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Submitted: Sunday, Mar 18, 2012 at 18:39
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Hi Guys,
We are looking for a new car and have been seen a Jeep Grand Cherokee. It is a 2004 diesel model everything looks fine but am unsure on the amount of Ks the engine can do. The dealer is asking $20000 and the car has 188,000Kms. Is this a lot for this type of car? I know that the price is probably on the high side but I can work on that, I'm just a bit unsure on the Kms.
Any advice ?
Thanks Richard
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Reply By: Member - MUZBRY(Vic) - Sunday, Mar 18, 2012 at 19:20

Sunday, Mar 18, 2012 at 19:20
Gday Richard
I was looking at one last Sunday. 2001 and in Dandenong. Look up my post from last week.

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Follow Up By: Member - Richard L (VIC) - Sunday, Mar 18, 2012 at 19:44

Sunday, Mar 18, 2012 at 19:44
Thanks Muz
Sounds like the car is more than capable for what we need, still wondering if the engine might be a bit tired
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Follow Up By: Member - MUZBRY(Vic) - Sunday, Mar 18, 2012 at 20:18

Sunday, Mar 18, 2012 at 20:18
Gday Richard
Sorry, the one I looked at is petrol , no economy at all.

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Reply By: Member - Toyocrusa (NSW) - Sunday, Mar 18, 2012 at 20:30

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Hi Richard. This post may have some info for you. Cheers,Bob.
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Sunday, Mar 18, 2012 at 20:55
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Reply By: happytravelers - Sunday, Mar 18, 2012 at 22:37

Sunday, Mar 18, 2012 at 22:37
Hi Richard

In my opinion they are asking way too much for that car with that mileage. You asked about the engine, it's a Mercedes Benz five cylinder diesel which is generally a good engine, but at that mileage will be starting to develop problems. One of the more common problems at that mileage is injectors, if new ones are required they are very pricey, around $800 each. More of a problem is removing the injectors, especially #'s 4 and 5 which require the engine to be removed from the car to gain access, again an expensive operation.

Personally for $20,000 I think you could find a much better buy.

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Reply By: mikehzz - Monday, Mar 19, 2012 at 00:04

Monday, Mar 19, 2012 at 00:04
That engine is in the ML270, Vito and Sprinter vans. They get a million kilomtres out of them in Europe as Taxis and Couriers. I have an 04 2.7 CRD with 134k on the clock and it has been pretty trouble free....touch wood. If you buy spares, the Mercedes parts are cheaper than the Jeep parts by a fair bit for exactly the same part. Good power and economy thats for sure. You should be able to get one with lower kms for the same price or cheaper if you hang out. Not a lot of them around though.
I look at it this way, I paid 10-15k less for mine than what an equivalent Prado/Pajero would have cost me. For that I got a whole lot more creature comforts, power and economy. If nothing goes wrong I'm way in front. If I have trouble then I have 10-15k up my sleeve to play with. I just wanted to try one out. Jeeps have been around 75 years or so, they must be able to do something right. Cheers
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Follow Up By: Graeme B5 - Monday, Mar 19, 2012 at 14:22

Monday, Mar 19, 2012 at 14:22
Yep - Just wot 'e said : ))
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Reply By: Member - Richard L (VIC) - Monday, Mar 19, 2012 at 20:08

Monday, Mar 19, 2012 at 20:08
Thanks Guys

Just confirmed what wifey said, too many miles. Nice to know about the Merc connection didn't realise that. Looks like it is the car for us will have to wait a bit until the right one comes along.

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Follow Up By: mikehzz - Monday, Mar 19, 2012 at 22:46

Monday, Mar 19, 2012 at 22:46
They are built in Austria at the Daimler plant as well and not for the US market. Build quality is definately better than the petrol models.
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