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Pretty nifty ski car right here...

 

http://trucktracks.com/en/

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I vote for a Toyota Sienna AWD...it's a minivan, so not very cool, but very comfortable and roomy and great in the snow...besides Toyotas last forever smile.gif

I've had two Subaru Foresters...the first one I bought and the second one was given to me...both of them had head gasket problems to the tune of several thousand dollars...Incedentally I'd never buy another Subaru again.

My old Jeep Cherokee was terrible on gas, uncomfortable to drive, and rusted out after 10 years of Northeast winters, so no vote for Cherokees from me.
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Cherokees, at least the WJ's, can get the computer blues. Car may refuse to start or shut off after 10 secs - anti theft computer. Windows may not operate or operate bizarely. There's at least one well known problem with the screws on the case affecting the board.
I suppose it's not the worst thing as changing computers or getting them rebuilt isn't that bad if you can do it yourself.
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Cherokees, at least the WJ's, can get the computer blues. Car may refuse to start or shut off after 10 secs - anti theft computer. Windows may not operate or operate bizarely. There's at least one well known problem with the screws on the case affecting the board.
I suppose it's not the worst thing as changing computers or getting them rebuilt isn't that bad if you can do it yourself.

 

You mean Grand Cherokee's right?  I have seen those issues but not experienced it with mine.

 

After 5 Jeeps I'm out. Really liked them but probably going over to Toyota for awhile.

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Cherokees, at least the WJ's, can get the computer blues. Car may refuse to start or shut off after 10 secs - anti theft computer. Windows may not operate or operate bizarely. There's at least one well known problem with the screws on the case affecting the board.
I suppose it's not the worst thing as changing computers or getting them rebuilt isn't that bad if you can do it yourself.

 

You mean Grand Cherokee's right?  I have seen those issues but not experienced it with mine.

 

After 5 Jeeps I'm out. Really liked them but probably going over to Toyota for awhile.

Yes. 2002 Grand Cherokee was the issue. First was it wouldn't start initially, but then started fine. That happened very randomly though and never failed to actually start. Then there were the gauges going to zero - tach and speedo, then back to normal. While driving. Sometimes they'd bounce up and down. Or stay off for awhile. Then oddities with the windows. Like push for up and it goes down or vice versa. Then one day the window wouldn't go back up. Tried the disconnect battery for a minute and reconnect. I think that solved the window, but then the car shut off after 10 secs.

 

There are a fair number of online forums for Jeeps that you can get info on. Researching, this was not uncommon. Repairing those two things at a dealer would be a couple grand probably.

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Yes. 2002 Grand Cherokee was the issue. First was it wouldn't start initially, but then started fine. That happened very randomly though and never failed to actually start. Then there were the gauges going to zero - tach and speedo, then back to normal. While driving. Sometimes they'd bounce up and down. Or stay off for awhile. Then oddities with the windows. Like push for up and it goes down or vice versa. Then one day the window wouldn't go back up. Tried the disconnect battery for a minute and reconnect. I think that solved the window, but then the car shut off after 10 secs.

 

There are a fair number of online forums for Jeeps that you can get info on. Researching, this was not uncommon. Repairing those two things at a dealer would be a couple grand probably.

 

Good info Tog. I guess another issue worth mention is the crank and cam sensors going out. Causes random no starts, dies and other issues. I have been a member at Jeepforum.com for years. The help there was excellent. Like here.

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Do not buy a used Subaru 2.5 without verification that the head gasket has been recently changed.

If it hasn't negotiate price down $1200-$1800

 

I'd never buy one regardless.  Ours had the head gasket go out TWICE.

 

Mechanic said he advises people not to touch them.   00-05' 2.5 should be avoided IMO.

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