Originally Posted by Rockydee
First post here I like the site!
I'm tossing around a diesel GC, thinking of trading in my Rubi for it. I'll wait for summer/fall though and shoot for a 2016. Do you guys think the EGR, PCV, and overall emission systems bugs will be fixed? Buying a $60K loaded up lemon isn't something I want to chance.
Mods if this is the wrong place please move my post to the right place.-Rockydee
Not necessarily the right place, but I'll comment...
Are you trading your JKUR in because you want something more lux? Better gas mileage? What's your reasons for the JGC diesel?
I have a feeling that the newer (late 2015's and 2016's) will end up with the revised CAT and the updated software. So I'm guessing it'll be worked out. Early adopters of almost ANY product can expect glitches.
The car itself is freaking amazing. Regardless of the DEF/DPF/EGR issues. And I don't think that these CAT issues make the car a lemon, no matter what anyone else feels. Frustrating? Sure. Lemon? No way. S*&t happens to cars all the time.
Imagine how I felt with my Audi S4 knowing the thing was a freaking ticking time bomb. A $60k German masterpiece. In the beancounter's infinite wisdom they switched timing belts for chains - awesome. But they used plastic for the chain guides and stuck them in the very back of an already cramped space.
When those things go, you can expect upwards of an $8k bill (some have spent way more), because it won't be during warranty. These Jeep issues seem tame by comparison.
To continue my rant, I understand that new Subaru STi owners are having the short block blow after 7k miles. Apparently it's pretty common. But on a $40k econo-racer, that's ridiculous.
Ok...so, the Jeep's not a lemon. The part is a failure. It's being rectified. It is frustrating. But it'll be back to the Jeep you love once it's all done. Rant done.