Spending $$$$$ on a new vehicle and having it have problems not caused by the operator is a huge buzzkill. Keep in mind that that's what warranties and insurance policies are for. Most of the time the problems are fixable and if you didn't stiff the dealership during the buying process, you'll find them much obliged to help.
this is why they have bumper to bumper warranty's on vehicles.
sounds like a loose drain tube, a bad seal, and your alignment could be off for many reasons... specifically something loose on steering if the car drives straight but wheel is off.
While you are right regarding the warranty, I absolutely hate having to waste time taking my Jeep (which I enjoy the hell out of, mind you) for work that should have been completed right the first time. My time is my most important resource and I do not like wasting because some shmuck can't build to print.
It's also a waste of Chysler's own money when they have to do a job, and the. Do it again because it wasn't do e right the first time.
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I read this article today while I was sitting in the waiting room at the dentist, and I was intrigued to see the line "Wrangler product planners consider the Ford Mustang a direct competitor". I guess that makes a lot of sense.
I recently traded in my 2010 Mustang GT convertible for a new Wrangler Sport. You might be onto something there
Dunno, at 38k shit better be right. Maybe its just me but Jeeps arent worth their asking price with all the issues that you read about on the JK since their inception. I think if Ford released a Bronco, even slightly retro with a live axle front Jeeps gig would be up, I mean look at all the dummies buying FJ's. Seems like people suck up all the bs with jeeps when really we should be expecting more out of them.
I dont know about you guys but no one has figured out a way to make time so until then my time is worth more than having to deal with some dealership asshole that wants to charge me a premium to work on a WW2 tech vehicle, in reference to chassis, suspension, and driveline; canbus crap is another issue.
I like my Jeep, but I also didnt pay 40k for a stock one, had I paid that I'd be burning houses down.
One...I absolutely LOVE my Jeep. My 13' JK is the first Jeep I've ever owned and I can say without hesitation that it is the most fun, cool looking vehicle I've ever had...and wouldn't trade it for anything.
Two...In my opinion (not that it matters) my 13' JK is a f*#king piece of sh*t in terms of the initial quality and what I got for my money...in terms of quality. There are tons of vehicle options, at MUCH lower price, that are MUCH better made.
Three...I absolutely LOVE my Jeep.
Four...So, I have been, and will continue to, keep it stock for a bit longer...drive the living hell out of it (off and on road)...let all the bullshit rear its head and let JEEP fix it all under warranty When satisfied that I've got a solid vehicle with no "manufacturer defects"...the mods begin Only trouble is, at 2,000 miles...I can't hardly wait any more to put my lift/bigger tires on!!!
I'll take the shit...along with the sheer amount of fun...anyday. On the other hand, I totally understand the OP's frustration. What JEEP (and most manufacturers, btw) is manufacturing...for the money...is just crap.
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Funny some of the comments. We have 3 Jeeps and no issues with any of them. I talked to a tech a few weeks ago that bought a Wrangler for his wife because the only time they see them in the shop is for routine maintenance.
That could easily be more about the people who buy jeeps than the jeeps themselves. Mine only go to the shop for diagnostics, and when I find out what the issue is, I take it back and fix it myself.
I'm a die hard "built not bought" sort of person, so the lack of "fit and finish is actually a plus for me.
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