Intend Buying a JEEP Cherrokee Diesel 2.8L

Submitted: Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 14:32
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Afternoon all.

Before telling me to wake up and buy a 'real' 4WD, I have one. A fairly kick-arse Turbo Troopy all tricked up as pop up camper, so don't need another 'real one'.

I am going to trade the family sedan and thought I might kill a number of birds with one stone by buying a JEEP Cherrokee 2.8L Limited Diesel.

I have searched E-OZ forum - Nothing.

To date I haven't been able to find anything adverse about these vehicles.

I did however meet a guy in a Broken Hill Caravan Park last week who had one and was towing a fairly large van with absolute ease. Matter of fact it was making some PRADO'S look very ordinary.

So, can anybody out there please offer any comments either positive or negative re any known 'experiences' with these vehicles.

Regards

Ken Robinson

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Reply By: flappan - Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 15:05

Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 15:05
There are some Jeep vehicle tests here.

http://www.overlander.com.au/pg/vehicle_search.php?id=162
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Follow Up By: Member - Ken - Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 16:09

Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 16:09
Thank you flappan

Ken Robinson
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Follow Up By: flappan - Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 16:17

Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 16:17
Even though I'm in a Jeep club , I only know of 2 of these. Neither are the newer 2.7 though.

A slightly earlier 2.5 TD and a V8 Grand Chero.
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Reply By: SupaMav - Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 19:56

Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 19:56
One of the guys that I work with has a TD Cherokee. He loves it and I must say that because it is so light, the performance is quite good, even for an oil-burner. But it depends on what you want to do with it. It is good on fuel, very comfortable and surprisingly capable off-road when the sway-bar is disconnected. But the downside is that any extras like a snorkel seem to be non-existent off-the-helf.
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Follow Up By: Member - Ken - Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 22:05

Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 22:05
Thank You for the comments SupaMav.

It will be the family town car that the 'Commisioner for War' will mainly be driving, however I intend to set it up as a weekend quickie camper if necessary.

Ken R
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Reply By: Squid - Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 20:07

Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 20:07
Hi Ken,

Earlier this year I attended driver training with a couple who had the latest Jeep. They loved it and it did everything with ease. Mind you there was nothing extreme about what we did but I was very impressed with it's performance. Considering you already have a tricked up Troopy, the Jeep could be a nice little runaround with some 4wd potential.

Regards
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Follow Up By: Member - Ken - Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 22:08

Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 22:08
Catch you on a member Msgs.
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Reply By: Willem - Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 20:31

Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 20:31
Can't help you with the Jeep, Ken, but as a town runabout it should be OK.

Sorry I missed you in Peterborough (by about 1000km..hahaha) but will catch up some time.

Cheers
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Follow Up By: Member - Ken - Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 22:21

Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 22:21
Willem

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Reply By: Dave from Fraser Coast 4WD Club - Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 20:47

Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 20:47
We've got a TD (XJ) Chero as our second car, Turbo troopie as the harder working one!

Mind you the Jeep is much more comfortable so may well take top billing!

The Jeep is great, heaps of power, we have been very happy with it.

try

ausjeep

cheers
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Follow Up By: Member - Ken - Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 22:23

Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 22:23
Thank you very much Dave,

Your comments have just about sealed the deal.

Thanks again.

Ken Robinson
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Reply By: Eric Experience. - Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 21:46

Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 21:46
Ken.
The 2.7 is the mercedes motor, much beter than the 2.8 yanky iron. Eric.
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Follow Up By: Member - Ken - Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 22:29

Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 22:29
Hello Eric,

They market it as a 2.8L D and it is listed as being made by an Italian company that Mercedes took over/purchased.

I have been told by a number of 'experts' in the diesel game, from parts importers to engine/pump specialists, that the Italians apparently have 'wood' on others when it comes to diesels.

Why, I don't know, but there ytou go.

So, thanks for your reply and you have put the icing on the cake so to speak.

Now I just have to get my hands on one. Rare as ants teeth with the dealers.
Regards

Ken Robinson
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Reply By: crfan - Friday, May 21, 2004 at 18:29

Friday, May 21, 2004 at 18:29
They are nice and comfy inside but just check a few prices on things like disc pads
rad hoses filters head lights etc.
Mate had a Jeep cherokee larado at the time there was no after market rear disc pads in Aust cost him $350 trade price for the genuine ones OUCH.
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