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sorry...but my wifes gas pedal was completely replaced. Its a shorter length pedal arm.....nothing to do with the pad. There also was no ecu calibration. They also replaced the all weather floor mats
Okay, no problem. No need to be sorry....

I couldn't find any recall campaign to replace the entire gas pedal assembly in the IS250 (or any Lexus, for that matter), so maybe it was replaced because it was deemed faulty. Stuff happens. Nobody makes a perfect vehicle.

BTW, the "shorter length pedal arm" seems to be the same thing I'm talking about when I said they installed a shorter pad onto the pedal. It's just semantics as far as I'm concerned. And the ECU flash was optional for those who asked for it.
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Is it safe to say the less option, the better reliability since it's less complex? Laredo base model is the most reliable one. I'm looking into Limited model but don't like leather seat!
I think that's a reasonable assumption. Less stuff to malfunction means better odds at not having a problem. In other words, if it ain't there, it can't break!
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Old 01-04-2011, 04:56 PM
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Re: 2011 Grand Cherokee - reliability

I think you will be pleasntly suprised with the reliability of the new JGC. For what it's worth there is a lot of cross-collaboration between Mbenz and Chrysler on this vehicle. I know Hardcore off-roaders complain that is an ML with a 7-slot grille, but I welcome the information sharing. Wheni was looking ot buy it was between a 2011 JGC and a 2011 ML550. I went with the JGC because it had many similar features and my wife said it was more masculine vehicle. (thats her opinion)

I've owned RRs, Infiniti's and Mbenz's. My wife currently drives a 2010 Mbenz R350. The service you receive from those delaerships is exceptional. Do I expect that same level from a Jeep? I would like that but I fully realize that Chrysler/Jeep is not there yet. However, I expect more out of my Chrysler/Jeep dealership now than I did when I had my '98 Grand Cherokee.

As far as more basic models will be more reliable... it all depends on your outlook.
Will the stock suspension have less problems than an airmatic style, possibly. Will a standard radio have less problems than a touchscreen Nav with live traffic updates, potentially. But, whose to say that a standard radio in a Jeep will be any less reliable than a standard radio in a Ford or Audi?

No one knows for sure. If you like it and want it and have the means then get it. You only go around this crazy world once, why not be happy?
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Old 01-04-2011, 05:22 PM
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No one knows for sure. If you like it and want it and have the means then get it. You only go around this crazy world once, why not be happy?
BAM. Well put. Comes a point when it all just boils down to that mindset on a number of levels.
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Re: 2011 Grand Cherokee - reliability

OK, time to weight in as a another ol' timer who has had Chrysler products for over45 years. Currently, we have a 2001 Jeep GC with the V6 and a 2002 Dodge RAM HD with the 360 motor plus my new 2011 GC Overland. In between all of those years, have had most other makes of vehicles from MB to BMW to VW to Lexus (wife's care) to even a Toyota Prius. As a more Chrysler preferred individual, I guess I also took the leap of faith on the GC with the V-6. So far, so very good as every time I get in the Jeep after driving my wife's car and even my company supplied Ford Taurus, I am still amazed at how well Jeep got this right and the fun of driving a Jeep. Prior to this Jeep, I had the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited and that was a very different vehicle, but quite capable off road. Son's truck is our off roader now and the Jeep GC will probably not be doing any boon docking, but I know that it could still probably do better than the Land Rovers we travel with when going into the wilds of New Hampshire. I find the trail of responses and reports interesting as well as entertaining.... all ..... please keep them coming and when my Jeep has a fault, you will hear from me.
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rover, keep up updated. How many miles have you put on your new Jeep so far?
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Seems like everyone who bought the WK2 so far is generally pleased and impressed with it and still excited to get in and drive it. Very encouraging. I haven't really heard from anyone who regrets their choice. Fair statement?
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Is it safe to say the less option, the better reliability since it's less complex? Laredo base model is the most reliable one. I'm looking into Limited model but don't like leather seat!
I agree with this point of view. Laredo can be had without moonroof too (water damage potential). Limited and Lardeo can be had without Quadra-Lift - another potentially problematic technology.
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I agree with this point of view. Laredo can be had without moonroof too (water damage potential). Limited and Lardeo can be had without Quadra-Lift - another potentially problematic technology.
I just dont know why all want to have moonroof when you have air condition.

If i can choose, i never select that option.
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I just dont know why all want to have moonroof when you have air condition.

If i can choose, i never select that option.
My wife mocked me for getting the pano roof since I hardly ever roll with those things open and she loves hers open. For me it has nothing to do w/temp control. I like the natural light esp during the winter months and leave the screen open all the time when it's cold to help generate a little solar heat when I leave it outside.
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I just dont know why all want to have moonroof when you have air condition.

If i can choose, i never select that option.
I wanted HID headlights - Getting those required a Limited or Overland, which come standard with a sunroof.
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I wanted HID headlights - Getting those required a Limited or Overland, which come standard with a sunroof.
Can you explain what the deal is HID headlights (I never had them)? Why are they so desirable? Just because of the "coolness" factor (light is different color)? Or do they actually provide more illumination?
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