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Old 06-27-2006, 02:23 PM   #11
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2002 + Jeeps Grand Charokees are really good.. my brothers has had 1 problem yet, and hes put over 50K miles on it so far, it have like 105K on it now.

Get the 4.7 V8, there prety quick...
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2002 + Jeeps Grand Charokees are really good.. my brothers has had 1 problem yet, and hes put over 50K miles on it so far, it have like 105K on it now.

Get the 4.7 V8, there prety quick...

Even the 4.0 ones are quick.
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eitehr a ZJ or WJ grand cherokee... best bang for the buck in the SUV market
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2002 + Jeeps Grand Charokees are really good.. my brothers has had 1 problem yet, and hes put over 50K miles on it so far, it have like 105K on it now.

Get the 4.7 V8, there prety quick...

Even the 4.0 ones are quick.
the 4.0 are only quick if its not a grand charokee, if its a regular one then yeah cuz there alot lighter. but the grand charokees with the 4.0 i can WHIP!
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Toasty...if you wanna buy a gas station and new transmission...buy a Dodge...

(Sorry guys..experience of many)

Jim...Toasty'* getting a mommy mobile?
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I like S10s myself. Buy a V6 with a long bed and a stick then go drifitng.
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Stay away from the Dodge Durango'*. They are highly reliable, but the MPG'* will kill you. My dad has a 2003 (last of the 1st generation) and it kills him on gas. His city mileage is about 11.5 to 12. I will reccommend a 96 and up S10 Blazer... not the 95. It has the garbage 1st gen CPI injection (not TBI, which is still garbage). I also reccommend a used (don't hurt me) a 95-02 Kia Sportage. From the people I know that had them, they are highly reliable and gave them little to no trouble.
im more concened with reliability than gas mileage.. what motor does your dad have for a motor in his? And no, i wouldnt ever touch a S10 with CPI.
He has a 4.7 in his Durango. It has alot of kick to it, but at the same time, eats gas like a starving dog! But yes, the Durango'* are very reliable. IF you do decide on one, please stick with the 4.7 as they have the 545RFE transmission that is far more reliable than some of the older transmissions in those.

And cheetah, I do agree with you on them being reliable, but I had really bad luck with the 88 S10 Blazer I had, so it prolly made me biased.

But I still do recommend a GM. I try to get my dad to get a GM, but he has negative equity.
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If you get a GM version such as an *-10, get a 4.3, V-6 powered version. The 2.8/3.1 version is known to wipe rod bearings and snap crankshaft at the sligthtest sing of detonation.
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Had several *-10'* over the years and prefer the 4.3 also. I wiped out rod bearings as well on a 2.8 but to it'* credit, it had a hard life and didnt come apart till 150,000..The dam galvanized boxes wasnt a good idea either. Galvanic corrosion destroyed the outside box on both of them. To give you an idea of what the 2.8 went thru... we put 8 inch u-bolts on the rear end, stacked 9 springs and an overload on each side and put a ton of stone on a pallet 3 times a day. My brakes didnt want to hold the hill coming out of an old abandoned quarry so I would put the truck in reverse and as I felt the brakes start to give, I would feather the clutch in reverse going forward. Now that was nuts and a tough truck all at the same time.
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Had several *-10'* over the years and prefer the 4.3 also. I wiped out rod bearings as well on a 2.8 but to it'* credit, it had a hard life and didnt come apart till 150,000..The dam galvanized boxes wasnt a good idea either. Galvanic corrosion destroyed the outside box on both of them. To give you an idea of what the 2.8 went thru... we put 8 inch u-bolts on the rear end, stacked 9 springs and an overload on each side and put a ton of stone on a pallet 3 times a day. My brakes didnt want to hold the hill coming out of an old abandoned quarry so I would put the truck in reverse and as I felt the brakes start to give, I would feather the clutch in reverse going forward. Now that was nuts and a tough truck all at the same time.
S10'* are tough. I'd like to see a 80'* Ford ranger try to do what you did. No offense.
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