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So I'm writing this new member introduction with some doubts in my mind. I ordered my GWS1 Silver/Sea Green/2nd Row Bench/Premium Wheels ~2 weeks ago. Initially I was very excited for the vehicle, but as I continue to read different threads on this and other forums, I'm really starting to question my decision and the timing of it.

So here's some context:
1. never bought a new car before. Always bought used and then CPO.
2. never owned a Jeep (although we are fans of the brand).
3. we don't tow or go off-road.
4. we love taking road drips.

Main reasons we ordered:
1. We want to carry <= 8 people comfortably w/ luggage.
2. I am 6' 4" and with wide shoulders, and I like tall vehicles with large space. I hate squeezing myself into small cars.
3. I love a v8. The 392 is very reliable (i've heard - never owned it).
4. Jeeps are known to have strong bones, and I wanted a vehicle to drive until kids go to college (~12-15 years).
5. Did I say we love the brand?
6. I offset my gas mileage needs my Tesla (which is our day to day city car).

Main reasons why I'm second guessing my decision (in the order of priority):
1. all the quality issues.
2. this being the first year model (other unknown issues).
3. recent recall news.

I'll keep you all posted about my decision (when it is finally built).... Anybody stressing about their orders?
 

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So I'm writing this new member introduction with some doubts in my mind. I ordered my GWS1 Silver/Sea Green/2nd Row Bench/Premium Wheels ~2 weeks ago. Initially I was very excited for the vehicle, but as I continue to read different threads on this and other forums, I'm really starting to question my decision and the timing of it.

So here's some context:
1. never bought a new car before. Always bought used and then CPO.
2. never owned a Jeep (although we are fans of the brand).
3. we don't tow or go off-road.
4. we love taking road drips.

Main reasons we ordered:
1. We want to carry <= 8 people comfortably w/ luggage.
2. I am 6' 4" and with wide shoulders, and I like tall vehicles with large space. I hate squeezing myself into small cars.
3. I love a v8. The 392 is very reliable (i've heard - never owned it).
4. Jeeps are known to have strong bones, and I wanted a vehicle to drive until kids go to college (~12-15 years).
5. Did I say we love the brand?
6. I offset my gas mileage needs my Tesla (which is our day to day city car).

Main reasons why I'm second guessing my decision (in the order of priority):
1. all the quality issues.
2. this being the first year model (other unknown issues).
3. recent recall news.

I'll keep you all posted about my decision (when it is finally built).... Anybody stressing about their orders?
I am stressing. I ordered February 8th. Was notified shipping March 15th, then got switched to the 19th. Then on the 19th the vehicle got switched to "storage". My dealership said it was waiting on something. March 28th notified that it is "in transit". Today is April 7th and notified "in transit delay". Really, Warren, MI is about 2 to 2 1/2 hour drive and I'm paying $2000 destination charge! Dealership thinks it's because there isnt a truck or driver to bring it here but they don't know for sure. I ordered the Wagoneer Series 3, fully loaded except rear entertainment and trail packages. I'm about to ask my dealership for my deposit back. I'm paying $92k for a vehicle that doesn't even have the same amenities as my 2021 Hyundai Palisade Limited (that cost $48k) I didn't order a Grand Wagoneer because you cannot delete the second row arm rest (think it's stupid the screen sticks up, when all seats folded are flat). I'm reading these reviews and am thinking this may be a poor buy. I too have never owned a Jeep product, or Chrysler or Dodge.
 

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I am stressing. I ordered February 8th. Was notified shipping March 15th, then got switched to the 19th. Then on the 19th the vehicle got switched to "storage". My dealership said it was waiting on something. March 28th notified that it is "in transit". Today is April 7th and notified "in transit delay". Really, Warren, MI is about 2 to 2 1/2 hour drive and I'm paying $2000 destination charge! Dealership thinks it's because there isnt a truck or driver to bring it here but they don't know for sure. I ordered the Wagoneer Series 3, fully loaded except rear entertainment and trail packages. I'm about to ask my dealership for my deposit back. I'm paying $92k for a vehicle that doesn't even have the same amenities as my 2021 Hyundai Palisade Limited (that cost $48k) I didn't order a Grand Wagoneer because you cannot delete the second row arm rest (think it's stupid the screen sticks up, when all seats folded are flat). I'm reading these reviews and am thinking this may be a poor buy. I too have never owned a Jeep product, or Chrysler or Dodge.
ours is shipped and expected in 2 weeks. I’m done overthinking… we like the car and even with high gas prices and questionable reliability, we’re going to pull the trigger. Two reasons - still the best road trip car and probably one of the more unique ones on the road. The v8 is going away so probably the last chance to get it now - before the hybrids/alternators get in the way. If it goes gad, oh well. Sh*t happens. If not, we’ll enjoy the ride.
 
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