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Cursed WK2?

I've owned my current 2014 Overland for almost 2 years. Bought it May 2014. During the time I've had it, it feels like I've had the worst of luck with it.

First it was at the dealer for about a month around November of 2014. Some noise coming from front suspension. In February of 2015 it was broken into at work. Busted one of the front windows. About 6 months later came a big door ding on the drivers side door. Got that fixed and 3 weeks later a smaller ding on the same door. Just smaller and less noticeable but still is there. Summer of 2015 a sort of blemish started to show on the glove box. I first thought it was dust but turned out it was not. Not sure where it came from, dealer won't fix it and neither will Jeep. So that's within the first year of owning.

November 2015 it was broken into at work again. One of the rear windows this time. They crawled inside it on a rainy day. Mud everywhere. A month later I was on an exit ramp on the highway and some idiot almost side swipe me. To avoid him a went slightly outside the ramp near a bush and some branches that I did not see at the time scrapped the driver side. Luckily it was nothing major, it buffed out.

The latest one was today. A rock cracked the windshield on my way to work.

I honestly can't wait to get rid of this thing. I love it, but it feels cursed. The 2017s can't come fast enough.

---edit---

Totally forgot to mention the first thing. A month after buying it. 1200 miles on it. Ran over a piece of metal on my way to work. Had to get a new tire.

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Re: Cursed WK2?

Bad car karma is no joke. My wife used to have a 2008 Nissan Altima and it seemed every month something similar to what you experienced, happened. While the car never broke down, she had numerous cracked windshields, cracked fog lights, a deer ran into the right rear door, she hit a fox and broke the front spoiler and on and on. The worst was a vicious hit and run in a restaurant parking lot that did 4k in damage. It was almost monthly and she got to the point she was afraid to drive it. We really felt that car had bad mojo and ended up selling it for just that reason, otherwise, it drove perfect. She started calling it Christine. That car was evil.
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Bad car karma is no joke. My wife used to have a 2008 Nissan Altima and it seemed every month something similar to what you experienced, happened. While the car never broke down, she had numerous cracked windshields, cracked fog lights, a deer ran into the right rear door, she hit a fox and broke the front spoiler and on and on. The worst was a vicious hit and run in a restaurant parking lot that did 4k in damage. It was almost monthly and she got to the point she was afraid to drive it. We really felt that car had bad mojo and ended up selling it for just that reason, otherwise, it drove perfect. She started calling it Christine. That car was evil.

That is exactly how I feel about mine. I'm close to 6k in repairs. And now a windshield.

I have a trip from Atlanta to Chicago and back coming up in June. Not feeling too confident about it, even though mechanically it has no issues at all. I would sell it now, but being so close to the 2017s, I'm holding out a few more months.
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That is exactly how I feel about mine. I'm close to 6k in repairs. And now a windshield.

I have a trip from Atlanta to Chicago and back coming up in June. Not feeling too confident about it, even though mechanically it has no issues at all. I would sell it now, but being so close to the 2017s, I'm holding out a few more months.
Careful where ya park in Chi Town.... even non cursed cars have something happen to them
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Careful where ya park in Chi Town.... even non cursed cars have something happen to them

I know what you mean. I lived there for a few years. Although it would be in a garage most of the stay. My relatives are nice enough to let me keep it there since i don't have any of the street parking permits needed to leave it on the street overnight.
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Re: Cursed WK2?

Dude, where do you work? Lol I guess I'm spoiled as far as that goes. I work in a facility with 12ft high barbed wire fences with armed guards. Ain't no breaking in going on here
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Dude, where do you work? Lol I guess I'm spoiled as far as that goes. I work in a facility with 12ft high barbed wire fences with armed guards. Ain't no breaking in going on here

With the luck I've had with this jeep, they would have gotten in even on 12 foot fences, lol

The company I work for moved to an up and coming area in Atlanta by GA Tech. It's not the best but also not the worst. I started parking next to the main entrance since the second one. My boss' request. He has paid for all the damages. 2k in damages from both.
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sounds like life IMO.
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sounds like life IMO.
And it could be but I still think the thing has some bad luck. The latest thing with the windshield feels like an FU to me. The crack could probably have been repaired, but surprise surprise, the top glass is not cracked, it's the one on the inside that cracked.
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........perhaps it is time to change your name to "lightnit3" instead of "darknit3"?
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........perhaps it is time to change your name to "lightnit3" instead of "darknit3"?

Lol, that would be way too easy.
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Careful where ya park in Chi Town.... even non cursed cars have something happen to them
I was watching a show on cable . Anyway some of the Southsiders call it Chi-Ran because it is nothing more than a war zone .
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