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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-22-2016, 09:03 PM Thread Starter
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I am on market for compact SUV and Cherokee is in the top of my list. I am looking for the Latitude with "True North Package" and UConnect 8.4,
or should I shell out a few more $$ for the Limited, if I can find one without the hole in the roof.
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I am kind of horrified reading all the stories about transmission problems. Does anyone have any first hands info if Chrysler fixed this mess for 2017 models?*
I am currently driving Mazda CX-9 and Mazda extended transmission/PTU warranty to 7years/84K miles even problem does not seem to be that wide spread.
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Does anyone try to negotiate price for NAV?
Does anyone try to negotiate price of Chrysler Extended Warranty?
I am mostly going to use this vehicle as a around town with some occasional Highway driving - 2.4 or 3.2 ?
How is the ride on 18" wheels compare to 17"?
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Any suggestion greatly appreciated.
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I have a 2016 and have had zero problems. As far as i know the tranny problems where fixed for 2016 and on. It also sounds like they have the software problems fixed for the tranny on the 2014-15 models now from some of the recent posts of member that had the recall/sb done, but they can chime in on that.

I love the V6. great power and i dont mine the mpg. Best thing to do is drive both and see what you think.

I got the latitude with the altitude package and am very happy. I dont notice any thing with the 18's but i didnt drive one with the 17's. My ride is a little stiff with ADII, it comes with the offroad suspension so it has the 1" lift.

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Oh if i had to do it again i would go with the 17's, lot more tire's to pick from. Not much in the 18 range.

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unfortunately if you browse other forums for other vehicles you'll see ppl post about their problems w those vehicles as well. there's no escaping auto manufacturing issues for some reason. some brands are better like Hyundai. but it's always a trade off for needs/wants reliability/reputation. meaning I want the reliability of Hyundai but I want the Jeep vehicle. so far I haven't had any critical complaints on my preowned 2014 limited ADI. I did however extend my warranty 2 years before it ran out

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I've had a 2015 Trailhawk for a little over two years and 36,000 miles. We've experienced zero problems, transmission or otherwise. I've taken it over some really remote back roads without a care or worry. Its been an extremely dependable and reliable SUV. I haven't regretted the choice of a Cherokee at all. Do it again in a heartbeat... My only complaint? Is that I can't afford two of them

Recommendations: I'd go with the 3.2l you won't regret getting the power. I'd get the 8.4 Nav as well. No regrets here. I'd also invest in the Maxicare Warranty. The extra piece of mind is well worth it.

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Model year 16 and younger has the better form of the Transmission, highly recommend the 3.2 V6, Limited has more Standard features than the Lattitude and agree that 17" wheels have more tire options than 18" wheels.

Don't pay higher than 2800 for the Max Care Unlimted Miles and Years with $100 Ded.

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I think a warranty prices are very straightforward - the question is if dealer can do better.
I have a feeling that if I call Chrysler directly they would knock down a few bucks.
http://www.chryslerwarrantydirect.co...hoose_warranty

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Hi All,
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I am on market for compact SUV and Cherokee is in the top of my list. I am looking for the Latitude with "True North Package" and UConnect 8.4,
or should I shell out a few more $$ for the Limited, if I can find one without the hole in the roof.
*
I am kind of horrified reading all the stories about transmission problems. Does anyone have any first hands info if Chrysler fixed this mess for 2017 models?*
I am currently driving Mazda CX-9 and Mazda extended transmission/PTU warranty to 7years/84K miles even problem does not seem to be that wide spread.
*
Does anyone try to negotiate price for NAV?
Does anyone try to negotiate price of Chrysler Extended Warranty?
I am mostly going to use this vehicle as a around town with some occasional Highway driving - 2.4 or 3.2 ?
How is the ride on 18" wheels compare to 17"?
*
Any suggestion greatly appreciated.
*
Thank you.
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#1 Limited, but that's your choice. I'd just price them both out side be side. Its all in the options and standard features.
The hole in the roof you will just have to have the dealer find one without for you. If not just cut a better deal and never open it and ignore it.
Its all in the final price.
#2 Transmission issues were resolved in 2015 with the 2016 year model with a hardware change to the ZF. I have a 2014 and no issues with mine.
#3. Negotiate the Navigation when you purchase the vehicle whether its factory installed or Nav. ready. But I would drive out with working Nav. not on a promise for later.
Mine came with factory Nav. and thus was in the price we agreed on.
#4. The extended warranty is available at good discounts on line. Now with you being in Canada I am not sure how it impacts you. but I will give you another one to look at for price.
http://www.chryslerfactoryplans.com/ Most dealers will match that price. Mine came down $850 to match my on-line price over their deal. So there is wiggle room.
Its too bad they do not offer the Max Care Life in Canada.
#5 As far as the engine goes I would go with the 3.2 over the 2.4. I say that only in that performance will be smooth with no lag. Also there is not all that much difference in mpg in my opinion.
But that is just an opinion. Many on this forum are happy with the 2.4. 75% of my driving is around town, not a big city. The other 25% is highway.
#6 18/17 tires, personally it matters not to me. I have 17" on my Limited 3.2 with AD2. It rolls just fine!

Let us know how it turns out for you. Just take your time and don't forget to check the various Jeep dealer's internet listings in your area. Its a great way to shop and find what you want.
In the US they can swap cars with other dealers to get what you want.
Good Luck and you will enjoy that Cherokee.

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My first Cherokee was a 2014 Latitude (North) and my 2015 is a Limited. I enjoyed the 2014 very much, and would have been happy with it for years, had the accident not cut short its life. With a good selection of option packages, the North price may be pushed pretty close to the Limited, which includes many features standard, so it's a matter of finding what you want at the price you are willing to pay. Neither of my KLs has had any transmission problems, period.

Some notes:
1. The 3.2 V6 is a must-have for me. I've driven other vehicles with the basic power plant, and I was not happy when I needed to get out of a bad situation and didn't have the power to do it. Between the I4 and V6, the difference in fuel efficiency under actual driving conditions is insignificant.
2. FCA/Jeep has muddied the waters regarding navigation and many buyers end up with less than they thought they were getting. There are two different nav units; "Nav-activated" (8.4AN) and "Nav-ready" (8.4A). The nav-activated unit has a higher initial cost, but it is ready to use and has all the features, including "3D" display. The nav-ready unit has a lower sticker price, but must be activated by the buyer at a cost of $600 and it will not have all the features of the factory-activated unit, so you're getting less features for more money. If you want in-dash nav, you should look for 8.4AN specifically. If you settle for 8.4A, you should negotiate the activation fee into your vehicle purchase price.
3. I've found no difference in the ride qualities between the 17" and 18" wheels.
4. A vehicle protection agreement is a good idea because of the high cost of replacing any of the computer modules that are built into the KL, but I don't know of any discounters in Canada, so your negotiating success may be limited.
5. Many members here love their sunroofs; I enjoy seeing the blue sky or stars above me, but I do not enjoy the rattles and squeaks. If I were custom ordering, I would definitely omit the sunroof. If you're lucky enough to get a noise-free sunroof, it's great. But it's a crap-shoot.

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Thank you all. This was very useful.
I am in US BTW

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