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Jeep Grand Cherokee, Jeep, SUV
Jun 06, 2011 (7:39 pm)
Ok so here it is. I am between two vehicles. They are very different because a friend works at a dealer who sells certain cars.
2011 Grand Cherokee Loredo X 4x4 or 2011 Cadillac SRX front wheel drive loaded.
I am completely torn and have been for a week.
I am somewhat afraid of Jeeps rep in the reliable dept. Their are already horror stories online not that you can believe them.
What made you pick the GC? I have never owned a jeep. Though I will NOT be doing off roading I just like the jeep in looks and roominess. I like the SRX because of style and modernism. Especially the interior. UGGGHHHH
#374 of 488 Re: Help! [coasterguy]
Jun 07, 2011 (9:29 am)
Hi my wife and I had actually looked at both vehicles and have purchased a JCG Overland. I have a CTS and am a Caddilac fan so we decided to look at the SRX. I have previously owned 2 Jeeps and had no issues. The bottom line for us is we were looking for a luxurious vehicle which had good space to travel up to the cottage. The SRX while beautiful we found underpowered. GM has recognized this and the current engine will be discontinued and upgraded in 2012. This will most likely affect your resale. It is also small, no more room than an CRV. Bottom line for us was the room and the off road capability combined with the Overland cabin made it the best deal for us. Both good vehicles though a touch choice for sure.
Jun 07, 2011 (3:07 pm)
I, too, had never owned a Jeep as I was concerned about poor reliability; fit and finish; material quality; etc. My wife is even more finicky, and her penchant is European cars, particularly Mercedes Benz. Yet, after examining a variety of SUV's (e.g., X5, Q7, New Touareg, Cayenne, MB GL, etc.), we elected to purchase a Jeep GC Ltd 4WD. Our rationale was multifold.
1. Knowing that the Jeep was designed by MB from the Daimler days allayed our concerns about build quality, workmanship, etc. And, after returning from a long road trip over multiple terrains, I can speak first hand to the exceptional ride, handling, etc. of the GC.
2. The exterior styling is quite distinctive.
3. The price point is attractive, and the tens of thousands we saved over purchase of a European SUV has already been put to good use in the stock market.
My two rupees...
#376 of 488 Re: Help! [coasterguy]
Jun 07, 2011 (5:53 pm)
The SRX was on my short list also. The FWD thing turns me off, so we drove the Jeep first. Ended up taking it home that same day. I say drive both, buy what you like. For me, the Jeep's ride was head and shoulders above the 4Runner that I traded in. Ended up buying a Larado 4X4 V6. The power delivery is different, but I'm getting used to it. Good luck in your decision! Oh, yeah, this is my first Jeep. Never thought I'd own one, until this one came out.
#377 of 488 Re: Suspension Noises [gbeesjeep]
Jun 09, 2011 (7:01 pm)
i too have a clunking sound from the rear suspension on my 11 v8 gc overland. the dealer tried the same fix and it didn't work. they stated it is a well known problem.
my visit took place on 6/6/11 so it doesn't appear jeeep is making any progress from your visit of 2/11.
#378 of 488 Re: Suspension Noises [arhou]
Jun 10, 2011 (6:28 am)
After my last service visit on this it seemed like the problem went away but the weather was warm for a few days and when it got cold again it came back. Once the warm weather set in the noise went away again and has not come back so I will have to wait until next winter to see if it comes back. It is a strange one as the dealer claims they have changed every component of the suspension in the back passenger side. Otherwise, my jeep has been great, put some new wheels on it and tinted the front side windows, looks great. I just had a software update done as per Jeep service bulletin 18-012-11 which has changed the shifting off the line and at slow speeds. It is almost as good as putting the jeep in sport mode, makes a big difference in around town driving.
#379 of 488 Re: Suspension Noises [gbeesjeep]
Jun 10, 2011 (8:42 am)
Gbees, can you tell me more about service bullletin 18-012-11? Does it apply to the Hemi V8 JGCs. What are the symptoms that the bulletin is supposed to remedy? Thanks!
#382 of 488 Re: Suspension Noises [gbeesjeep]
Jun 10, 2011 (1:44 pm)
Thanks for the info! I also called my dealer who said the TSB doesn't apply to my VIN #.