Lots of mechanical problems and/or poor workmanship
With only 4,000 miles, the rotors were warped, and when I took it back for service, they ground them down. It lasted about 10,000 miles and they were bad again. The dealer said to "ignore the vibrations because the brake pads were fine." I just took it back because I can't stand it anymore and they want $850 to replace them because they can't grind them down twice.
With only 15,000 miles the air conditioner broke. I didn't have a problem taking it back, but when I picked it up, five miles later it stopped working again. It took three visits to fix it.
I took it for a check up and heard that the rear axle seals were gone, and the fluid leaked out onto my brakes - another $300.
While it was on the lift for the repair of the axle seals, they said one of the shocks was leaking, another $250.
When the shifting became difficult and it sounded like something was wrong - the dealer also strongly suggested that I do a transmission service to REPLACE the fluid - for $240.
Don't be fooled by the Gold Key Purchase. I was - now I have a car worth less than the residual that's two more years away. Go figure.
I thought the Jeep answered all my needs - it looks good, but who knows how long it will last. I'm sorry I bought it - for $30,000 - and now I can't get rid of it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 7th April, 2003