What gets me is my YJ was not like this. When something broke or wore out, I would fix it and it was done. Everything had a more solid feel to it. Yes my YJ had many deficiencies, but it at least felt like it was built to last. I like the greater towing capacity and more cargo room the JK has and the overall design. It is just when it came time to build it the cost cutting measures were excessive. Every time I have to bring my JK in to get something fixed, I have to rent a car which is always less than one or two years old. Even when I rent a cheap vehicle, it seems constructed out of better materials than my Jeep.
I never drove a TJ. I did enjoy my YJ. I recently almost trade the JK for an H2 or a corvette because of a braking problem that the dealer could not fix despite bringing it back multiple times in a five month period. I opened a case with corporate and I think the brakes are fixed now.
If this were my first Jeep, I would say it's a jeep, what do you expect, but it is not. The thing is, when it works right, it is awesome. The problem is, there are few days that it is not problematic. On those days it is truly awful. On Monday I have an appointment to replace several things under warranty which should help it.
I bought it July 2007. The only warranty it had was 3 years 36,000 miles. Even if stuff was covered under warranty, it does not help in the long term to replace one piece if crap with another piece if crap.
I am beginning to think that if I wanted a new Jeep in 2007 it would have been better and cheaper to build one from scratch out if aftermarket catalogs.
2014 JKU Copperhead Pearl
Too many mods to list. Too awesome to sell.