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Posted 30 June 2005 - 05:50 AM

I got my self a Jeep Cherokee.

http://www.autotrade...ardist=4#vdptop

Its an awesome car for me, perfect size, comes with a cd player. What would be a good sound upgrade for me? I belive it has stock speakers, but some aftermarket cd player. Also, the cloth from the roof is falling kinda, my moms car has a major falling problem, (the neon) and we tried everything to fix it but nothing works, what fixes it?

I checked the car out today, drove it, it was nice. Tomorow night my parents are gonna pick it up while im at work. And yes, im paying for everything.

Thankyou, thankyou very much.

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Posted 30 June 2005 - 11:36 AM

Same car I have only a year newer. Smart choice. They have a bullit-proof drivetrain and an amazing 4x4 setup.

They are the mots underrated and underpriced SUVs and/or Off-Road vehicles.

Smart choice.

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Posted 30 June 2005 - 03:35 PM

Yeah, im so excited. My moms pickin it up, and then i get to drive it home from work, woot. Tomrow im spendin the whole day detailing it. I dont plan on doing any off roading, but if i get cought in some sand ill feel safe. How is it in the rain? Is it slippary at all?

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Posted 30 June 2005 - 03:55 PM

Ok these cars are great but when it comes to acceleration they suck, trust me I know.

Now when it comes to rain they can be fun. They handle great in RWD gear on wet asphalt but if you take it too hard it will slip out like anycar does.


Here is my story. I was on an alley that was situated like a little hill witch turned onto a flat road. I had the Cherokee with the manual(standard to some) tranny, and I pulled it all the way up to the rev line and dumped the clutch in AWD Low. The car did 0-20mph in 1sec flat and I was sideways in notime. As the car was sliding around the bend I over compsated the countersteer and rolled the car 3 times down a small hill almost hitting a house and a yippy little cocker spanial.

The car had the passenger side roof caved in but I and the car were fine and on its wheels. I drove home and explained it all to my dad and he slapped me in the head.

We tor the roof off and left the areas inbetween the support braces of the roof open for 2 ragtops. It is a nice opentop now. It makes up for the moonroof I crunched.

So expect decent handeling from a car of its type and soem great duriability smile.gif

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Posted 30 June 2005 - 04:17 PM

Haha, nice. I hope i never roll this thing.

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Posted 30 June 2005 - 05:13 PM

QUOTE (kevin2006rhs @ Jun 30 2005, 23:55)
Ok these cars are great but when it comes to acceleration they suck, trust me I know.

Now when it comes to rain they can be fun. They handle great in RWD gear on wet asphalt but if you take it too hard it will slip out like anycar does.


Here is my story. I was on an alley that was situated like a little hill witch turned onto a flat road. I had the Cherokee with the manual(standard to some) tranny, and I pulled it all the way up to the rev line and dumped the clutch in AWD Low. The car did 0-20mph in 1sec flat and I was sideways in notime. As the car was sliding around the bend I over compsated the countersteer and rolled the car 3 times down a small hill almost hitting a house and a yippy little cocker spanial.

The car had the passenger side roof caved in but I and the car were fine and on its wheels. I drove home and explained it all to my dad and he slapped me in the head.

We tor the roof off and left the areas inbetween the support braces of the roof open for 2 ragtops. It is a nice opentop now. It makes up for the moonroof I crunched.

So expect decent handeling from a car of its type and soem great duriability smile.gif

what was i saying about having some respect for your car? limiter launches inn 4WD are bad... ..<3

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Posted 30 June 2005 - 10:23 PM

They arent that slow. My dad owns a car dealership, so I drive these all the time. I havent driven an older one recently, but the 97's, 98's ect. are pretty quick. They have a good power to weight ratio. They really are great trucks. In the rain they suck it 2WD. They slip all over the place.

I hope you arent paying $2,699 for it though. I dont think its worth that price. Maybe $1,500 - $2,000 at best. Figure you can buy a mint 97 which is the rounded body with 50 -70,000 miles for around $7,000 - $8,000.

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Posted 01 July 2005 - 05:33 AM

We got the price down to 2500.

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Posted 01 July 2005 - 06:00 AM

QUOTE
Also, the cloth from the roof is falling kinda, my moms car has a major falling problem, (the neon) and we tried everything to fix it but nothing works, what fixes it?


http://www.3m.com/us...l/super77.jhtml

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Posted 01 July 2005 - 06:55 AM

QUOTE (SIP_YEK_NOD @ Jul 1 2005, 06:00)
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Also, the cloth from the roof is falling kinda, my moms car has a major falling problem, (the neon) and we tried everything to fix it but nothing works, what fixes it?


http://www.3m.com/us...l/super77.jhtml

Tried that on the neon, made it hard and crispy, and its still falling, now its just a mess.

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Posted 01 July 2005 - 01:18 PM

the mileage is funny. Never buy a car that has more than 100k. Plus, i discovered that a completed service book to at least 60k is an important thing for every car that is 1975+.

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Posted 01 July 2005 - 02:52 PM

I dont really need to worry about the mileage. Its not like im gonna have this car for 10 years. Its my first car and its perfect for me.

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Posted 01 July 2005 - 10:31 PM

I got my Jeep. Oh man its so amazing. I feel so much more comfortable in it. The only thing is the steering, is it suposed to be so lose, like if you hit a bump your car starts goin left, and the steering wheel is like weird, you have to turn it pretty far for it to start moving the wheels. is this normal? is it fixable?

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Posted 01 July 2005 - 11:07 PM

QUOTE (AshleeSimpson @ Jul 2 2005, 00:31)
I got my Jeep. Oh man its so amazing. I feel so much more comfortable in it. The only thing is the steering, is it suposed to be so lose, like if you hit a bump your car starts goin left, and the steering wheel is like weird, you have to turn it pretty far for it to start moving the wheels. is this normal? is it fixable?

Normal? I wouldn't say so. And yes, you can get your steering tightened and adjusted at specialists, etc.

Cherokees rock. Should serve you well.
~az

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Posted 02 July 2005 - 07:03 AM

QUOTE (azazel. @ Jul 2 2005, 00:07)
QUOTE (AshleeSimpson @ Jul 2 2005, 00:31)
I got my Jeep. Oh man its so amazing. I feel so much more comfortable in it. The only thing is the steering, is it suposed to be so lose, like if you hit a bump your car starts goin left, and the steering wheel is like weird, you have to turn it pretty far for it to start moving the wheels. is this normal? is it fixable?

Normal? I wouldn't say so. And yes, you can get your steering tightened and adjusted at specialists, etc.

Cherokees rock. Should serve you well.
~az

The car is accident free?? Also you should compare your engine bay with another cherokee/same engine. It is to check if some parts on yours weren't home replaced and have some funky displacement (very common on used cars).

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Posted 02 July 2005 - 11:56 AM

QUOTE (Pavlov @ Jul 2 2005, 09:03)
QUOTE (azazel. @ Jul 2 2005, 00:07)
QUOTE (AshleeSimpson @ Jul 2 2005, 00:31)
I got my Jeep. Oh man its so amazing. I feel so much more comfortable in it. The only thing is the steering, is it suposed to be so lose, like if you hit a bump your car starts goin left, and the steering wheel is like weird, you have to turn it pretty far for it to start moving the wheels. is this normal? is it fixable?

Normal? I wouldn't say so. And yes, you can get your steering tightened and adjusted at specialists, etc.

Cherokees rock. Should serve you well.
~az

The car is accident free??

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By his description, and the fact that this isn't the first car he has driven, thus making him able to compare to how other cars handle, I figured that it was a possibility that the car might be suffering from an unusual degree of backlash.

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