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Re: WK2: 100k mile 'review'

I'm at 60K. My Patriot rolled for 280K so I'm hoping this Jeep will return the same.

Great review, thanks for taking the time to share. I should join the 6 figure club in the next 12-13 months.

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Re: WK2: 100k mile 'review'

Thanks for these thoughts---I wholeheartedly agree that the single biggest shortcoming in Jeep ownership thus far is the dealer experience. I have two of these things (2015 WK2 and 2015 JKUR) and we love both of them. They are just excellent, purpose-built vehicles. No complaints at all re the product, at 5500 mi on the Grand (same build as OP), and 1400 mi on the JK.

I get pretty ok treatment from the dealer so far. There's a lot of turnover in service, though; seems like in the 3 times I have been in since December (all elective FWIW), all of the service writers have changed. That doesn't help with the hit-or-miss quality of the experience. If the dealers can get the experience dialed in, and set up loaners for vehicles (they'll have to set some criteria, e.g purchased new there, price paid over $40, who knows, but they need to figure it out) they ought to be a real competitor.


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Re: WK2: 100k mile 'review'

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I'm at 60K. My Patriot rolled for 280K so I'm hoping this Jeep will return the same.

Great review, thanks for taking the time to share. I should join the 6 figure club in the next 12-13 months.
A Patriot with 280,000 miles? I may have been born at night, but not last night.
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Re: WK2: 100k mile 'review'

Congratulations on the 100K milestone! Your post is of interest to me because I have the exact same vehicle. I had 170K miles on my '93 Grand Cherokee before purchasing this 2011.

I uncharacteristicly bought a lifetime warranty for $1900 because I was concerned anout all of the electronics and mechanical items loaded into this vehicle. So far no major problems, but I'm covered if any arise.
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Re: WK2: 100k mile 'review'

Again, I am surprised that this post got so much traffic and --- thank you all for the many compliments that everyone put the time into posting.


@Beacon617 -- you actually read about the Porsche?? Woah! I didn't think that anyone really liked to read about my experience with that beauty!

@SouthDakota -- thank you for the tip on the fuel filter.

On topic: I have had some bumps along the way with the Grand, but all told, this vehicle is has been a positive experience.
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Re: WK2: 100k mile 'review'

sorry for the hijack-

Sorry to disappoint, sir, but she did indeed go all that way. Here are the last two odometer pictures I have handy.

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Re: WK2: 120k mile 'review'

Updating this post for 120k.

My wife and I loaded up the JGC and took it down to Baltimore for a small vacation and wedding in the family.

En-route to home, while on the Penn Turnpike near the tunnel, I hit 120k, with mountain bikes in tow and completely loaded with our score of craft brew from Heavy Seas brewery. Rolling smoothly at about 80MPH, I pointed out the mileage milestone to my wife who responded with: that is a LOT of miles for this thing --- while (she was) watching "Old School" on the 730N.

To date:
We're on the original brakes on all 4 corners.
We're on the second set of tires.
I just replaced the rear wiper blade; for the first time.
The Jeep has some little bumps and bruises that were self inflicted - including a tiny rust repair I took a stab at that I will have to touch up again this summer.
I suppose that I may replace the (still original) plugs this summer if I have a free moment...


Now that we're at 120k, and have made only 2 'major' repairs (an air-suspension compressor and an eLSD motor): I am going to update this as I hit more milestones.
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Re: WK2: 100k mile 'review'

Thanks for the great write up on your 2011 GC. I am a very new WK2 owner as of May 6th so just over two weeks, but I sure appreciate your review and read the entire article.
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Re: WK2: 100k mile 'review'

Excellent review and updates. I'm counting on a solid experience as I have already piled 62K on my 2014 JGC. Driving for work and then for fun/home racks the miles up quickly. So far so good though (Knocking on some wood right now).
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Re: WK2: 120k mile 'review'

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Updating this post for 120k.

To date:
We're on the original brakes on all 4 corners.
This is the second time I have read of one of these WK2's having the original brakes with 6 figures on the odometer. Is this common? I don't even understand how this is possible.
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This is the second time I have read of one of these WK2's having the original brakes with 6 figures on the odometer. Is this common? I don't even understand how this is possible.
For those of us who do a lot of highway miles and are also "light foot" drivers locally, it's absolutely possible. Brakes don't wear very fast if you're not using them much.
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This is the second time I have read of one of these WK2's having the original brakes with 6 figures on the odometer. Is this common? I don't even understand how this is possible.
It seems Jeep puts really good rotors and pads on at the factory. At 57K mine have at least 75% left, and the rotors are not warped. FCA must put Raybestos rotors (or similar) and ceramics on the WK2.
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