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Ok, so I have an 09 GC Laredo with 97k and three reported accidents. (two weren't my fault). This last one has had my Jeep in the shop for 60+ days, front end was replaced, radiator and heads+new valves, and the rear bumper. All I need to do is change the shock/struts and it'll be basically new again. This has got me thinking, it's been nothing but bad luck since I've gotten it. It's been hit three times and I was at fault for this last one, four total accidents.

I'm thinking of getting another Jeep I just don't know what. I love the new Overlands and have an SRT front end swap in mind if I got one (approx 55k total), or a 2009 Overland with an SRT8 swap (approx 25k). Or or, and here me out I can do a front end swap on the Laredo (approx 2k).

What do ya'll guys think? It's gonna be one of the two, I'm just trying to justify the extra 30k. Are the WK2's that much better in terms of ride and off-road capability?

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Ok, so I have an 09 GC Laredo with 97k and three reported accidents. (two weren't my fault). This last one has had my Jeep in the shop for 60+ days, front end was replaced, radiator and heads+new valves, and the rear bumper. All I need to do is change the shock/struts and it'll be basically new again. This has got me thinking, it's been nothing but bad luck since I've gotten it. It's been hit three times and I was at fault for this last one, four total accidents.

I'm thinking of getting another Jeep I just don't know what. I love the new Overlands and have an SRT front end swap in mind if I got one (approx 55k total), or a 2009 Overland with an SRT8 swap (approx 25k). Or or, and here me out I can do a front end swap on the Laredo (approx 2k).

What do ya'll guys think? It's gonna be one of the two, I'm just trying to justify the extra 30k. Are the WK2's that much better in terms of ride and off-road capability?
1: Get a different vehicle.
2:GET AWAY FROM CHRYSLER! They are nothing but trouble according to every owner, and every consumer report type source out there, except for the very few who you will find on here and other sites who have either had good luck, or thrown enough money at them to create good luck.
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1: Get a different vehicle.
2:GET AWAY FROM CHRYSLER! They are nothing but trouble according to every owner, and every consumer report type source out there, except for the very few who you will find on here and other sites who have either had good luck, or thrown enough money at them to create good luck.
Is that fair becasue you bought a 2010 with 68k miles and had trouble? He obviously states that its had 4 accidents. ACCIDENTS! If your just gonna troll the forums now that youve bought a mazda cxwhatever....then dont come back.
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1: Get a different vehicle.
2:GET AWAY FROM CHRYSLER! They are nothing but trouble according to every owner, and every consumer report type source out there, except for the very few who you will find on here and other sites who have either had good luck, or thrown enough money at them to create good luck.
Sorry, not to this owner.

Tell you what, when and if you keep your NEW Mazda for the same number of years and miles that you had on your USED Jeep then maybe you can come back and tell us all how much better your Mazda is. Until then you have nothing credible to back your statements up with.
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Sorry, not to this owner.

Tell you what, when and if you keep your NEW Mazda for the same number of years and miles that you had on your USED Jeep then maybe you can come back and tell us all how much better your Mazda is. Until then you have nothing credible to back your statements up with.
Fair enough. I guess I base my statement on having owned vehicles with twice as many miles as I had on my Jeep which had fewer issues. My Mazda has already broken less than my Jeep had, given service records. Jeep had to have the oil-pan replaced at 17K due to leaking seals. Somewhere along the line, they plugged the transmission bellhousing with a spare bolt, as well. Craziness.

That said, Jeep has a reputation for being expensive to own for a reason, whether it's your experience or not.

I wish the OP the best of luck.
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