have danced and spun my way away from that statement. ;) I've tried every command possible; just can't turn on the seat heaters via VR. That's also not listed as a voice command in any of the written Chrysler materials I've checked so far. You can, however, set the driver or passenger climate temp via VR.
 
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