Look elsewhere for an decent SUV
When I first bought the car, there was an immediate moaning sound when the steering wheel was turned to the right. I took it to the dealer, they fixed the moaning sound by removing the entire dash board and steering column. After it was all put back together the car didn't steer straight.
Took the car back to have the steering fixed, the dealer told me that all Jeeps steer that way. The steering wheel actually needs to be held as if you're making a grafual left hand turn to keep the car pointed straight.
I took mu Jeep back numerous times to have the steering fixed, and finally gave up after being told that the pulling the car exhibits is actually a "safety feature" to ensure that drivers stay alert and pay attention to their steering.
Brake rotors... I I've replaced those at least 5 times.
37,000 miles (1000 miles after warranty) the entire cooling system went out. $1200 repair.
Window motors have gone out.
Door lock actuators have gone out.
Transmission problems at 80k.
If you take away all the problems, it's a nice car, but with everything I've gone through, I would never recommend it to anyone.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 22nd October, 2004