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Old 01-06-2018, 08:45 PM   #1
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Old 01-06-2018, 09:12 PM   #2
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Old 01-06-2018, 09:40 PM   #3
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2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Diesel Overland. Picking up Monday or Tuesday.

Over twenty cars in my life. This definitely breaks the pattern:
- second SUV ever (after short lived x5 diesel)
- second diesel ever (after said x5d)
- second domestic ever (after my first car, an absolute POS mercury marquis)
- third automatic ever (after mercury and x5d)

Color is mostly gray but has enough brown to be interesting in person, similar to sparkling graphite perhaps, but lighter. So I like that a lot. I love the interior and stitched leather. Wanted the diesel after driving the usual pentastar six and the hemi. And condition was great. It was very clean for a used suv, more so than can be achieved by detailing. It has the tow package as well. It has air suspension, rides "sportier" as well as the capacity to raise. So it has almost everything I looked for except for one thing, the rear e-LSD (so it's quadra-trac ii instead of quadra-drive ii). Well, I had to compromise somewhere and in an awd vehicle with raising and locking center ability, I think I can give up on the rear differential. Sure would have been nice, but impossible to find.

The other SUV I liked to drive was the cayenne, but frankly I preferred the simpler and seemingly more spacious interior, less luxury image.
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Old 01-06-2018, 10:20 PM   #4
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Old 01-07-2018, 12:52 AM   #5
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2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Diesel Overland. Picking up Monday or Tuesday.

Over twenty cars in my life. This definitely breaks the pattern:
- second SUV ever (after short lived x5 diesel)
- second diesel ever (after said x5d)
- second domestic ever (after my first car, an absolute POS mercury marquis)
- third automatic ever (after mercury and x5d)

Color is mostly gray but has enough brown to be interesting in person, similar to sparkling graphite perhaps, but lighter. So I like that a lot. I love the interior and stitched leather. Wanted the diesel after driving the usual pentastar six and the hemi. And condition was great. It was very clean for a used suv, more so than can be achieved by detailing. It has the tow package as well. It has air suspension, rides "sportier" as well as the capacity to raise. So it has almost everything I looked for except for one thing, the rear e-LSD (so it's quadra-trac ii instead of quadra-drive ii). Well, I had to compromise somewhere and in an awd vehicle with raising and locking center ability, I think I can give up on the rear differential. Sure would have been nice, but impossible to find.

The other SUV I liked to drive was the cayenne, but frankly I preferred the simpler and seemingly more spacious interior, less luxury image.
Nice rig.

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Old 01-07-2018, 05:49 AM   #6
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Thank you folks. The 2011 update to the JGC was significant. I was originally looking at 2011-2013 to keep the price down. Drove a hemi, liked it, thought about it, could not come to terms with expected realistic MPG (12-14). Then realized that the 2014 facelift is also pretty significant, especially transmission (8-speed ZF & paddles), displays/entertainment and perhaps some handling improvements (elk test, a long story). So that's how the budget crept up.
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Old 01-07-2018, 09:40 AM   #7
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Really cool. I'm curious to hear your thoughts over time.

Now.... What snow tires are you putting on it?
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Old 01-07-2018, 11:05 AM   #8
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Thank you folks. The 2011 update to the JGC was significant. I was originally looking at 2011-2013 to keep the price down. Drove a hemi, liked it, thought about it, could not come to terms with expected realistic MPG (12-14). Then realized that the 2014 facelift is also pretty significant, especially transmission (8-speed ZF & paddles), displays/entertainment and perhaps some handling improvements (elk test, a long story). So that's how the budget crept up.
Congrats! Should be a great fit for your needs. Just make sure itís had all the recalls doneóif affected. My in-laws have one and love it, not sure what specs but likely leaner than yours.
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Old 01-07-2018, 11:32 AM   #9
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Hm.

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Old 01-07-2018, 01:45 PM   #10
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What made you go diesel?


Edit: I just read about the AWD modes. So Quadra trac 2 is pretty hardcore, just more off road focused.

https://www.autoevolution.com/news/j...ed-106633.html

"Out of the two systems available for the Grand Cherokee, the Quadra-Trac II is the most capable version in off-road driving"

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