Re: 2000 Mile Update
I felt the WK2 is world class from fit & finish to the powetrain and driving comfort, and I've owned several top ranked vehicles in the world; my WK2 Limited is my favorite vehicle overall compared to those that I have owned. At first my neighbor thought I bought yet another Audi, a Q7, when I brought it home. It drives better than a Q7 from my posterior's perspective.
No issues that you have are found on mine. Sorry you're having problems but it's not indicative of the WK2 quality, and I'm a picky person when it comes to vehicles.
4) This I consider a feature and a helpful one at that. It saves me from constantly braking when not using cruise control which makes for a more relaxing drive for me. It's kind of like having the benefit of a manual transmission; just modulate your speed using the throttle. It is designed to work this way and is a German-engineering-thing to save your brakes at no expense to fuel economy, BTW.
5) You are feeling the MDS kick in. Mine is barely noticeable and I really have to listen for it and concentrate to feel any different vibe. Nobody but me notices it. Yours may need a different isolator or a trans shift-point flash from the dealer as was mentioned. Surely manufacturing has made an engineering change to the trans algorithm or the isolator since some of us have no issue while others do. The MDS is showing me 23+mpg (EVIC) on the highway at 60mph...worth it to me.
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2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4x4 Ltd
Silver, Hemi, 20" wheels, minimal doodads.