My partner and I are in the market for a new vehicle and I would love to fulfill my lifelong dream of getting a Jeep, but we heard a rumor that they're very expensive to repair/maintain. Is there any truth to this? Any Jeep owners out there?
I am not a Jeep Owner, but I've heard from friends both sides: pros: outside of Jeeps look rugged and pristine and going off road. Cons: inside can look cheap, they can be noisy on the highway and their turning radius isn't always the best. They can be fairly safe, but gas guzzlers. Would you be opposed to hearing other options? I am personally in the market for either a RAV4 or a CRV (my preferred choice). Both Honda and Toyota make vehicles that can last forever if probably maintained. I know at least a few owners of both types of vehicles and they are pleased with what they've experienced so far.
I have a 2016 Jeep Patriot. It's not the cool Jeep, but it gets me where I need to go when I need to go there. The Patriot is at the low end of their line and is pretty basic - I wouldn't disagree with that it looks cheap inside, but not different from other SUVs in its price bracket. I've had the car for 3 years and it is easy to maintain, have not had any major problems. By brother has a Grand Cherokee and is happy with that too. His car is much cushier than mine and I will probably upgrade to something similar (still Jeep) for my next car.
I have owned a Jeep Grand Cherokee for 8 years now, over 100,000 miles and it's still running strong. I have only had to take it into the shop twice since I've owned it and haven't had any major issues.