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Should I buy one?

I've always been a Mopar guy (current Wrangler and 300 Touring owner) and I'm in the market for a 2015 GC Altitude model. I made the mistake of seaching for 2014/2015 reliability issues on the web. Not good. I can't believe the horror stories I'm reading with multiple trips to the dealerships for transmission, electrical and other problems with their brand new GC.

What is up with Chrysler? You might think the bugs would have been worked out before releasing these vehicles to the public. To be honest, after reading about all of the issues, I'm reluctant to folk over 38 to 40K for junk. It's disappointing to read, especially on this site, of all the issues. The GC is a perfect size, engine, and options for me but should I buy one?

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Old 03-03-2015, 09:14 PM
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Re: Should I buy one?

The problem with the internet (and forums in general) is that you'll find that more people take the time to post complaints than praise about their vehicles. And this is still a relatively small percentage of the total ownership.

That's not to belittle the legitimate complaints people have. Pick any make or model you wish, they all have problems. No one builds a perfect vehicle. It's a crapshoot as to whether it'll be reliable or full of problems.
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Old 03-03-2015, 09:20 PM
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Old 03-03-2015, 10:16 PM
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Re: Should I buy one?

1200 of them come off the line a day on average...how many of those likely have the issues that you read about on the Internet? MDBones is spot on. Yes, there have been a higher incidence of certain issues, especially with earlier builds of the MY14, but that's pretty much been dealt with. And like any vehicle of any make and model, there is and always will be the chance that any one particular vehicle may have defects. Nature of the beast...
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Just past 2,000 miles and not a single issue yet on my 2015 altitude loving it so far!


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Old 03-04-2015, 11:38 AM
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Re: Should I buy one?

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I've always been a Mopar guy (current Wrangler and 300 Touring owner) and I'm in the market for a 2015 GC Altitude model. I made the mistake of seaching for 2014/2015 reliability issues on the web. Not good. I can't believe the horror stories I'm reading with multiple trips to the dealerships for transmission, electrical and other problems with their brand new GC.

What is up with Chrysler? You might think the bugs would have been worked out before releasing these vehicles to the public. To be honest, after reading about all of the issues, I'm reluctant to folk over 38 to 40K for junk. It's disappointing to read, especially on this site, of all the issues. The GC is a perfect size, engine, and options for me but should I buy one?

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Yes you should, why ?, for the same reason you gave us :
"The GC is a perfect size, engine, and options for me" .
Go and get your Jeep asap..the sooner you do the sooner you'll start enjoying it.
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Re: Should I buy one?

Just hit 2000 miles with no issues, except for people always wanting to talk about it with me. People love these things, as do I! Go get it, you will LOVE it!
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Re: Should I buy one?

This may be lengthy but hopefully will make for some good reading!

I originally bought a V6 2014 Limited in January 2014. After driving it a few months I was a bit disappointed with the lack of some option sand features of the Limited. It appeared to be missing some basic features likerain sensing wipers, real time traffic as it was only equipped with the 8.4A and not the 8.4AN UConnect system to name a few. I would think those would bebasic features on such an expensive vehicle but alas, it was not equipped withthe Lux II package. My mistake for not doing proper research, but I digress.

Well, I took it in for an oil change to the dealer last day inApril 2014. They told me they were short one sale to make their monthly goal. Longstory short, I walked out with a V6 2014 Overland/tech package. After some serious negotiating, I hardly losta dime and was thrilled! But then again let's remember - this is a VERY EARLY2014 model! You know where I'm going with this!

Drove it for about 1250 miles and it broke down on the side of theroad and had to be towed. Something about a sensor or something, I don’t remember but the dealer fixed it. Driving another 1200 miles there were some quirky things happening electronically, reverse blue screen of death, etc. andthen all of a sudden the "Christmas tree effect". Once again, towedto the dealer where they informed me 17 fault codes came up and they couldn'tfigure out what the hell was wrong with it.

After opening a STAR case with hardly any follow up, having manyof the same issues others were having with their early 2014 models and then inthe shop for over two weeks I had enough! Long story short, I went and picked up the Jeep. Traded it in and bought 2012 CPO BMW X5 3.5 XDrive! Boy, was Iever relieved! Love it, no problems but after driving BMWs for the last several years, I'm seriously bored! It's really not all that exciting anymore, but despite all the problems I've had with my last Overland, I was still continually drawn to the WK2! Feeling a sense of loss.

So what did I do last month? Traded in the X5 and leased a beautiful V6 Black/Tan 2015 Overland with tech package!!!!!

Here's to hoping many of the issues are resolved in the 2015. Sofar, I'm seeing a lot less issues popping up on this forum so that seems like good news. I'll keep y'all posted but WOW! Getting back into this vehicle, I'M THRILLED!

1100 miles in and no issues=no regrets
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Yes you should, why ?, for the same reason you gave us :
"The GC is a perfect size, engine, and options for me" .
Go and get your Jeep asap..the sooner you do the sooner you'll start enjoying it.
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Re: Should I buy one?

I have one of THE earliest build '14s (built 2/13); almost 28K miles on it and it's only been to a dealership to have recall & TSB work done. Quietest car on the road I've ever had, and gets me anywhere in the snow and ice.
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Re: Should I buy one?

I did the same thing as you. Read into much of the reviews and about all the "issues". When a customer is happy they don't post about it. The only exception is when you start adding the mods to your Jeep. Then you always post about each mod you install. Oh yea! Don't forget about the other exception which is posting pics of your Jeep throughout the seasons, or on a hillside, or in the sand. You get my drift.....

I ended up pulling the trigger for my 14' Altitude and have not regretted it. Go for it! Then post your "New Jeep" pics after you get it.

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