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If you can share a few things about your ownership of the Jeep Trackhawk, what would it be? The most liked or hated, share them with every one I am sure you won't be the only one. :wink2:
 

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I love the power and the comfort...

I dont love... non automatic folding mirrors.....


I also have a love/hate for how non flashy the car is... While i am a low key guy most of the time its nice to get recognized for the car your driving... But then other times i have 18 y/os trying to live stream me driving on the highway somewhere.
 

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Top three likes, acceleration, comfort, luxury, in that order. I bought it for the acceleration/performance and boy did they deliver.

Top three dislikes, Pirelli tires, brake dust, no fog lights, in that order
 

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Likes:
Power & Acceleration
Distort-your-face levels of g-forces in all directions
Surprises and shames Teslas and BMW i8s (I love to hunt green cars!) and just about everything else on four wheels
Harman-Kardon sound system
"Custom" setting for suspension, steering & driveline calibrations

Dislikes:
Wheel styling (I've ordered a set of Forgeline five-spokes)
No choices of color of brake calipers
Looks too much like an SRT inside and out
The carpeting feels cheap
No adaptive headlights (the kind that turn into the corner, like my '14 SRT had)

Mehs:
The Trackhawk badges
Non-illuminated "supercharged" sill plates
 

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I'm not sure if this is a like or dislike, but why did they (FCA/Jeep) keep a Hellcat emblem and SRT name on the top of the supercharger and the letters SRT embossed on the hood liner and then put a Trackhawk and Jeep emblem on the rear hatch, along with the name Jeep on the hood and the Grand Cherokee name on the side doors? Is it a Jeep or a Grand Cherokee, or a SRT, or a Hellcat, or a Trackhawk or all of he above? :confused:

Or maybe it's the best of all of them! :smile2:
 

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Car-Guy,
I thought the very same things.
 

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Hate the 2-1 shift slow speeds
Hate the fact I need a new front diff at 5200 miles
Hate the fact the "roll race" transmission setup is gone. In my Charger HC, if the trans was in D, I could manually downshift it using paddles to whatever gear I wanted and it would auto upshift..... TH won't do that.
Hate the fitment of body panels
Hate the occasional rattles and squeeks I'll hear in the cabin
Hate the fact my $500 option paint color looks horrible with orange peel and looks wavy like the Jeep is made out of fiberglass
Hate the fact it's been in the shop for 2 weeks now today. I'm going crazy without it! This V6 Charger SUCKS!!!!

Love...... every other **** thing about this vehicle. If I didn't absolutely love driving it, I'd ditch it.
 

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Been wanting to post on this for a bit as I wanted to think about it, especially until after FCA solved the missing horsepower issue. It is true horsepower solves everything....

Likes.

1. Sleeper - Even more so than my 300 SRT - I don't want people knowing how quick or costly the car I drive is. I have heard nice Grand Cherokee a dozen times and only 1 time - nice Trackhawk.

2. Power - Couldn't have #1 without this.

3. Comfort - A lot nicer ride than my 300 SRT - it did have the comfort setting, and it had no comfort on rough bouncy cement roads (mother in law said riding the backseat was like riding in a wagon" , this is a cream puff in comparison and absolutely thrives on flat cement. Mother in Law approved as well....

4. The Infotainment center - this could be because I have had the 8.4 screen since the first year it was out on the 300s. There are a ton of high line cars I considered and almost none had touch screens - even had a Salesman tell me, who wants finger prints?, btw if that bothers you like me keep some eyeglass lens wipes they work awesome, had to find a new place to trash them as you will see in the dislikes. But I would rather have an easy to use touch screen than other competitors alternatives. I almost never have to repeat myself for voice commands, we have a running joke about my wife's Mercedes as it almost never understands what she says and she has to repeat herself. Could be her as the last Ford had the same issue, and she would also lump her husband in that category as well as having to repeat herself too,lol

Dislikes.

1. Yellow Calipers - I could maybe get past yellow if the brake dust was not so horrible, just makes it seem like a poor decision by FCA, I have never had a car washed and needed to include the brake pads, lucky for me there is a coin wash near my car wash so I can power wash the brake pads before. I keep my vehicles as spotless at all times and the dirty yellow brake pads drive me nuts if you can't tell. Without the brake dust I am still with many and mine will be painted soon and changing that is minimum expense. (thinking black, for a deeper Sleep mode)

2. Adjustable Petals & Headlamps and Fog Lights - The petals I actually think may be a non issue due to number 3 above comfort, just curious how my comfort level will be on long trips. I thought the adjustable headlamps were cool when turning left and right, but I can see how some dependent on driving conditions could find it actually helpful. Still think they could have found some place to slide in some slim fog lights.

3. The vibration from the rear cargo cover, I would prefer not to have it open at all times just to avoid the noises, someone else pointed out that the TH stiffer ride is doing it as it is the same piece in the SRTGC. I am sure this can be a warranty ticket if we all start taking them in for it, as it seems nearly everyone has it.

4. The side pockets in the door. That is typically my go to spot for any trash as it is easy to do it when getting gas, which happens very often now,lol. Those side pockets are not easy to get your hand in and really makes me wonder what most people even use the door pockets for as it is not easy to get your hand in and out especially when driving.

Honestly, I had concerns about paying what it takes for this vehicle and I am 100% on board and thrilled to own it, I almost wonder if this is a byproduct of the missing horsepower and having to wait so long to get to 1500 miles to get it resolved. Regardless the pro's to this vehicle are substantial and a few small dislikes will soon be forgotten or warrantied, except the small door pockets since I cant make my hands smaller......
 

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Nice observations, I'm on board with all you said I think any color caliper will get dirty. I do wish there was an option to get black like on my Charger HC. Can always paint like you say.
 

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For starters, a lot could be a comparison a comparison to the Wifes 2015 JGC SRT... Overall I really love the car and am very happy with it...

Likes
  • Power & Acceleration
  • New Retractable Cargo Cover
  • New U-Connect System
  • Much improved custom drive mode system (again, comparing to a 2015 SRT)
  • Comfort / Luxery
  • Ride Quality
  • New Carbon Fiber with the silver inlay
Dis- Likes
  • No HUD- Heads Up Display
  • No Auto Retracting Mirrors
  • No Adjustable Pedals
  • No Foglights
  • No (Trackhwak or SRT) inlay in the rear exhaust valance
  • Not a big fan of the Berber mats (I know they are considered an upgrade and more luxurious, just don't seem that way to me)
Above all else though, what I am really disappointed in is all the ways they have cut costs / corners. The cheapening of the product while the cost went up...
  • Removal of the Rechargeable Flashlight
  • Flimsy / light Rear cargo floor
  • Removal of the silver slides on the new floor
  • Replacing the previously carpeted panels under the seats with thin plastic (These and the above lighter material floor likely increase road noise?)
  • Steering Wheel Plastic feels much cheaper and hollow
  • Steering Wheel heater doesn't get anywhere near as warm
  • Loss of Adaptive (side to side) headlights
  • Rear Cargo net no longer included (not sure on that one, thinking maybe my previous dealers tossed that in, that MAY not have been standard before either)
  • The HORRIBLE tire that now comes as part of thee tow package!!!! Its no longer a full size spare! I really don't get including a compact tire as part of the tow package that you really shouldnt be using if you are towing!!!!!!
I know it may be a bit nt picky on a few, but its a $90 - $100K car, some of these things (HUD, Power Pedals, etc) are things that should, in 2018, be standard items at this price point.
 
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I think it is entirely acceptable to be "nitpicky" when scrutinizing a $100k vehicle. That's a great list of differences between previous SRT models and the TH. I'm sure it will be of help for someone who's doing some research.
 

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Oh, thought of two more.

Like
  • Jeep Wave Program being included.
Dis-Like
  • The SRT Track Experience not moving all around the country anymore!
 

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Question for you guys. Does TrackHawk come with the SRT driving school experience? And I totally agree with the dislikes and likes everyone has mentioned.
 

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I love the power and the comfort...

I dont love... non automatic folding mirrors.....


I also have a love/hate for how non flashy the car is... While i am a low key guy most of the time its nice to get recognized for the car your driving... But then other times i have 18 y/os trying to live stream me driving on the highway somewhere.
Agree!
 

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Question for you guys. Does TrackHawk come with the SRT driving school experience? And I totally agree with the dislikes and likes everyone has mentioned.
Yes. You’ve got a year from delivery to use it, but that’s in AZ only now. I’m considering using that as an excuse to go to the car auctions next January, and hopefully be able to drive a Trackhawk and Demon at the experience.
 

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After spending quality time with my Jeep this weekend, I want to add more to my list but since I can't edit my previous post....

Much of this would be in comparison to the Wife’s 2015 JGC SRT...

Overall I really love the car and am very happy with it...

Likes
  • Power & Acceleration
  • New Shifter
  • New / Improved Retractable Cargo Cover
  • New U-Connect System
  • Much improved custom drive mode system (again, comparing to a 2015 SRT)
  • Comfort / Luxury
  • Ride Quality
  • New Carbon Fiber with the silver inlay
  • The Sleeper Look
  • Improved fuel filler flapper door
  • Jeep Wave Program being included.
Dis- Likes
  • No HUD- Heads Up Display
  • No Auto Retracting Mirrors
  • No Adjustable Pedals
  • No Foglights
  • No (Trackhawk or SRT) inlay in the rear exhaust valance
  • Not a big fan of the Berber mats (I know they are considered an upgrade and more luxurious, just don't seem that way to me)
  • The light gray stitching on the dash (versus the white of previous years)
  • SRT Track Experience not moving all around the country anymore!
Above all else though, what I am really disappointed in is all the ways they have cut costs / corners.
The cheapening of the product while the cost went up...

  • Smaller rear view mirror size
  • No Plastic transmission shield under the car
  • Removal of the Rechargeable Flashlight
  • Flimsy / light Rear cargo floor
  • Removal of the silver slides on the new floor
  • Replacing the previously carpeted panels under the seats with thin plastic (These and the above lighter material floor likely increase road noise?)
  • Steering Wheel Plastic feels much cheaper and hollow
  • Steering Wheel heater doesn't get anywhere near as warm
  • Loss of Adaptive (side to side) headlights
  • Rear Cargo net no longer included (not sure on that one, thinking maybe my previous dealers tossed that in, that MAY not have been standard before either)
  • The HORRIBLE tire that now comes as part of the tow package!!!! It’s no longer a full size spare! I really don't get including a compact tire as part of the tow package that you really shouldn’t be using if you are towing!!!!!!
I know it may be a bit nitpicky on a few, but it’s a $90 - $100K car, some of these things (HUD, Power Pedals, etc.) are things that should, in 2018, be standard items at this price point.
 

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Likes: The stealth appearance, usable power, yellow calipers and how the emblem is mistaken for the Trailhawk. I prefer to slide under the radar and catch them off guard.

Dislikes: The addition of the TH has reduced my seat time on the SRT. Lol. Maybe I would have preferred the black gloss front grills to blend in with the black exterior. Like they have on the 17+ SRT’s.
 
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