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Buy backs on leases are typically bad deals. Why not pre order a new GC with exact options that you want and have it ready when your lease is up?
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I'd return it after the lease is over and then lease or purchase a MY14.
One more for what he said.
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Old 12-16-2012, 12:45 PM
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Buy backs on leases are typically bad deals. Why not pre order a new GC with exact options that you want and have it ready when your lease is up?
Makes the most sense.
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Makes the most sense.

Do you think it make sense to continue getting cars with such issues? Who knows if new tranny will be better?
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Do you think it make sense to continue getting cars with such issues? Who knows if new tranny will be better?
Name a car without issues.
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Name a car without issues.

Bad transmission in this car is something they can't fix or recall for long. Tons of bad reviews and complains, this is very upsetting considering this car is overall is good. I am sure other cars are with problems too, but this is not minor issue as well.
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I don't have any problem with the 5 speed transmission in my V6 GC.
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Bad transmission in this car is something they can't fix or recall for long. Tons of bad reviews and complains, this is very upsetting considering this car is overall is good. I am sure other cars are with problems too, but this is not minor issue as well.
I really do understand how you feel considering your experience. However it appears to be more isolated a situation in the real world than on this forum. I'll bet you a large Dunkin' you will not have this problem in your next WK2.
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Re: GC should I buy or return after lease?

$19k to buy it isn't a bad deal. Most of those are still in the mid to low 20s to buy now.

If you like the car, keep it and enjoy that you already made payments for a long time and aren't throwing the money away. There's issues on every car, the 14s will have issues, the 18s will have issues, everything will have issues. It's a question of when starting over paying on a car is outweighed by the number of issues.

The car's under warranty, have it fixed now, get it fixed right, and buy it out since you like it and it fits your needs. That's the cost effective way to do it. Keep in mind that you could probably replace the entire engine and transmission for the purchase price difference between buying it out as opposed to buying a new MY14.
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$19k to buy it isn't a bad deal. Most of those are still in the mid to low 20s to buy now.

If you like the car, keep it and enjoy that you already made payments for a long time and aren't throwing the money away. There's issues on every car, the 14s will have issues, the 18s will have issues, everything will have issues. It's a question of when starting over paying on a car is outweighed by the number of issues.

The car's under warranty, have it fixed now, get it fixed right, and buy it out since you like it and it fits your needs. That's the cost effective way to do it. Keep in mind that you could probably replace the entire engine and transmission for the purchase price difference between buying it out as opposed to buying a new MY14.


Problem there is no cure to this transmission, this is known issue. Search this forum for last two years about. I believe latest Motor Trend published same bad tranny review made by someone. Coolant leaking little some place doesn't bother me as much as idea of going to the dealer and explain and wait for my car to be fixed and drive no loaner for several days ... I prefer to buy another two gallons of coolant until lease will end
I am just not sure if I should continue with Jeep any longer but can't find any car which I could say - yes this is car for me and my character. GC is really good for this.
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Why would you want to do another 3-4-5 yr loan on a vehicle that is going to be 3yrs old. With a lease you basically are paying the interest on the vehicle, yes a little on the principle of the vehicle. Then you have to think of the warranty after the lease is up, are you going to get an extended warranty? You might be best to just lease a new 14 instead of dealing with the current situation. Just my thought.
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Why would you want to do another 3-4-5 yr loan on a vehicle that is going to be 3yrs old. With a lease you basically are paying the interest on the vehicle, yes a little on the principle of the vehicle. Then you have to think of the warranty after the lease is up, are you going to get an extended warranty? You might be best to just lease a new 14 instead of dealing with the current situation. Just my thought.
LOL, what?

With a lease, you pay 3 things. Depreciation, finance rates, and pure dealer profit.

The main portion of the cost is the depreciation they expect. They tend to figure this out pretty damn well before they launch the vehicle, so it ends up that the buyout is damn near what the used value of the car is (in the case of this WK2, residuals were a little stronger than they expected it'd seem).

You do pay a little bit of financing charge, a lot of people don't realize that, but you do pay interest on it. Then there's just the pure profit they take in (in a lot of cases, that's the "money down" etc.)

In any case, I'm not entirely sure what "transmission issues" you're speaking of. Mine did have a bit of a judder when coasting uphill, but a flash to the PCM cleared that up without a hitch - but I have a V8, so maybe you're speaking of something else that is V6 related.

That all said, I'm not aware of any major rashes of failing transmissions. So I'm not really too sure what exactly there is to cure. If you're talking about the judder, my dealership was going to replace the torque converter, but the PCM flash ended up fixing it. If you're concerned about it making the transmission die, you could buy a badass extended warranty for less than the cost to upgrade to a '14 as well.

Leases are for a few types of people. Small business owners who can write them off, people who are trying to buy cars they can't really afford, people who just like having new things, and people who love making payments on cars forever.

If you're looking at other vehicles like the Jeep, the new 4Runner is great. I wanted a few luxury features it didn't offer though, so it wasn't a major contender for me, but its Lexus cousin was. I bemoaned the lack of a V8 in it as well, but their V6 is stout and returns slightly worse performance than our V8, with pretty impressive fuel economy. Plus, it's still body on frame and tough as nails.
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