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Guys I'm wondering has anyone out there owned a 2012 wk2 grand Cherokee and what's your thoughts on them...looked at one today and pleasantly surprised at how solid it is...understand the interior may not be European standard yet....it's the 3.0 6 cylinder..bags of torque and has the low box and should be good off-road......

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Is that dielsel or petrol ?  Jeep were never noted for their fuel efficient engines. 

Should do all you need.

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Only do about ten thousand a year tops....it's the diesel..... Cabin quite quirky in some ways and seems great in others....rust doesn't seem to be an issue

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Check who ever does your fixing,,,a few years back there was only a cpl of guys over here who had computers that could fault find on them other than main dealer,,in fairness the guys I know had older models so this may have changed ....

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1 hour ago, millrace said:

Check who ever does your fixing,,,a few years back there was only a cpl of guys over here who had computers that could fault find on them other than main dealer,,in fairness the guys I know had older models so this may have changed ....

Thanks lad..will look into it

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I have been looking at slightly newer models of late as we are looking at buying a 2000kg twin axle caravan and, according to the Caravan Club Outfit Matching Service, they are the only car, other than Discovery’s and Range Rovers that will pull something of that size whilst maintaining the 85% rule.

Other vehicles will pull, but don’t have the kerb weight to avoid the ‘tail wagging dog’ effect that these large vans can cause.

As such, I have heard nothing but good things about them. Older models can be thirsty.

I know they are a bit harder to find as they are not that common, but I like that.

I believe that they are very capable off road.

That being said, I have only been looking on the internet, so I have not actually sat in one or driven one yet.

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The one we drove is a 5 speed auto,the latter has 8speed...it's maybe a little dated inside compared to the X5 and touraeg but it's seems durable..I'm after a donut all truck and seems to tick the boxes...

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20 hours ago, moondoggy said:

I have been looking at slightly newer models of late as we are looking at buying a 2000kg twin axle caravan and, according to the Caravan Club Outfit Matching Service, they are the only car, other than Discovery’s and Range Rovers that will pull something of that size whilst maintaining the 85% rule.

Other vehicles will pull, but don’t have the kerb weight to avoid the ‘tail wagging dog’ effect that these large vans can cause

If you have the experience to happily tow that size of caravan then you should be okay to not worry about the antiquated 85% guideline. For experienced towers caravan club say it's safe to go up to 100%.

Anything like a BMW X5, VW touraeg, Merc ml will tow that size van with no problem

Edited by ferguson_tom

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Hi i have a jeep cherokee / liberty in us limited edition 3.7l  v6 auto petrol if you let them build their speed up and dont get heavy right footed they are not as gutsy on fuel  i get 30mpg from mine

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Jeep is Chrysler, the same people who built the Sherman tank in WW2.

I don't believe they do a diesel option in USA so the 3.0 six is probably a merc engine. Same as they fitted in the 300 for European market.? Good engine but Chrysler are not always briiliant on the availability of spares in UK. 

 

Edited by Vince Green

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