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Old 07-12-2015, 09:45 PM
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Re: New to the board... What Grand Cherokee should i buy??

The 2013 has the least issues because we didn't build as many of them vs. other model years.

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Old 07-12-2015, 09:57 PM
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Re: New to the board... What Grand Cherokee should i buy??

One thing to consider if you look at a '14. The shifter, while liked or tolerated by some, was considered bad enough that it is being discontinued after just 2 model years. It was one of the (not major) irritants that added to my decision to dump my '14.


Hopefully Marlon is going to single handedly build me a trouble free '16 with the new shifter.


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Re: New to the board... What Grand Cherokee should i buy??

I have a 2012 Grand Cherokee Overland with 5.7L V8 Hemi (Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl and slightly Altitude like blacked out with factory painted Brilliant Black Altitude parts, with light frost / dark frost interior including dark frost carpet and leather dash and upper door trim). I have put 42,000 miles on it. I like the air suspension, no issues with it. I absolutely love it. It's a joy to own and drive. I get compliments all the time. Issues came up but were resolved. It's in pristine condition, not a scratch and the interior is also brand new looking. I'll be selling it in December or however soon I can get a 2016 Grand Cherokee High Altitude w/ 5.7L V8 Hemi and 19 speakers.
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Old 07-12-2015, 10:55 PM
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Re: New to the board... What Grand Cherokee should i buy??

I have a 2013 Grand Cherokee Overland with the V6 (Brilliant balck Crystal Pearl and Saddle interior). Absolutely love the vehicle and have never had anything mechanical on it have problem with 50k miles so far. Really enjoy the QL as I've used it in Canada and Alberta on trips. I hope to keep it for many more years to come. I tow a waverunner with mine and 21ft boat from time to time.
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Re: New to the board... What Grand Cherokee should i buy??

To the OP:Sometimes reading all the answers regarding the available choices, indecisions, fear of potential mechanical breakdowns, rumors, half-baked truths, and a whole bunch of other things is an exercise in frustration. As SRTgirl pointed out, you need to look at a whole bunch of issues that only you, the OP will know. Asking us what we think on a forum is opening up apples and oranges. The scope is too large. For one, even if you decided originally to look for a particular model based on your needs, a last minute impulse decision might have you purchasing something else entirely. It happens all the time. You might set yourself a budget but then may exceed that by quite a bit- sometimes there is no logic to it.

You are being concerned too much about things that really are hard to give a definite answer to. For example when is QL going to fail- honestly all parts will eventually fail but who knows when it will be- if I can guess exactly how all QLs will fail in every Jeep, I will be a certified genius and a prophet. Just go and test drive the GC at different trims levels. Make notes and see the differences and then make a decision. It seems that the Overland V6 will suit you as it has most of the luxury and the essentials available. If you have a tighter budget then go for the limited. Otherwise do some extensive test driving. There is no better way to find out. Heck, you might just turn around and buy an SRT for all I know. Good luck because whichever GC you are going to get, you will always find something you will enjoy about these vehicles.
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Re: New to the board... What Grand Cherokee should i buy??

I know its a loaded question of some sort, just getting an overall feel for what to look out for.. It probably doesnt help that i only had 2 cars yes 2, in my life (38 yr old) so i tend to keep them a while so i know things will break over time.
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Re: New to the board... What Grand Cherokee should i buy??

Avoid early build MY14. Anything past August 2013 Build (MY14) is what I would go for. More options more risk. Not sure if you can add lifetime warranty to a used model if young enough.
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Re: New to the board... What Grand Cherokee should i buy??

With a Jeep, you will appreciate every possible option you can afford to get. But you will probably not appreciate the repair cost and frequency.
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Re: New to the board... What Grand Cherokee should i buy??

It sounds like you typically keep you cars for a long time, so I would suggest getting a service contract for whatever model/year you choose. I will be pulling the trigger on a new Summit very soon and I plan on purchasing the MaxCare lifetime for it because this rig is just loaded with too much tech and expensive mechanical toys to not have one.

My wife and I bought a 1999 Limited, still have it, and we bought an extended service contract for that one then as well. Don't regret the investment on the contract one bit because we keep our cars a minimum of 10 years usually.
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