Go Back   Jeep Garage - Jeep Forum > Jeep Platform Discussion > Grand Cherokee - WK2 -

Join Jeep Garage Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
  #13  
Old 06-08-2010, 08:52 PM
CalWK2's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: SoCal
Posts: 12
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 1515
CalWK2 is on a distinguished road
Re: No WK2 for me after all

That's too bad. Just the same the MDX is a pretty quality car and should hold up pretty well if you decide to keep it for the long haul. Hope to see you in WK2 sooner than later!
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 06-08-2010, 09:52 PM
SvenskaJeepGuy's Avatar
Let's Roll
My Jeep: 2006 4.7L WK
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Scranton PA
Posts: 13,069
Thanks: 137
Thanked 159 Times in 149 Posts
Rep Power: 1255290
SvenskaJeepGuy has a reputation beyond reputeSvenskaJeepGuy has a reputation beyond reputeSvenskaJeepGuy has a reputation beyond reputeSvenskaJeepGuy has a reputation beyond reputeSvenskaJeepGuy has a reputation beyond reputeSvenskaJeepGuy has a reputation beyond reputeSvenskaJeepGuy has a reputation beyond reputeSvenskaJeepGuy has a reputation beyond reputeSvenskaJeepGuy has a reputation beyond reputeSvenskaJeepGuy has a reputation beyond reputeSvenskaJeepGuy has a reputation beyond repute
Garage
Re: No WK2 for me after all

was it because the WK2 doesnt have adjustable pedals?
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 06-08-2010, 10:48 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 35
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 1653
JBaumgart is on a distinguished road
Re: No WK2 for me after all

Quote:
Originally Posted by Knightrider03m View Post
What SUV did you have?

And the WK2 should already be at some dealerships
It was an Infiniti FX45 (V8) - first year 2003 model. Up until last week it was the most reliable vehicle I've ever owned. The only replacement part to fail that maybe shouldn't have was the muffler underneath (not stainless under there) and Infiniti paid for a replacement even though it was out of warranty at the time.

I asked the service rep if she had ever seen an Infiniti's engine experience this kind of catastrophic failure with just 100,000 miles on it. She said only once and that was a guy who hardly ever bothered to change the oil. I changed mine religiously - maximum interval of 5,000 miles, always serviced at the dealer (said I was one of their best customers!) and I always brought in my own Mobil 1. I doubt the synthetic was responsible so I guess the premature failure was just bad luck.

I was very disappointed that Infiniti did not agree to contribute to the cost of the engine replacement, even though the drivetrain was well past warranty. Today's engines should last well beyond 100,000 with proper maintenance IMO. The dealer said they probably would have offered some assistance if the mileage was below 100,000 (it had just 700 more).

In terms of waiting for the WK2 I did want the Overland model with the Garmin nav and the other goodies (Adaptive Speed Control, Forward Collision Warning and Side Blind Spot Detection) that won't be available until December. The MDX (Advance Pkg) that I bought has these features plus some others that I like a lot also. Off-roading is not important to me as the worst I travel on is rough, unimproved gravel roads towing my fishing boat. The MDX handles these easily and I'm very impressed with the way it tows. Not saying it's better, but it easily meets or exceeds my requirements....everyone's are different.

So all in all I don't want to look back on what could have been, but as mentioned I'll be watching and rooting for the WK2 to be a huge success for Chrysler. My only regret at this point is not buying an American-made vehicle, which I was hoping to do for a change.

Best of luck to you guys!
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 06-08-2010, 10:58 PM
Scottina06's Avatar
JeepGarage Founder
My Jeep: 2014 6.4L SRT8 WK2
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Berea, Kentucky
Posts: 48,749
Thanks: 825
Thanked 804 Times in 620 Posts
Rep Power: 7717315
Scottina06 has a reputation beyond reputeScottina06 has a reputation beyond reputeScottina06 has a reputation beyond reputeScottina06 has a reputation beyond reputeScottina06 has a reputation beyond reputeScottina06 has a reputation beyond reputeScottina06 has a reputation beyond reputeScottina06 has a reputation beyond reputeScottina06 has a reputation beyond reputeScottina06 has a reputation beyond reputeScottina06 has a reputation beyond repute
Garage
Re: No WK2 for me after all

good luck to you as well. I hope to see you with a wk2 sooner than later
__________________
SCOTT
The HARDER you work...the LUCKIER you are!
2014 REDLINE red Jeep SRT "BLOODIED Edition" 1 of 1
Previous JEEP rides-
2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT-deep cherry
2013 JKU 10th anniversary-white
2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo-inferno red



Twitter-The_Jeep_Guy
Instagram-thejeep_guy

Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 06-08-2010, 11:18 PM
Knightrider03m's Avatar
Everyday I'm shuffling
My Jeep: 2012 3.0L
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: In the mud now
Posts: 6,128
Thanks: 13
Thanked 17 Times in 17 Posts
Rep Power: 323307
Knightrider03m has a reputation beyond reputeKnightrider03m has a reputation beyond reputeKnightrider03m has a reputation beyond reputeKnightrider03m has a reputation beyond reputeKnightrider03m has a reputation beyond reputeKnightrider03m has a reputation beyond reputeKnightrider03m has a reputation beyond reputeKnightrider03m has a reputation beyond reputeKnightrider03m has a reputation beyond reputeKnightrider03m has a reputation beyond reputeKnightrider03m has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via AIM to Knightrider03m
Re: No WK2 for me after all

Quote:
Originally Posted by Repo503 View Post
Its outrageous for all foreign cars, but less stuff tends to break in hondas and toyotas so it comes out a wash.
X2
That is why it would be the same cost.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Scottina06 View Post
Im tsalking about oil changes etc. Its $130 at the lexus dealer and $21.95 at the Jeep dealer....LOL
Who does their own oil changes any more?
__________________
-Marcus-
2012 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L V6 AWD White Suede
Current mods: 6000K HID low/hi beams; Passport 9500ix; Garmin NUVI50 5% Tint; Tinted Tails; Duel Exhaust; Debadge
Future mods: Lowing kit; Engine Tune; Black wheels; Monotone Paint Job
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 06-08-2010, 11:25 PM
Scottina06's Avatar
JeepGarage Founder
My Jeep: 2014 6.4L SRT8 WK2
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Berea, Kentucky
Posts: 48,749
Thanks: 825
Thanked 804 Times in 620 Posts
Rep Power: 7717315
Scottina06 has a reputation beyond reputeScottina06 has a reputation beyond reputeScottina06 has a reputation beyond reputeScottina06 has a reputation beyond reputeScottina06 has a reputation beyond reputeScottina06 has a reputation beyond reputeScottina06 has a reputation beyond reputeScottina06 has a reputation beyond reputeScottina06 has a reputation beyond reputeScottina06 has a reputation beyond reputeScottina06 has a reputation beyond repute
Garage
Re: No WK2 for me after all

only oil change that a dealer does for me is the Lexus dealer...and they use my Mobil 1...but its only becasue I have the maintenance plan and they take care of everything but tires...
__________________

__________________
SCOTT
The HARDER you work...the LUCKIER you are!
2014 REDLINE red Jeep SRT "BLOODIED Edition" 1 of 1
Previous JEEP rides-
2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT-deep cherry
2013 JKU 10th anniversary-white
2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo-inferno red



Twitter-The_Jeep_Guy
Instagram-thejeep_guy

Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Need Advice on WK2 gc4x4 Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 4 05-22-2010 12:19 PM
WK2 V6 with QT2? gc4x4 Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 2 04-29-2010 12:08 AM
WK2 Test Reports JBaumgart Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 5 03-27-2010 09:28 AM
Wk2 blackpepper Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 25 12-03-2009 03:49 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:51 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 - JeepGarage.Org
The Jeep Grand Cherokee Owners Community