as the title states i am looking at a trailhawk! heres my question..
there is a nice deal about 40 miles south of me for a 2014 trailhawk..its granite..and does have a few added options.
is there a way to use the vin id to see what all options it does have?--- ok researched and found all the options from research maniacs!
does the 2014 come with xenon lights? if not will adding hid or xenon affect the lens of the projector?
can you the uconnect system in the 2014 be upgraded through software to allow adroid auto or carplay?>
i went to my local jeep dealer today and test drove a 2017 granite with package 27e and sunroof..nice ride!
is the 2014 model that much inferior to the 2017? are there many changes? anything i should possibly look out for on a 2014 vs a 2017?
looking at around 32k + fees for the 2017 / the 2014 is 24k + fees...
any help from you all would be much appreciated!
Basically its what your pocket book will stand.
If the options are the same the '14 Hawk is over priced compared to the new Hawk. 8k is not that much if everything is the same. The New one would win for me.
* The '14 is not inferior to the newer ones other than age and mileage.
* The transmission was the main issue with some but far from all of the Cherokees '14 to mid'15 model years.
The transmission was updated mid 2015 with a hardware change.
Now if you look at it and take the '14 out for a test drive look carefully at several things.
* The owners service record of and warranty repairs and general service etc. There should be recalls listed and maybe even warranty repairs. If there is a series on one or two areas reject the purchase.
* Transmission should shift flawlessly. Should not even feel it most of the time. If it is not like this reject it as problems are down the road.
* Under medium to heavy acceleration is there any wobble on the front axle? If so there is a possible warranty repair for it.
* The power train warranty is transferable? If not reject it.
Now all prices are negotiable, especially on the ,14. But I would think that the ' 14 is not equipped (optioned out) as well as the '17.
Remember there has been price increases on the Cherokees including the options. So that still makes me believe that '14 is optioned out.
But the only advice I have is your pocket book and get what you want, especially options. 3+ years down the road you will not even be thinking of paying a bit too much.
My 2014 was purchased in 12/13 and has been flawless to date. Probably paid a bit more than I should have but I got exactly what I wanted including options.
It is as much fun to drive today as it was brand new!
Good luck on your quest.