Originally Posted by TaxiDriver
Have been reading every post on here since I joined, and it seems like people are all making jokes about different parts failing and numerous problems they've had in the short time period people have owned their new WK2. even things like making fun of UAW workers building our vehicles.
Wondering if I should just wait til a later 2012 model or 2013 model year so they have time to fix all of these numerous problems. And they sure seem to be a lot right now. Then again, there are tons of new WK2s on the road and a lot seem to have no problem at all.
The WK2 is no Honda, but it seems that the flurry of TSBs for the 2011 MY have licked most of the issues except for the RHR lost-memories glitch, which hopefully will be addressed by a software update before long, and maybe the saddle wear problem. It really gets into a realm of diminishing returns to wait at this juncture unless you want diesel or are fixated on an eight-speed transmission.
That said, if you get an Overland, which has QuadraLift, the factory MaxCare option would be worth considering if you keep your vehicle beyond the standard warranty period. It's $1,850 online for lifetime coverage with $100 deductible, less for finite-years coverage.