Originally Posted by macfan
All I can say is that Toledo still is having difficulty keeping up with the demand for the new Cherokee so some people must be pleased with it.
I just had to respond to a few things in this thread, and this is one of them. Just because there is demand for it doesn't mean people are pleased with it. They are two separate things. And while I don't trust CR as far as I can toss the magazine into the recycle bin, there is one statistic that I always hold firm to in their magazine -- it's the one where buyers tell the mag how likely they are to buy the SAME vehicle again.
In the case of the horribly reviewed Wrangler, it hovers around 75%, which is a solid number.
As for the Cherokee, I only personally know two people who have them and one has had her transmission replaced, and the other person's is still in the shop with a "service transmission" issue. Two out of two that I personally know.
Thanks to some of the folks in this forum, I informed friend #1 that hopefully now that her transmission was replaced, she would be good to go. At least that's what it seems like -- that those who actually just have the whole thing replaced are fine afterward. I'm hoping friend #2 has the same outcome once Chrysler thinks it over.
To the OP, if he's still around, guys here like bill_de might remember I went through the wringer with my '14 Grand Cherokee, and like the OP my family replaced it with a CR-V (mine was made in Ontario for some reason, not Ohio). 18,000 miles and the only issue so far was a visor clip that fell off.
It gets us everywhere we want to go without any drama, and that sure is a good feeling when taking a long trip. It also has more cargo space than our Grand Cherokee did which I find fascinating since the it looks so much smaller.
However, my wife and I can't wait until the 20 months left of lease payments is up and we can try again with a new Grand Cherokee. We have even really considered just buying and selling the damn thing. I don't know why I dislike it so much. It really has done nothing but be a wonderful automobile. It has gotten us through snowstorms without drama, carried our bikes and groceries, and done everything we could want.
But we still dream about our bought-back Jeep.
The raw anguish and frustration of those horrible months with the GC have somehow mostly been washed away with time. 20 months to go. I hope Jeep doesn't let us down this time.
I just wish there was some way we could get the awesome driving experience of the Jeep with the "I'll just keep going and going and going with no issues whatsoever" attitude of the Honda. Come on, Jeep. You can do it.
And a last point to this long-winded entry. Why is it anyone makes a legitimate complaint about their Jeep, people call it out like it can't be true, or the person is making it up or exaggerating, or (wow) even claim they're hiding under a fake name? Huh?
Most of us paid $30-40K for their Jeeps. You think we're going to spend that kind of money on a vehicle we don't want or like?
Most of the folks who I have "met" here are truly awesome. I just don't get the other 1-2%.