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Old 02-26-2014, 09:15 AM   #31
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Now the only time I start really bashing it, is when a KL owner starts bashing XJ's, I've been told its old and its time to step up, I felt so tempted to step up and park on there hood
You won't get any bashing from this KL owner. Our first Jeep was an XJ, and it has always been one of my favorites long before we bought it.
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I'm 6'3" and had the same feeling initially; I've owned mine for two weeks now and I have gotten used to it.
Did you get the sunroof option? Just kidding.

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Mopar have rock rails?
Rocky Road is working on some too. Not sure what they look like yet though.
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It might take a while, but stuff will begin to show up.
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Old 03-11-2014, 03:47 PM   #35
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I have a question for those who own/driven one. I've sat in one at the local dealership but not test driven (I just can't stand car salesman...) , buy the time I had the seat far enough back to be comfortable (I'm 6') it seemed to have lousy forward visibility. The dash seems way to long but I was curious if it's just maybe I didn't play with the thing enough or if it's something you get used to as you drive. I'm finally in a position to make car payments again (not sure if I really want to or not...) and the KL is growing on me.
Have you checked out the limited information on the BU Renegade to see if it would suit your needs? If you don't need to get a car right now I would suggest waiting a few months until the 2015s are released. If you decide the Renegade won't fit your needs you can pickup a 2014 KL a little cheaper but you have to do it before the year end "sales" start.
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Hi all im new here and have been reading and I just wanted to say this... my first jeep was a patriot. . I got it for the gas mileage and true it was not a true off roader BUT I loved that jeep a few years back we had a BAD WINTER and on Christmas Day I was out pulling people out that got stuck in the snow.. it was a Great little jeep.. now that being said when I first seen the new jk unlimited I was like they just ruined the jeep I HATED THAT JEEP.. but I purchased a 2011 and lifted it and put 35s on it... and LOVED IT... but now I am looking at the new trailhawk... because of gas mileage. .. I guess what im trying to say is this.. ITS YOUR CHOICE OF WHAT YOU BUY AND YOU ARE THE ONE THAT PAYS THE BILL... so who cares what anyone else thinks if it fits your needs and your happy then thats all that matters. .. thats just my two cents. . Thanks for reading. .
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Hi all im new here and have been reading and I just wanted to say this... my first jeep was a patriot. . I got it for the gas mileage and true it was not a true off roader BUT I loved that jeep a few years back we had a BAD WINTER and on Christmas Day I was out pulling people out that got stuck in the snow.. it was a Great little jeep.. now that being said when I first seen the new jk unlimited I was like they just ruined the jeep I HATED THAT JEEP.. but I purchased a 2011 and lifted it and put 35s on it... and LOVED IT... but now I am looking at the new trailhawk... because of gas mileage. .. I guess what im trying to say is this.. ITS YOUR CHOICE OF WHAT YOU BUY AND YOU ARE THE ONE THAT PAYS THE BILL... so who cares what anyone else thinks if it fits your needs and your happy then thats all that matters. .. thats just my two cents. . Thanks for reading. .
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For you guys who either own one or have driven one, how is the acceleration for the 2.4 with 4x4? Is it a dog or is does it have some pep? Very curious.
i have the 2.4 trailhawk.. its quick.. feels nice in auto mode.. and once you switch to sport mode.. its ON!.. it tenses up! holds its self down a gear to maintain RMPs .. i love it.cant kick it out of a curve it handles better than some cars...
mud and sand work well.. and rock mode is awesome.. lockers are great too.

also.. its 4 lo is pretty sweet.. it crawls pretty good.. however.. it lacks the 10 inches the wrangler had in clearance.. but the skid plates work well.
does excellent in mud "so far" and if your a good driver you can go where a stock XJ goes or jk with 18s goes..
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Saw my first trail hawk yesterday, ( on the road ) had a cute little blond driver. I saw the front end in my rear views mirrors and yes I knew what it was. All n all not my style, but neither it the liberty, patriot, commander, .......... I don't think they should have called the KL " Cherokee " tho. I think that was a marking ploy, if they would have named it a BLAW BLAW then it would be another jeep that I don't want. Why didn't they call it a scrambler B Or CJ- 2000, -------- cause the Cherokee was a best seller for years. Cause kids " know and like the cherokee name and this is smart business
And not to mention if cute little blondes are buying them, well I get to pull them out of the ditch, so no harm no foul
My XJ will stand proud no matter what. And the KL is just another car on road. It's a new day, humans don't like change, but change is here
Isn't this exactly what we started off with saying not to do... My KL hasn't gotten near getting stuck in the 5 months ive been driving it
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Isn't this exactly what we started off with saying not to do... My KL hasn't gotten near getting stuck in the 5 months ive been driving it
Hasn't gotten stuck? Come play with me.

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Isn't this exactly what we started off with saying not to do... My KL hasn't gotten near getting stuck in the 5 months ive been driving it
That was back in February, All that crap seems to have died down.

Got any pics of off road adventures?

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My coworker drives a KL so every other day my XJ is parked next to it, its pretty cute.

Personally I don't have a problem with the KL, I think its cool they brought the Cherokee name back, and the Trailhawk seems respectably capable. If I were to buy a new crossover I'd actually have to think about the KL Trailhawk vs a Subaru Crosstrek.

What does irritate me is Chrysler's willingness to make a joke of the Jeep brand by making Front-Wheel-Drive KL models. Sure, most car companies do that these days, but c'mon, a JEEP? Subaru makes all their sedans with 4WD! Jeez.
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The cherokee in my area is extremely popular, and I see tons of them on my commute every day. I've grown to like the front end more, and I've seen one off road - impressive.

But I have two issues with it:

1) I owned a patriot (a severely underrated jeep btw) and I was able to get the Freedom drive 2 package, which includes all the off road stuff (hill decent, skid plates, tow hooks, "low" range, increased ground clearance, and a bunch of other stuff) for around 20 grand. Its a package you can add to any trim. on the cherokee, you have to buy the trailhawk where it basically has every option besides the v6 as standard... which brings it's cost up so high... Why did they do that? I would have traded my patriot in on a new cherokee in a heart beat if I could have gotten a base model and just added the off road package...

2) I struggle with the rear end. Don't know why, but its attractive from almost every angle except dead on from the rear.
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