Hope you had a good time. As far as the hood goes, it is a jeep characteristic known as hood flutter. I've never heard of anyone losing their hood, because of it, and it is easily fixed. I've gotten used to it, but my wife gets freaked out over it,
. As far as the heat goes, my wife complains about that also. I've got a 2010 and most of the heat is directed towards the driver, with some directed to the passenger side. You might check to see if there is any airflow on the passenger side.