|07-22-2013 07:14 AM|
I'm a die hard "built not bought" sort of person, so the lack of "fit and finish is actually a plus for me.
|07-22-2013 06:53 AM|
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.
|07-22-2013 03:14 AM|
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.
|07-22-2013 01:55 AM|
Bitch about your Wrangler all you want but don't spout BS.
|07-20-2013 10:34 PM|
|blingfast||My buddy worked for DC supervising the line. They used to ride around on golf carts caulking windshields, fixing blot on's, etc out in the storage fields in Detroit before shipment to the dealer...|
|07-20-2013 09:53 PM|
I always laugh at peoples interpretation of quality.
"oh my sisters, bestfriends brother had a XXX and it did this and that, they are pieces of shhit!"
Obviously these people have never taken a statistics class.
|07-20-2013 09:38 PM|
|Brian75||I used to work at GM and had the same things. People thought I should have caught things. Told them the exact same things you said.|
|06-20-2013 11:45 AM|
The other 2% actually made it home!
|06-20-2013 11:32 AM|
|06-19-2013 10:07 PM|
DO they get better?
|06-19-2013 11:12 AM|
i live in windsor ont ground zero for fucking minivans and yes i love my jeeps
|06-19-2013 10:43 AM|
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|06-19-2013 10:28 AM|
|06-19-2013 09:39 AM|
|genesbro||At first I thought mine was all good but found that pass side hood hinge was bent slightly and I just used a block of wood with big hammer to fix it.|
|06-19-2013 08:06 AM|
To the original poster. You can probably fix a couple of the items yourself. You shouldn't have to but it's kinda the part of owning a Jeep.
The Steering wheel may just need a quick little turn of the Tie Rod Adjuster. I'm guessing JK's have those barrel adjusters like TJ's.
There are also a bunch of posts about fixing leaks and the rattling tubes/linkage.
You're really gonna be pissed after a couple of years. They get worse before they get better.
|06-19-2013 07:02 AM|
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.
|06-19-2013 06:37 AM|
|david.w.johnson||I hated that Chrysler bought Jeep. I wish it was an independent company. I always thought it could go the way of the Harley...an American iconic product for the American free spirit kind of thing.|
|06-19-2013 06:23 AM|
Hunks of crap also taught me that mods done willingly are fun, unexpected repairs aren't.
|06-19-2013 01:13 AM|
|JeepCourtney3700||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.|
|06-19-2013 01:01 AM|
But I lack the $200k they get for one of these custom built babies.
|06-19-2013 12:43 AM|
|JTPhoto JK||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.|
|06-19-2013 12:25 AM|
|Lowerumble||Well, if you think a new vehicle needing a few tweaks is something that plagues only jeep then you are dead wrong. My last couple of Chevys were nearly 20k more than my jeep and I know the name of the chevy mechanics pretty well... Those visits ranged from having rear windows replaced to trannies and transfer cases. Go get an alignment, which you should always do with any new vehicle and have A. and B. addressed at your dealer...|
|06-18-2013 11:51 PM|
One of them they did buy back, Tranny problems, both 13's have water pump problems and so on and so on.... It is so sad that it is funny.
|06-18-2013 11:46 PM|
|06-18-2013 11:14 PM|
|dreinecke||Sad to hear this from the OP. My 2012 has ZERO leaks, head problems, or other issues at 14k. The 2013 at 3500 has ZERO leaks, or other issues. Love them both!|
|06-18-2013 10:46 PM|
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|06-18-2013 10:42 PM|
|JTE||The Pentastar engines are manufactured in Trenton.|
|06-18-2013 09:59 PM|
|zerinS4||If it makes you feel any better, my 10A Rubi was built on April Fool's day, which also happened to be a Monday. Double whammy. So far no issues, but that fact still kind of haunts me|
|06-18-2013 09:50 PM|
I worked for 11 years in a factory building Jeep frames(among other manufacturers) and yes there were certain workers working in the plant that shouldn't have been, but there were also LOTS of issues with management and quality control, and this is probably the reason that plant is now closed.
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