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post #1 of 6 Old 01-20-2020, 07:49 PM Thread Starter
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2013 Overland Purchase

I am looking at replacing my aging Pathfinder Off-Road with a 2013 GC Overland @ 122,300kms. It looks dam nice and all the bells and whistles the Overland comes are cool, but the air suspension worries me as do some comments around the transmission / transfer case. I do on occasion venture out on forestry road that can get a little rough, but nothing extreme so I can see the extra ride height being a good thing.

Should I be worried? Is the 2013 version pretty solid?

I have read the buyers guide and have some note for when I look at, but wondering if it better step back to the limited?

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post #2 of 6 Old 01-20-2020, 07:59 PM
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The 2013 isn't more or less solid than any others. There was a slightly improved compressor used at some point, but I don't think those were installed until 2015 time frame. Lots of them around without issue, they are just more expensive to repair. So put ~$2000 (US) away when you buy it to cover a repair possibility.

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post #3 of 6 Old 01-20-2020, 09:56 PM
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The air suspension is the most expensive part. When it fails its expensive. My 12 overland has had over $8,000 worth of repair Bill's all under 50,000miles. My extend warranty covered it I bought but still it was down and out for a week each time. Just something to keep in mind

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post #4 of 6 Old 01-21-2020, 11:54 AM
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My '11 Overland is still going strong at 176,000 miles with very minimal repairs. I've had to do absolutely nothing to the air suspension (knock on wood).
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post #5 of 6 Old 01-21-2020, 03:09 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the feedback - still looking for my GC, I think I will looks for a Limited or at least one with 4x4 modes.
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post #6 of 6 Old 01-22-2020, 05:03 PM
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My '12 Overland has been very problematic with the air suspension. I wouldn't do air suspension again if I could rebuy it. This is my 5th Jeep and by far the most problematic and I just barely hit 90k on it.
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