"The exterior is sexy. I get compliments nearly constantly on my “fancy car.” Sonit definitrly packs a *ton* of wow factor. It caught my eye on the lot and I kept coming back to it. I’ve been driving it for three years, but tonight, one of the annoying features turned out downright scary.
The shift points in the transmission are simply wrong. Sometimes it shifts right, but it’s always a gear off. This car likes to stay in 3rd gear when you’re slowing down until you’re all but stopped. This is downright dangerous if you’re making a turn and waiting for traffic to pass, but you don’t need to stop. Pedal floored, it usually takes until the car is almost all the way through a turn to shift straight to first gear, and then the car lurches. The whole time, it’s bogged down and refuses to move with the spunk that it has plenty of in first gear. I was almost hit this afternoon by a car driving way too fast because my car refused to pick up and move.
I like a lot of things about the car, but that fact alone, this is the last one of these cars I’ll ever drive.
Unfortunately this isn’t the only MOPAR product I’ve had big scares from a transmission that isn’t programmed correctly. Our Town and Country, fortunately, hasn’t been one of those. A 2014 Grand Cherokee almost stranded me in the middle of the road for going into neutral and refusing to go back into drive - even those the shift handle was in drive. I had to *coast* off the road, bring the Jeep to a stop, shift to park, and then to drive before it would move. So MOPAR needs to figure out how to get their controls engineers in tune with reality."