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Old 08-10-2015, 07:50 PM
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Would like opinions on Jeep's Grand Cherokee

I've only owned Toyota's over the years and thinking of buying a 2016 Grand Cherokee with the Hemi. I wanted to ask the forum their thoughts on the vehicle. I have a tendency to drive my vehicles 8 to 10 years, probably because there toyota's. 98 4runner and 2003 Sequoia and 2012 Tundra. My sister has the latest gen of 4runners and I just dont want to get the same thing.

My fear is that it will not last as long as I'm use to. I'm not worried about resale because I own them to long to worry about that.

Thoughts on the vehicle as a daily driver and X15 hauler however I rarely tow it anywhere.
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Old 08-10-2015, 08:20 PM
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I have a 13 with the Hemi and it may be my favorite vehicle I've ever owned. It does everything pretty well... struggle to come up with any complaints.
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Old 08-10-2015, 08:33 PM
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Stick with Toyota. It is proven quality...you can thank Edward Deming and later, Toyota's Total Quality Management system (TQM). Daimler-Chrysler can never meet or beat Toyota. Don't let the D-C bling and zing fool you. Lest you forget the MPG on a hemi as a daily....

Not bashing anybody's ride, but the Toyota is solid.
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Old 08-10-2015, 08:36 PM
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We have a 2012 and love it as a tow vehicle. Albeit, on the highway we cruise around 65 with our 2014 X-30. But, we love the maneuverability of it with its short wheel base (in comparison to a pickup).
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Old 08-11-2015, 01:12 PM
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I agree with the Toyota comment. I had a Cherokee once and all I had was problems. I have a 10 year old Toyota Tundra with 140,000 miles and it has never been worked on except normal maintenance and bake jobs.
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Old 08-11-2015, 02:51 PM
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I know that everybody thinks the Toyota is miles above, even when the industry stats don't indicate there is much difference. I have had 3 Grand Cherokees over the years and put over 100,000 on all of them without any major problems. I have not had a "hemi" but the people who have seem to like the motor, even go to great expense to put that motor in vehicles that were never intended for it. Bottom line, if you want resale value - go with the Toyota. If you want cheap, get a Yucon. The Cherokee seem to offer a nice combination of style, accessories, and drivability. If you like it, go for it!
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Old 08-11-2015, 03:01 PM
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I've got some time in a new grand Cherokee Eco diesel and I LOVE it. Is the only other car I considered next to my Silverado. So quiet and comfortable! The thought that toyota has supreme quality and longevity is only true to the cult followers, and isnt really fact anymore. Just drive them both and see what you like best
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Old 08-11-2015, 03:54 PM
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I had a 94 GC that was a great vehicle sold it with 191,000 on the clock. Wife wants to sell her 2003 Yukon that has 211,000 for the new GC and I will admit that the vehicle is very nicely equipped. I have a 2007 Toyota FJ with 130,000 and have done nothing to it at all but oil changes. It now has a small oil leak however. All three of these vehicle have been very good reliability wise and I am not at all hesitant to get the GC. My only thing is that right now they are at the end of the cycle and looking at a new design so I wonder if I should wait for the new design.
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Old 08-11-2015, 04:13 PM
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Stick with Toyota. It is proven quality...you can thank Edward Deming and later, Toyota's Total Quality Management system (TQM). Daimler-Chrysler can never meet or beat Toyota. Don't let the D-C bling and zing fool you. Lest you forget the MPG on a hemi as a daily....

Not bashing anybody's ride, but the Toyota is solid.

I'm no Chrysler fan so take this with a grain of salt. Chrysler hasn't been Diamler-Chrysler since 2007. The correct nomenclature as of 2014 is FCA- Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and the 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokees are awesome.
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Old 08-11-2015, 05:03 PM
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Go on to http://www.toyota-4runner.org/ and ask about the Grand Cherokee vs. Toyota.
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