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Got rid of something German for an American

Our VW 04 Touareg was totaled due to water damaged, and picked up a 2012 Limited 4X4 V6 Lux Pkg II 730n. I hope it's more reliable, although i liked driving the Treg, i did not enjoy it's issues!

I still have my Audi sports car!

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Old 02-19-2012, 10:19 AM
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Re: Got rid of something German for an American

I sold both an SLK230 and 325i to make room for the JGC Overland V8. Over the first 20,000 miles, I've had fewer problems and warranty repairs than either of those two. Otherwise comparisons are like comparing apples to oranges to peaches Note the issues were relatively minor but Mercedes could not come up with a fix for one where the front tire wore unevenly and refused to deal with another where the auto trans was noisy when cold.
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Re: Got rid of something German for an American

Repairs seem to be more economical outside the warranty as well as less expensive parts! I like that! No more expensive services and ability to do your own work! Last time I owned a Jeep was a 95 Wrangler, Rio Grande Edition with a 3inch suspension lift, 33inch mickey thompsons, she was pretty, not practical when the family started expanding.
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Re: Got rid of something German for an American

You'll be surprised to know that the 2011+ Grand Cherokee has a lot of German in it. The WK2 was built on the same platform as the Mercedes M class and shares a lot of technology with Mercedes.

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and the engine is made in Mexico iirc?
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and the engine is made in Mexico iirc?
The V6 is made in Michigan & Mexico. The 2011 V6 are all from Michigan.
The V8 is made in Mexico.

Info taken from Allpar.com
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Re: Got rid of something German for an American

I read it was off the Merc ML platform, at least we do not incur the same service cost and we gets some euro spec tech!
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The V6 is made in Michigan & Mexico. The 2011 V6 are all from Michigan.
The V8 is made in Mexico.

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Negatory! 2/11 build Limited has Mexican engine and has been a pleasure.
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Re: Got rid of something German for an American

Tranny on the V6 is made in Germany.
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Our VW 04 Touareg was totaled due to water damaged, and picked up a 2012 Limited 4X4 V6 Lux Pkg II 730n. I hope it's more reliable, although i liked driving the Treg, i did not enjoy it's issues!
Can I ask how you total a Toureg due to water damage?

I ask because my BIL totalled his Kia just by launching his boat, and didn't realize all the computers were in the floorboard (ie under seat, etc) and got soaked and toasted. Kia was only 6 months old.
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Re: Got rid of something German for an American

nice rides
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Re: Got rid of something German for an American

Had 2003 Mercedes G 500 and drove till 115k....then traded in for v8 summit overland.
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