__________________ 2010 Dark Charcoal Pearl Jeep Wrangler Sport S Automatic
4.88 Yukon w/Trac-Lok rear and Eaton ELocker Front - Synergy Gussets - B&M 70264 Trans Cooler
BDS 3" lift - BDS Fox 2.0 Racing Shocks
XHD front Bumper - Trektop NX - Goodyear MT/R w/Kevlar 35X12.5X15 on MB Chaos 5 Wheels - Thrush Turbo Muffler
41,000 on my '11 Sport and narry a hiccup. I don't even have any leaking issues HT or ST which is a nice surprise. It does leak a little when the top is off and a pop-up shower comes along though, but she drains well.
Bernie 2011 JK Sport - Black/Black
Location: In The Hot South West AZ, and cold Alaska
Originally Posted by JEEPDON
How does the old saying go??? If it has t&*s or wheels; sooner or later, it will give you trouble!!! However, most new vehicles are pretty damn trouble free. We drive them in excess of 100,000 miles without ever touching them with a wrench. Pretty amazing. In the good old days, a vehicle with 100,000 on the clock was pretty well used up.
Then changing points, plugs, setting the timing, tuning the carbureter every few miles was also a big pain. Tires went about 10,000 miles and were shot. When I think of all this stuff, a broken wire to the starter is just minor and not called "trouble". So, with all that, no problems in 29000 miles.
In the good old days, I had a Pontiac GTO, with 3 duce's and a close ratio 4 speed with Hurst linkage. Boy would it ever kick ass! Changed the point, dual points, plugs. fuel filter and set the timing every 10,000 miles. Adjust the primary air fuel mixture adjustments and idle on the primary carburetor and clean the choke at time of tune up. I still have my old dwell meter and timing light made by Balkamp. Rebuilt carberators every 20,000, Brakes shoe type every 20,000 miles, Rebuilt generator every 20,000 miles. Universal joints and ballpoints at 30,000 miles. 50,000 pull heads and grind valves. Battery every year and oil change every 1,000 miles. Tires if you were lucky maybe 15,000 miles. That was all back in the 60s, boy we sure have come a long way............
Vehicles of today including my 2013 Rubicon really don't have any problems!
Wow, if someone were to read through these threads they would be scared poopless to buy a Jeep. Every other thread is about a problem. So I think it would be nice to see how many folks have enjoyed trouble free Jeep ownership. Thanks!
2012 with 20,000 miles gave me now issues and 2013 with 410 so far is good.
What you have to remember is people come to the internet to bitch, not usually to profess love for their new product. My friend almost didn't buy his 2012 because he came here and read the "does your jeep leak" thread. I told him it's a small percentage of people, who probably didn't put something on right, and it's a jeep, it's probably going to leak a little. He bought it and loved it. He told me he was glad he didn't let the thread put him off.
re: " I could not get the front power windows to work." that's happened twice in mine......remedied after a little confusion/consternation by turning off/on ignition;
Biggest issue was fuel spillage; remedied by factory tank replacement;
Squeaky front roll bar now silent after new bushing/lube install...total cost under $100;
Biggest repair has been wiper blade replacement.
Average 19.5mpg as DD and general rural hauling on OEM rims w/285/65R18 Kellys
get in--buckle up--hang on
"soothing agricultural implement/personal servant/Walter Mitty multidimensional access utility device conveniently travels on pavement when necessary and often keeps me warm/cool/dry/soothed as needed."
Wow, if someone were to read through these threads they would be scared poopless to buy a Jeep. Every other thread is about a problem.
People are going to be more motivated to join a forum and search for a solution to a problem or just to vent their frustrations than someone without a problem logging on and saying they are happy with their Jeep. It's sort of like walking into a hospital and wondering why there are so many sick people.
As for me, we bought our 2013 Sahara less than 4 months ago. It currently has around 1,200 miles and thus far no problems with it at all. We even like the 19-20 mpg fuel economy.
Had a 2001 TJ that needed a new clutch at 10 miles (really 0 miles, but I drove 5 from the dealer before I turned around).
They gave me the option to return the Jeep or have them put in a new clutch. I went with the clutch...and drove that TJ (with the same clutch) for over 11 years...and it was still good when I sold the TJ last September.
Took delivery at the beginning of November 2012 and have only put 2600 miles on to date. Just a tiny problem with the 430N Nav unit. It does all sorts of wierd stuff like switching bands, not displaying certain menus (until I select HDD and then back to AUX and voila there it is) can't find iPhone or iPad from time to time but that's it. Mechanically it has been perfect. I will be taking the Jeep in to get the Nav problem resolved.
2011 CTS Coupe - Red Tintcoat Retired
2012 Escalade Platinum - White Diamond Tri-Coat
2013 Sahara JK - Crush - Punkinzilla
2014 CTS Premium - Raven Black