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Submitted: Sunday, Apr 29, 2012 at 19:55
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Gday
I am still interested in a Jeep. I have my eye on a 2007 cherokee and was wondering if they were the ones that were catching on fire and the reason.Any sane replies will be welcome, all others will be discarded.



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Reply By: Member - Richard L (VIC) - Sunday, Apr 29, 2012 at 20:12

Sunday, Apr 29, 2012 at 20:12
Hi Muz
We are also looking at a Jeep, got nothing to add just a comment that someone said to me when I mentioned the car we were looking at. He said that Jeep stood for, Just Empty Every Pocket.
Made me smile

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Follow Up By: Member - MUZBRY(Vic) - Sunday, Apr 29, 2012 at 22:01

Sunday, Apr 29, 2012 at 22:01
Thanks Richard
Are we looking at the same one?

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Follow Up By: Member - Richard L (VIC) - Tuesday, May 01, 2012 at 11:22

Tuesday, May 01, 2012 at 11:22
Hi Muz
We are just looking at different options at the moment, each time we go away at the moment it seems like we have a breakdown. We seem to be spending all our dosh on repairs rather than saving for newer, bigger, shinier!

I like the price tag that comes with the performance, but worry as they must be cheaper for a reason. We sat in a landcriuser the other day, it was more comfortable than the lounge, but at $93000 it would be cheaper to replace the lounge!
I am thinking of a great wall ute for work for the same reasons. They have a three year warranty and will have become a disposable item after that.

Ultimately the decision will be made for me by the bank manager no point looking top of the range with a bottom range budget

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Reply By: Member -Ted - Sunday, Apr 29, 2012 at 20:23

Sunday, Apr 29, 2012 at 20:23
Hi Muz

I think the ones catching fire are the Wranglers, not very favourable feedback
on some forums. Have a look here.

http://www.motorsm.com/complaints/category-posting.asp?cls=343

Cheers
Ted
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Follow Up By: toffytrailertrash - Sunday, Apr 29, 2012 at 21:06

Sunday, Apr 29, 2012 at 21:06
Had a 2004 Grand Cherokee diesel from new, biggest lemon I have ever owned. It was almost rebuilt from the front to the back under warranty, but it lasted six years. Thank god that they gave me an extra two years warranty. The law straw was when the climate control system gave up on two of the three parts and a quote of 2.5k to fix and the dash was to come out for the fifth time...the car hadn't even done 85000km.
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Follow Up By: mikehzz - Monday, Apr 30, 2012 at 09:25

Monday, Apr 30, 2012 at 09:25
I have the same year and model and it has been a good car. I still have it and it has been all over the outback. I average about 800kms a week in it so there you go.
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Reply By: Ron N - Sunday, Apr 29, 2012 at 21:35

Sunday, Apr 29, 2012 at 21:35
Muzbry - Jeep have made a point of bragging about having the lowest build cost amongst any manufacturer of motor vehicles.
That doesn't give one a lot of confidence. Cheap and nasty is the general perception.
In the West, they're regarded as posers toys, you don't see many off the blacktop.

If you go bush, you see Tojos, Nissans, Isuzus, Fords, and Mitsubishis - in that order of numbers. When I see a Jeep model bought in numbers by a mining company, I will raise my opinion level of Jeeps by a serious number of notches. However, I can't see it happening any time soon.

Not so long back, Jeep parts were non-existent, expensive, and the demand for parts seriously exceeded the limited supply. I'm not sure if that situation has changed much.

The Jeeps of today are not the Jeeps of even the 1980's. I've been driving past a neglected 1981-81, J2 traytop for months, and thinking about how they were the last of the well-built Jeeps.

I feel like going over and making the bloke an offer for a resto project - it's in good shape, despite having sat under a tree in his yard for years. The all-galvanised body would have a lot to do with that.

Cheers - Ron.
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Follow Up By: Ron N - Sunday, Apr 29, 2012 at 21:48

Sunday, Apr 29, 2012 at 21:48
Sorry, meant to type 1981-84, J20 traytop.
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Follow Up By: Member - MUZBRY(Vic) - Sunday, Apr 29, 2012 at 22:04

Sunday, Apr 29, 2012 at 22:04
Gday Ron
There is one in White st Mordialloc, been there for years.

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Reply By: Crackles - Sunday, Apr 29, 2012 at 21:40

Sunday, Apr 29, 2012 at 21:40
My understanding is the Jeep fires have been on the JK & like many faults blown a bit out of proportion. There have been a few petrol models that caught fire when the auto transmission fluid overheated & spilled onto the exhaust (normally sand driving) & some with electrical faults (mainly in the US).
As for the Cherokee, my observation is while cheap to initially purchase the savings are often spent keeping them going.
While a bit biased, for detailed info on anything Jeep try the ausjeepoffroad website.
Good luck.
Cheers Craig............
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Follow Up By: Alloy c/t - Monday, Apr 30, 2012 at 08:25

Monday, Apr 30, 2012 at 08:25
Ausjeepoffroad a bit biased ? No different to the Patrol website or the Landcruiser website or even this site where all things must be Toyo- Niss-Engel-Honda ............
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Reply By: Geoff (Newcastle, NSW) - Sunday, Apr 29, 2012 at 21:53

Sunday, Apr 29, 2012 at 21:53
Friends do not let friends buy Jeeps.

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Follow Up By: Member -Toonfish - Sunday, Apr 29, 2012 at 22:35

Sunday, Apr 29, 2012 at 22:35
"she brought a jeep"
"yep she brought a jeep"
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Reply By: Member - Tezza Qld - Sunday, Apr 29, 2012 at 22:46

Sunday, Apr 29, 2012 at 22:46
Much is written about Jeeps by people who rely on hearsay and have never owned one.
We are on our third cherokee in ten years and would buy another.

I have taken many on tag a long tours from The Cape to The Simpson and no dramas.

Use to carry a spare crank angle sensor for the earlier ones as the engines run to the higher side.
Huge amount of aftermarket gear available and like all tourers benifit from a 50 mm lift.The newer independent fronts only use to raise about 40 mm.

Parts are available through many outlets , not just dealer, and are no dearer than most popular brands.
In the year model you are looking at the Grand would be the pick.


Cheers Teza

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Follow Up By: Member - Tezza Qld - Sunday, Apr 29, 2012 at 22:49

Sunday, Apr 29, 2012 at 22:49
And by the way if I was going playing with lots of low range I take the Jeep rather than my 4.2 Patrol because I know which one goes further.
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Follow Up By: Alloy c/t - Monday, Apr 30, 2012 at 07:56

Monday, Apr 30, 2012 at 07:56
Totally agree , now have 2 Jeeps and will never go back to the overpriced and overated Toyota ,,, Wife's KJ 05 Cherokee Renagade 2.8 diesel has the auto gearbox that toyota and nissan have been trying to replicate since its inception and our 05 Grand Cherokee Laredo 2.7 diesel with a 50mm lift will go anywhere that a standard Landcruiser wagon [with the same 50mm lift] will go and do it in greater comfort using less fuel at half the initial purchase price ,,,
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Reply By: Bill BD - Sunday, Apr 29, 2012 at 23:39

Sunday, Apr 29, 2012 at 23:39
My jeep is a bit earlier than the one you are looking at but its a great vehicle...love it.
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Reply By: Dust-Devil - Monday, Apr 30, 2012 at 00:08

Monday, Apr 30, 2012 at 00:08
Murray

You are aware or may have forgotten that I have a 05 JEEP Diesel KJ which I had a couple of electronic bugs with in the first two years (under warranty) and since then it has run without a fault.

Cast your mind back to the Pyrenees 3-4 yrs ago. I had it there on a day trip.,

Email me on ken_3149@yahoo.com with a contact number and you can ask me anything and everything about JEEP Cherokee's of that era.

DD

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Follow Up By: Member - MUZBRY(Vic) - Monday, Apr 30, 2012 at 06:59

Monday, Apr 30, 2012 at 06:59
Gday Ken
Is that the one with the early morning wake up horn button?
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Follow Up By: Dust-Devil - Monday, Apr 30, 2012 at 10:34

Monday, Apr 30, 2012 at 10:34
Exact same one. (LOL)
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Reply By: mikehzz - Monday, Apr 30, 2012 at 09:35

Monday, Apr 30, 2012 at 09:35
I have the 2.7 diesel Grand and my son has the 2.8 diesel Cherokee 06 model. An excellent car off road. I wouldn't buy a petrol Jeep as they chew too much. The diesels are awesome and economical not like the Jap ones of the same vintage.
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Reply By: Robin Miller - Monday, Apr 30, 2012 at 11:04

Monday, Apr 30, 2012 at 11:04
Be very very careful Muz
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Follow Up By: Member - MUZBRY(Vic) - Monday, Apr 30, 2012 at 20:30

Monday, Apr 30, 2012 at 20:30
Thanks Robin
It was only a question. Sorry people ot the forum, I can't have a jeep kj because I am to tall to lay flat in the back, so it's back to the drawing board.
Thanks Ken for your offer.
I just love this place. All you people looking after me .What a buzz.

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