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  1. MMike

    MMike A fowl peckerwood.

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    I pick it up tomorrow

    It's older than I was looking for, but it was a good deal and low miles. 2001, but only has 24000 miles on it (40000 kms). Loaded, leather etc etc....$5000 less than was I was expecting to pay.
     

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  2. manhattanprjkt83

    manhattanprjkt83 Rusty Trombone

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    piiiiiiimp :thumb:
     
  3. stinkyboy

    stinkyboy Plastic Santa

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    Konabumm Konaboner

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    nice ride
     
  5. dfinn

    dfinn Turbo Monkey

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    it's cool that you get to "test" it out in the snow right away. how is it in the fluffy white stuff?
     
  6. Curb Hucker

    Curb Hucker I am an idiot

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    Its a Heep Thing :thumb: ;)
     
  7. MMike

    MMike A fowl peckerwood.

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    Just another in my list of jeeps...

    I really had planned on an '02 or '03. I fat-fingered my search on Autotrader.ca and accidentally included '01. It was the first one on the list. Must be fate. I can't argue with the mileage. My Cherokee in Seattle which was also an '01 had 45000 miles on it when I sold it.
     
  8. MMike

    MMike A fowl peckerwood.

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    I'll put a pink triangle sticker on it...that should do it...
     
  9. mobius

    mobius Turbo Monkey

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    Nice jeep you cant argue with the mileage either.
     
  10. Brian HCM#1

    Brian HCM#1 MMMMMMMMM BEER!!!!!!!!!!

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    My Grand Cherokee was awesome!!!! The Durango sucked.
     
  11. Changleen

    Changleen Paranoid Member

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    Heh, Now all the MMike haters know his registration...
     
  12. -dustin

    -dustin boring

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    damn, that's awesome mileage. my girlfriend, who never drives anywhere, ever, has 30k on her 2001 car (her sister has 100k+ on her 2002).
     
  13. MMike

    MMike A fowl peckerwood.

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    I'm smarter than that. That's the dealer plate...
     
  14. hooples3

    hooples3 Fuggetaboutit!

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    I still have an older <1994> Grand Cherokee thats my everyday/workhorse car. 120,000 and still going strong esp with the 5.2 v8 in it.
     
  15. luken8r

    luken8r Monkey

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    Ha! I just saw your post on JU.
    A 01 with 25K on it is nothing. The 4.7 is a tight engine and probably isnt even broken in yet. Id be more interested in WHY it only has 25k on it. Was it owned by a grandma who only drove it to the corner market and bingo?
     
  16. MMike

    MMike A fowl peckerwood.

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    Well... there are 3 mall annoying things wrong with it.

    1) Driver's seat belt doesn't retract properly
    2) Heated seats don't seem to work
    3) front speakers don't work.

    Hopefully this is all still under warranty. ...and hopefully that's all that's wrong with it!
     
  17. MMike

    MMike A fowl peckerwood.

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    Ok all you MMike haters! Get ready to laugh!

    My new jeep is at the dealer with the transmission removed. I took it in to have a couple of small things corrected. ...seatbelt didn't retract properly etc... I also ask them to check the tranny because it would shift a little rough every now and then. They said sure, it probably just needed the tranny flushed.

    So I get a call....The tranny has a ton of water in it. What's more, they think this may be due to the car being partially submerged at some point.... which would explain a couple of the "minor" electrical glitches it has....

    After the holidays I'll be calling the guy from whom I purchased it to get my money back. Although I'm nervous that he could have me "whacked" if he so chose...... he um...let's just say he used the expression "fuggetta bout it" all too often....(that' not a joke)....

    So go ahead! Laugh!! Laugh at my expense!!!
     
  18. Transcend

    Transcend My Nuts Are Flat

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    Holy crap - you bought a car from the saputo's or what?

    Maybe they use jeep's now instead cement sneakers?
     
  19. MMike

    MMike A fowl peckerwood.

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    I may as well have.... a guy out in St. Leonard... Always trust your gut... I knew I was making a mistake.

    Here's his story:

    He's in the middle of opening a restaurant...a Baton ROuge. He's not a car dealer perse. His buddy however is. And he gets him into the auctions. SO he claims that when he sees something nice, he'll buy it and and then sells it himself. He does it as a sideline. I did make the cheque out to his company....which had the word "auto" in it. It is POSSIBLE he didn't even know there was anything wrong with it. He showed me the paperwork from Longue Pointe (St. Leonard Jeep dealer....where I got my Liberty). They did check it out. All the papers had good dates, and my VIN on them. It HAD been looked at. Just not very carefully apparently. And the thing did drive jsut fine. It would just shift a little rough from reverse to drive about 1/3 of the time.

    I'm currently trying to look up some stuff on Quebec's lemon laws. Google won't load for some reason, and I'm finding sweet fack all with MSN.com.....
     
  20. splat

    splat Nam I am

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    Well Maybe Windows is Bearable ! Unix Rules !
    Hmmm lets see , it was submergesd , andthe guy sounds like a Mobster .

    I guess that leads to the question , who was in it when it went for a swim ?
     
  21. beestiboy

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    STOP!!! Pull a carfax report on it immediately. Find out where it came from probably Florida sometime in September would be my guess. Make sure it never left the country...if it did this jeep was probably salvaged taken out to be "repaired" and brought back in to be resold.

    Good luck, I wont laugh at you because I know this stings too bad. My uncle was a used car salesman in Vegas and said that the above scenario is very common and if that is what happened to you, the warranty may be void.
     
  22. Talkingmonkey

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    Bummer dude.
    Stop buying jeeps.
    I hear more stories about people having problems with them than stories about people loving them.

    Buy a freakin import or something.
     
  23. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    I'll bet at one point it was registered in the New Orleans area. :p
     
  24. TN

    TN Hey baby, want a hot dog?

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    HAHA! I was gonna say it..KATRINA KAR!
    do a carfax on it & check back with us ASAP.
     
  25. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    Maybe it's time for you to get a Toyota and be done with it.
     
  26. Toshi

    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    for you, mmike, i recommend the RAV4. possibly in pink?
     
  27. MMike

    MMike A fowl peckerwood.

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    Well I finally got Katrina back today....It's been at the dealer ever since. They completely tore down the tranny and rebuilt it. It's like new. about $4000 worth of work for free.

    I'm really quite torn whether I should keep it or not. I mean, the tranny is now NEW. The rest of it has 25000 miles. It runs prefectly. I got a good deal.... But could I be setting myself up for heartbreak in the future? So I give it back, and start over with another one...that won't have a fully rebuilt tranny.... what to do, what to do......
     
  28. DaveW

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    Well if it has been submerged expect random electrical faults for a few years.....and possibly higher levels of corrosion. :(
     
  29. MMike

    MMike A fowl peckerwood.

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    there's no way it was submerged. It was driven through a stream and got stuck or something. The leather seats and all that are still good.
     
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    DaveW Space Monkey

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    Sweet! it should be a good deal then :)
     
  31. MMike

    MMike A fowl peckerwood.

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    but my front speakers don't work, and my heated seats don't work....I am leery....could be a coincidence. Maybe not. My wife wants to just get that fixed, have it detailed, and call it good....
     
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    DaveW Space Monkey

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    it's easy enough to pop the stereo out and check for a loose conection (same at the speaker end). :thumb:
     
  33. MMike

    MMike A fowl peckerwood.

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    exactly...I justneed a few spare moments to be able to do that!
     
  34. Polandspring88

    Polandspring88 Superman

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    Even without having been submerged its a GM vehicle, so electrical faults are the norm. My Pontiac has wiring issues as well as my friends Jeep Grand Cherokee. In my experience many GM vehicles have had issues with wiring.
     
  35. Sherpa

    Sherpa Basking in fail.

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    When did Jeep become a GM vehicle? It's Daimler Chrysler.
     
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    MMike A fowl peckerwood.

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    I was wondering that too.......
     
  37. Polandspring88

    Polandspring88 Superman

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    Oops, my mistake. Oh well, it holds true anyway, my friends Jeep has had wiring issues that deal with the radio.