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Old 05-23-2015, 01:14 AM
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Done.

Well, in the end, Consumer Reports, and every friend I talked to about it came out having the right to say "See, told you.".

I finally gave up on my 2010 WK 5.7 Limited w/QDII (bought with 68K on the odo, trade off with 92K) and moved on. During the short 1 year and 3 months I owned it, the repairs simply overwhelmed me (and the Dodge dealer, who couldn't create appointment spots fast enough to keep the area's Chrysler's off the side of the road...I was once quoted 3 months until they could fix my water pump...). Here is what I contended with (during just 1 year and 3 months...):

-N23 disabled my 4WD low
-Transmission leaked and was taken out, seal replaced, and still leaked.
-Sunroof guide broke
-Both front control arm bushings rotted out and had to be replaced
-Random body parts fell or flopped loose when I took it through touchless carwash
-Satellite radio randomly lost signal
-Transmission had very annoying tq converter shudder
-Steering always felt like the diff was locking up on tight corners like in a parking lot
-Water pump went bad (again...it was changed 8K miles before I bought it...)
-Annoying whining (very loud, as in, wake the neighbors) when I cranked it on cold days, even after replacing the belt.
-Randomly stalled once, and would run rough at idle sometimes. New plugs, PCV, air filter, etc. Nothing helped.
-Random SES light was the last straw, and I traded it in rather than chase that down and take the transmission out AGAIN!
-Transmission would not downshift smoothly if cornering, it would allow what felt like some free-revving and then shift.


In short, it had more problems than the 15 year-old Mustang GT I bought out of some guys lawn when I was in college.

So, I got rid of it, and replaced it with a top ranking CR recommendation (2015 Mazda CX-5 Touring 2.5L AWD with 27K on the odo), and so far have been nothing short of amazed at how well it's working out for me.

-Similar storage space on the interior (A bit less, but not bad really).
-10mpg better across the board, able to use regular
-About a second slower 0-60, according to the magazines, that's fine.
-AWD isn't quite as good as QDII, should still do fine in the snow
-Handling is FAR superior.
-Looks are personal, but I did really like my WK's appearance.

















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Old 05-23-2015, 03:20 AM
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Why not the wk2..2011+ gc? They are leaps andnbounds better than the wk1
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Old 05-23-2015, 03:33 AM
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Why not the wk2..2011+ gc? They are leaps andnbounds better than the wk1
Because they are still low-quality, bottom-barrel performers in any kind of reliability comparison to the better brands. I am DONE WITH BASKET-CASES, is my point.

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Well good for u......now move on. The wk2 gc outsells the mazda by 10k units or more per monthm. Must be 15k idiots out there every month for the last 4+ years. Enjoy your sedan that sits high....


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Huh... That cx-5 looks like a chump car


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Re: Done.

It looks like 4 cases of 5.56x45 more for training per year in gas savings alone, to me. Vehicle=appliance to me. Some sexually identify or tie their masculinity or femininity to them, sure, but I find that weird.

Mainly, it gets the job done of a to b in a more fun and engaging manner than my jeep did, at lower cost, and a much more reliable way. Dick measuring is not part of my auto selection criteria, but by all means if it is yours, who am I to debate it, except to say that it reminds me of the Chevy salesman that told me "only queers drive BMW m3's." Good for a laugh!
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It looks like 4 cases of 5.56x45 more for training per year in gas savings alone, to me. Vehicle=appliance to me. Some sexually identify or tie their masculinity or femininity to them, sure, but I find that weird.



Mainly, it gets the job done of a to b in a more fun and engaging manner than my jeep did, at lower cost, and a much more reliable way. Dock measuring is not part of my auto selection criteria, but by all means if it is yours, who am I to debate it?

No... Everything I purchase should embody who I am as a person, including my cars. I am an edgy guy who needs a rugged suv but likes to be classy at the same time hence I drive a Grand Cherokee. I would never buy a fruity smelling perfume much as I wouldn't buy a fruity car.


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No... Everything I purchase should embody who I am as a person, including my cars. I am an edgy guy who needs a rugged suv but likes to be classy hence I drive a Grand Cherokee. I would never buy a fruity smelling perfume much as I wouldn't buy a fruity car.


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That said..."the sparkly build"...well then. Twinkle on!
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That said..."the sparkly build"...well then. Twinkle on!

Yeah a lady friend of mine named my jeep sparkles because of the metallic paint. If you think my jeep looks "twinkly" that's your call bro, besides you drive a Mazda so your opinion is basically worth a grain of salt anyways. ImageUploadedByJeepGarage1432369005.973893.jpg


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Yeah a lady friend of mine named my jeep sparkles because of the metallic paint. If you think my jeep looks "twinkly" that's your call bro, besides you drive a Mazda so your opinion is worth a grain of salt anyways. Attachment 56444


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Interesting. Noone ever called my jeep "sparkly".

Yes, enjoying the Mazda. Enjoying even more that literally Noone has been able to come up with any negative points about it that a secure manhood would pay any mind to. I mean, if n23 or leaky transmissions or whatnot were a cx5 problem, you'd make the point. Right? Kinda confirms that I made a good choice.

Anyway, enjoy your jeep. Mr classy, edgy guy, you! Lol.


("I'm edgy and classy"...did someone insulting someone's masculinity actually say that???)

-you are "classy and edgy"
-you live in cali
-you heard a girl call your jeep "sparkly" and thought it fit well.
-your first attack on someone's choice of vehicle is a sexually oriented one.

Maybe taken individually I wouldn't think much of it, but all togather...I don't think a mazda is the questionable thing here...
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It looks like 4 cases of 5.56x45 more for training per year in gas savings alone, to me. Vehicle=appliance to me. Some sexually identify or tie their masculinity or femininity to them, sure, but I find that weird.

Mainly, it gets the job done of a to b in a more fun and engaging manner than my jeep did, at lower cost, and a much more reliable way. Dick measuring is not part of my auto selection criteria, but by all means if it is yours, who am I to debate it, except to say that it reminds me of the Chevy salesman that told me "only queers drive BMW m3's." Good for a laugh!

Buying more ammo is one way of compensating for stepping down to a Mazda.
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