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Re: 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee TrackHawk

We're arguing about price but you know rattles and all they will sell every one they build.

As far as putting German cars on a pedestal...I've had several Audis, only one of which was more than my SRT, and all three together had a quarter of the issues the Jeep does.

I've managed to get over 99% of it, especially after one buyback already, but it's a tough fall from what you get used to with Germans.

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Old 07-09-2015, 11:33 PM
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I had the best rated german car...audi a7(audi a6/a7 was rated #1 car in the world last report I saw) and a tow truck had to drag it out of my garage when the key went bad. It wouldn't even shift into neutral. Its second time at the dealer the water pump went bad! ALL of them have problems....recalls etc.
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Old 07-09-2015, 11:42 PM
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Re: 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee TrackHawk

This is a pretty good read about German cars. Especially the comments section.

http://dougdemuro.kinja.com/german-r...mer-1572026115


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Re: 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee TrackHawk

I'm only speaking from my own experience...my Audi's were nearly flawless, two Jeeps now have been basically a mess. Fit and finish is garbage. I do actually like the Jeep and plan to keep it, but you aren't going to convince me against my own experience that my Jeeps were amazingly assembled and my Audis were trash.

My experiences don't make the article or even the truth less true, of course...they just form the basis of my opinions.
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Re: 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee TrackHawk

never said the audis were trash....but my build quality of my SRT is just as good as that audi a7...lol...it even has the same tranny. BUT...they haven't had to drag my jeep from the garage or replace the water pump and tstat. Ive had 4 jeeps....best vehicles Ive ever owned.
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Re: 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee TrackHawk

also....Ive sat in many luxury show room and waiting rooms and have heard so many people come in with horror stories.....Ive said this before and the numbers back it up. theres not a lot of difference between the most reliable brand and the worst reliable....its actually 1 more problem per 100
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Re: 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee TrackHawk

Okay man I get it you like Jeeps...I like mine too. I just also like Audis and found mine to be well built and reliable, is that alright lol.

For the record my 2004 WJ was driven for 8 years with hardly any issues...actually that ownership experience is what convinced me to take a look at Jeep again when I needed to move back into an SUV.

I freely admit that there are many folks that have issues with German cars beyond what I experienced. Customers buying a luxury brand also tend to be extremely critical of issues, much like you start to find in Jeep customers once prices for top trims climb into the 70's and beyond.
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Buy a GTR and they make you sign a waiver not to bring it in for rattles lol #firstworldprobs
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My gf tried to put "conditions" on me if we bought the SRT....keep the miles off of it. F that. Trying to keep the miles off a vehicle to help resale value is like not f*cking your gf so she's more desirable when you break up. I bought mine to drive!
It's her (and my) first vehicle that cost this much. She kinda got snobby about it, I had to drill it into her head that IT'S JUST A CAR! I'd feel the same about a HC.
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Re: 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee TrackHawk

Totally agree...problems or not at some point you have to decide if you can live with it or not, and then sell it or drive the shit out of it...unless it's a collector car that appreciates in value, why else did you buy it except to drive?
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Re: 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee TrackHawk

i guess it comes down to how loyal you are to the brand... me i personally love jeeps... there is a small chance i may be getting rid of my '14 and picking something different up though... we shall see... at the end of the day it comes down to preference and options...
but my other train of though is..... just a few months back Jeep sent out gift certificates to a lotttttt of people that had alot of trouble with the '14 jeeps.... that was a nice gesture for sure but they have admitted that there were alot of issues with the '14... now this is my question...are all of these issues going to be fixed with the trackhawk??? or are there still going to be the same little aggravating problems with it.... for instance... bluetooth not connecting... i mean really??? my radio got replaced 4 times... and the issue still hasnt been resolved. a month after getting my jeep it completely died and the computer needed to be replaced...check engine light came on 3 miles after i left the dealer from picking it up.... these are the issues im talking about... now do they happen with 100k cars??? i don't know... cant answer it... but issues like these have to be resolved or know how to be resolved before then enter a car with the trackhawks price tag... that's just my opinion.....
now im not hating on jeeps by any means... i love them to death... ive had 2 SRT jeeps.... and ive been loyal... just trying to play both sides i guess....
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only time will tell my man! when you coming to philly!!!!!!!
Understood on the service. Just not sold on the jeep being super far behind on interior build as people always mention.

Man i was just in Philly for the 4th. Handling family business though...
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