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Old 02-13-14, 02:31 PM   #106
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for equal price I'd go with the asian competitors, for 4000 less I'd go for this. That's chrysler for you,
That's funny, because when my friend was deadset on an Acura RDX, which stickers for just over $40K MSRP, I had her compare and drive it against the top of the line Cherokee V6 Limited. At similar MSRP, the Cherokee has way more in terms of content and feature liked cooled seats, blind spot monitor, active cruise control, panoramic moonroof (and the list could go on) that isn't available anywhere on the RDX.

Chrysler, even at MSRP parity, is packing in more features (so maybe it would be equivalently $4K less like your threshold), and the premium feel of the interior and buttoned down driving dynamics won her over. She too was wary of the design, but in person and at standing viewpoint, the front doesn't seem as convoluted as most of these low vantage point media photos.
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Old 02-13-14, 03:01 PM   #107
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That's funny, because when my friend was deadset on an Acura RDX, which stickers for just over $40K MSRP, I had her compare and drive it against the top of the line Cherokee V6 Limited. At similar MSRP, the Cherokee has way more in terms of content and feature liked cooled seats, blind spot monitor, active cruise control, panoramic moonroof (and the list could go on) that isn't available anywhere on the RDX.

Chrysler, even at MSRP parity, is packing in more features (so maybe it would be equivalently $4K less like your threshold), and the premium feel of the interior and buttoned down driving dynamics won her over. She too was wary of the design, but in person and at standing viewpoint, the front doesn't seem as convoluted as most of these low vantage point media photos.
Yup. Tantrix is completely basing his statements off what happened in the past.

Now, this isn't to say it's all rosy over in the Jeep camp. That 9-speed transmission still needs some programming work done. The dog clutches in the transmission still aren't delivering the smoothest shifts. I'm very curious for the Evoque (or the Chrysler 200, for that matter) to get out on the road with the same transmission to see how it fares.
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Old 02-13-14, 03:04 PM   #108
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I haven't read the article yet, but CR gave the Cherokee the when they reviewed it in their latest issue

From my own limited experienceswith the actual car and impressions from the first few posts of this thread, I'm still a fan. The whole front fascia thing has been a non factor to me.
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I will say my reliability problems would make me think about getting another Jeep, even though I like ours very much
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I will say my reliability problems would make me think about getting another Jeep, even though I like ours very much
At the same time you have a first model year (2011). 2013+ should have ironed out a few wrinkles
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You'd think...but I post on a Jeep forum too and that's not really the case. In fact the 2014 models have the most issues. Mine is one of the last 2011s made.
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I haven't read the article yet, but CR gave the Cherokee the when they reviewed it in their latest issue

From my own limited experienceswith the actual car and impressions from the first few posts of this thread, I'm still a fan. The whole front fascia thing has been a non factor to me.
TTAC pointed out a lot of fails in their review and got them banned (temporary) from Jeep press fleet. Apparently car had a lot of issues few months back.
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TTAC was *****ing about fit and finish issues on a preproduction model mostly. The other issues were more of an aside- that's why they got dinged by Jeep.
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Fit and finish was quite good in the ones I've seen, and it's quite good on the Grand...
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chrysler uses a lot of interchangeable parts from the durango, grand cherokee, 300, challenger and charger....and probably their mini van and 200 as well.
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Despite the Pontiac Aztec polarizing front-end, the Cherokee is growing on me, but some colors like the Red, I can do without.
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chrysler uses a lot of interchangeable parts from the durango, grand cherokee, 300, challenger and charger....and probably their mini van and 200 as well.
Name one company that doesn't do this... what's your point?
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It's more obvious with chrysler. If you own u will know what I mean.

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It's more obvious with chrysler. If you own u will know what I mean.
I'd say it's obvious across a lot of brands, especially the mainstream brands. But you could also say that Chrysler has a pretty solid set of "parts bin" elements right now such as the new UConnect, etc. So why not use it across many products?
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It's more obvious with chrysler. If you own u will know what I mean.
I own one, and when you sit in a Chrysler model and then sit in another its very apparently that they are all Chryslers, but I don't find it any different than sitting in a Nissan or a Toyota or a Honda.
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