The lack of options on the Altitude is why I didnt go with it. I really wish they would have included more options on it because I would have gotten one. Not a fan of all of the chrome that comes on the Summit to be honest.
I put zero down and leased mine for 448 a month including nav and tow package. Walked with a fat check for my trade. .residual value is 22k which I will purchase for when lease it is up. It is stupid to put money down on a lease. Do you prepay your rent?
Just drove my altitude off the lot an hour ago. Love it. Lack of backup camera is an issue for me. While discussing it with different people in the dealership, the sales people just kept telling me no camera availability on the altitude and no way to do it factory (I was skeptical since I read this thread and others last night). Once I got to the business/finance guy in back and asked him about it he told me that it wasn't included in the '14 altitude (and other various Chrysler models) due to a supply issue from the manufacturer of one of the parts of the camera setup. Apparently, Chrysler had an issue sourcing some of the components of the rear view camera and just left it out of certain '14 models across the board. Since there are some people that may have it here on their '14 altitudes, those either must be dealer installed aftermarket ones (that do NOT use the Uconnect screen) or their dealers got their hands on a park-view setup from the factory and dealer installed it. The business manager said that if I wanted to order the part from a parts department I would probably wait for weeks (and his wouldn't do it), due to that supply issue. But most likely it can be done. Maybe the supply issue will be fixed and we will all be able to freely get it installed eventually. All in all, if the finance manager was on point and truthful then its out there. We just need to find the part number of the harness, setup, and video camera and then have it activated on our screens. Hopefully the dealer that will install it will do the unlock.
Been waiting and watching the boards for a while waiting on my Altitude to make it in. Going on 3 months now, Dealership had a heck of a time locating me one. I got the window sticker today from them supposed to be in on the 4th of July. Dealer mentioned something to me over the phone about backup camera and 9 speaker stereo. I was skeptical until I saw the window sticker. Looks like they have seen the error in their ways by de-optioning the Altitudes. I had seen on an another board that numerous options are going to be added for MY15, it's looking like the late MY14's have options as well. Cautiously optimistic
justabigkid617 thanks for posting that. did you actually take this particular car home? In my shopping around I found a dealership with an altitude just like this, including the parkview options. I didnt buy it there because they werent giving me a good deal. The dealership I made the purchase at told me what I was seeing was an aftermarket dealers install and not a factory chrysler rear view camera. I am curious if this car with the sticker in your post has the factory setup or an aftermarket setup through the uconnect screen. I am currently looking for a dealership that will install this part. Alot of them are having trouble sourcing the part for the install.
PGOFMAN, I just picked up my Altitude today and can confirm that the backup camera is factory specs, with the park view and that the 9 speaker surround factory as well with the surround sound. Worth the 3 month wait to get it with Late model year options that will be on the MY15.
I got one over the holiday weekend... Like others, I wish it had a better stereo and the backup camera from the factory. I hadn't seen any with the factory options like the picture above...or I might have waited. At any rate, it's a great ride so no complaints. First long road trip netted me 26mpg traveling around 71-73 mph most of the way. I've been getting 20.5mpg back and forth to work with about 60% highway.
I really like it so far. But, I've been driving a 1997 K1500 for the last 17 years so any ride improvement might make me feel that way...