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Great vehicle, love it!.. Would definitely purchase again! 218 60.06%
Good car. I like it so far. 64 17.63%
It's nice. I've had some early issues, but I'm happy. 49 13.50%
Eh.. Maybe a lil' underwhelming. But it's growing on me. 3 0.83%
It's ok. But it ain't nothing to write home about. 3 0.83%
Honestly, I'm kinda disappointed. Doesn't really live up to the hype. 17 4.68%
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I picked ours up yesterday. Everything was aligned and Jeep was gorgeous. Then I noticed a major defect on the 2" beveled portion of the front of the hood, just left of the "Jeep" emblem. It looked like a spot weld that they just painted over. The guys at the dealership couldn't believe it left the factory like that. They let me walk the lot, pick out a different hood, and they swapped it right then and there.

Everything else has been great so far, except the disappearing U-don't-Connect check mark thing. On the whole, this is an exquisit, incredible piece of machinery and I look forward to long term ownership!
You wouldn't happen to have a pic of that hood would you?
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Hey, I made it to 100 voters! Thanks a lot guys.

Looks like 93% have a favorable view of their Jeep. And to the other 7% - well, I'm sorry we let you down. Hopefully some of the good ppl up the ladder will take all of your concerns into consideration, and will continue to work toward even higher quality in the product and processes. Thanks again everyone...
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Re: 2014 GC OWNER'S Review

Even with all the troubles i've had, i still voted GREAT VEHICLE! I just wish it would work!
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You wouldn't happen to have a pic of that hood would you?
I'm sorry, I don't. I had planned to, but when they started talking about swapping hoods I let it go.
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Even with all the troubles i've had, i still voted GREAT VEHICLE! I just wish it would work!

Something to be said about the loyalty of Jeep owners. Where else would somebody say I have a great vehicle, but I wish it would work.
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So, my review of my new 2014 JGC limited would have been much different yesterday morning vs. now.

First got it about a week and a half ago. Limited, upgraded to the 8.4 uconnect with nav. Right off the bat, I loved it. I felt like a kid in a candy shop, I was so giddy.

I noticed the uconnect responded a little slowly at times... no biggie. No actually buttons for the heated seats/steering wheel? No Biggie, plus, I like how when you first start the car, and it is loading up, it has those controls called out on the bottom.

5 days after getting it, I had to return my acura to the dealer. (Lease was up). My wife was driving the Jeep behind me on the way to the dealer. I noticed that every time she put a turn signal on, the rest of the lights on that side of the vehicle would go out. Strange, but glitches happen. Figured I would call the dealer and have them look at it.

Then, two days ago, I noticed the engine was having a real hard time going uphill, even with only a slight incline. One road to my house is about a 1 1/2 mile long, slight incline. MPG's would drop to about 3. I was averaging 14-16 mpg on my 1/2 hour commute... the whole thing did not seem right.

Fast forward to last night, on my way home. I start driving, and after a minute, the whole instrument panel goes dead. No Screen showing speed, or or anything. The actual gauges for temp, rpm's, and feul are are down. I pulled over, shut the car off, and then restarted it. Still no instrument panel. This is where I made my mistake: I decided to drive it immediately to the dealer. I shoulda just left it instead of driving it further.

I get on the highway, and it is backed up, so I am going slow. I guess around 20 mph or so, but I am not sure. Traffic clears up a bit, and I have room, so I hit the gas. The engine whines real loud, I can tell it never shifted gears, then all of a sudden, everything is dead. No sounds from the engine, uconnect is off, AC, everything... the Jeep starts coasting, slowing down, in the middle of the highway. All of a sudden, it roars to life, the whole thing kinda 'bucks' and goes flying forward. At this point, I am almost at the exit for the dealer, about a tenth of a mile away, so I just finish driving it there.

It was too late for any technicians to look at it, so they are supposed to diagnose it today, and let me know. Gave me a loaner for the time being. They all commented about how awful the engine sounded while it was in park though.

I did not vote in the actual poll in this thread... I want to see what happens from here. Real glad my wife had the kids last night and not me though.
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So, my review of my new 2014 JGC limited would have been much different yesterday morning vs. now.

First got it about a week and a half ago. Limited, upgraded to the 8.4 uconnect with nav. Right off the bat, I loved it. I felt like a kid in a candy shop, I was so giddy.

I noticed the uconnect responded a little slowly at times... no biggie. No actually buttons for the heated seats/steering wheel? No Biggie, plus, I like how when you first start the car, and it is loading up, it has those controls called out on the bottom.

5 days after getting it, I had to return my acura to the dealer. (Lease was up). My wife was driving the Jeep behind me on the way to the dealer. I noticed that every time she put a turn signal on, the rest of the lights on that side of the vehicle would go out. Strange, but glitches happen. Figured I would call the dealer and have them look at it.

Then, two days ago, I noticed the engine was having a real hard time going uphill, even with only a slight incline. One road to my house is about a 1 1/2 mile long, slight incline. MPG's would drop to about 3. I was averaging 14-16 mpg on my 1/2 hour commute... the whole thing did not seem right.

Fast forward to last night, on my way home. I start driving, and after a minute, the whole instrument panel goes dead. No Screen showing speed, or or anything. The actual gauges for temp, rpm's, and feul are are down. I pulled over, shut the car off, and then restarted it. Still no instrument panel. This is where I made my mistake: I decided to drive it immediately to the dealer. I shoulda just left it instead of driving it further.

I get on the highway, and it is backed up, so I am going slow. I guess around 20 mph or so, but I am not sure. Traffic clears up a bit, and I have room, so I hit the gas. The engine whines real loud, I can tell it never shifted gears, then all of a sudden, everything is dead. No sounds from the engine, uconnect is off, AC, everything... the Jeep starts coasting, slowing down, in the middle of the highway. All of a sudden, it roars to life, the whole thing kinda 'bucks' and goes flying forward. At this point, I am almost at the exit for the dealer, about a tenth of a mile away, so I just finish driving it there.

It was too late for any technicians to look at it, so they are supposed to diagnose it today, and let me know. Gave me a loaner for the time being. They all commented about how awful the engine sounded while it was in park though.

I did not vote in the actual poll in this thread... I want to see what happens from here. Real glad my wife had the kids last night and not me though.
I think you have the grounding issue that there is a Chrysler Star case for.. Do you have the LED headlights? If so, the only light that should be going on that side is the blinker light, the led shut off.
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I think you have the grounding issue that there is a Chrysler Star case for.. Do you have the LED headlights? If so, the only light that should be going on that side is the blinker light, the led shut off.
Gotta admit, I have no idea what a star case is... going to google it.

As far as the lights: So if it is dark, and I have my headlights on, the driver's side headlight will shut off in order to have the left turn signal on? That just does not seem correct to me. plus, it does not happen every time.
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Gotta admit, I have no idea what a star case is... going to google it.

As far as the lights: So if it is dark, and I have my headlights on, the driver's side headlight will shut off in order to have the left turn signal on? That just does not seem correct to me. plus, it does not happen every time.
Star Case is like a TSB. There is one for the ground wire so I would check that if you still have the vehicle. Milous posted a picture of where the ground is located and what it might be causing for issues.
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Dealer technician called me back.

For the electrical stuff, they still had no idea. I told them about the star case, said he would look into it.

For the mechanical, i.e. shifting, shutting down while driving, etc that I described above: He said all of it was caused by bad welding breaking the catalytic converter. he mentioned something about a part just snapping off. For all of you people who are much more technical than I am, does that seem reasonable? It seems like a lot of issues to come up, because of the exhaust system.

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Dealer technician called me back.

For the electrical stuff, they still had no idea. I told them about the star case, said he would look into it.

For the mechanical, i.e. shifting, shutting down while driving, etc that I described above: He said all of it was caused by bad welding breaking the catalytic converter. he mentioned something about a part just snapping off. For all of you people who are much more technical than I am, does that seem reasonable? It seems like a lot of issues to come up, because of the exhaust system.

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The exhaust system broke!???

I can see that causing driveability issues, but I just don't see how in the heck that could happen!

Keep us updated on that one.. Definitely a first here.
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Dealer technician called me back.

For the electrical stuff, they still had no idea. I told them about the star case, said he would look into it.

For the mechanical, i.e. shifting, shutting down while driving, etc that I described above: He said all of it was caused by bad welding breaking the catalytic converter. he mentioned something about a part just snapping off. For all of you people who are much more technical than I am, does that seem reasonable? It seems like a lot of issues to come up, because of the exhaust system.

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Glad you are keeping such a positive attitude!!! Just remember vehicles aren't perfect!!
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