4.0 WJ Purchase Imminent

AtomicFire
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Aug 08, 2011 #1

After some research and seeing this car in person, I'm heavily inclined to purchase said car:

http://www.gillmansubaruofhouston.com/u ... c255b5.htm

Going to go see it again tonight and discuss money with the dealer. Everything I've read describes the engine as pretty much bulletproof and the transmission as decently stout. Tons of room inside for long trips, gets better mileage than my STi :tard: and doesn't guzzle premium.

Interior is immaculate, no tears on the leather and only the driver's seat has some wear on it. The test drive was fine, car felt solid save for the almost pathetic lack of power, but as a DD i'm not going to care much about that. Engine and transmission felt solid with no hint of problems.

Carfax reviled possible problems with water damage, so i'm going to peel back some interior carpet tonight and crawl under the car to see if I can find any evidence of water damage.

Anyone have any thoughts on the car, good/bad/anything to add?
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Aug 08, 2011 #2

i have like a 94ish jeep and i've never been in a car of worse build quality, i will never ever willingly purchase one, eveeeerrrrr!!!!!!!!
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Aug 08, 2011 #3

the jeep 4l i6 is a great engine. do you need 4wd in a dd? that's going to cost you some serious mpg
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Aug 08, 2011 #4

I would never buy that generation GC...in fact I wouldn't buy anything but the current gen GC (2011-) which is a totally different animal.
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Aug 08, 2011 #5

[email protected] wrote:i have like a 94ish jeep and i've never been in a car of worse build quality, i will never ever willingly purchase one, eveeeerrrrr!!!!!!!!
yours is about twice as old and has 3x the mileage, dummy :p
serious apples and oranges
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AtomicFire
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Aug 08, 2011 #6

Thing takes trips to Colorado for ski trips. It already gets better mileage than my current car and doesn't drink premium so it's not that huge of a deal for me.
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Aug 08, 2011 #7

why_ask_why wrote:yours is about twice as old and has 3x the mileage, dummy :p
serious apples and oranges
i'm talking build quality not wear n tear. shits just ridiculous
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acidfast7
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Aug 08, 2011 #8

not trolling here ... but I always considered that the worse Jeep with a 4.0L I6.

The engines are great but everything else seems to go to hell. Can you get a Cherokee classic or whatever that thing is that looks like a brick.

Also, I think the fuel efficiency was sufficiently terrible in those and they were quite gutless as well ... compared that boxy thing I mentioned above, which was quite useful as an SUV (could actually tow and stuff quite well with a manual transmission.)

I guess I'm thinking of the XJ.
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gribly
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Aug 08, 2011 #9

Don't expect the stock 4wd to be useful off-road, I get my tow straps ready at the start of a wheeling trip if there's a Grand Cherokee among us with a stock transfer case. I usually try to talk anyone with a GC into riding shotgun with someone else unless they're packing more than just a lift and tires and motor work. Even the V8's are useless. My Mazda will climb circles around 'em, and I have open diffs!
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Aug 08, 2011 #10

holy fuck cars are cheap there.

REALLY fucking cheap. so is your petrol (gas).

you bastards! :)


ps. buy jap.

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