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Hi folks. Looking at a 2016 Jeep renegade sport with a 1.4 turbo with a 6 speed manual transmission. 77,000 miles $13,000 no rust looks to be in great shape.

Clean carfax. But been reading online that the 2016 is plagued with issues and my last 150,000 miles. So I came here to ask folks that have a Renegade. What issues have you had with your Renegade or had no issues. Do you feel this a good deal. Thank you for your input
 

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Hi folks. Looking at a 2016 Jeep renegade sport with a 1.4 turbo with a 6 speed manual transmission. 77,000 miles $13,000 no rust looks to be in great shape.

Clean carfax. But been reading online that the 2016 is plagued with issues and my last 150,000 miles. So I came here to ask folks that have a Renegade. What issues have you had with your Renegade or had no issues. Do you feel this a good deal. Thank you for your input
Hello aelittleant: I am the original owner of a 2016 Jeep Renegade Latitude 1.4 Turbo/6 Speed with 60k. Overall, assuming you're not purchasing exclusively for off-road mountain climbing - it's a good value. That stated, there are two significant issues that I (and perhaps others) have experienced. First, FCA sells that Jeep 1.4 in a configuration that does NOT optimize the engines' potential. With that, and again depending on topography and driving playground, you will need to learn proper 'feathering' of the clutch. My experience has been, especially when the vehicle was newer, it was a very fine line between a nice gentle start (from stop) vs. overpowering. It's a skill, assuming you like and prefer to manual shift, that you can acquire relatively quickly. The other annoying issue is that of FCA defective/poor design motor mounts/dampeners. At 60k I am on my 3rd motor mount/dampener for the passenger side of the engine. The dealership wants way too much money to replace and so I have done so myself. With the correct tools, it's about a 1 hour job. The part cost around $270 (including new bolts) from the dealership. FCA has reimbursed me once, for the first replacement. Unfortunately, FCA doesn't want to hear from me anymore and therefore did not reimburse for the 2nd install (3rd unit). You will know when the motor mount is bad or going-bad, as vibration and engine noise will increase significantly. Keeping-in-mind this is a slow process and you may not understand what is going-on until the noise is really loud. Then, when you replace the mount, you'll think you have a brand new engine. Otherwise, I have thoroughly enjoyed the car.
 
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