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Old 02-16-2014, 12:11 PM
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sold the 2012 Overland, moving on

I just want to send a shout and a thank you to the members of this forum for some excellent insight and suggestions regarding questions on the GC.

While the occasional "internet fight" did flare up, this site is actually more civilized than many others I belong to. Maybe it has to do with the age group/demographic that this vehicle attracts...

Still, I'm acutely aware of the depreciation hit I've taken selling my JGC after only 24 months, but in all honestly, this has been the least dependable vehicle I've ever owned.

Any "known" issue where we see long threads about people complaining about a fault--you could add my JGC to the list. I've actually lost count of how many times this overland has been in the shop.

Issues this car has had include:
-heater/blower fan replacement,
-auto start climate control not working, and fighting with dealer to show there was a TSB on this known issue
-JGC randomly raising itself (still unresolved)
-both rear shocks replaced 2x, (that's 6 trips to the dealer)
-cold weather start up squeal--replaced power steering pump, alternator, all belts, pulleys, tensioners. (lost count of how many times the car went to the dealer for this, probably 10 times for diagnosis, leave overnight, get car back, rinse, repeat)
-Windshield washer nozzles have both been replaced 2x (remember this counts as 4 separate trips to the dealer)
-interior headliner rattle when hitting bumps still hasn't been fixed and sounds worse everyday
-now the transfer case is leaking (new dealer for trade-in spotted this) so goes in on Wednesday to fix
-while not a repair related rant I've been seeing what my actual MPG has been for the past month--wait for this, combined 11.7 mpg.

I actually don't hate my JGC, in fact its a great vehicle. Its just that I've had more problems and been to the dealer more in the past 2 years than I have with my past 5 cars combined. And I just cant live with the crappy mpg anymore.

Ford. Yep that's what I bought. My first Ford ever (and my second domestic ever) 2014 Ford Escape Titanium 2.0. Goes like stink, has all the amenities of my JGC, gets 30mpg highway/24 combined.

My delta on the trade in was $2,000. So I figure for a $2k swipe of my credit card I'm willing to start over. Wish me luck.
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Old 02-16-2014, 12:19 PM
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Re: sold the 2012 Overland, moving on

Wow ... can't blame you with all those issues for sure. That one's a lemon.

Best wishes and congrats on the new ride.
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Re: sold the 2012 Overland, moving on

Enjoy the new ride. A neighbor of mine had several before moving on to Lincoln. The move was not because of any major problems. It was his wife's idea.
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Re: sold the 2012 Overland, moving on

That's a lot of problems!

You couldn't lemon it?
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Sorry to hear you're moving on, but with the number of issues you reference I get it. Good luck to you.
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Re: sold the 2012 Overland, moving on

I'd have a hard time going from a GC to an Escape, but one thing my issues with the Jeep have taught me is that the greatest luxury is a car that always works.

Best of luck!
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That's crazy.. Sounds like lemon for sure.. Sorry you had a bad experience!
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Re: sold the 2012 Overland, moving on

Good luck on your Escape. I don't blame you. You had a lousy Jeep for sure. I had 2 Mariners, and they treated me well. I know the current Escape has no similarities with the previous gen. I'm interested in the MKC when it comes out. It will have the 2.3EB as an option. My previous ride was a loaded MKZ, and I miss a lot of the amenities.
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Sounds like a tough run with the Grand Cherokee. Good luck with your new ride!
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Re: sold the 2012 Overland, moving on

I understand your pain. I too have a 2012 that has caused me to be on a first name basis with the service dept. I have had more problems with this Jeep than my last 4 cars combined, and I'm only at 36k miles. I just can't justify taking a depreciation hit right now, so I will just have to bear it. Its a nice vehicle when it works, but I have had far too many problems for something that cost me almost 50k. I'm done with Chrysler.
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Re: sold the 2012 Overland, moving on

Wow that's a lot of issues, and it sounds like at times the dealer you took it for service didn't make matters any better. I wish you many trouble free miles with your new vehicle!
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There will always be lemons.. Sorry to hear you guys grabbed short straws. Would def put a bad taste in my mouth as well. I too have a 2012.. Have done nothing but change oil and put gas in it. No hiccups. Coming up on 36k miles. Not to scare you, you should drive what you like and take reviews/reliability scores with a grain of salt but I believe the ford escape is getting horrible feedback. Mainly for reliability.
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