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Old 12-09-2015, 04:29 PM
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Re: Why did you choose Grand Cherokee

Sounds more like a dealer problem than a Chrysler problem. Go to a different dealer, explain your problem, have them check the history and they probably would have fixed it. I've had that scenario several times with Chevy.

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Sounds more like a dealer problem than a Chrysler problem. Go to a different dealer, explain your problem, have them check the history and they probably would have fixed it. I've had that scenario several times with Chevy.
I agree. Since it was documented prior to warranty running out, I find it hard to believe Chrysler won't do the repair for free.
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Old 12-10-2015, 01:07 PM
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Re: Why did you choose Grand Cherokee

I believe it to be a dealer problem also.

I had moisture in both of my headlights. Dealer A swore up and down FCA refused to replace them. Dealt B replaced them without batting an eye. I didn't stick around to ask questions why. Maybe some dealerships just have more pull or maybe the job didn't pay out enough for dealer A to want to bother.


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Old 12-21-2015, 05:20 PM
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Re: Why did you choose Grand Cherokee

This is my first Jeep. There are a few reasons I bought the JGC:

Replacement for my last car, 2001 Honda CR-V, bought new and had 225,000 miles
Comfort and luxury, nicely appointed interior, leather
Off-road capability, with QL and QT-II
Long-distance road trip exploration and expedition rig, again, in great comfort
Diesel MPGs and long range on a tankful (800+ miles)
Towing capacity
Great styling
Jeep brand
Space for my dog's crate in back - it's just my wife and our dog and me; kids are grown and gone; the JGC is a little big but not overly so
Pano sunroof
My wife loves the heated seat; I like the vented seat
Value

I am planning future road trips from San Francisco to Alaska (Deadhorse, Prudhoe Bay) and to northern NWT Canada (Inuvik) and the ice road to Tuk; and also one to the Panama Canal and the Darien Gap. The JGC can take us there capably and in comfort. I just need to find ULSD diesel along the way.

My JGC has not been trouble free. Hopefully it's just teething pains. I plan to keep it for 300,000+ miles.

So far, despite the teething pains, I love this rig.
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Re: Why did you choose Grand Cherokee

My wife would hate the 800 Mile range. I don't like stopping for anything but fuel and her bladder only has about a 200 mile range. Lol


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Re: Why did you choose Grand Cherokee

My 2008 Altima Hybrid isn't exactly great for cargo or snow, so we decided this year to get a SUV.

We narrowed it down to:
JGC (initially overland until we saw the HA)
Porsche Macan
Audi Q5/7
Land Rover (ok really only considered for 5 minutes due to initial cost and repairs)

Ultimately, a half-ish loaded Macan was around 64k without much negotiating room and it's kind of small. The Cayenne was unnecessarily expensive loaded. I didn't need to pay for name, so further narrowed down to Audi/Jeep.

JGC HA offered all features w/ Hemi for like 6-8k less than Audi.

Porsche has the iconic look and I've always liked the look of Audi (my dad had an A6 when I was a teen).

But... I REALLY liked how the black on white High Altitude looked, plus there was room to get a good deal which I always like.

Also, it's probably better that I really didn't learn much about the SRT until after buying the HA, because it wouldn't have been easy convincing the wife to let me drop 70k so I could drive faster!

The plan was to keep whatever we bought as long as possible, so while I could have stomached spending 70k or so because it's a long term purchase(10-15 years), the HA gave us everything we really needed/wanted at a good value and I'm very happy with it.
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Re: Why did you choose Grand Cherokee

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My 2008 Altima Hybrid isn't exactly great for cargo or snow, so we decided this year to get a SUV.

We narrowed it down to:
JGC (initially overland until we saw the HA)
Porsche Macan
Audi Q5/7
Land Rover (ok really only considered for 5 minutes due to initial cost and repairs)

Ultimately, a half-ish loaded Macan was around 64k without much negotiating room and it's kind of small. The Cayenne was unnecessarily expensive loaded. I didn't need to pay for name, so further narrowed down to Audi/Jeep.

JGC HA offered all features w/ Hemi for like 6-8k less than Audi.

Porsche has the iconic look and I've always liked the look of Audi (my dad had an A6 when I was a teen).

But... I REALLY liked how the black on white High Altitude looked, plus there was room to get a good deal which I always like.

Also, it's probably better that I really didn't learn much about the SRT until after buying the HA, because it wouldn't have been easy convincing the wife to let me drop 70k so I could drive faster!

The plan was to keep whatever we bought as long as possible, so while I could have stomached spending 70k or so because it's a long term purchase(10-15 years), the HA gave us everything we really needed/wanted at a good value and I'm very happy with it.
If you are keeping as long as possible be sure to get the mopar maxcare lifetime service contract. For those that keep the jeep a long time it is golden for the $2300 or whatever the going rate is now. I paid $2100.
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Re: Why did you choose Grand Cherokee

I don't know any better have had a JGC since 1997 (4th one)....drives like a car, performs like an AWD
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If you are keeping as long as possible be sure to get the mopar maxcare lifetime service contract. For those that keep the jeep a long time it is golden for the $2300 or whatever the going rate is now. I paid $2100.
Yup, I did get that for about $2300.

I don't drive many miles per year (about 8000 total per year for past 8 years, now split between 2 cars), so it's likely stuff will break from age before wear!
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Land Rover (ok really only considered for 5 minutes due to initial cost and repairs).
Here's some sharp looking Land Rovers doing what they do best.

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Re: Why did you choose Grand Cherokee

It was the smallest SUV capable of towing our camper. We switched from a 2002 Durango to a 2008 WK for the diesel option and replaced the 2008 with a 2014 ecodiesel.
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Re: Why did you choose Grand Cherokee

I got one after using my boss' to move. We were impressed by the fact a 65in projector tv could fit face down in the back with the seats down. I didn't want or need something too expensive so we got a laredo with the 8.4 screen and 18in wheels (looks expensive enough for what it is) in cherry red. This is by far the nicest car i've owned (previous cars being a loaded Camry se v6 and a 2000 Deville). I'm impressed by the standard features of the "base" model and get complements on my car all the time.
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