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    Jeep Cherokees Are Heading Out Soon

    William Maley

    Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com

    October 22, 2013

    Jeep's long-standing nightmare is over. Automotive News is reporting that deliveries of the Cherokee will be heading off to dealers within the next ten days.

    Chrysler is in the process of installing new software smooth out how the engine, nine-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel-drive system interact. After the new software is installed, car haulers are loaded up and sent out. The trucks drop the Cherokees are taken to a test facality where they are unloaded and driven on a test track to see if the software has worked. From there, Cherokees are either sent to a lot where they await being shipped or to another lot where they will get additional tuning.

    Now this sounds somewhat surreal and unusual. But the Cherokee is an important vehicle and Chrysler wants to make sure the vehicle has all of its bugs fixed before it arrives at a dealer.

    Source: Automotive News (Subscription Required)

    William Maley is a staff writer for Cheers & Gears. He can be reached at william.maley@cheersandgears.com or you can follow him on twitter at @realmudmonster.

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    Interesting, so I wonder if the Odometer is disconnected or are they going to discount these units that have miles built up on them?

    At the Seattle Auto show the man who was talking about the Trail Hawk edition of the Cherokee said deliveries would show up on dealer lots in January. He for the most part never said more than arriving soon at a jeep dealer near you but when pushed by people always defaulted to January as the availability time frame.

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    One thing I didn't realize until I'd seen a few up close then looked up the dimensions is how large they are...the new Cherokee is actually slightly larger in the major dimensions than the 1st and 2nd gen Grand Cherokees were...

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