jeep Wrangler

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  1. FransSny

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    Time to trade the missus's good 'ol Ford Ranger, been thinking of getting a Jeep Wrangler. Anybody have experience thoughts about them
     
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    If you buy a Jeep, it is for keeps, worst trade in value around.
     
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    have you traded a ford lately.....
     
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    Jeep Grand Cherokee - Book Value: R 290,000.00

    Trade-in on New Cherokee - R 155,000.00

    Any other dealer - R125,000.00
     
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    Hi Frans. I presume you talking of the new range Wranglers. AFAIK they are quite good. But not as bullet proof as the older 4.0 litre models. The diesel is relatively light on diesel. But, in the case of breakage they are a b!tch to repair. EXTREMELY expensive. They drive very well, and are extremely strong. Car like handling.
    One THE best offroad.....

    Hope this helps......
     
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    Thanks JB , You have a jeep if I remember correctly. Yip repairs / service cost is also an issue (the Ford youy can fix with a piece of wire and pliers ;)). The new range doesnt have the same "stuff' as the old 4 L models IMHO, so still thinking as "mamma" thinks its a cooll car to drive
     
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    Awesome 4x4 that! Koekemoer was messing around with the Rubicorn. One of the few 4x4's with front and rear axle lock.
     
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    Look Frans - if you are not going to use it a lot offroad.... then the new Wranglers are good..... if you push it hard a lot offroad.... then they reliability starts to lag.....
     
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    nah jacques, wifes car...maybe just get her a Suzuki or something :p
     
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    Hey.... Nothing wrong with the Suzuki Grabd Vitara, hey!

    But, perhaps investigate one of the KIA range of SUVs..... Sportage, or Santa Fe..... perhaps even the Sorento.

    Best after sales guarantee of cars on the market!
     
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    I drove once an old CJ7 from a friend of mine.
    Automatic gearbox and a Chevy engine 6.9 litre.
    That you can call a jeep, but you have to own Caltex.
    The sound of these fat engines, it is like they can breathe...
     
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    Rubicon Wrangler. 3.8lt petrol engine. Ask Mek, it is an awesome vehicle, on and off road. New, they going for about R360 000.00

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    Rather get a defender

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    LOL Warren, those stuff gets stuck here by us
     
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    If a Landie gets stuck then the poor Yank truck ain't got a chance ;)
     
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    Main problem with Landies= very very heavy. Hence them coming out with a high lift jack
     
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    I went to a Landrover Experience, drive and dop event, and really impressed with them, especially the guys that know what they doing, and the best off-road model, was the Top of the Range Range Rover, amazing what that car can do, although you would never see anyone taking this 1,4 bar car into the bush.

    Sorry I don't trust Yank cars have had a couple and they suck piles :p
     
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    Was pulling your leg. Nothing wrong with a Landie- just the weight issue
     
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    Don't worry, dude, I wouldn't buy one ;)

    The off road I do is on two wheels, no need for hardcore 4x4. If I do spend the sort of money the Disco4 costs, I would rather get a X5 or 6
     
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    I'll die a Toyota Fan. Reliable, and the best Discovery Recovery vehicle....lol
     
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