Originally Posted by CHALLENGERBIZJET
Nice to know you have a BMW and seem to like it but this isnt a comparison between jeep and BMW.....by the way explain to us all why Hyundai jeep and Honda and many other car makers offer leather in their vehicles and BMW offers cheap vinyl leatherette as standard on alot of their vehicles and make you pay more for leather and actually make it option to have?
I wasn't comparing them to eachother necessarily, just the fact that when you pay for premium, you expect zero issues. Jeep has entered into a market where they have never been before 2011. The buyers expect more and will complain about things overlooked in the past. This reflects surveys of new car reliability.
In regards to BMW offering cheap vinyl, I believe it is only on the 3 series and lower. There is also a huge difference in the quality of their materials. I have a 2011 328i xdrive, and the sticker is close to that of the jeep. The options are very similar. The BMW materials and overall fit, finish and quality are in another league compared to the jeep. Honda and the rest don't offer leather standard, so I'm not sure where you were going with that one. They offer cheap ass cloth. I would take the leatherette anyday over it. In order to get leather on a Honda, you end up paying a lot more money for a car that started as an economy car. I would rather have a leatherette equipped premium auto than a dressed up econobox. With that being said, I do love my GC. I would not have got it if I didn't. I was just trying to stick up for its bad reviews for reliability.