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post #1 of 23 Old 12-01-2013, 10:20 AM Thread Starter
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2014 overland diesel

Just picked up our new overland diesel yesterday and all I can say is wow. I have never been in a jeep since my 88 cherokee and this is in a different league. The new diesel is very peppy I feel and get great mileage so far as compared to a hemi. I had a hemi ram that I traded in and it would barely break 18mpg on the highway even at 60mph.
So far we have a average of 10L/100k or about 24mpg and that was playing around for a while. The interior is almost overwhelming with all the options and buttons. I can't wait to put some miles on it and see how it really is after getting it broke in a bit. Only has 150km on it so far.


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post #2 of 23 Old 12-01-2013, 12:37 PM
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Is 24mpg in town or highway? That kinda mileage is amazing
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Basically all highway. About 120km/hr or 70mph. Everything is awesome except noticed one door has a black trim on it in between the doors that is not on quite right needs a new one or something. But other than that it's amazing the power is so seamless you push the pedal further it pulls harder no need to shift down and rev like a hemi.


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I am waiting on mine to come in Jan and I am sure it will take a good while to master the Uconnect capability as well as all the other features. Mine is diesel as well and very excited to drive it. Drove one at the dealership a month ago and was hooked...
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Ya I love the diesel. I also own a 2003 cummins and I am very used to the power it has and driving a gas powered vehicle just seems like they have to rev so much to do the same work. Love the torque.


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Do you get any shimmy around 65-70 mph?
Seems those with 20" GY Fortera report it. Seems to be hit of miss.
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BP... Do you get any shimmy around 65-70 mph? Seems those with 20" GY Fortera report it. Seems to be hit of miss.
Just picked up our GC overland diesel 4x4 last week.

Also have the 70's shimmy and a slight pull to the right.

But I do love the mpg, 560+ on the first tank!!!!
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post #8 of 23 Old 12-02-2013, 07:09 PM
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remind me what they are saying the cause of the shimmy is? I drove ours over 500 miles this week in the 70 mph range nearly the entire time and didn't notice anything real obvious, maybe I need to pay more attention but I'm thinking we may have dodged the shimmy bullet

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Last Wednesday, on a whim really, I traded my 07 corvette convertible for a 2104 diesel JGC. It is a loaded Limited (Black Forest Green).

I guess it was a mid-life crisis in reverse.

All I can say is I really could not be happier. It's so nice to have all the amenities and all the torque I'm used to. I find driving around with ECO on to be no problem with the diesel which seems to always be in 6-8th gear.

In mixed driving I am getting 24.5 MPG. Highway is 29 without trying.

The radar cruise control is spectacular.

No shakes or shimmies up to 80.

So now I have three Jeeps in the family ... who'd of thought...

I would trade my wife's 09 Wrangler in if they ever do make the TD engine as an option for the Wrangler.

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Last Wednesday, on a whim really, I traded my 07 corvette convertible for a 2104 diesel JGC. It is a loaded Limited (Black Forest Green).

I guess it was a mid-life crisis in reverse.

All I can say is I really could not be happier. It's so nice to have all the amenities and all the torque I'm used to. I find driving around with ECO on to be no problem with the diesel which seems to always be in 6-8th gear.

In mixed driving I am getting 24.5 MPG. Highway is 29 without trying.

The radar cruise control is spectacular.

No shakes or shimmies up to 80.

So now I have three Jeeps in the family ... who'd of thought...

I would trade my wife's 09 Wrangler in if they ever do make the TD engine as an option for the Wrangler.

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I had an 09 Z06 I sold a few months ago and my 2014 Overland 4x4 is its replacement. Couldn't be happier. Much more practical and comfortable.
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Last Wednesday, on a whim really, I traded my 07 corvette convertible for a 2104 diesel JGC. It is a loaded Limited (Black Forest Green)......

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Congrats on finding one. Love the forest green - second on my list for sure. One dealer down your way had a white Overland equipped the way I wanted, but then we found the red one in Raleigh and I wanted the cherry red most of all. If you don't mind saying, what dealer did you use?

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Congrats on finding one. Love the forest green - second on my list for sure. One dealer down your way had a white Overland equipped the way I wanted, but then we found the red one in Raleigh and I wanted the cherry red most of all. If you don't mind saying, what dealer did you use?
The JGC and both Wranglers came from Southern Jeep. Talk to Eddie McIntosh (our salesman) if you need a contact there. We have always been treated well.

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No I did not have any problems with shimmy at any speed I drove. Smooth as glass. Love the overland such a nice vehicle that is still capable not just nice to look at and ride in.


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The only complaint I have so far is that the overland does not come with the headlight washers like the summit. I wondering they can be purchased and installed after the fact.


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Oneblue...
Shimmy has been reportedly caused by out of round tire, lack of force balance meaning the balance was not done that well and force balance shoots for 6 pounds or less.
I have 20" coming on my Overland and for 50 large hoping this will not be a problem...
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