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Got a new JGC

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I've been lurking here for a bit, and have made a couple of posts since joining up. I've been in the market for a new vehicle, as my 1997 Honda Accord (got it new in July of '97) was getting a bit long in the tooth. My plan was to join the Koons Group Buy and get a new 2016 JGC Summit. But the Honda had other plans. It finally gave up the ghost on Thursday after nearly 312,000 miles. Couldn't really wait for 2-3 months for one to come from the factory. I did some searching, and a dealer in Dallas had a 2015 with the exact same options I was going to get on a 2016. I did some haggling, and got them down to 6% below dealer invoice, so close enough to the Koons 7% for me. I got everything lined up on Friday, and picked it up yesterday. Drove it home today, and I can tell I'm really gonna like this car. Got a Summit with the Diesel, and on some of the hills on the way home, it didn't downshift and stayed at the same RPM during the climb. Gonna love towing stuff with this thing. I've got an order in for the Shield Production full DEF protection skid plate, and will get that on as soon as it comes in. This is my first Jeep, and I'm glad to join the club!

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Old 01-24-2016, 08:16 PM
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Awesome!! Welcome and congrats! That Honda really lasted for ya. 19 years and over 300,000 miles! I can't sit here and say the Jeep will do the same, although that would sure be cool. I have always been a Honda fan as well. My wife has a 2015 Odyssey. I have had an Accord and an Acura TL Type S. Loved them all.
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Thanks! Yeah, the Honda was bulletproof, right up until the end. Never had a major mechanical issue until last week. Here's a pic of the new ride, with the poor ol' Honda in the back.

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Thanks! Yeah, the Honda was bulletproof, right up until the end. Never had a major mechanical issue until last week. Here's a pic of the new ride, with the poor ol' Honda in the back.
What was the final nail in the coffin for the Honda?
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Awesome!! Welcome and congrats! That Honda really lasted for ya. 19 years and over 300,000 miles! I can't sit here and say the Jeep will do the same, although that would sure be cool. I have always been a Honda fan as well. My wife has a 2015 Odyssey. I have had an Accord and an Acura TL Type S. Loved them all.
There's a few wks on here with over 300k still going strong. It's all how you treat em
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What was the final nail in the coffin for the Honda?
Crankshaft position sensor failed causing misfires and the timing to get screwy, and it ended up crashing several valves.
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Hi Everyone,

I've been lurking here for a bit, and have made a couple of posts since joining up. I've been in the market for a new vehicle, as my 1997 Honda Accord (got it new in July of '97) was getting a bit long in the tooth. My plan was to join the Koons Group Buy and get a new 2016 JGC Summit. But the Honda had other plans. It finally gave up the ghost on Thursday after nearly 312,000 miles.

Welcome and congrats on the new JGC. I'm sure you will enjoy your new ride. It's my first Jeep too and I love it.

Congrats on the 1997 Honda @ 300k miles. That was a good buy. 😀


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Crankshaft position sensor failed causing misfires and the timing to get screwy, and it ended up crashing several valves.
Also sounds like the timing belt broke.
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Wow your new Jeep looks fantastic! Welcome aboard!
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Welcome! Boy...that was a huge upgrade!
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