Originally Posted by Alan
Phil, Solihulls finest are a mite expensive over here and I do so hate paying a premium for poor build quality
The Cherokee (over here its called the Liberty) is not a bad little vehicle. 3.7V6, bizarrely both permanent and part time 4x4 and I have the "Renegade" version with better offroad tyres, skid plates and umpteen hundred watts of roof mounted lighting. Of course it being a "shiny" and my everyday transport, its not going to be offroaded to the extreme but we'll have some fun!
What most people don't realise is that the Land Rover is one of the few to offer PERMANENT 4 wheel drive all the time - the Jeep Selec-Trac system may ONLY be used in 4x4 mode on loose or slippery surfaces - if you use it on a road you will get transmission wind up that will wreck things!!!
The land rover - being a permanent 4x4 is great when you are on a stretch of tarmac and hit ice/snow or mud on a bend.
Remember Land Rover used to have selectable 2 or 4 wheel mode which they got rid of in 1983!!!
Also just noticed the Jeep now has rack and pinion steering - great on road but look out if you hit a rock at speed offroad - broken thumbs can hurt!!!
Ever wondered why Landies don't need sump guards? Just look where the sump is - way above the front axle!