GRAND CHEROKEE LIMITED 4X4

Submitted: Saturday, Mar 03, 2012 at 13:32
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Hi all haven't been around for awhile i was thinking of buying a 2005 JEEP V8 GRAND CHEROKEE LIMITED 4X4 any thoughts would be appreciated . Cheers Ken
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Reply By: zigdog - Saturday, Mar 03, 2012 at 13:39

Saturday, Mar 03, 2012 at 13:39
Hi Parthy,

I had a petrol Jeep and lets just say you don't buy a Jeep for fuel economy.

If the V8 is petrol then I hope you own a fuel refinery, or shares in BP.

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Reply By: Member - Carl- Saturday, Mar 03, 2012 at 13:53

Saturday, Mar 03, 2012 at 13:53
Ken may mate is thinking of selling his. He lives in Thailand most of the time these days and it has been just sitting in a locked garage for the last 2 years. He loves it and looks after it like a million dollars. Give him a call. Peter 0408191210. You would not find a better second hand one. He is in Maroochydore so getting to have a look is easy. He is about 4 kilometers from Sunshine Coast airport. Tell him Carl gave you this info or he will be wondering where you got his number
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Reply By: Simon V - Saturday, Mar 03, 2012 at 14:10

Saturday, Mar 03, 2012 at 14:10
If you are interested in a bit more economy the 3ltr diesel might be the go they are a awsum 4x4 one of the best diesels i have ever driven
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Follow Up By: Simon V - Saturday, Mar 03, 2012 at 14:29

Saturday, Mar 03, 2012 at 14:29
also know some one selling a 07 diesel one
It has ome suspension with rear airbags arb deluxe bar etc etc immac cond, let me know if you are interested as don't want hijack carls post or for that matter turn it into a trading post.
I would highly recommend this series of jeep the quadratrack II system is excellent. They are very comfy and ride really nice with the ome suspension.
Be careful when looking as beleave the quadratrack II is an option
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Reply By: Ross M - Saturday, Mar 03, 2012 at 17:56

Saturday, Mar 03, 2012 at 17:56
While Jeep have some interesting features the general resale, economy and reliability of a Jeep is something you should investigate very very thoroughly before losing your money into the brand. Also look into dealer backup issues.

Just my opinion, but I would never touch a Jeep.
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Follow Up By: parthy - Saturday, Mar 03, 2012 at 19:03

Saturday, Mar 03, 2012 at 19:03
Fare enough what would you be looking at in the 20 to $26000 bracket in the heavy weight division . Toyota is to dear and while being a Nissan fan I don't trust there high tec motors . Cheers Ken
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Reply By: mikehzz - Saturday, Mar 03, 2012 at 19:57

Saturday, Mar 03, 2012 at 19:57
In general, diesel Jeep Grands are the better buy. They have Mercedes engines and gearboxes and are generally better made and more reliable. Awesome torque on the engines plus good fuel economy.
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Reply By: Simon V - Saturday, Mar 03, 2012 at 20:50

Saturday, Mar 03, 2012 at 20:50
another piece of useless triva the diesel ones were built in the same factory that made the mercs and bmw m5 i am not sure about the v8 ones, never did much research on those ones
If i had a source of free fuel i would love to give one of the SRT'S a crack.
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Follow Up By: mikehzz - Saturday, Mar 03, 2012 at 22:51

Saturday, Mar 03, 2012 at 22:51
The diesel Grands were built in Austria and sold in Europe, South Africa and Australia. The petrol ones were all built in the US. I don't think there are any diesel Grands of that vintage in the US. Any parts I have to get for a service on the motor or gearbox are Mercedes. Same as the ML 270 and the Vito vans.
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Follow Up By: Member - Carl- Sunday, Mar 04, 2012 at 01:59

Sunday, Mar 04, 2012 at 01:59
This engine is also used in the majority of Mercedes-Benz vehicles: C-Class, CLS, E-Class, S-Class, ML-Class, GLK-Class, GL-Class, G-Class, R-Class, the Vito / Viano and the Dodge / Freightliner / Mercedes-Benz Sprinter.

That being the OM642 3 litre diesel.

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Reply By: Dave(NSW) - Sunday, Mar 04, 2012 at 02:10

Sunday, Mar 04, 2012 at 02:10
Is it one of these?
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Or one of this model?
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Reply By: Axle - Sunday, Mar 04, 2012 at 11:05

Sunday, Mar 04, 2012 at 11:05
G/Day Ken,....You have mentioned a Figure of up to $26000.00


You could purchase a late V8 4.7L petrol 100s Landcruiser in immaculate condition for those dollars.....Better bet i think.


Cheers Axle.
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Follow Up By: parthy - Sunday, Mar 04, 2012 at 12:54

Sunday, Mar 04, 2012 at 12:54
the best i can find in a cruser for around 20 is a 6 cyd petrol with 300.000 on it
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Follow Up By: garrycol - Sunday, Mar 04, 2012 at 13:14

Sunday, Mar 04, 2012 at 13:14
I think I would rather have the jeep :-)
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Follow Up By: Member - nick b - Sunday, Mar 04, 2012 at 21:58

Sunday, Mar 04, 2012 at 21:58
We paid $ 26,000 two years ago for 2003 100 series v8 petrol in very good condition from a yard....SA

what is the fuel economy like on the jeep v8 ..cruiser 17 to 20 to 25L per /100

and what about the resale !!!!! Jeep or Toyota ?

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Reply By: parthy - Sunday, Mar 04, 2012 at 12:51

Sunday, Mar 04, 2012 at 12:51
Hy i am taking it all in what you are saying but no one is actually telling what is wrong with them .Cheers ken
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Reply By: Simon V - Thursday, Mar 08, 2012 at 19:35

Thursday, Mar 08, 2012 at 19:35
i would still recommend you try a 3ltr diesel before you make your decision, as you have seen people are quick to bag them but have no real experience with them, i also have a gu 4.2ltr patrol and a dmax, when i was looking around it came down to a grande prado or the jeep the jeep one hands down, the only thing the prado had over it was 7 seats.
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Follow Up By: parthy - Tuesday, Mar 13, 2012 at 17:03

Tuesday, Mar 13, 2012 at 17:03
Thanks for the replies I am still looking . SWMBO now has me looking at A 06 KJ CHEROKEE LIMITED . Cheers Ken
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Follow Up By: Simon V - Tuesday, Mar 13, 2012 at 20:05

Tuesday, Mar 13, 2012 at 20:05
what area are you in ken?
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Follow Up By: parthy - Wednesday, Mar 14, 2012 at 15:26

Wednesday, Mar 14, 2012 at 15:26
northen vic ( yarrawonga )
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Reply By: parthy - Monday, Mar 26, 2012 at 20:37

Monday, Mar 26, 2012 at 20:37
Ok guys I solved the problem I bought A 2005 pajero platinum . Love It
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