Re: Aussie parts -availability and cost
I agree with Roachy. Parts via Jeep Aust or Mopar Aust can be extremely expensive and extremely slow to obtain. For example, set of headlights with HID over $5,000.
Windscreen, you could be waiting weeks for a replacement. Jeep Aust were supposed to have addressed the issue of part delivery last year when the regional parts depot was moved from Singapore to Melbourne, but there does not appear to be much of an improvement.
I think this issue requires serious consideration when contemplating a new Jeep purchase. Although the Jeep is considerably cheaper than say a Land Cruiser, you need to weigh up the "parts cost/availability" issues and work out if the Jeep is a viable alternative.
Touch wood, I have only had an issue with the DRL's melting, which requires the replacement of both headlights. Naturally, this is under warranty, and wont be an issue for MY14's which have a different DRL system. However, if I had to pay for those headlights, I would be reeling.
MY12 Overland CRD
Front Recovery Hook.