Wow, the Cherokee is getting some respect! Nice
For reliability...seriously? Not sure anyone can take you seriously with that comment my friend! I know and appreciate your loyalties. But most foreign car's reliability compared to Jeep can't even really be argued...but I'm sure you will try.LOL, your problem wasn't in buying a first generation vehicle but in buying a foreign vehicle.
I feel the same way. I hate to say it, but I think it's going to be like playing a dice game as to which issue I am going to have. I had a first year 2006 Charger SRT8 and it had a few TSB's during the first year that had it in the shop (tranny leak, front end clunk..couple other fit and finish issues). But, overall I loved the car and had an overall positive experience.It would be shocking if their review/road test report will be anything but mostly positive given what the other automotive journalists have said, and what they indicated in their first drive video. Yeah, they will point out the numb steering and that it's not quite as sporty a drive versus some of the competition given the extra weight, but that should not be a surprise to anyone.
It will not be on their recommended list yet given the lack of repair history at this time. Unfortunately we will have to wait until next year after they do the next survey to see if it's problem free or problem prone. Let's hope and pray the reports of transmission problems at such low mileage are not an indication of what's to come. I was warned repeatedly not to buy a first year vehicle like this, especially given Chrysler's long history of problems with new vehicle introductions, but I do like the truck and decided to take the risk.