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post #16 of 68 Old 12-02-2019, 07:47 PM
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Thank you Pauliee but I'm looking for the V6. I found 1 in South Florida that I am seeing Wednesday but I think it has marks on the seat bottom. I think there are a couple more in SC.

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post #17 of 68 Old 12-03-2019, 05:29 PM
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Front wheel bearings fail...you’ll note by a loud roar coming the front of Jeep at speed that diminishes when you stop....

Rear wiper motors failing and passive door handles not working as expected are common issues....try to get the MaxCare extended warranty....it was the best money spent on mine....

The early 11-13’s models make sure the fuel pump external relay / recall was performed...if not could leave you stranded or a Jeep that won’t start (but continuously will crank....)

Also if you get a 11-13 with the V8 take care not to do WOT runs when in overdrive...this could destroy the clutches....look at any of the RAM forums with this transmission for details...
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post #18 of 68 Old 12-05-2019, 06:00 PM
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The 16 models were the first to have it. (Also the 16 is when they changed the gear shifter) As far as the auto stop / start goes I don't like it. If you really need to take off fast from a dead stop...forget it! I just turn it off everytime I start the vehicle! The 18 has the much improved Uconnect screen!
I really didnít like the ESS either. I picked up the defeat module from a forum sponsor. For the MY2016ís it was a 2 second install into the OBD port. Best hundred bucks I ever spent

As for the newer Uconnect screen, the HD is nicer for sure and the added info pages are great. However I donít understand the reduced amount of Sirius favourites.

I had the 2016 nicely setup with about 150 favourites. Some artists I would just store selected songs. Unless I felt like exploring, I never had to channel surf anymore just leaving it on the currently on air playing page and pick from there. Itís especially convenient on short drives.

In the 2019 selected songs are a luxury as you are limited to only 50 favourites. Itís a minor peeve but I am left shaking my head how they reduced it from over 150 to only 50. Bizarre!
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03 WJ 4.7 HO Limited
94 ZJ 5.2 Laredo
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Is there currently more than 1 Uconnect interface?
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post #20 of 68 Old 12-08-2019, 02:26 PM
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Is there currently more than 1 Uconnect interface?
The 7 inch Uconnect is still standard in 2020 Laredoís. The Altitude package version of the Laredo will have the 8.4Ē. Even base model 2020 Limitedís will only have the 7Ē display.

19 WK2 5.7 High Altitude current, gone:
16 WK2 3.6 Limited
03 WJ 4.7 HO Limited
94 ZJ 5.2 Laredo
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post #21 of 68 Old 12-12-2019, 05:29 PM
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This is an awesome post. Iíve got a 2011 Overland that Iím going to be trading for a 2013 Limited.
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post #22 of 68 Old 12-14-2019, 06:51 PM
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I brought it home last. 2018 High Altitude, 4x4, V6, all black.
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post #23 of 68 Old 12-14-2019, 07:02 PM Thread Starter
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Hope you have many miles of smiles.

I just got lost in thought. It was unfamiliar territory;
Current: 2011 Grand Cherokee Overland V8, 2009 Liberty Rocky Mt V6
Previous: 2000 Grand Cherokee Laredo I6, 1979 CJ7 I6 Quadratrac
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post #24 of 68 Old 12-15-2019, 04:02 PM
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I brought it home last. 2018 High Altitude, 4x4, V6, all black.
Congratulations Chuck! I absolutely love mine. The learning curve is gonna be a lot of fun. If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask. A bunch of helpful GC owners on this forum!
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post #25 of 68 Old 12-25-2019, 04:52 PM
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I am looking pretty hard at a WK2. Going to move up from a 2016 Compass. The Compass has 110,000 miles and is a great machine. Except for squeaks and rattles and lack of room.

I am looking at anything from a 15 to 19. Want to have a Quadra-trac 2 system. Seeing some Laredoís with the Quadra-trac 1. I would like to go do some off-roading. Iíd like some of the toys that would make it comfortable. Also, I want low miles. This is a great thread. The reviews elsewhere are pretty solid and paint the WK2 in a positive light.
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post #26 of 68 Old 12-25-2019, 10:10 PM Thread Starter
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Laredos are standard with QTI. The all weather or V8 option packages can get you a QTII in a Laredo. V8s are rare in a Laredo, however, most years were not available. There may be another option package in some years that gets you QTII in a Laredo. Limiteds and above have QTII as standard.

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Current: 2011 Grand Cherokee Overland V8, 2009 Liberty Rocky Mt V6
Previous: 2000 Grand Cherokee Laredo I6, 1979 CJ7 I6 Quadratrac
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post #27 of 68 Old 12-27-2019, 04:45 PM
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I bought a 2018 Limited today. 42,000 miles on it. 4x4. All sorts of toys that I am needing to figure out. It is black, which wasnít my choice of color.
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post #28 of 68 Old 12-27-2019, 07:31 PM Thread Starter
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Nice, when you get a chance, post some pictures and more details in the picture sticky thread.

Hope you have many miles of smiles.
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Current: 2011 Grand Cherokee Overland V8, 2009 Liberty Rocky Mt V6
Previous: 2000 Grand Cherokee Laredo I6, 1979 CJ7 I6 Quadratrac
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post #29 of 68 Old 12-29-2019, 11:31 AM
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I going to look at this 2014 GC today or tomorrow.

https://www.raysfortuna.com/vehicle-...3d4a9#Features

I dont see in this thread that the 2014 had any issues particular to that year. Anything specific I should check?

I have never bought a car from a car lot or dealer, and I'm honestly dreading the experience.
I find sell tactics, and haggling in general to be disgusting.
It's weird that business is the one area of life where it's not only acceptable to be slimy, but expected.
What should I know about buying a vehicle from a used car lot, or haggling with the salesman?

Thanks!
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post #30 of 68 Old 12-29-2019, 01:06 PM
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From the pics it looks like the previous owner (or owners the carfax link doesn’t come up free for me) really looked after it for that much mileage.

Go over the carfax report for accident, ownership and dealer service history.

Give it a good going thru on the test drive for any tranny and engine irregularities.

It’s still a chunk of change and I would pay an independent mechanic with Jeep/Ram 4WD knowledge up to a couple hundred to go over it.

Extended warranties are very different in price as well as vehicle eligibility from the US to Canada. It would definitely be worth looking into what coverage you could get.

Wishing you a successful search!

19 WK2 5.7 High Altitude current, gone:
16 WK2 3.6 Limited
03 WJ 4.7 HO Limited
94 ZJ 5.2 Laredo
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