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Landy to Jeep
« on: September 17, 2012, 09:53:44 »
So last September I got rid of the D2 as I couldn`t be bothered with all the problems associated with Land Rovers any more, and bought myself a `96 (N) Grand Cherokee that needed a bit of work to pass its test-

New rear shocks
New pads all-round
Clean up calipers and replace one piston, clean up disks and lines
CV boots

Mot passed in October

Since then I`ve replaced a few other bits and bobs-

Water pump
Radiator
Catalytic converter
ABS sensor
Wheel bearing
Ball joints
Propshaft UJ`s
Belt
MT`s

Not all essential, but you know how it is

I have to say compared to the disco the jeep is so much better!
No leaks (sunroof/oil/etc)
No Airbags deflating every other day (several 70+ mile journeys on the bump stops!)
Faster
So much more comfortable
Better stereo

So from experience (110 CSW, V8 RRC, D1 200tdi, D2 TD5), Land Rover is ok, Jeep is better!

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Re: Landy to Jeep
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2012, 18:49:16 »
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Re: Landy to Jeep
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2012, 19:28:57 »
 :grin:
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Re: Landy to Jeep
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2012, 22:04:22 »
Jeeps and GC's rock!!!!!! :cool:
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Re: Landy to Jeep
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2012, 22:15:31 »
I can Concur with most of this report!
I have just taken ownership of an (S reg) 2.5 tdi sport cherokee 80k genuine with only 2 owners from new
and although its spent its life mainly on the farm its Bl@@dy Quicker than all of the Landy's  i have owned
and comfortable too
so first impressions are impressive ( smile)
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Re: Landy to Jeep
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2012, 18:35:13 »
Took the Jeep for its first pay and play on Saturday and I was so impressed with its performance. Went everywhere the landys went and some, wading, deep mud, steep ascents and descents as well as some very severe stone steps.
And as a bonus, I done all that without any bits falling off the truck or banging my head or elbow!
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Re: Landy to Jeep
« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2012, 20:57:02 »
Well I had a Jeep Cherokee and a GC and they were crap :wink:
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Re: Landy to Jeep
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2012, 14:59:29 »
Never mind mate there is therapy... :grin:.
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Re: Landy to Jeep
« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2012, 17:49:41 »
Never mind mate there is therapy... :grin:.

I don't need therapy, just looking at a Jeep makes me gag :evil:
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Re: Landy to Jeep
« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2012, 18:55:01 »
If jeep did a wrangler sized commercial that could tow full sized trailers is have one cos they look cool. But as they don't I'll pass Ta.
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Re: Landy to Jeep
« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2012, 20:33:05 »
Never mind mate there is therapy... :grin:.

I don't need therapy, just looking at a Jeep makes me gag :evil:

Going for a drive with you must be a nightmare!  :cheesy:
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Re: Landy to Jeep
« Reply #11 on: October 02, 2012, 23:06:29 »
Took the Jeep for its first pay and play on Saturday and I was so impressed with its performance. Went everywhere the landys went and some, wading, deep mud, steep ascents and descents as well as some very severe stone steps.
And as a bonus, I done all that without any bits falling off the truck or banging my head or elbow!
 

It just goes to show that Land/Rovers are the benchmark when people who want to convince others of thier trucks ability come out with that old chestnut(IT WENT EVERWHERE THE LANDYS WENT ) :rolleyes: :rolleyes:,how many times have you seen that??over the years i have owned just about every 4x4 out there(as those that know me will verify) and in my humble opinion
anything with a low box,a difflock ,and a set of ATs/Muds will go most places if the driver can read the terrain and actually drive the thing . :grin:
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Re: Landy to Jeep
« Reply #12 on: October 02, 2012, 23:39:29 »
Landys...bench mark...70 years heritage and a war won to 65 years and invented on a beach in Anglesea......ho ho ho :smiley:

Oh and only owned 4 GCs one for close on 8 years...be quiet those of solihull leanings..... :grin: :grin:
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Re: Landy to Jeep
« Reply #13 on: October 03, 2012, 23:35:07 »

Yea ive had a couple of G Cherries really nice well built motors and capable too, had a Wrangler that was exellent only sold it because of the spares prices and its awfull love of fuel,
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Re: Landy to Jeep
« Reply #14 on: October 04, 2012, 01:37:49 »
MMMMM 18.75 mpg... :undecided: :grin:..tis a Jeep...
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Re: Landy to Jeep
« Reply #15 on: October 05, 2012, 12:27:42 »
I had a 200 series 3 door 3.5 V8 disco that was on LPG and it was still thirstier than my now 03 Wrangler 4.0 (23ish MPG!) LOL
Defy the sheep out there and get what ever you like the look of and can afford to run. As long as YOU like it who cares what everyone else thinks! Thats my opinion anyway.

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Re: Landy to Jeep
« Reply #16 on: October 05, 2012, 18:40:27 »
I had a 200 series 3 door 3.5 V8 disco that was on LPG and it was still thirstier than my now 03 Wrangler 4.0 (23ish MPG!) LOL
Defy the sheep out there and get what ever you like the look of and can afford to run. As long as YOU like it who cares what everyone else thinks! Thats my opinion anyway.

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Re: Landy to Jeep
« Reply #17 on: October 05, 2012, 19:19:54 »
I had a 200 series 3 door 3.5 V8 disco that was on LPG and it was still thirstier than my now 03 Wrangler 4.0 (23ish MPG!) LOL
Defy the sheep out there and get what ever you like the look of and can afford to run. As long as YOU like it who cares what everyone else thinks! Thats my opinion anyway.

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Re: Landy to Jeep
« Reply #18 on: October 05, 2012, 23:49:01 »
ATEOTD  NO  JEEP on earth can even come close to a new Rangie and when i say benchmark thats what im talking about !!,there is not another make in the world that can approach it only the british can build that quality into a car and unless you have driven one you wont begin to know what i mean, my sons new Supercharged Rangie makes a Jeep feel like a Lada. :cool: :cool: :cheesy:
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Re: Landy to Jeep
« Reply #19 on: October 09, 2012, 01:09:45 »
Yup....Jeeps kind of have build quality..... :evil:..horses for courses.......lol
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Re: Landy to Jeep
« Reply #20 on: October 09, 2012, 09:10:37 »
Jeep may have had the original gene plan but land rover evolved the concept to its fullest potential. That said land rover hating jeep is a lot like hating your mum.
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Re: Landy to Jeep
« Reply #21 on: October 09, 2012, 21:35:25 »
I like the willys and I like the SJ , I like the LR Series Vehicles and I like the pre puma (pre td5 too i guess) Defenders - Rest of both Jeep and Landrover's range are just pap and of a different concept.
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Re: Landy to Jeep
« Reply #22 on: October 09, 2012, 23:10:49 »
Jeep may have had the original gene plan but land rover evolved the concept to its fullest potential. That said land rover hating jeep is a lot like hating your mum.

Hehe...dont get me wrong if that magical £140 million lottery win came in a series 1/11 would be in the magic garage.....so would an Evoque or latest Rangie.....that latter 2 for a couple of weeks anyway :evil:


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Re: Landy to Jeep
« Reply #23 on: October 09, 2012, 23:42:50 »
I like the willys and I like the SJ , I like the LR Series Vehicles and I like the pre puma (pre td5 too i guess) Defenders - Rest of both Jeep and Landrover's range are just pap and of a different concept.


A different concept ??? 4 wheels, 4WD, go anywhere, the latest Rangie sure aint (PAP) its the most desirable car of its kind on the planet :cool:! i owned series Landys when there was no other choice perhaps thats why i cant think of them with my rose tinted specs on :wink:
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Re: Landy to Jeep
« Reply #24 on: October 15, 2012, 23:44:28 »
One must disagree...
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Re: Landy to Jeep
« Reply #25 on: October 16, 2012, 23:16:08 »

With what ????? :blank: :blank:
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Re: Landy to Jeep
« Reply #26 on: October 17, 2012, 00:00:50 »
Rubicon Trail ...Even the new GCs have balls....horses for courses tho...
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Re: Landy to Jeep
« Reply #27 on: October 18, 2012, 22:29:31 »

Yea do agree with the basics of that , but a good horse can go anywhere ! : re Rangies,Discos  = Camel Trophy, :laugh:
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Re: Landy to Jeep
« Reply #28 on: October 23, 2012, 00:03:48 »
Horses for courses...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camel_Trophy

As always Jeeps were first...
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Re: Landy to Jeep
« Reply #29 on: October 23, 2012, 08:04:33 »
Horses for courses...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camel_Trophy

As always Jeeps were first...

rather ride the camel
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