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Good Bye Jeep, hello BMW

After 9 months of Jeep ownership after returning to Jeep from a brief stint in a BMW which I bought after trading in a problematic 2006 JGC Overland (leaky roof, failed starter, failed climate control fan, wheel bearing, broken sunroof) I am not faced with the decision of getting rid of another Jeep, this time brand new. My jeep just turned to 9k miles however it's been in the shop most of this month (it was in the shop 4 days in March for a hood sensor and new liftgate lock button). The car had it's transfer case replaced, rear shock replaced and rotors turned. Now the car as more clunking, wobbling, and weird noises than a car with 50k miles. I'm so unhappy. I initially thought if the dealer gave me a deal on a new one I would go that route. However, after continuing reading everyone elses posts, I'm done. I have been a die hard jeep fan since before I knew how to drive and Jeep has convinced me not to purchase another. This is my 6th and possibly the last. I'm sad about it, however i find it unacceptable to have this many problems with a new car. The dealer said I should pursue the lemon law, however that isn't guaranteed and I've been dealing with this issue for almost 3 months. I think the new grand cherokee is a well designed well engineered vehicle that is put together extremely poorly. I will miss it's utility, looks, comfort, and features but I'm willing to trade some of that in for the superior build quality and reliability and superior customer service of BMW. I found a lightly used 2011 BMW 335i x drive with everything and the BMW dealer is giving me more money than the Jeep dealer and throwing in a set of winter tires!

I wish everyone the best luck with the WK2's I will be checking back to see how the WK2 is fairing. Maybe when I see less problems on here and better customer service I will take a look back. Right now ventilated seats and a leather wrapped dashboard don't to a whole lot for me when it's sitting at the dealer and I'm driving a rental.
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Old 08-23-2011, 11:08 AM
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Re: Good Bye Jeep, hello BMW

you should probably change your member name... huh?
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Re: Good Bye Jeep, hello BMW

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you should probably change your member name... huh?
No kiddin

Sucks you had so many problems with the Jeep. Lemon maybe?
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Old 08-23-2011, 11:42 AM
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Old 08-23-2011, 11:49 AM
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My Uncle just ordered a BMW 5 series and I told this joke to my Aunt and when she later told him the joke she was in a store and called him and they both couldn't stop laughing and she said people were looking at her because she was laughing so loudly.
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Re: Good Bye Jeep, hello BMW

11K miles on my Overland 4x4 with zero issues. Prior to this I had a 04 WJ Limited and my wife and I put 150,000 miles on it and the worst repair was a solenoid on the transmission. In my experience Jeep has turned out some well built, reliable, and capable 4 wheel drive Utility vehicles.

Sorry you had bad luck.
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My Uncle just ordered a BMW 5 series and I told this joke to my Aunt and when she later told him the joke she was in a store and called him and they both couldn't stop laughing and she said people were looking at her because she was laughing so loudly.
Lol it is a good one and somewhat true haha
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Re: Good Bye Jeep, hello BMW

Hope you have better luck with that BMW than my neighbor. Every time it gets a little cold that vehicle wants to go back to the warm confines of the shop. The X5 was not all that capable and then he had one problem after another with it.

I loved my 3 series, even after putting $$$ radiator, shocks, balljoints, two steering racks, fog light lenses, numerous bushings.... head light lenses... water pump, I'm sure I'm missing a couple things.. but then that was spread over 7 or 8 years, 100,000 miles. They look and drive great on dry pavement, but I dunno about durability, and they are $$$$ to repair. One thing I have to say, however, after being borrowed by two daughters it was involved in a couple serious accidents and they came out unscathed, except for a bruise here or there.

On the other hand, my 2000 JGC had a waterpump, engine fan, transmission, and rear axle seal (twice) replaced over the same period.
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Old 08-23-2011, 12:32 PM
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Re: Good Bye Jeep, hello BMW

Perhaps your Jeep was a lemon or you were one of the unlucky one. However, to go from a such spacious SUV into a crammed up 335? I don't really understand it. I came into this thread thinking you either pulled a trigger on a X5 or X3 but a 3series? Two totally different platforms.

On the flip side, I really love the bi-turbo setup in those 335. A little bit of mod and that thing can sound and move viciously. Goodluck dude.
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Re: Good Bye Jeep, hello BMW

I understand why a loyal owner would opt for a different brand given the number of issues you've experienced. Although, I must say that no matter what the issues are it all ends with customer service. I'm a former BMW and Audi owner and I would never go back to BMW. As for Audi, I will purchase another Audi one day when I have the need to purchase a smaller sportier car. BMW on the other hand, has an F.U. attitude about them and have terrible customer service from top to bottom. That's just my two cents. Because you truly never know what the car manufacturer is really like until you've had major problems.
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Re: Good Bye Jeep, hello BMW

I live in Boston so I don't need to be piloting a larger sized SUV around. The bmw is faster and more efficient. My family has had several BMW's and all have been reliable, plus the dealer is right down the road from me!

Looking forward to the Sport seats!
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Re: Good Bye Jeep, hello BMW

I just got out of a 2010 335 last week into a Summit. The 335 did have its fair share of issues including...

1. Exhaust issue - multiple parts replaced, eventually had to replace entire exhaust system. Worked for about 6-8 months then happened again.

2. Nav issue - System totally bricked on me. Screen went totally red at one point and did not want to turn on. Dealer installed new system and got it working.

3. Speaker issue - Center channel speaker would come loose and rattle. They would tighten it and would come loose again every couple of months.

Now i only had the car 18 months. The dealer was great, always gave me loaners, were very pleasant. Moral of the story...the are all cars and they will ALL have issues...
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