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Old 09 February 2010, 16:35   #21
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Bruce, if the Jeep needs work /you decide to do it prior to selling, have a look on Ebay for parts (Jeep Chrysler specialist down South, forget their name now). I have always used EDM, Lighthouse etc, but these guys seem to beat all of them for price. Generally, I have seen a BIG reduction in prices for parts for my GC over the past couple of years....touch wood the Cherokee (Liberty) has not had any probs...

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I have had an old style Cherokee for 10 years and over 100000 miles with hardly a problem....certainly compared to the Landy I had its been extremely well behaved.
At the risk of starting a 'Landy war', I was brought up on LR's...have had S2a, S3 (x2), Disco, RR Classic...loved them all, but never had a reliable one. The Jeeps are far from perfect, but definately more reliable than my LR's without exception....just my experience.
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Old 09 February 2010, 17:10   #22
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Getting parts is not a problem its just that I am putting in in a month early to see what it fails on (it will fail on front suspension ball joints for certain) If its not too much I may repair and keep for a little while longer till I can find a replacement.
Its just getting "tired" and I don't think it is now up to towing a boat throughout scotland into remote areas any longer, not because it has let me down but simply it is getting quite old and rough now.
I have had 10 years troublefree use and its time to replace it before the summer and its long tows north........
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Bruce, if the Jeep needs work /you decide to do it prior to selling, have a look on Ebay for parts (Jeep Chrysler specialist down South, forget their name now). I have always used EDM, Lighthouse etc, but these guys seem to beat all of them for price. Generally, I have seen a BIG reduction in prices for parts for my GC over the past couple of years....touch wood the Cherokee (Liberty) has not had any probs...



At the risk of starting a 'Landy war', I was brought up on LR's...have had S2a, S3 (x2), Disco, RR Classic...loved them all, but never had a reliable one. The Jeeps are far from perfect, but definately more reliable than my LR's without exception....just my experience.
You wouldnt have needed all them words if it was German
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You wouldnt have needed all them words if it was German
Das is gud 'old bean'
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Old 20 February 2010, 17:33   #25
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I am currently running a 2.2cdti honda crv and have been really pleased with it although it is the new shape 57 plate and i do not tow with it and have a Mitsibushi Delica for that

the tow limit on the CRV is 2tons so no problems there i have covered 89,000 miles in 26 months with out any major problems

BUT i did have the previous shape CRV 2.2 desiel and it was Cr4p !!
27 warranty claims in 24 months very poor but this one has been great

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I had a look at Kia Sorrentos, Kia Sportage, Nissan Qashquai 4x4 and Nissan X-trails at the weekend.
I really like the Sorrento till I saw it cost 30k!
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ah that'll be the new one-hairdresser's car - ask if they have an old shape one left in stock somewhere - gotta be cheap and its a better tow car
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I had a look at Kia Sorrentos, Kia Sportage, Nissan Qashquai 4x4 and Nissan X-trails at the weekend.
I really like the Sorrento till I saw it cost 30k!
Well I just changed my crappy commercial Rexton 4x4 for another It does the job .. for 17k + vat .. anyways you only need two seats .. the wife can go in the back Bruce ......... *hides*

Plus it looks like something costing 35K... ok so I stuck on a couple of K's worth of extras .. 5year warranty .. who cares if its plasticky .. its dash is better put tegether than many Range rovers I've sat in .. I'll post a piccy if you guys want enlightenment
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Well I just changed my crappy commercial Rexton 4x4 for another It does the job .. for 17k + vat .. anyways you only need two seats .. the wife can go in the back Bruce ......... *hides*

Plus it looks like something costing 35K... ok so I stuck on a couple of K's worth of extras .. 5year warranty .. who cares if its plasticky .. its dash is better put tegether than many Range rovers I've sat it .. I'll post a piccy if you guys want enlightenment
Yeah, I checked out 70k's worth of RR Vogue in our main dealer showroom yesterday, whilst waiting for them to give my Disco back. Those RR Vogues really are shite when compare to a Rexton. 'Here Boy'. woof, woof.
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Well I thrashed the last one on and off sites for over 4 years and couldnt break it .. like I said before their biggest problem is depreciation,.. but hey ... it probably equals the mileage and fuel costs of taking your Discos and RRs back for warranty work I think tool for a job is its best description
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