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Simon762 08-01-2011 11:19 AM

New 2011/12 Grand Cherokee Questions
 
I'm getting ready to buy my first JGC and was hoping to get some advice from those of you who already have a 2011.

My big question is air suspension or no air suspension. I like the ride of the QT2 but is it worth the risk of leaving me and my family stranded if it breaks down.

I've read in other posts some of the problems others have had and wonder how often people are really having reliability issues. Does anyone know where to get the failure rates or have any experience with this?

The other question is 5 speed or 6 speed transmission. I know the 5 speed is reliable but what about the 6? I heard the 6 speed is a Fiat model. Anyone know if that's true?

Any help you could give would be appreciated.
Thanks

Scottina06 08-01-2011 11:30 AM

Re: New 2011/12 Grand Cherokee Questions
 
this is an internet forum where most people that have problems come to try to solve them. So saying that...you will see more problems with vehicles. But we have no idea on the problemss with the air suspension. I believe there is a poll thread on here concerning air suspension problems.

The 6 speed is not a fiat tranny. Its an updated 545rfe from what i understand. The 5 speed is only available with the v6 now and is a mercedes tranny.

SvenskaJeepGuy 08-02-2011 12:36 PM

Re: New 2011/12 Grand Cherokee Questions
 
welcome to jg

franco1961 08-03-2011 04:08 AM

Re: New 2011/12 Grand Cherokee Questions
 
My opinion, I have HEMI Overland:
1)
Air suspension are very good and no issues after 2000 km.
2)
5 speed or 6 speed... remember the 5 speed hever had issue for years we suppose the 6 speed will be reliable as well.
6 speed on HEMI I feel I dont need, I think is more marketing issue.


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