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    1. Member TM87's Avatar
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      10-10-2012 05:30 PM #1
      So, my brother in law needs a car for a year or so. He needs something cheap but yet reliable. It has to be SUV type of vehicle. I was talking him into a sedan, but he doesnt want it.Something to do w knees.
      First thing that came to my mind was Jeep. I know Jeeps are one of TCL darlings and i was wondering how good are they?
      He isnt into maintenance and upkeep, thats why he isnt considering a newer car, but yet he doesnt want some POS. V8s are out of question aswell. This is a transitional vehicle that will be used till june-july, or he figures out which newer car he wants.
      Which Jeeps should i look into and which should i avoid?

      Few examples on CL i found:
      http://hartford.craigslist.org/ctd/3322075826.html

      http://hartford.craigslist.org/cto/3328845765.html

      http://hartford.craigslist.org/cto/3328421983.html

      http://hartford.craigslist.org/cto/3282019283.html
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      10-10-2012 05:32 PM #2
      Even though we have one, ZJ's can catch on fire if rear ended.

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      10-10-2012 05:35 PM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by 1985Jetta View Post
      Even though we have one, ZJ's can catch on fire if rear ended.
      Good thing i'm lifting mine to ensure it goes up real good.

      O.P. i'd personally look at #2 and #4 with rust being the biggest determining factor.

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      10-10-2012 05:59 PM #4
      We have an '01 TJ and it's awesome. We beat it to death, just have to change fluids. Initial price is quite steep on them.

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      10-10-2012 06:33 PM #5
      If it's not square and running well, don't do it. There's some round ones up there, those are the devil in most cases!
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      10-10-2012 06:41 PM #6
      XJ all the way. Watch out for 4.0 head problems on the late 99-04 (XJ, WJ, and wrangler all had this problem).


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      10-10-2012 06:51 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by VegasJetta View Post
      XJ all the way. Watch out for 4.0 head problems on the late 99-04 (XJ, WJ, and wrangler all had this problem).
      Did someone mention a TJ here? LULZ
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      10-10-2012 07:14 PM #8
      Did cherokee prices fall hard in the last two years? I paid $2500 for my 96 with 174K on it two some years ago and it was a deal in the area and was a bit beat . I want that 99 sport!
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    9. 10-10-2012 07:19 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by VegasJetta View Post
      XJ all the way. Watch out for 4.0 head problems on the late 99-04 (XJ, WJ, and wrangler all had this problem).
      I don't think he'll have problems getting head

    10. 10-10-2012 07:37 PM #10
      I personally love the 97-99 XJ. It has the 4.0L without the faulty head issue. It has an AW-4 automatic transmission or an AX-15 stick. The ones I've seen all have the Chrysler 8.25 rear though I hear some have the Dana 35. It's a lot less finicky than the TJ while having a drivetrain far more reliable than the PowerTech/Torqueflite combo found in most Grand Cherokees. If you could take the top off of it, I'd probably still have one today.

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      10-11-2012 11:59 PM #11
      After about a day of researching andlooking for Jeeps, I got a call "We saw a Pacifica ans Equinox, I think I want one of those".
      One is 2005 Pacifica awd 62k for $7999
      The other 2007 Equinox LT 74k for $9,900

      I guess we are going for a test drive on sat.
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      10-12-2012 12:45 AM #12
      Well this took an interesting turn towards two p.o.s. vehicles.

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      10-12-2012 01:15 AM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by Adam144 View Post
      Well this took an interesting turn towards two p.o.s. vehicles.
      Yup. Pacifica , from what I saw on the net, isn't bad. Actually it might fit him fine.
      Equinox is a POS. I was happier w a $2k Jeep, probably more reliable then the Chevy.
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