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Hoover.

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5,207 posts

125 months

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Sunday 7th October 2012 quote quote all
I'm comtemplating a cheapish 4x4 the winter, and have decided I'd maybe like a Grand Cherokee/Cherokee to boounce about the cross country route I take to work in the winter months (approx 25mile each way, with say 10miles/10mile dual carriageway/5 mile town)....... Not looking to spend a massive amount, with the intention of selling on in spring (probably won't if I fall in love with it)... it's got to be one of the square ones....don't like the rounded ones.

what are the problem areas I should be looking for...

1) real axle noises (how loud should they be before you start to worry ??)
2) engine issues ??? what are they - probably 4l (might try for one with LPG, is that a no no ?)
3) rust ... where are they suscepatble, which you wouldn't see at a cursory glance ?

Cheers for the input smile

chryslerben

605 posts

42 months

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Monday 8th October 2012 quote quote all
Pretty sure this has been discussed in this forum and the off road one a few times now, does the search bring anything up?

BillyWhizz888

218 posts

36 months

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Monday 8th October 2012 quote quote all
I own one which I'm about to sell its a 2.7 td merc engine

I like driving it as you won't get stuck can fault it untill spat out an injector just spent £1200 on new injectors so I would say watch for injector problems on diesels

Got no noise from diff there pretty solid

Steering box for play

But basically faultless

Mine is a 52 reg

ratboy

15 posts

23 months

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Monday 8th October 2012 quote quote all
i would get a gas coverted 4.0ltr 2.5 petrol are ok but no real gains in anything and as bad on fuel really,the 4ltr is a cracking powerfull engine and easy to get parts for if you do wanna mod them.
then its up to you what model.
xj cherokee petrol,
diesels can be a bit tepremental and i would never buy one that has over heated.
grands are a great drive but can be an electrical nightmare, with heater systems windows clocks often causing problems.

i just sold a really clean 98 xj petrol for £500 taxed and moted, there cheap cause of the fuel get a gassed one and dont look back, you would love it.

later ones [facelifts] around 98 where a lot better for anti rust treatment.
axle noise is to be avoided
and as said there good on gas.



Edited by ratboy on Monday 8th October 14:59

Hoover.

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Monday 8th October 2012 quote quote all
Hopefully looking at ZJ Grand tomorrow (if it ain't raining) .....4lts, Ltd, Auto, LPG (with certificate) 1999 so one of the last ZJ's made I guess


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ratboy

15 posts

23 months

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Friday 12th October 2012 quote quote all
not far off, just check everything electrical works and the blowers work as they should, if not its a few hundred £ to fix

Hoover.

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Saturday 13th October 2012 quote quote all
missed it.... due to rain frown

japgt

328 posts

47 months

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Saturday 13th October 2012 quote quote all
had a 98 grand cherokee orvis 4.0 ltr petrol and it was awesome bought it off my dad who paid 900 quid for it off ebay 3 years ago and without a lie it was immaculate in everyway and everything worked even the electrics wouldnt hesitate in having another the only downside was the fuel it used but hey ho. my old mans considering swapping his grand cherokee v8 for the newer srt in the next couple of months so could put you in touch with him if you are interested??

Hoover.

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Friday 2nd November 2012 quote quote all
ended up with a 97 R reg Cherokee Limited in metailic red 4l with 67k on the clock ... decided against LPG... as I just kept thinking why are there some many being sold as spares or repair.
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