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Roy,

Seems you have owned your new Jeep purchase about a year. Please post a review on it- how you have liked it, any special features, any issues, will you buy another Jeep, etc.

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Bumping for Roy- would love to get your one year ownership review on your Jeep SUV...
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Roy,

Still hoping you will post a brief review of your Jeep...
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I've had it for a year and a half now, and it has been relatively trouble free. It only has the 6 cylinder 3.6, but at 290 HP and with the 8 speed transmission it has all the acceleration I need. It has adaptive cruise control ... the vehicle maintains the set speed until you come up behind a slower vehicle and it will slow you down to maintain a set distance behind that vehicle. Even if the vehicle ahead of you slows to a complete stop, so does my Jeep. Once the lane is clear it will accelerate back up to the set speed.

It came with 20" all season tires, but I bought an extra set of 18" wheels with Michelin X-Ice snow tires for the winter. With the all time 4 wheel drive and the snow tires, driving on snow is like driving on dry pavement.

With a mix of city and highway driving I am averaging 22 MPG. On a trip to Toronto with all highway I averaged 27 MPG. If I am driving around the city for a few days it might drop down to 19.

I miss the HUD from my Bonneville.

It has radar on the corners of the vehicle, and if I am backing out of a tight parking spot it will warn me of any cross traffic coming my way.

It has forward crash warning, which will detect stopped traffic ahead and begin to apply the brakes before you have a chance to notice the problem and move your foot over to the brake pedal.

It has a quadralift suspension that allows me to raise or lower the vehicle approximately 4 ". I installed a Fumoto quikvalve on the engine oil pan (flip a lever to drain the oil) so all I have to do is raise the suspension, slide a pan under the drain, and flip the lever to drain the engine oil.

It has a four wheel drive low gear, but other than trying it a couple of times I haven't had to use it yet.

The radio is replaced by an 8.4" infotainment screen that has NAV, back up camera view, climate control, radio/DVD/Aux controls, seat heater controls, and many selectable settings.

The speedometer is replaced by a display that can display analog or digital speed in MPH or KPH, along with a variety of vehicle information you can pick from, such as oil pressure, transmission temperature, coolant temperature, current and average MPG'* and many more.

Rear seats are heated, and recline about 15*. Front seats are heated and cooled.

The gas filler neck is self sealing, and does not have a gas cap.

Would I buy another? Depends on my situation when I need a new vehicle and what is available. I tend to purchase the best vehicle I can afford, and hold on to it for 10 years or more. I purchased my 2001 Bonneville when it was brand new and kept it for 12 years. Part of my decision to buy the Jeep was because my son is an engineer for Chrysler and got me employee pricing, but I have always liked the styling, the features, and having 4 wheel drive in the winter is amazing. If I knew then (when I bought it) what I know now, I still would have bought it.
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Awesome review, thanks for taking the tome to share your experience. I have a prejudice about some Chrysler vehicles, your liking the vehicle tells me to be more open minded.
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