My Jeep got me home safe and sound, yesterday afternoon. The entire trip was over 600 mostly comfortable miles leaving the Jeep with slightly over 1000 now. The seat bolsters (?) could be a little softer. Skinny people wouldn't notice this. In time they probably will conform a bit.
As posted in the mileage thread, just over 22 overall. The Jeep ran flawlessly. Once I was back on side streets near home I noticed (as the owners manual pointed out) that the transmission was shifting through the lower gears much more smoothly.
While I still think it sucks that they put such a small map in the bigger screen, the directions to all four of my stops were perfect, even getting me into correct lanes way ahead of time and avoiding traffic jambs. The only glitch in the whole system was the volume from the guidance system (the lady in the dashboard) got too loud and too soft on a couple of occasions. I'm not sure if it was after making stops, or after adjusting the radio volume using the dial instead of the steering wheel controls. Once I found the right buttons to press to adjust it, it was annoying but not a major problem.
Jeep did a great job of noise control in the cabin. With my MDX the traffic noise, especially when passing big trucks, was a constant thorn in my side. In the Jeep, you know they are there, but they don't interfere with the music. Very little road noise reached the cabin
, confirming that the tires are not designed for off road
. Life is a compromise.
In bright sun I can still see a trace of the paint repair on the bumper. I may have the shop try to buff it out a little more, but it's not bad enough that I want them to pull the bumper and repaint it.
At the end of the trip I have no regrets with this purchase.