I finally got to see a Latitude in person today. I really liked the vehicle. I think I am going to get one eventually. I want a red limited so I asked about ordering. The salesman went and asked someone, and he came back and told me that we wouldn't be able to order like a normal Jeep vehicle. Whatever that means. He explained it to me like basically they will group the vehicles with what is being ordered most popular and build those so I could get extra features I don't want. Hopefully I am explaining this good enough, but I figured eventually we would be able to order exactly the way we want, no? Maybe they don't have a clue so they just told me that?
Also, I wasn't impressed with the small screen of the radio/backup camera. Will upgrading to the 6.5" screen make a big difference? Is it worth the almost $1,300 price tag? I don't want satellite radio, and I don't need navigation, but I cannot get a bigger screen without it.
That's what I was thinking as well. They were the only dealer around me that even has the Renegade, and it's so new they may not know.
They are getting a white Limited with the bigger touchscreen as well as the keyless go option. If it was red, I would be very tempted to buy it. I'm trying to remain patient, though. I've had my other SUV for over 11 years. What's a few more months? Haha.
My dealership that I'm buying from has already sat down and showed me the order form and I can say you definitely can purchase the renegade exactly how you want it. I'm even able to choose grill and mirror cover colors (at additional cost). Sounds like the gave you the run around to try to get you to buy one of their next batch. Even if it's far, I'd recommend trying another dealer.
The one I'm picking up on Monday has the 5" screen and it's fine for backing up. My 2015 Challenger has the 8.4" screen (much bigger than the 6.5") and I still didn't have a problem with the smaller screen. You can see everything you need to without a problem.
I initially wanted the 6.5 but didn't want to pay the extra for navigation. I actually like the look of the 5" radio better with its two "old fashioned" looking knobs.