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Old 07 January 2008, 08:59   #1
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Jeeps don't like potholes

http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/uk...6908-20277477/

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/default.stm

We all know our roads are in a hell of a state. In fact 42% of all Ford Focus problems are suspension faults.

You would think that a rough tough 4x4 would survive a little better but the car that comes off worst of all is the Jeep!!!
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42% you sure about that think google let you down there old boy
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Personally i think its more to do with the faulty ball joints fitted to the jeep.
mine has allready had two recals for suspension related issues, including, ball joints, and for a 4x4 is pretty crap.
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. In fact 42% of all Ford Focus problems are suspension faults.
So, from that figure we can arrive at these conclusions:-

The Ford Focus has a disproportionate number of suspension problems.

Ford Focus drivers drive their cars too fast over speed humps.

The Ford Focus is a cheaply built piece of tat that falls apart on British roads.


Statistics only prove one thing-that someone spent some time gathering them.
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42% you sure about that think google let you down there old boy
I can't see a link to Google in my post!!!
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well i think the record is very wrong
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I can't see a link to Google in my post!!!
Err I fink it was the Daily Record
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Personally i think its more to do with the faulty ball joints fitted to the jeep.
mine has allready had two recals for suspension related issues, including, ball joints, and for a 4x4 is pretty crap.
Yes, same here with two Jeep Libertys (Cherokee) both with ball joint recalls. So Jeep build quality seems to be very much on a par with another iconic 4x4 brand.
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I've got a couple of British cars that on occasion get hammered over speed bumps on a main road. Well 30 mph feels like they are getting hammered. No major problems yet other than having to replace exhaust rubbers on one car.

If its a Jeep thats having problems then maybe they should get the designers to spend a bit of time studying British roads.

As with Goretex its suprising what innovative designs can come out of this small island when combating our hostile climes !!!

Although I guess our iconic 4x4 brand only gets tried out in exotic foreign climates and not in the real world.

Maybe we need one of these.

http://www.lr-mad.co.uk/tracked.html

I used to drive past the Lix Toll's Cuthbertson and wonder what kind of horrors I might stumble across on my travels. Happily I never needed its services.
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Great site - I am sad enough to know about all of them on there!!!

http://www.lr-mad.co.uk/raised.html

The forest or agrover looks pretty cool as well.........

http://www.mattracks.com/

This is a Yank company with their amazing "new" products - new until you see the LRs of course - still looks pretty good in the videos.
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The forest or agrover looks pretty cool as well.........

http://www.mattracks.com/
I just wonder what the 'Pink and Fluffy' Brigade think of those oil burners !
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Although I guess our iconic 4x4 brand only gets tried out in exotic foreign climates and not in the real world.
Hi there Bigs
With the above you have invited Cod to expound.
Seriously though: unfortunately Jeeps have the worst reputation for reliability in the USA among the major US manufacturers. Seems a bit ironic.
BTW I would say that the condition of the roads in the USA are far worse than the UK. A 1 ft. deep pothole in a major street is not un-common. We also have those "sleeping policeman" bumps everywhere. My friend calls them Schnuzencops.
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So have you........

I don't know when you were last in the UK but our roads really are in a shocking state now. There are sections of even main dual carriageways where it is not safe to tow a trailer. Cats eyes have all but vanished on many sections of road and to make matters worse they are now using EU standard tarmac of the kind used in Greece and Spain. This is too slippery for British conditions so they have to have concrete areas approaching junctions and traffic lights etc. Of course what happens if you have to do an emergency stop where there is no concrete???

This is of course excluding the huge number of speed humps on even busy main roads. They differ greatly in size and severity. Of course they seem to be far more important than road surfaces that are turning to loose gravel and also to gritting roads in winter. 4 cyclists were killed in North Wales as a direct result of the lack of gritting and the council just says it will review it's procedures...........
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