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Hey guys and gals,

New guy here. I am in the market looking for a new ride for the wife. She really likes the 2014+ GC. I like them as well. But wanted to see how you all like it. I have seen a good bit of topics about issues. But did those issues make you regret your purchase?

I drove a GC in germany and it had the diesel and I loved that truck. But I know its got to be different then GC in USA.

Looking forward to reading and hearing about yalls experience.

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Old 05-06-2015, 10:17 AM
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I love mine and hope they still have the diesel option in 2018 when I update.
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We love ours. 16,000 miles no issues.
2014 limited 4x4 ecodiesel. Great mileage and tows the boat like a champ. No regrets


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I'm in the middle of getting warranty repairs done for things like P20EE, Radio, Speed control buttons, and other electronics... Mine was built early 2014. The dealer's been fixing all these problems at no cost to me. No car is built perfectly.

It's a very comfortable, utilitarian vehicle. I rarely tow, but the extra power is fun on the highway It's nice to know that, no matter what the weather, I can get to where I need to go. And it's comfortable (heated/cooled seats, heated steering wheel), and it's safe
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Old 05-06-2015, 02:06 PM
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My cons:

*P20EE issue and Chrysler piss poor handling of it initially.
*The poor design of the DEF injectors (no protection). Luckily I never had an issue before I put on Doms plate.
* Jeeps service department is pretty unspectacular. Service reps that know nothing. Aren't up to date on TSB's (or rapid response) Too few diesel techs. Granted this may be partly due to the dealer I go to but it's supposed to be one of the best in Texas. But I kind of knew what I was getting into with an american car and service departments. I've owned Acuras, BMW, Infiniti and can say they were better and my Infiniti dealer was light years better than all my other dealers. Obviously, that is just my personal experience.


However, I do love the truck most days. It does a lot of city driving so I don't see as much of the MPG savings that others do (plus I changed tires and lost a few there). But on road trips and longer commutes, it's been great.

The technology has been great and it's a very comfortable ride. It's done well the few times I've taken it offroad. So far I don't regret it especially at the price point. It's been great for all my dogs which is the real reason I bought.

However, my cons will most likely, (never say never), keep me away from another when and if I ever get rid of it.


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Thank you for the information. We are actively looking for the best deal out there. So if you all run across one please let me know.

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Certain colors Jeep just can't paint right consistently so pay close attention to paint.
My Red WK2 jeep was 99%, My Grey Granite is a fiasco ($4K warranty paint job to fix) , looked at some cars on the lot again tonight, Billet steel (MFG date 02/05/2015) 4+ spots dollar bill size different shade, more Granite's on the lot with similar issues. Don't think the new paint shop improved much. Some people could not care less, but if you do look at it on both sunny+cloudy days.


Mechanically I think issues are sorted out on the 2015 diesels, Built quality still varies from car to car.
Door fit, fuel door fit, fender flare fit bit of a wild card still.
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I just crested 20k miles in 1 year of ownership (3/2014 build) on mine. That includes several long tows with a heavy enclosed trailer. The only issues I've had thus far is a broken DEF nozzle from driving through a puddle, and 2x cv joint repairs (a problem with all WK2s not just the diesel). Other then that we absolutely love it and get compliments all the time. Other WK2 owners would stop by and ask about the diesel and are amazed at how much better the mpg is than theirs (v6 owners are getting only low 20s on the highway and high teens average / v8s are getting in the teens only). In fact the diesel gets better than almost all 4 cylinder cute utes, even the hybrids suvs.

The higher up front price is a little intimidating - but it has been well worth it worth it when you can get up to 800 miles per tank, I can get high teens towing an enclosed trailer, and know that when it comes time to sell the diesel will have much better resale value. I know this b/c I had a wk diesel that I sold to buy this one. I got every penny back as I sold it for $3k more than a comparable equipped and mileage Hemi of the same year and there was no haggling (my only issue was tons of emails and phone calls to buy it and having to manage a wait list!). The first person who contacted me bought it sight unseen and lived 2k miles from me (sent me a pp deposit to hold it and wired the funds in 2 days).
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I would've gone with an overland and/or more options (ie LUX II) if I had to do this over again. Add a extended warranty if you plan to have it more than 3 years, negotiate a service agreement into the sale.


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love mine... 9+k on the Odometer and no motor/emissions issues *knock on wood*.

Issues I have had, rattling front swaybar (dealer fixed) and my "easy entry" seat option is no longer working.... I'll have that fixed when my oil change is due.

Overall I'm happy with the vehicle... it's a perfect combination of utility and luxury. Having great MPG and ample torque is a bonus
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DO NOT buy the diesel for the wrong reason if you drive 10km or less for 90% of your driving DO NOT buy one. Diesels are meant for 25k KM per year or more. if they never warm up you will have issues. i have had mine just over a year with 28k KM ( roughly 18k miles) with the only issue being i had to reboot the Nav system.
i love it and having come from a Hemi powered Magnum AWD i find the torque more than adequate. in our area ( lower mainland BC) there are still 2014's on the lots
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17K miles and just over one year ownership. I love it and would buy it again in a heartbeat.

I love this rig's combination of comfort, luxury, 420 pounds-feet of torque power, styling, fuel economy, offroad capability for a stock setup (Quadra Lift helps), 500-700 mile tank range, towing ability.

I had some problems, mostly P20EE, but I half expected them not from reading here before my purchase but because it was the first year for engine & tranny.

I did not get extended warranty, and I plan to keep this for 200K, 300K or more. I crawled underneath mine and the DEF injector looks protected enough. I did not buy the protective plate. And I go out of my way for puddles and mud and deep water. So far so good. Maybe in earlier build the injector was more exposed. Many others here have bought the plate and are (apparently) happy.

Mine is white with tan interior and I like the colors, it looks crisp and clean, and white hides the dirt.

Not sure what Magnum2Jeep is talking about. My commute is less than 10 minutes, and the engine barely heats up. But don't accelerate hard with a cold engine. Again, 17K miles so far, and all is great.

I love this rig!


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