Re: How reliable are the WK2 GC?
I've got a new WK2 on order and have to say it wasn't my first choice, but then I drove it and WOW!!! I think most forum users will share this sentiment.
My last car was a Jeep KJ Chrokee and I loved it, washed it, serviced it and took it off road more than most would expect to, and it never let me down. When I sold it, it sill started first time and sounded as good as it did on the first day I got it. Regular and correct servicing I believe is paramount.
I gave it up for 2 reasons 1 - 220,000kms and 2 - fuel economy very poor.
So when it came to updating I looked at the new VW, Paj, Patrol etc as they had a good deisel option. Unhappy with the above after a test drive, a nearby car dealer happened to be Jeep so in I went and test drove a GC V6 Penstar with all the advertising about the great fuel economy.Then I asked about a deisel option and was told yes, but 6 months from order. Well so happy with the test drive and quality, coupled with my previous great history, I signed then and there.
Have to say I'm disappointed about the tow hook issue, but confident that someone somewhere and hopefully sometime soon will provide Jeep with the solution. There's too many customers including Jeep club members that need this option, so it will be solved, just not sure when.
Ordered 2nd Nov 2011 - Arrived 30th March 2012, GC Laredo 3.0L Deisel, Stone White with Towbar, Roof Bars, Thule Roof Basket and Darkest Legal Tint. Front Recovery hook installed 5th June:thumbsup:
Rockrails and skid plates installed 2nd Sept. Long Range Fuel tank fitted 9th Sept. Bullbar, lift kit & new tyres? Who knows......