Why I'm still too scared to buy a jeep

Thought  jeep had sorted their lemon issues. Maybe not

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My mate just sold his, had it

Sun, 2019-09-22 07:26

My mate just sold his, had it for 2 years.. ridiculous prices for headlights l, etc and small annoying issues. I don’t see what all the hype is about

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Sun, 2019-09-22 08:06

This is Cruiser Country!

Gotta feel for the family though, how could it be a $46,000 repair bill? 


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The market speaks

Sun, 2019-09-22 09:06

 Some are over the moon about there jeeps , but there usually less than 10 years old.

 I watch the auction  and car market a bit and alot of the jeeps are far far away in resale compared to everything else ( bar europo crap) 

 And usually sport some loverly fault or two in with the bargain. 

 I think if you bought a new jeep every 5 or 6 years and traded it at your jeep dealer for a new one each time you prob be ok.

 We had a 2001 grand cherro 6cyc  ( missus car) with about 60k on it , and it was comfy , well appointed , and well built ( assembled in Austria I believe)

 It chewed juice like a f450 with 351 in it ( constant 4wd), copped at least 2 or 3 leccy issues in about 2 years of use and the tranny hunted gears like it was on crack!

 Not enough power probally , maybe the v8 would have been better. 





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 Ive only known 1 person as a

Sun, 2019-09-22 11:40

 Ive only known 1 person as a friend who has had one bought from new about 4-5 years ago.  in the first 2 years it had about $25K worth of (warrenty) spent on it and a long time in the shop  



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2015 model

Sun, 2019-09-22 11:55

 Have a 2015 Grand Cherokee Overland variation, 5.7 litre V8, never missed a beat nor have had any issues whatsoever .. more than happy with it so I guess I’m lucky by the sound of things

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 2014 diesel Overland - more

Sun, 2019-09-22 16:52

 2014 diesel Overland - more fruit than a Sahara, $50k less, runs like a Swiss watch and uses bugger all fuel.

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Jeep with grey hair?

Sun, 2019-09-22 18:50

 Thats cool , I have heard good things about the late model diesels.

 Challenge ,,,,,,,,,,,,, whos got a 1995 jeep with 520k on it , original uncracked motor , gearbox , diffs ,  etc etc, and still reg uses it for 

 touring and remote beach runs towing a offroad trailer.

 I offer my white whale GQ patrol as the benchmark for the challenge , and im sure we will find a 80 series with half a mill kms as well .

 Cmon jeepers .



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 try a troopy (70series v6)

Mon, 2019-09-23 06:16

 try a troopy (70series v6) with 1.2million on - 1 clutch

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You know someone is full of

Mon, 2019-09-23 06:54

You know someone shouldnt be speaking with any authority if they say their cruiser has a v6 in it. 


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i think he means the 1hz

Mon, 2019-09-23 09:31

i think he means the 1hz (straight 6) :-)

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Haha. And we all know that

Wed, 2019-09-25 22:24

Haha. And we all know that the true measure of a car is how many clutches it has gone through!

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Mon, 2019-09-23 08:42

 Yeah its auto too !     =   havent done a clutch yet!



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Wed, 2019-09-25 22:03

 Had a 1996 Jeep Cherokee that I auto gassed and it did 330 thousand km which is normal for a petrol engine hit a roo for a total wipeout and RAC paid out $5850 on insurance.Had a Nissan patrol 42 diesel which was good but started to get smokey and burn oil at 300 thousand km. I have a 2001 Jeep Cherokee that has 198 Thousand it is going strong as.A lot more go than my 96 and I am a fan of Chrysler so totaly suits me.Dont compare diesel to petrol plus initial purchase price.If you do not like Jeeps dont get one.I love my Cherokee


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 G'daySorry to hear about

Thu, 2019-09-26 00:40


Sorry to hear about those suffering serious problems.  All brands have some issues, but jeep seems to be up there, some of the manufactures don't seem to treat people fairly.

I bought a new Jeep grand cherokee in march 05, was about to lease another Patrol after having a good run out of my 2002 GU3 3L patrol ST. But I didn't like any of the colours, which had changed.  Wife says why don't you look at the Jeeps?  So took one for a drive on the same long circuit I had come up with to test all the other 4wd wagons in my price range.  Wow, the power and the 4wd drive system blew me away, liked things about the others but I'm a sucker for torque.   We've had the swirl motor issue and a minor diff whine that was fixed under warranty, oh also a faulty alternator early in the piece also fixed under warranty.  14 years on still going well,  done around 135 thousand km and now inherited by my wife (who is making noises about getting something newer).  Currently I have a 2016 wildtrak, which I reckon is great, haven't utes come along way, the do anything cars and the wildtrak a little ahead in some areas like space and the luxuries, all personal preference though.   Never thought I'd use the heated seats, but in Adelaide they get turned on straight away all through winter.   I still enjoy driving the jeep and it blows the Ranger away in power, forget the 470nm vs 510nm, the difference is vast and delivered with out any wheel spin etc with full time 4wd and auto locking diffs, unless you push that one button that takes you back to your teens LOL 

Towing is sensational, once I was towing the boat of around 2.3tonnes on the trailer, going up a long moderately steep hill, 3 adults on board, I said check out the power of this thing and put my foot down, all our heads hit the head rests.  Incredible.  I still don't want to part with it :-)

Was told by a jeep tech that this model with the 3L merc v6 diesel and built in the Austrian Mercedes factory was the best jeep ever made, could be true.




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 Iv got a deisel grand

Thu, 2019-10-03 23:11

 Iv got a deisel grand Cherokee 2015 and still the best car iv owned. Tow my boat easy and it’s close to 5t loaded


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Ummm 5t

Fri, 2019-10-04 12:34

That's one hell of a GCM upgrade you've got.

My mate has a Jeep....first issue was when he hit a kerb avoiding a Kangaroo. Replacement rims had to come from overseas and cost $1,300 each. He has a few other niggling issues. One is tyre air pressure sensors are faulty. Another is that he goes through headlight globes like nappies...apparently the fittings are known to be dodgy and burn out the globes. He looked at trading out of it, but resale is in the toilet

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A couple of articles

Fri, 2019-10-04 14:25

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 Didn’t say it was legal mate

Fri, 2019-10-04 19:27

 Didn’t say it was legal mate just that it does it with ease. Air pressure sensors will die if you pull the valve out to let the tires down. Found that out. Other that that it’s been a great car 


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