All i know about GM 3.6 is they have changed it so many times. It can still have timing chain and other issues. Could a diligent BITOGr nurse one along to a long life? Probably. They should have just used the gen v 4.3 LV3 engines. They have got to cost less to build and certainly are more reliable. Not to mention easier to package into vehicles.
There is a stupid little plastic gear that would break... $10 part, barely enough room to get at it. Mine broke around 75k miles. There was also a recall for the fuel pump relay which would cause long cranks or no starts.My wife had a 2011 Grand Cherokee Limited with the Hemi purchased new. I believe that was the first year for this platform. I loved it and jinxed it when I said we’d keep it for a long time when it was around 55-60,000 miles. Within a week the blend door for the HVAC failed resulting in frigid winter drives for the passenger and the fuse box or whatever it was had an issue but was on national backorder. The engine would crank for long periods at times. Traded it in on a Lexus GX. I’d hope they’ve fixed the blend door issue but it was an issue long before ours so who knows.
There is a stupid little plastic gear that would break... $10 part, barely enough room to get at it. Mine broke around 75k miles. There was also a recall for the fuel pump relay which would cause long cranks or no starts.
Whatever you can get the best deal on
Why is 3 rows a deal breaker? They fold down...Well I emailed the dealer Monday morning and the Jeep I was interested in was already sold, hasn't even arrived at the dealer. Telluride has 3 rows, so it's out. It's amazing how many different configurations you can get these things in.
It is sad, i had the similar looking one in my old 2003 Santa Fe back in the days. I really love the exterior of the it though