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Old 03-04-2013, 09:23 AM  
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Need vehicle opinions - Jeep Grand Cherokee

So I'm thinking about breaking my streak of buying minivans at 5, and am considering a small SUV. I like the style of the 99-02 years, and they're in my price range.

Anyone have experiences with these? There seems to be a lot of them out there. I'm leaning towards one with the IL 6 cyl since it probably does better on gas and the V8 is really crammed in there and likely a bitch to work on.

Thoughts?
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Old 03-15-2013, 10:56 AM   #181
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Well done, that should be a very solid vehicle. Glad my odd tip helped, it's the little things that sometimes help you find a jem.

Bet you're glad the hunt is over, that by itself can get exhausting.
Yeah, I am glad it's over. The car dealers are so damn annoying, they clog up Craigslist with obnoxious ads for their overpriced turds and they repost them several times a day every damn day. Got really tired of constantly sifting through all that shit.

That silver Xterra did end up selling over the weekend which surprised me. It just seemed like it had seen its fair share of abuse and it was going to need new tires fairly soon as well. I suppose that's why it was priced where it was at.
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Old 03-15-2013, 12:15 PM   #182
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damn no 2wd position? probably get about 17 MPG
Unit bearing front end, spinning that whole assembly is costing MPG even when it isn’t engaged.
There are conversions to install manual lock out hubs but they’re expensive and not available for every model.
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Old 03-15-2013, 02:36 PM   #183
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Yeah, I am glad it's over. The car dealers are so damn annoying,
Gee...Thanks Bug!! LOL.. Congrats.
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Old 03-15-2013, 04:05 PM   #184
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Old 03-15-2013, 04:09 PM   #185
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Old 03-15-2013, 06:02 PM   #186
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Unit bearing front end, spinning that whole assembly is costing MPG even when it isn’t engaged.
There are conversions to install manual lock out hubs but they’re expensive and not available for every model.
Lol. I know all of this. I own a 2003 and have worked on a shit ton of them. You still get better mileage out of one you can put in 2wd rather than one that is full time 4wd.
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Old 03-15-2013, 06:03 PM   #187
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Selec-trac has a 2wd drive option. The full time 4wd option is nice on those days that it's slick in spots. You just put it in full time and forget it. You don't have to keep shifting in and out of 4wd like a part time system.

I had it in my XJ and it's still my favorite system from any of the others I've had.
Yeah didn't realize that's what they call the system that has 2wd settings.
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