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Old 13 August 2005, 13:17   #1
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At the risk of starting another spat of land rover versus everything else 4x4 Has any one out there experience of Jeep cherokee 2.8 diesel. The new shape, not the proper square shape jeep. Just looking at one - reasonable price for a 4x4, goes well, loadsa bling and cruise control so I can have a kip on the motorway! Reports seem to vary between wouldnt have anything else to would never,ever have another at any price. Might be the Kia Sorento or even an L200 otherwise.
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Jeeps are better 4x4s than the Jap or German stuff but build quality is pretty lacking!!!

A very good mate of mine was an auto electrician for quite a few years - he loves Yank cars(V8s of course) but he said that the electrics and everything were way behind European standards - when I saw the insides of the Crhyslers and Winnebagos etc I saw what he meant!!!

The old cherokee was a load of crap - leaf springs at the back for God's sake!!! The new one is much better - has a very good 4x4 system etc.

Compared to the OLD Discovery I would say the new Jeep is better but compared to the NEW Discovery 3 I would say "no contest" unless it is price driven of course!!!

If it is down to price what about bying a Disco 3 from an importer???

Yes the Jeep is a great car - but then so is the new Disocvery - test drive them BOTH first!!!
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Sorry was getting them mixed up with the Grand Cherokee - the normal one is in the same class as a Freelander etc - in which case - NO COMMENT!!!
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Wonka build the bits for them, choclatey soft gearboxes , and generally build strength and toughness of maybe cooking choclate, spoil yourself, take a leaf sprung Jap 4x4 for a test drive, enjoy the technology the Japs put into their fine vehicles, dont be mucking around with Landies, there will always be a place for them on Heartbeat though
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Dave my dad has just blown up his older square version and its effectively parts now. It would fit into a standard garage which was important to him. However there wasn't as much room inside for driver and passengers as my disco and the finish a bit plastic with very soft suspension for big fat american arses. Air con was a bonus though. Given a choice I would still rather have my TDI auto disco with real springs though (sorry Gavin )

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Thanks for that-yep same size as freelander which was an attraction. The business case for the L200 is better but it ain't 'arf big. I wouldnt have considered the jeep had we not seen a three month old one for sale in a garage in the back of beyond and she who must be obeyed liked it immediatly-it was the roof bar/lights that did it! Mind you begs the question why did the first guy get rid! I dont need much in the way of 4x4 capability here, just a bit of extra grip when the slipway is muddy and the CRV will do that and it is the most reliable bit of kit I have ever had. But I fancy some time off and a few trips round my old boating haunts in Scotland and that means beaches and steep grassy tracks. You dont do them in a CRV!Well not uphill anyway Think it will be the L200
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Wonka build the bits for them, choclatey soft gearboxes , and generally build strength and toughness of maybe cooking choclate, spoil yourself, take a leaf sprung Jap 4x4 for a test drive, enjoy the technology the Japs put into their fine vehicles, dont be mucking around with Landies, there will always be a place for them on Heartbeat though
You are SO sad!!!!!!!!!!!
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