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littlewing
littlewing

Hope it's an improvement over the last 2 gens - wife had a '99 GC Lim & ran great for the 1st yr & then it started; two window motors burnt out, brakes rotors warped & changed (brakes changed 3 time over 7 yrs) front pass pow seat motor died but worst one was the oil seal for the transmission was leaking & eventually damaged the transmission. Other things that went wrong are too long to list here including almost every light bulb on it was changed several times. By comparison I had a '99 F150 (built in Kansas Nov '08) with now 120000 miles & still running like a champ - everything on it is original accept brake pads changed once & still with all original light bulbs from the factory. This is the kind of example all the big 3 should strive for & be proud off.

lasvegascolonel
lasvegascolonel

Truck Trend is correct that the new Grand Cherokee is quite a remarkable vehicle considering previous ones. Given the choice, though, I'd opt for the similar Dodge Durango. It has a longer wheelbase by about 6 inches, providing perhaps a bit more room inside. While the Pentastar is great for the Wrangler, I'd go with the V8 Hemi in the Durango or Grand Cherokee...but only when they get the 8 speed installed. These are both handsome vehicles...large by today's downsized standards but much smaller than traditional American wagons, so they're compact enough to fit in my garage (I've already tried an associate's Grand Cherokee). Here in Las Vegas, there are a fair number of both the Grand Cherokee and the Dodge Durango. Another benefit, they're RWD and more rugged than Ford's pseudo-SUV Explorer with its FWD...and Ford has a weaker powertrain warranty. Good show by Chrysler on both these vehicles.

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