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mat777

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After a long and drawn out rethink of my vehicular strategy I am now in the market for a sub £1200 modern 4x4, to take over from the Series Landy.
The obvious choice is a Disco 1 but I keep finding myself drawn to the cheaper and more luxurious Cherokees. However, the Disco will happily run on large ratios of straight veg oil to diesel, which is an attractive prospect, my question therefore is will the Jeep do the same? I notice it is the same VM engine as used in pre-TDi range rovers, so is it tolerant of running say 30% pure veg oil to diesel without any long term effects other than reduced filter change intervals? Or is this a TDi-only party piece?


mat777

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Monday 11th June 2012 quote quote all
Right, I have now been persuaded by others to choose the Jeep, as well as the fact they are cheaper to buy and insure for me than a Disco. for those of you that have been following my other threads, ie. Cougar Vs Rover 75, I apologise for wasting your time but have had a huge rethink of strategy. rather than run a normal car and the land rover, and lose any savings in the double insurance and tax, I am now going to take the Land Rover off the road and buy a more modern, diesel 4x4 to run as a sole vehicle for a few years. Yes, I do need a 4x4 before you ask.

So, does any on here have experience of the XJ series Cherokee? I am looking to buy a 2.5TD version for under £1200, what do I need to look out for? I gather now from further research that the VM engine will run happily on large ratios of veg oil so all is good, do they rust much like old Discos? Being a monocoque I suppose any rust is also rather more serious than for a ladder-chassis design.
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