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Post by Russell820i » Fri Sep 02, 2011 6:02 am

CHR15E wrote:Mine's not a V8 unfortunately Russell. Just a lowly 4 litre straight 6.
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Ah just the 4 litre straight 6 - im sure youll manage!!!! What an awesome machine, i like it even more knowing its a straight 6, didnt know they came in that.

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Post by Richard Moss » Fri Sep 02, 2011 8:51 am

CHR15E wrote:What's your reasons behind wanting one then? Can't be much chance of snow over there at winter? :lol:
Plenty of "Arabian Snow" (sand) though. Basically, a bit of load space, some off road capability, big(ish) road presence and the ability to pull a trailer of camping gear. Fun car, in other words.
Out in the desert with a 1998 Grand Cherokee V8 and 1996 Grand Cherokee 4L. Back home: 1969 MGC GT

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Post by CHR15E » Fri Sep 02, 2011 5:46 pm

Russell820i wrote:
CHR15E wrote:Mine's not a V8 unfortunately Russell. Just a lowly 4 litre straight 6.
:lol:

Ah just the 4 litre straight 6 - im sure youll manage!!!! What an awesome machine, i like it even more knowing its a straight 6, didnt know they came in that.
Only the newer Grand Cherokees were V8's. Pre about 99, they were straight 6s.
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CHR15E wrote:What's your reasons behind wanting one then? Can't be much chance of snow over there at winter? :lol:
Plenty of "Arabian Snow" (sand) though. Basically, a bit of load space, some off road capability, big(ish) road presence and the ability to pull a trailer of camping gear. Fun car, in other words.
Ideal for all of that. They aren't actually that big but compared to most normal cars they're large enough that people keep out the way over here.
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Post by Russell820i » Fri Sep 02, 2011 8:05 pm

CHR15E wrote:
Russell820i wrote:
CHR15E wrote:Mine's not a V8 unfortunately Russell. Just a lowly 4 litre straight 6.
:lol:

Ah just the 4 litre straight 6 - im sure youll manage!!!! What an awesome machine, i like it even more knowing its a straight 6, didnt know they came in that.
Only the newer Grand Cherokees were V8's. Pre about 99, they were straight 6s.
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CHR15E wrote:What's your reasons behind wanting one then? Can't be much chance of snow over there at winter? :lol:
Plenty of "Arabian Snow" (sand) though. Basically, a bit of load space, some off road capability, big(ish) road presence and the ability to pull a trailer of camping gear. Fun car, in other words.
Ideal for all of that. They aren't actually that big but compared to most normal cars they're large enough that people keep out the way over here.
Ahhhh cheers Chris, didnt know this.

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Post by Richard Moss » Fri Sep 02, 2011 8:38 pm

Chris, the Grand Cherokee will certainly be bigger and more practical inside than either my Lumina or the Kia Soul (both of which will be staying in the family).

I was considering a Grand Voyager or LWB Chevy Astro (not to be confused with an Astra) but most of the ones I've seen have had a hard life and the Jeep's history is known to us.
Out in the desert with a 1998 Grand Cherokee V8 and 1996 Grand Cherokee 4L. Back home: 1969 MGC GT

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Post by CHR15E » Fri Sep 02, 2011 9:51 pm

How long before you get it then?
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Post by Richard Moss » Fri Sep 02, 2011 10:37 pm

Should be a few days - the seller has to get an "MOT" done (and passed) and then the re-registration takes a few minutes at the local traffic office. Of course, if it fails the test then there will be some rectification to do before the re-test. The test centre and registration office are closed on fridays and have limited hours on saturdays and it's been a public holiday all week so there will be a bit of a backlog.

Local rules require an "MOT" pass in the 28 days before the transfer of ownership - an idea that I think makes sense in principle. It should help keep wrecks off the road......................................

The test costs £20, the transfer costs £50 and annual re-registration is £35 or so. Insurance is based on vehicle value and third party liability (i.e. damage to other vehicles) so will be nice and cheap for an oldie like this.
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Post by CHR15E » Sat Sep 03, 2011 12:23 am

Good stuff.

We'll have to start a new forum? :lol:
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Post by Richard Moss » Sat Sep 03, 2011 6:00 am

We could have a 4WD section - with Mal's Landrover and JT's Range Rover
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