Re: Trading my WRX for Grand Cherokee Limited
For me a WRX would be a practical, fun-to-drive four-door sedan. I've owned four Subarus: SVX, 2006 and 2007 Legacy spec.B sedans, and a 2007 Outback, which I recently sold. They were trustworthy, unlike my 2014 Jeep, which I fear will strand me in the boondocks of southeast Arizona, where I live. If not a Subaru, then I may once again get an Audi, either a 2017 A4 or S4. The Grand Cherokee has its virtues, but not reliability or good driver visibility. Those A-pillars are dauntingly wide.
I've had several sets of Nokian tires, all of which were superb, but Nokian has no distribution in Arizona. For my Jeep, I'd get the OEM Goodyear Wrangler for a Grand Cherokee with Off Road Adventure Package.
An extended warranty may cover costs, but is no assurance that a Jeep will be reliable. The brand's reputation is well deserved, as I learned the hard way from owning a new 1987 Cherokee and a new 2014 Grand Cherokee.
2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 3.6L 4x4; Quadra-Lift II; ORA II; Advanced Technology Group. Built April 2013. At 41,000 miles transmission valve body assembly under warranty. At 43,000 miles (70 000 km) transmission replaced under warranty. Now has 53,000 miles (84 000 km).