Jeep Cherokee

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all I am thinking about getting rid of the 4 runner and going for a desiel 4by, can anyone tell me if the Cherokee comes in a deisel and if so what year / model and what are they like off road?
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Reply By: robak (QLD) - Friday, Jul 29, 2005 at 15:08

Friday, Jul 29, 2005 at 15:08
I think 97 on had diesel.
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Reply By: Footloose - Friday, Jul 29, 2005 at 16:04

Friday, Jul 29, 2005 at 16:04
I know I'm going to upset some owners here, but I have heard nothing but bad stuff about them. Everyone I know who'se touched them has been burnt in one way or another. Now thats just my idea, so perhaps a Google might tell a different story ?
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Reply By: Dave from Fraser Coast 4WD Club - Friday, Jul 29, 2005 at 16:44

Friday, Jul 29, 2005 at 16:44
late 97 they introduced the TDi

unlike footloose I have a Cherokee (97 TDi) and now know quite a few people who own one (rather than just knowing of one) We could not be happier with our Jeep.

It gets 10/l to 100km all the time, off road and on, it has proven to be much more capable off road than I, at first, thought it would be (our other car is TD troopy with big tyres and diff locks).

It is more car like than any other 'real' 4by I have driven, visibility is excellent, and ride is good (our suspension is still all original (save for shocks that we replaced a few months ago) and is due for some work.

Don't listen to the knockers, any vehicle has bad reports, last week I heard of a nissan that blahdyblahdyblah...

have a look at Ausjeep

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Reply By: bgreeni - Friday, Jul 29, 2005 at 16:53

Friday, Jul 29, 2005 at 16:53
At stockton a few years ago I was driving a LC, followed by a new Jeep. I went through a pudddle of watwer. The Jeep followed, sucked water through his air clearner into engine and blew up engine. The air intake was beside radiator right where you would expect water to flow in

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Follow Up By: Exploder - Friday, Jul 29, 2005 at 17:44

Friday, Jul 29, 2005 at 17:44
Bgreeni, That is where most Air intakes are.

As for Jeep’s my understanding is in stock form they are solid, It is when people start to modify them I.E Huge rubber, Big lift’s, diff Lock’s without the proper preparation or research is when you run into trouble.

Jeep mechanical’s on the 4WD side is a specialist job not for the standard Toyota mechanic and when you get into modifying them even just a little bit talk to a jeep specialist first and get the right info.

It is well known that the Jeep badge didn’t mean what it used to but they are still a good 4WD IMO. Oh yeah the 4.0Ltr petrol enjoys Developing a good oil leak from the rear seal just about every jeep I have seen with that motor has one.

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Reply By: willys - Friday, Jul 29, 2005 at 17:04

Friday, Jul 29, 2005 at 17:04
If you are looking at a xj cherokee don't overlook the petrol version. It is a very long life engine some have 400,000ks without a spanner layed on them and suprisingly quick.The fuel economy is about 14lt/100klm on the highway, on my outback trips fully laden with extra fuel and supplies and towing an aussie swag camper the jeep returned 16lt/100klm.If your budget can stretch go for a grand cherokee diesel it is very very good.
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Reply By: Member - RockyOne - Saturday, Jul 30, 2005 at 10:59

Saturday, Jul 30, 2005 at 10:59
I have a '97 Jeep Cherokee XJ 2.5 Turbo-Diesel..Love it..It has been to all 4-corners of Australia (Gulf of Carp..Orbost-Vict..W.A..Byron Bay) and many of the 4x4 parks..The VM (Detriot Diesel) made in Italy*,is frugal,reliable and quiet ( I add FlashLube Diesel Conditioner to all our diesels..Run quiter-Smoother ) * Was used in a Landrover vehicle,early days. The XJ leaves the other rigs for dead in relation to doing the tight turns,up steel,loose hills in Vict High Country..Does them in one go as the others have to"back and fill"..Running around a tonne less than a 'Cruiser or the mighty Patrol (we had them for 7years),the offroad ability and power to weight ratio puts it in a class off it's own,no doubt,enhanced by the "real" offroad live axles..Throw a 2" lift and a set of Dunlot GranTreks on it and you can lead the pack..No doubt,the KJ will also be great value at a more sensible starting price combined with common rail diesels,well suited to the improve quality of Australian diesel fuel. (Jeez,you ramble on Rocky) Helps..RockyOne !MPG:7!
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Reply By: Member - Nick (TAS) - Saturday, Jul 30, 2005 at 15:16

Saturday, Jul 30, 2005 at 15:16
A couple of years ago I met a couple travelling around Aussie in a 4 Runner(diesel) with their parents/inlaws driving a Jeep Cherokee(carnt remember if deisel or petrol).Speaking to the son inlaw,the Jeep only had to look at a water crossing and it would die(electrical dramas),almost to the point that they were that sick of it that they were going to go there seperate ways before they never spoke again.!!
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Reply By: Colin Shaw - Monday, Aug 01, 2005 at 14:50

Monday, Aug 01, 2005 at 14:50
I have an XJ Jeep Cherokee petrol which I bought new in 1999. The only mods. are a bull bar, driving lights, UHF radio and I have Goodyear MTR tyres fitted. It now really only gets used for off road work. I have taken it into some pretty rough stuff and never been let down except for the time my travelling companion pulled a stcking branch from under the vehicle and with it the wires from the fuel pump.I have since fitted protection. My 4wd group comprises Discoveries, Patrols, Pajeros,HilLux, Jackeroo, Cruisers and my Jeep often takes the lead.I would have no hesitation in buying another one but have no reason to trade the one I have.

Like most things it is how they are cared for.In 92,000ks I have never had to replace anything other than in service.

The only criticism is the clearance and have several times contemplated a lift kit.
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Reply By: RAGS AND DAGS - Tuesday, Aug 02, 2005 at 16:00

Tuesday, Aug 02, 2005 at 16:00
One word.

DON'T !!!!
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