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With all due respect to CNN, I see your link and raise you one from an automotive oriented source, not one who makes up 90% of their news.

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I got my '14 Overland in March of '13 and traded it for a '15 Ford Escape Titanium in October of '14. My intention is to wait until the '16s are out and getting a Summit. That is if they don't come up with a bunch of new technology for '16.


The funny thing is, while overall I liked the Jeep a lot, the more I drove it the more the little things annoyed me. The more I drive the Escape, the more I like. But, it's not a Jeep.


So, as long as they take care of the little things (they already took care of the ECO default) I still intend to make the crazy move back to Jeep.



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That's what i wanted to say but you said it much more nicely
after having thin skin on "haha" I had to be nice, right?

The other logic I used on the tranny choice was that once I found out it was the same one used in the SRT it convinced me it was the more bulletproof option.
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Re: Thinking bout coming back to Jeep...Need Input

When talking about reliability, I think the V6 gasser is still ahead of the diesel. Though the tranny is better, all the DEF-issues are still not resolved.

The most reliable - without a doubt - has been the HEMI.

It always depends on what your plans are. In my case, I wanted bells and whistles without high operating expenses and since I'm leasing, I figured out that the V6 gasser was the best match. Since I'm not towing but driving a lot of stop and go, the HEMI didn't make much sense to me. The diesel would have been interesting (something new for a change), but I wasn't willing to pay a premium for a vehicle with a major design-fault - and honestly, that's what the DEF-injector and its location is. From an economic standpoint, I wasn't able to take advantage of the diesel within my anticipated two years of ownership, either, so in order to pick this more expensive option, it would have had to be at least the most reliable.

So far, there are only a few issues I had to work out (new camera module for ACC and new software for tranny - I had that performed although I didn't experience harsh shifts yet due to my low mileage) and one thing that will be taken care of next week (steering wheel slightly off to the right). Other than that, I'm quite happy. The performance/econmy on this vehicle with the V6 gasser is very well balanced. This monster is 4x4, huge & heavy but still quite responsive when you put it in S - and all very close to 20 MPG on regular fuel which I find quite amazing...
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Everyone is telling me i am crazy after everything i have been thru with the last jeep.
People said the same to me when I traded my problematic 2011 in on the late run 2014. 13k miles later its finally the Jeep I wanted. No issues.
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