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Unread 12-29-2015, 02:09 PM   #1
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New to me JGC Summit EcoDiesel

A little background on my vehicles. I have had two B5 Audi S4s, and an allroad. I have had a Volvo S60R and a couple of Volvo XC90s. After eight months without a dedicated DD, I finally decided on an allroad replacement.

My criteria: AWD (4WD), enough room for two clients (more often than not, kids and all their hockey crap), comfort, good enough MPG on my highway drives to from work and a max cost of $35K.

Drum roll....I decided on a CPO EcoDiesel Grand Cherokee Summit.

I already gave up the "sportyness" of the allroad when I sold it. I tried and tried, and I just couldn't find a vehicle in the current audi lineup that met my criteria. I tinkered with the idea of a smallroad but the back seat was a non-starter.

I went into the test drive expecting good things as a close friend of mine has one and claims that it is the best vehicle he has ever owned. I tempered my expectations as much as I could. The engine noise takes a little getting used to, but once at speed it blends in. The engine is very responsive with TONS of torque. The eight speed transmission is silky smooth and overall driving dynamics are what one should expect when driving a JGC.

Fit and finish is quite good. Safety features like adaptive cruise, collision avoidance, parking sensors, etc., not with the finesse of an Audi but it all works and lends to safe driving experience.

The dash/center stack could use a little refining but the leather, stitching and overall fit and finish impressed me so much so to pull the trigger.

We'll see about long term reliability of the oil burner and the adjustable suspension. I plan to do something about the rims too. I think powder coat to start and go from there.

That's it for now.

CLICK the link to an album of pics I took.

http://s1114.photobucket.com/user/nu...ary/2014%20JGC

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Unread 12-29-2015, 02:11 PM   #2
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Here are a few from my album!
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Congrats, good luck..
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Unread 12-29-2015, 03:30 PM   #4
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Unread 12-29-2015, 04:28 PM   #5
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I seen in your criteria that it needed to be under $35,000.Wow,have they depreciated that much?That was a $55-58,000 vehicle when new in 14.
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I seen in your criteria that it needed to be under $35,000.Wow,have they depreciated that much?That was a $55-58,000 vehicle when new in 14.
Yeah someone else took the hit on this one. It was on the lot for $36.5 http://www.lawlesschryslerjeep.net/c...209fe773c7.htm

Finagled a few bucks from there.
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Unread 12-29-2015, 07:45 PM   #7
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Congrats on getting the twin to mine!
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Unread 12-30-2015, 05:01 AM   #8
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Thanks People!
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Congrats! What year and mileage? I too recently bought a used '15 JGC EcoDiesel Limited.
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Unread 12-30-2015, 12:52 PM   #10
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Kind of in the same boat. Just looked at a 14 diesel limited priced 32500 with 48K on it. Trying to see if I can get them down under 30. Single owner did all 48K in one year, one small accident on carfax but i cannot see any sign of repair. Tough to see what a good price is used on these though.
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crossroadz, if you click on his picture link it shows the year and mileage.
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Ahh, got it, thanks DRKRED12.
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Congrats! What year and mileage? I too recently bought a used '15 JGC EcoDiesel Limited.
'14 40K, corporate car with a solid maintenance history. CPO was a must, so I have a little extended teething time.
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Kind of in the same boat. Just looked at a 14 diesel limited priced 32500 with 48K on it. Trying to see if I can get them down under 30. Single owner did all 48K in one year, one small accident on carfax but i cannot see any sign of repair. Tough to see what a good price is used on these though.
Not sure where you live but in the Boston area I would say a 50ishK Miles limited is doable.

There were no other Summits I could find for comparison locally but I looked around the US and I think I did OK. Or at least I am happy and that's what ultimately counts.

There are about 15 Limiteds, only one Overland I could find and they were all more or less in the low to mid 30s on the lot. A few outliers too including a green '14 which is being sold as used despite having under 20 miles on it.

Depending on your timeframe you might be able to swing a deal to motto as I believe Jeep is giving dealers until 1/4/16 to receive payment for their end of year. A unit moved is a unit moved after all and at this point a few grand isn't going to make or break their margin budget. BUT you unit could be The One for the sales guy, mgr or GM.

You could always ask!!
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