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Dec 21, 2007 (8:38 pm)
Chrysler has offered me a replacement vehicle... Dont get me wrong, I absolutely love my wrangler but the almost being killed on the highway thing is something that I just cannot get over. I have decided to get a 2008 commander. I am waiting for the paperwork to come over and then I will drive the wrangler down and give it back. It most definitely will feel like a death march, similar to taking my dog to the vet to be put to sleep but I cannot drive every day knowing that the DEATH WOBBLE could happen again and this time my kids could be with me. I will get another wrangler soon. I dont think that a sunroof could ever replace the feeling of going topless on a hot summer day! The thing I will miss the most is the jeep wave, so if you are in Connecticut and you see a black 2008 commander be sure to wave, I am with you all in spirit!!
#76 of 229 Re: "bouncing" problem [smoscato]
Dec 22, 2007 (5:24 am)
It's a Wrangler. It has a short wheel-base and is heavy. It will bounce and hobby-horse like an SOB. The new 4-doors are a big improvement in ride quality over the older models, but it is still crappy. I have driven a bunch of the new ones and they all do this. If the road is smooth, they are fine. But, add bumps and hills, and it turns into a roller coaster. Jeep has tried to make people think that the new 4-doors will make sedan people think they can get one of these as a family car, but the ride quality is terrible when compared to a almost anythng else.
They are also extremely slow. Passing on the highway is complete fear when merging into traffic. Wait until your first wind-storm.
Bottom line, this Wrangler is still a great, fun, weekend or ocassional use car. but, no substitute as a family hauler.
#77 of 229 Re: "bouncing" problem [waterdr]
Dec 22, 2007 (5:30 am)
Sorry, my post what out of order. I did not realize I responded to such an old post.
#78 of 229 Re: "bouncing" problem [waterdr]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Dec 22, 2007 (8:44 am)
No biggie - it's still great info to put out there.
It's a Jeep thang.
#79 of 229 Re: "bouncing" problem [steve_]
Dec 22, 2007 (8:16 pm)
It's a Jeep thang.
I bought my 1999 Sahara in May 2002 with the idea that I'd use it as a parade car(long story) and sell it in the fall. I had also heard all the stories about the uncomfortable ride, the unpredictable handling, and horrible HVAC system. Well, we ended up selling a very clean Pathfinder SE and keeping the Jeep. No, it doesn't have Lexus levels of NVH or BMW agility, but it certainly isn't a penalty box. I've since fitted Dunlop Radial Rover RVXT tires, Bilstein HD shocks, and Hella E-Code headlamps which have made the beast an even better all-weather vehicle. Aside from the familiar TJ radiator and exhaust manifold maladies, the Wrangler has proven to be quite reliable and inexpensive to run. Taxes, registration, and insurance runs less than $500/year, so I'll probably keep it for a long time.
#80 of 229 Re: HELP!!!!!!
Jan 22, 2008 (11:49 am)
I HAVE A 2007 4 DOOR UNLIMTED. I have had the death wobble 4 times now each time I take it in last time they replaced the stabilizer and now they said the only way to fix it is to replace parts that are not under warranty and I have to pay this is a lease jeep what can I do. in north carolina lemon law applys ideas welcome
#81 of 229 Re: HELP!!!!!! [recon79]
Jan 22, 2008 (3:24 pm)
Also...makes no sense that ANY part on a 2007 (unless you added it yourself and voided the warranty) would not be covered leased/purchased cash/ financed it... please elaborate so that I can help you... my email address is dldunphycomcast.net if want a quicker response.
Jan 22, 2008 (3:42 pm)
Talked to the dealer and Crysler today again and we have worked out throug the dealer that it gets fixed at no cost of I get out of lease it has been 4 weeks of this but I did nothing everything stock on the jeep. hope it works out dealer thanks for the response . dealer doesn't want it known it is a lemon live in small town