Sounds like your budget got substantially bigger then $10K
Avoid ANYTHING with an aftermarket remote start or alarm
Our new 05 Forester was fully maintained and cared for and jumped thru it's ass at 58,000 miles. The 04 TJ that replaced it in 2011 had 63,000 miles and has been flawless for 12 years and an additional 82,000 miles , ( 4.0 , 5 spd. , D-44 3.73 ) . No More Subaru kool-aid for us !
Decently considering a 2019-2021 Grand Cherokee.
I am not a huge fan of the modern Fiat stuff but for the money it's hard to argue and the platform is pretty well proven. My only real concern is electrical issues.
I don't need a vehicle this big but I won't buy a 180hp suv and I feel like the smaller suv's are throw away after 6 years.
My father had a 2013 Grand Cherokee Trailhawk 5.7L that he put 200k on without much issue, and now has a 2020 GC Trailhawk 5.7L with about 50k miles on it. They have been pretty solid, I do all the maintenance. For the money I don't think they are a bad choice, and probably one of the only newer Jeeps I would consider. The smaller SUVs from Jeep are not good at all.
Thank you, good to hear some first hand experience. The reality is that for the same year and mileage, I can buy a 4wd Grand Cherokee or a 150hp fwd Honda Civic for almost the same money.
what year and mileage is that??
I think the Civics start in the $23.5K range
$37K is the lowest Ive seen for a GC 4wd
Thats a ~50% price change
Fwiw I drove my wifes 9th gen Accord FWD one year for work all over Chicago and Rockford thru our crazy winters and I had no issues. She drove it the other 7 years from new. I had a 12th F150 4x4 on reserve at home but never needed it
That car made it from 0 to 102,000 miles without anything failing except a single $40 bumper sensor for the airbag collision deployment, then we traded it in. Hell even the front brakes made it to 89,000 miles, that blew my mind. Honda makes a damn good vehicle