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Id echo most of the other comments, if you look after the WK2 it will look after you.

Is the vehicle flawed? Yeah, sure, but there is nothing else like it. It can tow, perform off road and drives like a car, not a truck.

The 3.6 in particular is rick solid, never an issue after 105,000 from new.

The WK2s Achilles heal is probably its electronics but so far every issue Ive had was covered by either warranty or a recall. Its been 5 years of relatively trouble free motoring.

Id also agree that the issues with Jeep mainly relate to the dealers themselves, who in my experience are a complete and utter disgrace


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Another question folks, with the diesels how much would a history of towing (eg a used WK2 with an electronic brake controller installed) bother you? I am thinking mainly of transmission condition.

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I feel a used wk2 with towing options fitted would be a +, that being said I would be checking the service history to ensure that transmission has a service history.
The 8 speed is great & the vehicle & electronics handle towing well.

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if its a 5 speed there have been a number of reports of transmission failures - usually related to the vehicle towing heavy (3000kg+) vans. It seems the torque converter may overheat and as a consequence cooks the transmission. A transmission specialist who is familiar with the Mercedes box would be able to advise better on a particular situation.
Fot the 8 speed they are great and if the vehicle has towed anything under around 3000kg (ours has done heaps) I wouldn't be too concerned although a full transmission service by specialist people (regardless of km travelled), would be part of any deal.
The ZF 8 speed box requires specific oil and the pan has the filter integrated so the service it isn't a cheap exercise.
Your problem would be knowing exactly what work has been done dragging what sort of van.
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