I love my JGC, but couldn't afford the repairs, so I do it myself, because I can
Water disappearing at 80k. Replaced head gasket at 100k.
Tranny has a whine in O-D at 75000.
Door locks have been toast since 70000, along with hood & gate shocks.
Left front CV joints shot at 90k.
Brake rotors warped, and can't be reground, because they're hard faced.
Clockspring causes chime and airbag light to go on.
Gas tank valve replaced twice; leaks at the elect. plug in.
Bad alternator-regulator causes dash gauges to whack out.
Cheap crap plastic radiator and water pump replaced at 90k.
Tail-lights don't work because of broken plastic plugins.
Rear axle seals leaked at 70k.
Drive line u-joints at 85k -- no zerks.
Fan replaced relay hidden on frame under head light - morons.
These SUVs are sweet when all the problems are worked out, but unless you are a mechanic like me, it will bankrupt your wallet.
Stay away from most dealers, and find, through friend's referrals, a qualified mechanic who can be trusted to not take advantage, or not have the experience to troubleshoot problems.
Unfortunately vehicles, for quite some time, are built and designed by engineers that have no real life experience of having to work on them, and use many cheap unproven parts to improve the bottom line, then shun their screw ups, and that is why the Japanese cars rule the day -- they just don't do it as much.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 20th August, 2011