Because I wanted a Jeep, and I knew I could fix it, even if I had to pay out of pocket. To me owning a Jeep is worth it......Sorry, I swear I'm not being a jerk who is rubbing salt in wounds. I have a 2 door Rubicon on order and I am curious to why those who are having play in the steering problems bought the thing. Did the issues creep up after purchase? Were they not noticed during purchase due to the excitement level of a new Jeep? As I said, I have one on order and I'm both excited and already mentally prepared that it will have play in the wheel and I will have to walk away.
I agree. The same holds true with the Duramax forums. The wah wah crowd whines about everything: safety, poor build and my favorite fuel economy. For the life of me I don’t get it. You buy a truck that weighs over 7000 pounds, with 450 horsepower engine, and the front end shaped like a slightly slanted piece of plywood and complain about 15mpg when you drive it back an forth to work.Didn't notice a problem prior to purchase. Still seems fine however I have felt it wanders a bit at freeway speeds. Honestly don't know if it is an issue or me just reacting to all the complaints i have read on forums. Down side of theses sites i believe is you are confronted with all sorts of issues that you may not have even noticed had you not been made aware of them on the forum.
Overall this is my third Jeep and still love the vehicle . JL in my opinion the most like a daily driver car and that is how we are using it.