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dahuibra 02-19-2012 10:06 AM

Got rid of something German for an American
 
Our VW 04 Touareg was totaled due to water damaged, and picked up a 2012 Limited 4X4 V6 Lux Pkg II 730n. I hope it's more reliable, although i liked driving the Treg, i did not enjoy it's issues!

I still have my Audi sports car!

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ColdCase 02-19-2012 10:19 AM

Re: Got rid of something German for an American
 
I sold both an SLK230 and 325i to make room for the JGC Overland V8. Over the first 20,000 miles, I've had fewer problems and warranty repairs than either of those two. Otherwise comparisons are like comparing apples to oranges to peaches :) Note the issues were relatively minor but Mercedes could not come up with a fix for one where the front tire wore unevenly and refused to deal with another where the auto trans was noisy when cold.

dahuibra 02-19-2012 10:28 AM

Re: Got rid of something German for an American
 
Repairs seem to be more economical outside the warranty as well as less expensive parts! I like that! No more expensive services and ability to do your own work! Last time I owned a Jeep was a 95 Wrangler, Rio Grande Edition with a 3inch suspension lift, 33inch mickey thompsons, she was pretty, not practical when the family started expanding.

RageOfFury 02-19-2012 10:35 AM

Re: Got rid of something German for an American
 
You'll be surprised to know that the 2011+ Grand Cherokee has a lot of German in it. The WK2 was built on the same platform as the Mercedes M class and shares a lot of technology with Mercedes.

Congrats on the purchase! :)

armoredsaint 02-19-2012 10:51 AM

Re: Got rid of something German for an American
 
and the engine is made in Mexico iirc?

RageOfFury 02-19-2012 10:58 AM

Re: Got rid of something German for an American
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by armoredsaint (Post 576979)
and the engine is made in Mexico iirc?

The V6 is made in Michigan & Mexico. The 2011 V6 are all from Michigan.
The V8 is made in Mexico.

Info taken from Allpar.com

dahuibra 02-19-2012 11:10 AM

Re: Got rid of something German for an American
 
I read it was off the Merc ML platform, at least we do not incur the same service cost and we gets some euro spec tech!

AAAA 02-19-2012 12:29 PM

Re: Got rid of something German for an American
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by RageOfFury (Post 576987)
The V6 is made in Michigan & Mexico. The 2011 V6 are all from Michigan.
The V8 is made in Mexico.

Info taken from Allpar.com

Negatory! 2/11 build Limited has Mexican engine and has been a pleasure.

tnjeep 02-19-2012 12:45 PM

Re: Got rid of something German for an American
 
Tranny on the V6 is made in Germany.

WoodyCanuck 02-19-2012 07:04 PM

Re: Got rid of something German for an American
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by dahuibra (Post 576952)
Our VW 04 Touareg was totaled due to water damaged, and picked up a 2012 Limited 4X4 V6 Lux Pkg II 730n. I hope it's more reliable, although i liked driving the Treg, i did not enjoy it's issues!

Can I ask how you total a Toureg due to water damage?

I ask because my BIL totalled his Kia just by launching his boat, and didn't realize all the computers were in the floorboard (ie under seat, etc) and got soaked and toasted. Kia was only 6 months old.

1200RT-P 02-20-2012 12:26 AM

Re: Got rid of something German for an American
 
nice rides ;)

jeepinusa 02-22-2012 12:24 PM

Re: Got rid of something German for an American
 
Had 2003 Mercedes G 500 and drove till 115k....then traded in for v8 summit overland.


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