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Old 15 December 2013, 20:45
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-Does the 4WD work?
Hell yes. Like a Dickensian Orphan.
LMMFAO!!
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Old 16 December 2013, 00:18
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Success! Next door neighbor is a salesman at a local Dodge dealership. Called me last night with a 97 Jeep GC, 4.0L straight 6, 200K miles, power everything (all works) and in excellent shape. $2K done and dusted. Has a little bit of oil dripping from the pan but nothing serious. Bought it this morning, drives solid as a rock. Thanks all for the info, finally found one that works!
Great find. Congratulations to your Son. The Inline 6 is a superior engine. It takes about 7.5 quarts of oil from dry which leaves plenty of room for the errant leak and the 16 y/o potential for checking things. If he keeps the fluids up, he ought to be good to go.
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Old 17 December 2013, 20:52
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I saw this ad bouncing around FB a while back its not a Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo but seems to have a lot of personality...

I swear someone here was selling this.

1997 Jeep Cherokee (XJ)
220K Miles
4.0 L in-line 6
4WD
AUTOMATIC Transmission
Bright Red
Straight Stock
Crank Windows, no cruise, no tilt, no delay wiper, no nonsense
POWER MIRRORS! Woo Hoo!

$1750

Here's the deal, kids:
This is a Jeep Cherokee. This is not a luxury SUV, or a maintenance-free disposable import. It has solid front axles, wind noise, and character.
It's a Jeep. It rides like a Jeep. It drives like a Jeep. All of these are GOOD things.
It is not new, it is not pristine, it is used. This will be apparent in the pictures.


If you do not own a toolbox, have never changed your own oil, and are scared of firearms: THIS VEHICLE IS NOT FOR YOU.
If you have been posting on facebook all about how excited you are for pumpkin latte season: THIS VEHICLE IS NOT FOR YOU.
If you get offended easy and often, whine to your co-workers, and bitch a lot: THIS VEHICLE IS NOT FOR YOU.
If you feel you are owed anything in the world & have a bullshit job where you fail to produce: THIS VEHICLE IS NOT FOR YOU.
If you own a bieber album, white oakleys, affliction t-shirts, or those candy-assed stitched-pocket jeans: THIS VEHICLE IS NOT FOR YOU.
If you consider the 2nd Amendment an anachronistic relic and have never owned a firearm: THIS VEHICLE IS NOT FOR YOU.


If, however, you have BALLS OF STEEL and consider adverse weather an excuse to do stupid shit: THIS IS YOUR JEEP.
Do you laugh at danger, and tempt fate?
Have you ever uttered the words, "Hold my beer and watch this ..."?
While bored at work do you pick targets at random and think, "I could hit that from here with the .22 ..."?
Have any of your friends quit hanging out because you were too much fun?
Do you have the number of a friend with cash memorized for bail?
When you pass an abandoned flatbed farm truck along a fenceline do you consider taking on another project?
Is your ol' lady really sick of the random piles of parts, greasy footprints, and empty beer bottles in the garage?
-could you not care less?
Do you have Jalopnik saved on your laptop AND smartphone?
Do you own a service manual for every vehicle you ever owned?
Do you still miss your first ride?
Can you carry on a two hour conversation discussing tools, scars, and hi-lift jacks?
Remember when tool companies had the balls to put half-naked beauty queens on their calendars?
Do you consider the Prius an abominable affront to the Gods of displacement, torque, and All Mighty Internal Combustion?


If you answered in the affirmative to the preceding: THIS IS YOUR JEEP.

DETAILS:
-I am the second owner. First owner barely got it dirty and engaged the front axles once.
-I have remedied this excessive caretaking with muddy roads and a pile of fun.
-The motor uses a little oil. How much? I don't know, I'm not collecting statistical analysis points.
I check the oil, I fill the oil, I drive. Not enough to bother me.
-It leaks a little oil. How much? Not enough for me to care. It has 220,000 miles, Poindexter!
If you have a vehicle with 220K NOT leaking or burning oil, it's empty!
-Rear bumper has a big-ass crease in it. I dented it backing into a concrete pole. Sober.
We drove away giggling, for the record. Haven't fixed it.
-Driver's side door was caught by the wind, whipped forward, got into the LF quarter panel.
-Radiator has a small leak. Pinhole. I can replace the radiator or you can. Really doesn't matter
A new radiator and hoses will run $145. If you don't want to replace them I will.
Add $250 to the price of vehicle. This includes radiator, hoses, and labor (beer). A freaking bargain.
-The badass little 4.0L bullet-proof in-line six starts and runs like the proverbial champ.
-Tranny and 4WD operate perfectly
-Tires will need replaced in a couple thousand miles. I haven't upgraded because I had plans:
Had planned a small lift, upgrade to 17" Wrangler wheels, and more aggressive tires.
Life got in the way - it ain't happening.
-Zombie stickers on the right rear window stay. My daughter's idea, take it up with her.
-Flogging Molly sticker stays as well. They kick ass, so there.

QUESTIONS:
-Why are you selling?
I can't justify owning it anymore. Motorsickles, kiddos, work, travel, and beer have consumed my time and money.
Someone else needs to appreciate the Jeep for what it is: awesome mechanical artistry.

-What's wrong with it?
Radiator. Small oil leaks. Driver's side door cosmetic issues.
And it's pissed it has been neglected and parked. It needs rescued.

-Does the 4WD work?
Hell yes. Like a Dickensian Orphan.

-Will you sell me the [engine / tranny / rear door / axle / etc.]?
No. I'm not in the salvage business. Buy the Jeep. Love the Jeep. Give the Jeep a home.

-Will you take [insert ridiculously stupid low number here]?
No. If I wanted [ridiculously low number] I would have asked [ridiculously low number]
Want a cheap car? Get your kid that lowered tuner piece of shit honda project down the road.
I think I'm plenty cheap for this bad mofo.

-Why is it still stock?
Because I bought it for a daily driver with the intention of turning it into a project.
I haven't had the time to do so. So I am selling it.

-Can I put a 6" lift and giant tires on it?
I don't give a shit. But be sure to use quality components and for God's sake - get it aligned after a lift!

-Would this make a good car for my daughter?
Hell. Yes. Not only a good car, a learning experience. Introduction to vehicular maintenance.
Additionally, there isn't really enough room in the back for that little bastard she's dating to try anything.

-Can you deliver?
Within reason. I'd drive it a hundred miles or so. But really, you should come get it. Look it over. Have a beer. Etc.

-Will you take a check / cashier's check / Western Union Transfer / Nigerian Promissory Note?
Would you take a ball pein hammer to the forehead?
No. I'll take Cash. Period. Bring cash or don't show.

-Will you ship to -?
No. See above.

-No, really, all I have is [lowball dollar amount]?
That's great, I don't give a shit. Unicef ain't running this deal, and until they do I want $1750.
Why? Because I don't HAVE to sell this little beauty. Truth be known, I'd rather keep it.
But if it's going to a good home - I will sell. Unless you're an asshole - then no sale.

-Why are you such a dick?
Everything is relative; you should see my friends.

Any other questions, feel free to reply to this email and ask.

http://enid.craigslist.org/cto/4119280944.html%3C/div%3E
LOL

Bought me an old 1995 Grand Cherokee 4.0, 3" lift, 31s when I moved to Key West. First mod was I gutted it as I kept it wet inside all the time. It has the common cracked exhaust manifold that I need to replace. Its not a full blown truck though. Jeep?? Well when I am mad at it I call it a Mopar :)
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Old 9 January 2014, 15:44
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What do you guys think about this?

http://www.leskovarhonda.com/invento...explorer-sport

Ignore the link title, it should redirect to a 2005 Jeep.
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Old 9 January 2014, 15:55
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I like it -- the color, body style, and the mileage. With everything being as it is shown, I think it's a good buy. The inside looks to be in excellent condition from the photo.
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Old 9 January 2014, 15:59
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Thanks. I really know nothing about new cars at all. The wife's CRV has been in the shop since 11 November - they can't figure out what the fuck is wrong with it. Shuts off, doesn't start. Everyone has researched everything, replaced everything, still does it. It's a 1998 anyway and this thing is sitting at the Honda dealer and I think they would feel sympathethic and give us a better deal than advertised.
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Old 9 January 2014, 18:44
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Looks nice! does it have a class III hitch so you can tow the Vespa and Ducati??
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Old 9 January 2014, 19:30
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Thanks. I really know nothing about new cars at all. The wife's CRV has been in the shop since 11 November - they can't figure out what the fuck is wrong with it. Shuts off, doesn't start. Everyone has researched everything, replaced everything, still does it. It's a 1998 anyway and this thing is sitting at the Honda dealer and I think they would feel sympathethic and give us a better deal than advertised.
It's a 16 year old car of no significant value, throw it the Hell away.

It's not collectible, it's mundane transport, stop throwing good money after bad, shop for another car. S/F.....Ken M
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Old 9 January 2014, 19:42
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It's a 16 year old car of no significant value, throw it the Hell away.

It's not collectible, it's mundane transport, stop throwing good money after bad, shop for another car. S/F.....Ken M
Meh, right now we're only in it for parts, and since none of the parts change anything we're at 0 dollars. They're trying something else thinking that perhaps the fuel is bubbling in the rails.

It has good AWD, four brand new snow tires, and less than 90,000 miles. It's a really great car (if underpowered in the Rockies) and is excellent for bombing around town...once it's fixed.

If this fix doesn't work I'm going to approach them about trading it in. They already simply gave us a 2012 Civic to drive around and use since they have had the car in the shop so long.
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Old 9 January 2014, 22:36
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One thing to keep in mind is that these unibody vehicles are expensive or impossible to fit with a real front mount snow plow. Those in snow country may want to consider this.
This is in regard to the Jeep Grand Cherokee and similar SUV platforms.
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Old 10 January 2014, 01:36
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I was going to say go for the 4l six and see you found one. I put my son in one replaced rear seal and pan gasket correct his slight leak. I have had Cherokees for last 20 years and just keep trading up every few years and never a problem and never get stuck . Parts are easy to find as well. I would get him a Hayne's manual and that Sears starter tool kit of his own and get him doing the minor stuff himself on the jeep. Some of my best days with my son are spent working on his ... Good luck
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Old 10 January 2014, 14:03
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I am going to do just that with the manual and tools. We'll replace some of the gaskets when it warms up a little. I hate working on cars in the dead cold of winter (BTDT)! The first project is completed however, which was replacing all the speakers due to being blown. Had him there the whole time, showed him how to do something on one side and let him do it on the other.
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Old 10 January 2014, 20:22
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I am going to do just that with the manual and tools. We'll replace some of the gaskets when it warms up a little. I hate working on cars in the dead cold of winter (BTDT)! The first project is completed however, which was replacing all the speakers due to being blown. Had him there the whole time, showed him how to do something on one side and let him do it on the other.
My son just hit a culvert and rolled his jeep so if you need Trans or engine we have spares now LOL....Am dropping a rebuilt into another that I bought last fall so now have lots of spares for Cherokees.....
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