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And choosing Land Rover over Jeep for reliability is perhaps not a very good bet either!
Take it from a former owner of two Land Rovers, the Jeep is far and away a more reliable vehicle. If you are nervous about a Jeep, you better sprint away from the thought of owner a LR product!

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I can say I owned two MDX in a row before I bought this car...... both of them were fine cars and I really had no trouble with them, but I wanted to try something different and I wanted to try this 30 mile per gallon diesel out .......I'm willing to live with some of its problems to get it out of the gate, because I like other aspects of it!


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I can say I owned two MDX in a row before I bought this car...... both of them were fine cars and I really had no trouble with them, but I wanted to try something different and I wanted to try this 30 mile per gallon diesel out .......I'm willing to live with some of its problems to get it out of the gate, because I like other aspects of it!


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I'm on my second MDX and wanted the Jeep for the same reason, plus a few others. Only my work requires that I drive roughly 30,000 miles a year and I have to have a reliable car, so, no Jeep Ecodiesel for me...unless 2015 brings Jeep back up to pre 2014 levels of reliability. Very disappointing because the JGC is perfect work vehicle for what I do.
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I seem to have no dog in this contest owning my 2013 JGC 3.6 Ltd. I now have 48M miles on it, and other than the pano roof noise problem that the dealer fixed, the vehicle has been perfect. Not one problem. In a few years I will buy another new car. Will it be a jeep? Don't know. I would hope the electrical problems and 8 speed trans. will have all the bugs worked out of them for I would love to have a nice working 8 speed instead of the 5 speed I have now. But for sure I will do the research on it, and yes read CR which certainly contributes but only a small percent into my decision. Visit dealerships, drive a few, research on the internet etc. all make up the decision to buy. I was a Chevy man for 20 yrs. Bought a 2000 Blazer off the showroom floor, and it was the biggest piece of junk I ever owned. No more Chevy for a while. Total disaster. SO......you just never know. Its aggravating to read a report like this from CR, when hundreds of thousands of Jeeps (the same model they reviewed) are on the road running trouble free giving their owners much pleasure and satisfaction. Seems a different approach should be used (a more fare way to rate a vehicle) instead of slapping a bad rating on it when its a very nice SUV.
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One data point: 2014 3.6 LTD built June '13. 30,000 miles, probably 20,000 of them towing a 3000# trailer. Zero problems. I've been back for the software updates and a couple of recalls but I think that's part of owning a state-of-the-art complex luxury vehicle. This is our fourth GJC, they all had a few issues but not many. I am astounded by the excellent fuel economy, especially towing, better than my prior RAV4 even though the Jeep is much larger and heavier.

I used to work in the auto industry and when we had sold a defective part we would have to do extra inspection for a period to prove we wouldn't make the mistake again. The extra inspection included a paint dot to show evidence of the extra inspection. Gotta say there were a lot of paint dots under the hood of my new Jeep.

Two more data points. We have 118,000 miles on an 06 Prius. Lots of recalls but zero repairs, not even brake pads. CR gave it great reviews and our experience is the same. We had a 05 Suburu Forrester, also CR's favorite. Probably the most expensive car to keep running 100,000 miles I have ever owned.

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One data point: 2014 3.6 LTD built June '13. 30,000 miles, probably 20,000 of them towing a 3000# trailer. Zero problems. I've been back for the software updates and a couple of recalls but I think that's part of owning a state-of-the-art complex luxury vehicle. This is our fourth GJC, they all had a few issues but not many. I am astounded by the excellent fuel economy, especially towing, better than my prior RAV4 even though the Jeep is much larger and heavier.

I used to work in the auto industry and when we had sold a defective part we would have to do extra inspection for a period to prove we wouldn't make the mistake again. The extra inspection included a paint dot to show evidence of the extra inspection. Gotta say there were a lot of paint dots under the hood of my new Jeep.

Two more data points. We have 118,000 miles on an 06 Prius. Lots of recalls but zero repairs, not even brake pads. CR gave it great reviews and our experience is the same. We had a 05 Suburu Forrester, also CR's favorite. Probably the most expensive car to keep running 100,000 miles I have ever owned.

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Hi Denny - thanks for the great post. Checked out your blog as well. Looks like you have a great lifestyle. Hmmmmm. I may be checking in with you from time to time!
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We have a 2014 MDX and 2014 EcoDiesel Limited both 12 months old. They get very similar MPG. The max highway MPG the Jeep returned was around 28 and the Acura was 29 in similar conditions. I think the Jeep gets slightly better city MPG in the summer but worse in the winter vs the MDX. Overall quality is no comparison between the two. The Acura is much better from a quality perspective with zero issues. The add-on Acura remote start is the only thing that is not quality. Resale is no comparison either as the Acura has lost very little value and the diesel I have no chance of getting rid of right now without taking a large hit. The Jeep is definitely more masculine and I really do like it when it's not having issues. If towing is important the Jeep would be the only option. If you like the MDX styling (I'm in between as it is rather bland/long looking), it's a quality option in my opinion.


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Good news, your diesel has an 8 speed. The same one used in high horsepower euro sports sedans.

Depending on where you saw this news blurb, it may have noted that many of the complaints about all vehicles were the nav/entertainment systems.

I was wondering what all this "9 spd" talk was about.
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I have had my Jeep about 4 months and well over 13000 miles now. I have not had any mechanical or electrical problems. If you exclude the Nav system. So if that is most of the issues then I think they are right. I lose traffic data two or three days a week, and driving in the SF Bay Area I really need to know where the disasters are. I actually find it quite hard to understand where they could have sourced such slow and crappy hardware in the 21st century.
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I have had my Jeep about 4 months and well over 13000 miles now. I have not had any mechanical or electrical problems. If you exclude the Nav system. So if that is most of the issues then I think they are right. I lose traffic data two or three days a week, and driving in the SF Bay Area I really need to know where the disasters are. I actually find it quite hard to understand where they could have sourced such slow and crappy hardware in the 21st century.
Do you know whether it is the onboard hardware that's the problem, or SiriusXM traffic data that's causing the problem? (FWIW - I don't go anywhere in the Bay Area without listening to KCBS traffic reports every 10 minutes! Last time I returned to the Central Valley from downtown San Francisco I changed my route 3 times and avoided major traffic delays by listening to KCBS)
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Do you know whether it is the onboard hardware that's the problem, or SiriusXM traffic data that's causing the problem? (FWIW - I don't go anywhere in the Bay Area without listening to KCBS traffic reports every 10 minutes! Last time I returned to the Central Valley from downtown San Francisco I changed my route 3 times and avoided major traffic delays by listening to KCBS)
The processor is a Texas Instruments OMAP-DM3730 SOC (system on chip) which is an ARM Cortex A8 running QNX which is the RIM developed embedded operating system used on the Blackberry. It isn't desperately bad hardware, but a 1GHz A8 does not compare well to a quad core 2.5GHz Krait processor in the Galaxy S5.

The navigation software is just plain shoddy. It is about ten years behind the times.

The Copilot GPS program on Android is very cheap and updates over the phone data network, that gets traffic in a few seconds. From what I have seen it updates a lot faster and is more up to date than the XM version.
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The processor is a Texas Instruments OMAP-DM3730 SOC (system on chip) which is an ARM Cortex A8 running QNX which is the RIM developed embedded operating system used on the Blackberry. It isn't desperately bad hardware, but a 1GHz A8 does not compare well to a quad core 2.5GHz Krait processor in the Galaxy S5.

The navigation software is just plain shoddy. It is about ten years behind the times.

The Copilot GPS program on Android is very cheap and updates over the phone data network, that gets traffic in a few seconds. From what I have seen it updates a lot faster and is more up to date than the XM version.
OK - I'm impressed. You obviously know what you're talking about! I'm old enough I really want the display on the dash on the "big screen" but my son wonders why I'd pay for all that when we've got all that on our phones.

I wonder if the new RA-4 radios for 2015 have a better processor??
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