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    Re: Which Jeep Grand Cherokee

    In a perfect world, I guess the 'best' GC would be the 707 bph Trackhawk...


    In the WK2 all the engines available seems pretty good as far as I can tell in 2017 (things may change on the long...
  2. Thread: WK2 thoughts

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    Grand Cherokee Re: WK2 thoughts

    My 2cw

    Even the entry level WK2’s in South Africa are very nicely specced. The Overland generally adds niceties like Nappa leather (Limited is part leather only), Leather on dash, Ventilated...
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    Grand Cherokee Re: Purchasing input on a JGC 3.6 Petrol

    I've driven 81000km so far in my 3.6, and no issues to report yet (touch wood). Routine services and 1x 'recall' part only.

    Drives very well still. 3.6 has great power, and adequate torque. I can...
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    Re: D3 V8, what else to consider?

    ...you'll get a very nice 2012-13 Grand Cherokee for under R300k, even the odd 5,7 hemi wk2... not 7 seats, but closer in driving character to an ST than a disco perhaps. Just saying. Great value I...
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    New Grand Cherokee

    If the Grand Cherokee platform is good enough to underpin the Mercedes Benz GLS that tops at 2.5mil, I guess it will be a fine platform for a Jeep! Summit trim is seriously nice too!

    Just an...
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    New Grand Cherokee

    My fuel cost between a 2,4 Grand Vitara, V6 Diesel Discovery and the v6 Grand cherokee was virtually the same!

    Interesting, the other day I was driving long distance with a friend both towing...
  7. Re: What exactly is the problem with VM Motori engines?

    Yes...
  8. Re: What exactly is the problem with VM Motori engines?

    Which part of 'marginal design' I mentioned didn't you get? ;) The post was written in context of 'why these engines appear to fail more in SA than abroad?'
  9. Re: What exactly is the problem with VM Motori engines?

    ... personally I think our conditions locally are 'severe' for an engine: dust, heat, altitude, high sustained speeds on top of long service intervals with quite possibly substandard oil... You will...
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    Re: New 2017 Jeep Compass

    I'm sure the trailhawk version will be decent. They have a very respectable range of vehicles now (except perhaps for polarising Cherokee... eye of the beholder I guess) - if I had a say I'd...
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    Re: New Grand Cherokee

    Luckily the protection plates are available on order, to retrofit, from FCA/Mercedes parts department. I like this about Jeep - Not many brands offer custom fit bash plates for you vehicle!
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    New 2017 Jeep Compass

    So first reports on this vehicle sound cautiously optimistic:

    http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/2017-jeep-compass-first-drive-review
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    New Grand Cherokee

    Unfortunately the QD2 is only available with with Offroad Adventure Group II, which is available on CRD and Hemi only (not on v6). Only difference is the added rear LSD. The rest of drive train...
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    Discovery SCV6 Reliability

    Read this:

    http://blog.caranddriver.com/block-party-creating-a-v-6-by-declaring-two-cylinders-redundant/

    Personally I would highly prefer the V8 based on the bank angles alone (90 degree v6?)...
  15. Grand Cherokee Re: Wk2 2013 small jurk when pulling off from stand still

    So probably a different issue, but still maybe worthwhile trying a software check?
  16. Grand Cherokee Re: Wk2 2013 small jurk when pulling off from stand still

    Is yours 5 or 8 speed? I had fairly rough 1-2 shift when gearbox cold on 8 speed. After gearbox software updade it was fixed. Also, gearbox much smoother when 'eco' is disengaged.
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    Re: New Defender update

    It seems others are doing what LR will not...

    http://www.roadandtrack.com/new-cars/future-cars/news/a32394/2020-ford-bronco-solid-axles/
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    Re: WK Grand Cherokee VS KK Cherokee

    I think in general Jeeps present excellent value as used buys, whichever model you get. Pity there are not more indepent shops around to look after them though.
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    Re: 2017 Kuga....when?

    ...and new BMW x1.
  20. Re: How to improve the reliabilty of the TDV6 2.7 - A 3 year trial report

    Interesting reading. Just a quick question: if startup wear is the problem, would it not make sense to use quickest flowing oil at low temperatures, like a 0wXX or 5wXX? This will ensure that the oil...
  21. Re: How to improve the reliabilty of the TDV6 2.7 - A 3 year trial report

    Interesting report mr. Bosch. At least there is some strategy to band aid the underlying flaws. Just a quick question. If start up wear is the problem, would it not rather make sense to use the best...
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    Re: Could the GV be a serious overlander?

    Great 4x4. Remember the low range is not that low so you need a bit of clutch slip unfortunately - the auto better in that regard. Love the traditional 'spare on the door' - proper suv design.
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    Re: Could the GV be a serious overlander?

    Great 4x4. Remember the low range is not that low so you need a bit of clutch slip unfortunately - the auto better in that regard. Love the traditional 'spare on the door' - proper suv design.
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    New Grand Cherokee

    Pentastar 8-speed yes.

    I'll quote my on-board figures, because it is an easy reference. 'Real world' figures usually about 0.5-1l/100km worse on odd occasion I calculate actual consumption.
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    Re: New Grand Cherokee

    Yes, after a few diesel SUV's I really enjoy the smooth petrol v6... I recently rode in a E70 BMW X5 (2006-2013 MY), and was immediately struck how relative rough and gravelly the diesel-6 sounded...
  26. What exactly is the problem with VM Motori engines?

    20000km service under 'ideal conditions' maybe, but thats not what we have here...
  27. Re: What exactly is the problem with VM Motori engines?

    The A630 version of the V6 engine is used in Maserati Ghibili and Levante too, rated at 202kw and 600NM torque... so lots of capability.
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    Grand Cherokee 3.6 or 3.0

    For heavy towing the 500+nm torque of V8 or Diesel would be great. V6 is no slouch though it will work very hard (revs) with that heavy caravan.

    More importantly - get genuine Mopar tow hitch....
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    Re: LC 200 VX vs D4 SDV6 HSE

    I've mentioned this before... the disco (3 in my case) was not the best in sand from my experience, having driven other vehicles in sand before easily where the Disco 3 needed alot more effort (my...
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    New Grand Cherokee

    You'll enjoy the Grand Cherokee...

    personally I felt the substantial difference not worthwhile for the diesel, although keep in mind that some people are 'scared' of petrol suvs, and this may...
  31. Re: Is Volvo XC 90 an alternative for Prado for overlanding Botswana/Namibia etc?

    I test drove a new xc90 this weekend and yes it has a stunning interior design and well equipped. The electronic displays, seats and safety features etc looks second to none... surprisingly big boot...
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    Re: MDS activation on hemi

    That sounds a lot better.
  33. Thread: WK2 Off-Roading

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    Grand Cherokee Re: WK2 Off-Roading

    Great going! Some more pics?
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    Re: MDS activation on hemi

    If you take a commonly available synthetic 5w30 oil and compare it to the commonly available 5w20 imported oil available in SA (using their respective product brochures):


    5w30


    Kinematic...
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    Advice on 2013 GC Diesel

    The WK2 offers excellent value for money. Its performance, quality ride, good design, and off road prowess are well documented.

    Compared to Disco, you'll find the Jeep 'sportier' to drive and...
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