I went a different route. Here’s my update. This winter I ordered a 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata Sport, in Soul Red with a manual transmission. I’ve had it for five months now and it’s been wonderful. It was about $25,000 before taxes, with more equipment than a JL Sport. It was an easier loan to...
This in in stark contrast to companies like Mazda, who openly clarify that autocrossing a new Miata will NOT void the warranty. They’re aware that it’s a selling point of ye vehicle and stand behind it.
Take a page from that book, Jeep.
That’s pretty insensitive to all the people that have wasted hours upon hours with their brand new JLs in the shop, or leaving them on the side of the road, or fighting FCA for warranty coverage or safe frame welds and steering. They’re people too.
There’s more to life than sales figures. Like...
Agreed. Way too many people pull out their individual ownership anecdotes and act like that cancels out the statistics across hundreds of thousands of vehicles. If you get a good JL good for you. But don’t act like they aren’t causing problems for a great deal of owners.
An update from the OP.
My Jeep arrived 1 August 2018 at the dealership. Only six weeks, quick turnaround time on ordering.
I abandoned it, surrendering my deposit. Way too many problems surfaced with the platform and made me feel unwilling to trust such a vehicle with a long commute for...
I really hope a better company offers a real Wrangler competitor one day. One that works properly, with reliability more on-par with Toyota than Jaguar.
Until that day comes, it has no competition, and is one of a kind. Would be nice to some if we got the new Suzuki Jimny.
The current Toyota 4Runner remains the polar opposite of the JL when it comes to reliability, and is still a capable SUV built the old-school, tough, body on frame way. If you’re looking for suggestions.
It got bad enough that I abandoned my order when it came in. I did not want to risk a vehicle this plagued with problems. And now the Gladiator is about to arrive, presumably full of the same problems. The outcry will get louder with what will presumably be the least reliable truck on the road.
Many Jeeps are pieces of shit. This one seems to fit that family.
Looks like you’re only a couple days away from lemon. If it were me, I would.
It’s a shame the engineering and manufacturing quality of the vehicle doesn’t match the amazing capability and styling. A vehicle with wasted potential.
Hard to believe this is still going on.
What an arrogant company.
Best of luck to you all, for whatever that’s worth. May your wranglers get the tighter-than-something-that-would-be-tight steering they deserve one day. And hopefully no JL owners lose their life over this.
I canceled my order as well. Some stuff changed in my life, and I rethought what I'm looking to get out of my garage. Wranglers are gorgeous, and unmistakably capable offroad when they're working properly, but I do need a bit more dependable of a primary vehicle at this point in my life.
The wrangler I ordered is en-route to Salt Lake City
Unfortunately, I have decided to go a different route. I will not be accepting delivery of the base-model blue beauty. Thought I'd let this great forum know.
That additional $500 July increase feels like a bit of a kick to the nuts. The destination fee is now hilarious! After ordering, and after the March 1st price increase (after the MY2018 big price jump), I said "if there's one more price increase, I'm out". We'll see if I eat my...