Obviously, just did't want a Jeep! For a couple thousand more you get less hp, about same mpg, less room, $200 oil changes. And, that's compared to a 2012 SRT. You do get a free rental car when your car is in the shop. I own a CLS63 AMG, love the car! As far as a waiting for a bigger Nav screen (do you really get lost that much?) Best mpg gotten with 7 spd tranny 18, jeep up to 21 mpg. 7 speed does shift smoother. As far as being a better manufacturer. This is my second Merc and both have had problems. This one they replaced heads @ 8000 miles. Oh, and Merc goes a half a second faster 0-60! Mercedes do not hold thier resale value either. If the WK2 holds it value as good as a WK1 that will be a good thing. No matter what, it's just a matter of opinion. And good luck keeping tires and brakes on it. Along with changing the brake fluid as recommended.