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Re: Jeep WK reliability

I'm at over 80k on my 07' 3.7 Wk with ONLY gripes about water pumps...pretty uneventful ownership really....
My 01' 4.0 WJ had 267k miles or something like that before I traded it in. Only replaced the valve body in the trans on that one....(other than normal maintenance stuff).
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Member on another forum summed it up for me: My Grand Cherokee isn't getting older.....it's getting newer ... part-by-part.

I really, really, really want Jeep to get their act together before I need a new one.
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90k with nothing but brakes suspension and starter. All normal. People act like these cars blow up. The motors are solid and so are the drivelines if you maintain. Anything else that breaks around the motor is simple wear out. These are jeeps which means heavy duty play and heavy duty parts. Anything less is just another suv.
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.... People act like these cars blow up. The motors are solid and so are the drivelines if you maintain. Anything else that breaks around the motor is simple wear out. These are jeeps which means heavy duty play and heavy duty parts. Anything less is just another suv.
Used to be true in the pre-Daimler era. Please refer to post #8.

The WK2's look even less rugged to me than the WK model. I would recommend cutting the electronics content by 50% or more.
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Not possible, crash standards mean these cars almost need to drive themselves during evasive manuvers, thank the government.

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Not possible, crash standards mean these cars almost need to drive themselves during evasive manuvers, thank the government...
Look at the list of replaced components in post #8. Few, if any, have to do with evasive and anti-rollover capability.

I thought the most interesting feedback I got from a Jeep owner was: He traded in a fully-loaded Grand Cherokee for a basic Wrangler. No power anything. He loves it because he doesn't have all of the electrical/electronic failures in the Wrangler that he couldn't get fixed in the Grand Cherokee.
That may be my next move if nothing changes on the coming model change. Now, if Jeep would install Selec-Trac in the Wrangler (like the ZJ and WJ)... That's a durable full-time 4WD system.
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Re: Jeep WK reliability

I love my jeep, it has seen a very hard life and is a few weeks away from 100k. Spent six years on a farm, dirt roads, off roads, logging roads, etc. I feel like all the work I have put into it is just routine stuff... Egr, map, o2, brakes. Except for the tranny cooler line. Jeeps are more expensive to maintain than other american vehicles, but cheaper than European cars, recently replaced 1 o2 sensor on volkswagen and the part alone cost 250! If your going to buy one make sure it has an extensive service history... Because if it doesn't your looking at some major dough.

Oh yeah... Drivers seat went to crap and the steering wheel is pitted... But that is what happens if you have residues of manure, grease, and oil on your hands and get in and out by sliding your butt instead of lifting over the vinyl side support sections on the seats.
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Dude no offense but this was kind of a pointless thread..... Im not discounting your perspective but i happen to work at a dealership for a certain German ultimate driving machine and i can tell you that every manufacturer is the same... I can find plenty of bmw Toyota jeep vw Mercedes audi chevy ford owners who say their car is the best most reliable and i can find plenty of owners of those same brands who have had nothing but bad luck like you have.... Its a total crapshoot.... All manufacturers are pretty reliable now or else they would not be around...... The simple truth is do you know how many wk grand cherokee were sold compared to 4runners? The whole wk run sold close to a million units where as 4runners didn't even sell 500,000.... So if you have the same percentage of i call it bad luck cars(which its inevitable with mass production automobiles) who is going to have the larger number of bad luck cars? Does that mean the jeep is actually less reliable? It just means there's alot more of them out there so you have a better chance of hearing from someone about how bad their car is..... Think about it.... 1million wks vs less than 500000 4th gen 4runners? I take my chances driving an American made jeep any day...plus parts are cheaper and engine is way easier to work on than a Japanese or German engine is
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Re: Jeep WK reliability

@ LaredoX - word

My '97 ZJ was strong and healthy with 167K miles before it met an early death at the hands of a distracted driver, It was the most reliable car I had owned, up top that point.

Now I have an '09 VW TDI, which I really love, but before it reached 30K it had a total failure of the fuel delivery system (thankfully covered under warranty).

I've had 2 Ford Rangers - liked 'em fine but lot's of parts went into them that were not normal wear-n-tear (ex: steering rack & pinion assembly twice on each one)

My Mom has had Hondas, Lexii, Mazdas, Fords - every one of them had some weird failure - the battery exploded in her Passport (40K miles), her Lexii eat tires and shocks every 30K (RX400h = heavy pig) her 2 RX7's each blew their motors @ under 80K miles.

My latest acquisition is an '07 WK CRD that just hit 52K (bought it with 47K) and I'm really happy with it - I'm expecting it to last a long time - I think it's a great truck, and I was lucky to find it.

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I love my WK..2006 4.7 Model, 125k miles, but I (*&(*&Y^ the dealership and Mopar parts. Expensive crooked *&(^*&^)(*&^)(*, I wont buy another Jeep for that reason, and also because the WK2 looks like an Japanese imported egg model. Make a better design and improve stealership service & prices or go crawl back under the rock you came from. Also improve the MPG.
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Re: Jeep WK reliability

As far as looks, I love my WK. I just bought mine this past December and so far I have had to replace the shift bezel and lately I have been having intermittent shift problems.

I quit smoking and plopped down over $12,000 in CASH, not to mention taxes, title, etc only to have these things pop up.

I already knew it was a used WK and as with all vehicles, you have to pay to maintain them, but these are some issues that draw a bit more concern.

If anything more (mechanically) goes wrong, in a short period of time, I will sell my WK and not look back. I hope it does not come to that.
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