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@Jeep Jon - On Hill Descent Control (HDC)... First, my automatic doesn't have the button either. The 75th Anniversary hard copy brochure I have lists under capabilities: Active Drive, Active Drive Low and Selec-Terrain System. In the Renegade hard copy brochure I have, in the specification section under Safety & Security it lists HDC as only being available on Limited and Trailhawk. There's an asterisk against Limited which then says 2.0 Multijet II 140hp 4WD Auto Low Limited only. Looking on the main US Jeep website it doesn't properly explain which models have HDC, although the way it's positioned implies that it's only on the Active Drive Low models. It's definitely there on the 75th Anniversary page on the website, but I guess we don't have it. And I don't know of any 75th Anniversary models with Active Drive Low...

@david_terrar . The saga continues... are you sure you don't have HDC on your automatic? I'm getting a bit confused now over the spec as I checked out these ones for sale, and the pictures clearly show HDC on these automatics. Is it because mine is manual I don't get the HDC (as the brochures didn't explain this clearly that by getting the manual you sacrifice HDC). If yours doesn't have HDC and is automatic it looks more likely Jeep have messed up the build somewhere or there are more variations than the 3 we are lead to believe? And that could be a serious issue that is due rectifying.

Green 2.0 automatic, the select terrain system is clearly split into 3 sections:

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classif...ort=price-asc&make=JEEP&model=RENEGADE&page=1

Green 1.4 automatic, the select terrain system is clearly split into 3 sections:

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classif...ort=price-asc&make=JEEP&model=RENEGADE&page=1

Manual 2.0 like mine, no HDC on the select terrain system:

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classif...ort=price-asc&make=JEEP&model=RENEGADE&page=1

Depending on if your automatic is indeed missing HDC, this would imply there were variations even within what Jeep sold, the 3 variants, with some having the Active Drive Low technology, and some not? But there were 3 only on the configurator which is why I'm confused. Just don't want us to have been missold nor Jeep to have made a build mistake.
 

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It should be for 4x4s in the U.K: The diesel 2l autos get low/HDC for both 140 & 170 versions in all trims (longitude, limited, trailhawk, desert hawk & 75th). Manual 2l don't get low as you have manual control over the gears and the 1.4 petrol autos don't normally have it because..... to be honest I have no idea and if you can find that out it'd be interesting to know why ;) It is interesting that that green 1.4 has it because according to the specs it shouldn't.

Edit: I think mystery solved: they have both a 2l and a 1.4 for sale and they used the interior shots from the 2l for both cars, phew I was worried my spec nerdism was failing.

TH & and I believe DH trims also get Rock mode in addition to low and HDC just to finish off the spec nerding.

Other markets will have different set ups and I can only memorise the entire specs for one country at a time
 

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This ones an automatic that doesn't have HDC fitted either:

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classif...regatedTrim=75th Anniversary&make=JEEP&page=1

I've contacted @JeepCares to see if they can clarify with the official line on all this.
Hi Jeep Jon,

I responded to your message, but also wanted to clarify publicly that my team assists customers in the United States, and we don't have readily available access to the information you're looking for. The Customer Care team that would best be able to assist everyone is international and can be reached by email ([email protected]) or phone (00800-0-426-5337).

Kori
Jeep Social Care Specialist
 

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Count me as one of Anniversary owners, picked it up on Tuesday 25th October & now have 750 miles under the belt. Mines black, black cloth interior, 2.0 diesel, I really like the bronze highlights they make the car stand out from the others.
Having migrated from a Toyota Rav. I'm finding the Jeep so much more fun to drive both on road as well as off. Only downsides are the fuel consumption of 41 mpg, compared to 50mpg on the Rav , and the really weird fuel filler system
 

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@John Hunter Spearman Snap! Thanks for posting this. I have exactly the same spec as you. Is yours auto or manual? (mine is the manual). I've had it approx 2 months and it's the best vehicle I've owned, a pleasure to drive and the MySky feature is fantastic in the summer. Oddly enough I will be holidaying in Northumberland as my Dad owns a place in Seahouses. Really looking forward to trying trails up there so if you do any off roading or hear of any good drives do post them here :) .

It looks like you even asked for mud guards fitted front and rear, like me? Have you upgraded the mats to the rubber mats too? So much better and durable than the carpet mats and my dealer charged about £35 which was a reasonable discounted price for such quality "Jeep" branded accessory.

Not sure how you are getting 41mpg as mine is stuck on around 36mpg, but I do have stop/start traffic to contend with, unlike the sparsely populated Northumberland ! Also enjoy the heating in it and air con.

Enjoy the Jeep!
 

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Fireworks night was good in the 75th last week. Nice clear night sky, moon and stars out. I heated up the interior to the max, with wheel heat on and seats heated, then we opened up the sun roof and it's a fantastic experience looking up to the stars at night :).
 

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I might have asked for the mud flaps to be fitted but the day I picked up the vehicle they had just arrived (took 5 weeks) so I fitted them myself, only took around 30 mins. Rubber mats on back order too.
I ordered the manual shift as that's what I'm used to.
Apart from the naff headlights, which are going to be upgraded & some spotlights fitted the Jeep is great fun to drive. I would say as much fun as my old Saab 96v4 which was great in the ice & snow'
Not done a lot of "off roading" as I do a fair bit for work in various vehicles, ATV, tractor etc.
Looking forward to a long time of driving this one
 

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A useful update on the 75th UK distribution figures today.

To start off on a sour note and a warning to other 75th / Renegade owners check out my thread here about a tyre that I slashed against a central island this week and some advice to prevent future similar issues for you: http://www.jeeprenegadeforum.com/fo...r-accident-75th-warning-tyres.html#post678921

But the main update I wanted to give was on the UK registration figures, which are now updated based on the Government's licencing database up to "Q3" 2016. I assume the figures have to include September itself, which is an important month as many people like me would have bought during September to get the new plate. And when I bought there were only a few manuals left at the port (perhaps 5 or so). I assume no more than about 10 automatics, so, I don't expect these figures to ever change much as Jeep shouldn't be shipping any more of the 75th to the UK now. In reality, most of the 75th's were registered by Q2, and the Q3 registrations dramatically slowed, and I suspect Q4 registrations to be sparse (UNLESS Jeep have been storing some to ship later as they still show all versions in the latest December price list on Jeep.co.uk).

By Q3:

Manuals rise from 11 at start of Q2, to 40. (Manuals are rarest transmission, only 35% of 75th are manual)
Automatic 2.0 rise from 16, to 47.
Automatic 1.4 rise from 7, to 25. (Clearly the rarest version by far, only 22% of total population).

TOTAL = 112 UK registrations by end of Q3 2016, not many more expected by me.

As mentioned in earlier threads, there are multiple colour and seat variants within this, so certain combinations are going to be near unique.

It's not a surprise to me the figures are fairly low, I just didn't know if they'd be even lower. In my bias opinion the 75th is the best edition so far combining high spec, with value, and unique features as standard like the bronze styling and the MySky. The low production numbers are a bonus, as buyers will realise the benefits of this special 75th edition and also not many are available. I don't ever plan on selling mine though, happy to be the 1/40 manual.

To put the figures in perspective, the most popular special edition so far was the Dawn of Justice with a sold out run of 500 (though, oddly, 524 are registered, it was that popular - and I can see why for the value). Next, the Night Eagle sold 298 so far. Though none of those editions match the higher 75th spec.

Even the Trailhawk has 365 registrations, so you're more than 3x as likely to see a TH on the road as a 75th (and I've only ever seen one TH in a car park!).

At the minute, to see a 75th on the road is as likely as seeing a hens tooth. There's 1 75th out there for every 383 town/village/city.

As we look to 2017 I think the Desert Hawk is going to be an even rarer beast, as I don't think people will pay an even larger premium for features most won't use day to day, the DH in my view will appeal to potential TH owners, who are already limited in number (but even they may be a purist and go for the TH). The RRP at £28,000, at a time of tightening economy, could be a weak point for the DH, when people were buying the 75th at under £25k, which I believe is a stretch for the Renegade. Even with similar heavy discounting on the DH, I think it's too highly priced. Whether it's a better version than the 75th time will tell. I understand it only comes in Automatic, so for Manual transmission I believe the 75th will remain the best model out there (better than the standard Limited in my view).

Look forward to meeting more 75th owners here, and continuing the discussion around this fantastic model.
 

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So, just before Christmas and I went ahead and did it - I ordered and purchased a brand new jungle green 2.0 diesel manual 75th anniversary edition! Sorry I haven't checked in sooner, but find it easier to look on the JROG Facebook page to be honest, for advice and discussion - will try and check in on here more often though now.
 

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Jungle Green 75th Anniversary in Durham, UK

Just spotted this thread hence my late check-in but feel free to add me to the stats!

Intro copied below from my initial post to the main forum in August. I bought the car on July 28th. Mileage now 3000.

Hi everyone... I am now the proud owner of a 75th Anniversary Edition 2.0 Diesel Auto (148hp) living in Durham City UK.

I'm really delighted with this car - covered 1000 miles in 3 weeks including towing a caravan to Wales.

I wasn't expecting to buy a new Renegade - was looking for a high spec used one - but got a generous part-exchange allowance partly of course because it is no longer the 75th Anniversary
The dealer also paid half of the cost of a 'real' spare wheel as I am never confident with the 'gunge repair' pumps.

I love the Jungle Green colour and it looks great in country locations but when parked in town among more 'traditional' coloured cars it seems more outrageous.

Apart from the towbar fitting I have swapped the dull DRL bulbs for LED versions (so much brighter and modern looking) and removed the orange plastic Renegade badges from the doors - a bit of a clash with the green. Further lighting upgrades may be planned - I wanted Xenon headlights although LEDs may be the answer as they are improving all the time.

The only teething problems involved the Uconnect system which seem familiar topics on this forum - crazy satnav/gps jumping everywhere but on the road, route recalculation every few seconds, radio which always switches on when starting despite setting it otherwise and swapping to Italian language/continental units - thankfully all fixed with a software update from the dealer.
 

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A useful update on the 75th UK distribution figures today.

To start off on a sour note and a warning to other 75th / Renegade owners check out my thread here about a tyre that I slashed against a central island this week and some advice to prevent future similar issues for you: Minor accident in the 75th, and a warning on tyres!

But the main update I wanted to give was on the UK registration figures, which are now updated based on the Government's licencing database up to "Q3" 2016. I assume the figures have to include September itself, which is an important month as many people like me would have bought during September to get the new plate. And when I bought there were only a few manuals left at the port (perhaps 5 or so). I assume no more than about 10 automatics, so, I don't expect these figures to ever change much as Jeep shouldn't be shipping any more of the 75th to the UK now. In reality, most of the 75th's were registered by Q2, and the Q3 registrations dramatically slowed, and I suspect Q4 registrations to be sparse (UNLESS Jeep have been storing some to ship later as they still show all versions in the latest December price list on Jeep.co.uk).

By Q3:

Manuals rise from 11 at start of Q2, to 40. (Manuals are rarest transmission, only 35% of 75th are manual)
Automatic 2.0 rise from 16, to 47.
Automatic 1.4 rise from 7, to 25. (Clearly the rarest version by far, only 22% of total population).

TOTAL = 112 UK registrations by end of Q3 2016, not many more expected by me.

As mentioned in earlier threads, there are multiple colour and seat variants within this, so certain combinations are going to be near unique.

It's not a surprise to me the figures are fairly low, I just didn't know if they'd be even lower. In my bias opinion the 75th is the best edition so far combining high spec, with value, and unique features as standard like the bronze styling and the MySky. The low production numbers are a bonus, as buyers will realise the benefits of this special 75th edition and also not many are available. I don't ever plan on selling mine though, happy to be the 1/40 manual.

To put the figures in perspective, the most popular special edition so far was the Dawn of Justice with a sold out run of 500 (though, oddly, 524 are registered, it was that popular - and I can see why for the value). Next, the Night Eagle sold 298 so far. Though none of those editions match the higher 75th spec.

Even the Trailhawk has 365 registrations, so you're more than 3x as likely to see a TH on the road as a 75th (and I've only ever seen one TH in a car park!).

At the minute, to see a 75th on the road is as likely as seeing a hens tooth. There's 1 75th out there for every 383 town/village/city.

As we look to 2017 I think the Desert Hawk is going to be an even rarer beast, as I don't think people will pay an even larger premium for features most won't use day to day, the DH in my view will appeal to potential TH owners, who are already limited in number (but even they may be a purist and go for the TH). The RRP at £28,000, at a time of tightening economy, could be a weak point for the DH, when people were buying the 75th at under £25k, which I believe is a stretch for the Renegade. Even with similar heavy discounting on the DH, I think it's too highly priced. Whether it's a better version than the 75th time will tell. I understand it only comes in Automatic, so for Manual transmission I believe the 75th will remain the best model out there (better than the standard Limited in my view).

Look forward to meeting more 75th owners here, and continuing the discussion around this fantastic model.
Hello all, i know that this is a few years down the line but just found this thread as i have just picked up a 75th anniversary renegade 1.4 auto in jungle green on a 16 plate with 34000 miles on the clock. I paid £12000, thought i would share with you.
 

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Thats a really lovely colour especially when highly polished. I know you will be extremely pleased with it being 4x4.

However the reg plate should read OGZ for "Old Geezer" instead of Funny Geezer (i was polite) :p:ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
 
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