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Old 02 February 2012, 13:40   #21
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Petrol. V-8 that shuts down to 4 cylinders when you don't need the extra power. ~20mpg w/o trailer, ~13mpg w/ my 7.3m diesel i/o Willard behind it.

I wish Jeep had a diesel in the States. They only offered a diesel Grand Cherokee over here for one year (2008). I looked across the US for one (ebay, etc.) but they were very rare.

I also wish we could still get Defenders over here!
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Old 02 February 2012, 13:45   #22
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What is it petrol or diesel
Nearly always petrol the other side of the pond.
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Old 02 February 2012, 14:07   #23
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Another thought, I'm in California and the 2008 Jeep diesel wasn't even available here due to more stringent emission regulations (CA emissions more stringent that National laws). I had been looking at how to import it and get it registered....it would have been a pain.

We're finally getting a couple of small(er) SUV diesels available in CA: VW Toureg, Mercedes Blu-tec, Audi Q7, BMW X5 35d. Unfortunately, none of these are really "rugged"!

Sedans/wagons:
BMW 335d, VW Golf/Jetta, Mercedes, Audi A3

All in all, a pretty weak offering!!!
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Petrol. V-8 that shuts down to 4 cylinders when you don't need the extra power. ~20mpg w/o trailer, ~13mpg w/ my 7.3m diesel i/o Willard behind it.

I wish Jeep had a diesel in the States. They only offered a diesel Grand Cherokee over here for one year (2008). I looked across the US for one (ebay, etc.) but they were very rare.

I also wish we could still get Defenders over here!
You could always get the V8 LR 4 that would cool
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May not be relevant across the pond, but for it's size, my Jeep Grand Cherokee tows the most (7200 lbs)
That would be less than the 3500kg that the smaller Dai hatsu Fourtrak can tow then.
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LR4's are really nice but are ~15,000 USD more than the Jeep and they're taller so they make a tighter fit in a lot of urban parking garages (height 1.841m versus Jeep 1.745m!

(and I learned something, they can tow 500 lbs more than my Jeep, so I think that they would win the mid-sized SUV towing challenge putting the Jeep in 2nd place)
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LR4's are really nice but are ~15,000 USD more than the Jeep and they're taller so they make a tighter fit in a lot of urban parking garages (height 1.841m versus Jeep 1.745m!

(and I learned something, they can tow 500 lbs more than my Jeep, so I think that they would win the mid-sized SUV towing challenge putting the Jeep in 2nd place)
Don't forget you can lower them down 2 "
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That would be less than the 3500kg that the smaller Dai hatsu Fourtrak can tow then.
We never got the Daihatsu's either in the US!!!
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We never got the Daihatsu's either in the US!!!

Thats because they desolved in the sea air,on the way over!!
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