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Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-26-2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,034
Posted By FStephenMasek
Re: Deal or no deal on remaining 2014 overland

Did you (original poster) get the Jeep?

Just the opposite. If you have lots of money you can afford to have something go wrong and it only be an inconvenience. If you have little money and...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-23-2015, 03:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,034
Posted By FStephenMasek
Re: Deal or no deal on remaining 2014 overland

My 2014 Overland V8 4x4 has about 37,000 miles on it and has only had two minor problems, so go get that good deal, but only if you can pay cash. Otherwise, avoid vehicle debt. Your existing...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-08-2015, 10:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,463
Posted By FStephenMasek
Re: Why did you buy your Overland vs other options

Yep, I wanted the air springs and various other things, including the interior colors and finishes. I can afford it and drive 2,000 business miles per month, so being cheap would have been silly.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-04-2015, 05:15 PM
Replies: 836
Views: 59,649
Posted By FStephenMasek
Re: What did you do to your WK2 today?

Waxed it with Mothers Steps 2 and 3. It now has passed 35,000 miles.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-03-2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,903
Posted By FStephenMasek
Re: EcoDiesel got rear-ended this afternoon....

Find a good attorney. You also need money to cover the dcrease in resale value.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-31-2015, 07:35 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 7,491
Posted By FStephenMasek
Re: 2015 Grand Cherokee - V-8 Or V-6 ??

I'd suggest ignoring MPG and just using dollars. How many actual dollars per year in initial cost, and operating cost for the way each person drives?


For me, and I suspect most people...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-30-2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,665
Posted By FStephenMasek
Re: 4Runner Comparison

from time to time I drive past a giant Toyota warehouse here in southern California. I'm sure it is not just full of filters and body panels....
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-29-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,903
Posted By FStephenMasek
Re: EcoDiesel got rear-ended this afternoon....

I hope you (and anyone with you) are OK.


Indeed.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-29-2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 233
Views: 7,491
Posted By FStephenMasek
Re: 2015 Grand Cherokee - V-8 Or V-6 ??

Yes, that is correct. It is plainly explained in the lifetime warranty paperwork. However, you may have an argument for higher vehicle value based on condition. If you keep the vehicle in a garage...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-29-2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,665
Posted By FStephenMasek
Re: 4Runner Comparison

Houghton Lake, like you I came from another brand because the other brand went crazy. Ford made the Explorer into a bloated front wheel drive mini-van like thing.

The "Toyota reliability"...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-28-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 41,154
Posted By FStephenMasek
Re: 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee REFRESH

If you also did not know what "multiair" is, I found this, with nice illustrations: Fiat's Multiair Valve-Lift System Explained - Tech Dept. - Car Reviews - Car and Driver...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-28-2015, 06:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,197
Posted By FStephenMasek
Re: About to pull trigger on '15 GC Summit. Anything I should know?

The Summit is the most expensive model below the SRT. Is it a need or want? Oh my, having a car loan with uncertain income is not a good thing. Do you have the savings to pay cash? If not, you...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-28-2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,197
Posted By FStephenMasek
Re: About to pull trigger on '15 GC Summit. Anything I should know?

The V6 will have very little, if any, better fuel economy. Remember, the V8 can run as a four. Instead, why get the Summit instead of the Overland? Is there something specific you want which is...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-28-2015, 12:49 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,582
Posted By FStephenMasek
Re: Choosing which recalls to apply

That is most unfortunate - I'm sorry to read and see images of your loss.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-28-2015, 12:46 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,665
Posted By FStephenMasek
Re: 4Runner Comparison

I also found that the 4Runner has a very hard piece in the seat back which is downright painful. It is apparently linked to the headrest, as discussed on a 4Runner forum. I considered the 4Runner,...
Forum: 2015+ Jeep Renegade-BU 01-26-2015, 06:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,773
Posted By FStephenMasek
Re: 15 Hottest New Cars of 2015--Jeep Renegade

We saw and sat in them at the NAIAS in Detroit. It has many things going for it - small size, yet plenty of space, a good view out in all directions, high scores in the European wreck tests and...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-25-2015, 01:38 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,034
Posted By FStephenMasek
Re: 2016 to get twin turbos?

CAFE needs to be canceled. Hopefully that will happen in 2017. With fuel prices greatly decreased, I suspect many vehicle makers realize they have made bad decisions. I do not like the sound of V6...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 12-30-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,132
Posted By FStephenMasek
Re: Hard driver's seat

Part of the problem is a metal plate in the backrest which is connected to the headrest to make it pop forward during a wreck. It was bad in the Toyota 4Runners I sat in, and unbearable in a Subaru...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 12-25-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,861
Posted By FStephenMasek
Re: End of the Road for 2015 Cherokee Limited

There would be less reason for doubt if people used their real names and photos on the Internet. I do.

If you want to read some good stories about tracking down mystery and intermittent...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 12-23-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,861
Posted By FStephenMasek
Re: End of the Road for 2015 Cherokee Limited

I hope the guy who started this thread never buys anything else. For example a house, where pipes might break or furnace draft inducer fans fail. Certainly not anything which uses electricity. ...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-16-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,479
Posted By FStephenMasek
Re: Letters from lawyers

Which engine and transmission in each?
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-15-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,479
Posted By FStephenMasek
Letters from lawyers

I've gotten letters from two lemon law lawyers in the past few weeks targeting Grand Cherokee owners. Have you received any?

I told one he was disgusting, trying to take money from the maker,...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 11-04-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,801
Posted By FStephenMasek
Re: Is this a good deal on a lease?

The best lease is no lease. Simply don't buy what you can't afford. Try being debt free. Once you are, it is highly unlikely you will ever want to go back to being a debt slave for lenders.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 11-04-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,553
Posted By FStephenMasek
Re: Wife hit garage today 😞

Why did you file a claim? This is the kind of thing to pay with cash, not insurance.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 10-28-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 15,910
Posted By FStephenMasek
Re: Looking for recomendations for Extended Warranties

Thanks for the help. I just bought the lifetime warranty from the Zeigler people for $2,465 with $100 deductible. My Grand Cherokee has over 25,000 on it, and I drive over 20,000 miles per year.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 10-27-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 15,910
Posted By FStephenMasek
Re: Looking for recomendations for Extended Warranties

What is the best current price for the Chrysler Lifetime Extended Warranty? The dealer in Tustin quoted me $2,865 today.

True for home electronics and such, but definitely not so cut and dried...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 10-27-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 465
Posted By FStephenMasek
Re: Oil pressure

I had time today, so stopped into the dealership in Tustin just to have them order the part, and learned they had it in stock. Even better, the mechanic had time to install it while we waited. I...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 10-14-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,712
Posted By FStephenMasek
Re: Safety Recall P14 / NHTSA 14V-154 Brake Booster Success Poll

I sent a link to this thread to NHTSA and this is the substance of their reply: "Based on your request, you may wish to contact the Federal Trade Commission which handles inquires on automobile...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 10-13-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,712
Posted By FStephenMasek
Re: Safety Recall P14 / NHTSA 14V-154 Brake Booster Success Poll

Is this same brake booster used on the Mercedes-Benz ML and GL vehicles with the same basic body and suspension structure?
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 10-11-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,712
Posted By FStephenMasek
Re: Safety Recall P14 / NHTSA 14V-154 Brake Booster Success Poll

Thanks for all of your posts, as I now know what to watch for. I'm in southern California, with no plans to go tot he snow areas in CA with my Grand Cherokee, so may wait quite a while before...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 10-03-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 616
Views: 42,939
Posted By FStephenMasek
Re: If your 8spd trans is rough, put your hand up

Mine just went over 24,000 miles, and the transmission is just fine. It is unfortunate that some people have problems, but what percentage have problems? This s-speed transmission is a proven parts...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 10-03-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 465
Posted By FStephenMasek
Oil pressure

My 2014 V8 has a check engine light, and the dealer told me it is the oil pressure sensor, so not urgent. The display shows 100PSI, not matter engine speed. What oil pressure range do you see on...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-03-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,444
Posted By FStephenMasek
Re: Well, it's getting serious now...

Why spend all it takes for a Summit and just get the V6? Lease? Why make the lenders happy and your net worth smaller?
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-17-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,751
Posted By FStephenMasek
Re: Another Recall?

When I had the ignition switch which fell into the dash fixed on mine, they pried off trim and damage the wood moldings, so I had to go back and have that repaired. It is enough to make me hesitate...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-17-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,396
Posted By FStephenMasek
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 09-15-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 722
Posted By FStephenMasek
recall - sun visor lamp wiring

Who else has gotten this recall notice?

When I had the ignition switch which fell into the dash fixed on mine, they pried off trim and damage the wood moldings, so I had to go back and have...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-12-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 890
Posted By FStephenMasek
Re: Save 5.5%-7% below invoice AND zero sales tax!

There is nothing "unfortunate" about feeling that tax laws are unfair, as that is the truth. The fact that they are in unfair is unfortunate, but realizing that is most certainly not. Of course,...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-12-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,026
Posted By FStephenMasek
Re: BREAKING NEWS: Jeep joins Google's Open Automotive Alliance

This is a wonderful advancement and just what I'd like to have now. It does need to have a way to use the GPD antenna in the vehicle, as that will work better than what is inside the phone which is...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 06-12-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,577
Posted By FStephenMasek
Re: 84 Month Financing?

"Debt is dumb, cash is king..." How on Earth can that be any kind of good idea? If you can't afford it, don't buy it!
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 06-12-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 616
Views: 42,939
Posted By FStephenMasek
Re: If your 8spd trans is rough, put your hand up

I have no problems in Eco mode. Depress the pedal sharply and it downshifts immediately and off I go. I put it in Sport mode for things such as merging a heavy traffic. I rarely use normal mode. ...
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