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.