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Posted by mike on 2004/3/29 0:00:00 (771) reads

Review of the turbo-diesel European Grand Cherokee

We often overlook that the Jeep is popular in a lot more places other than the United States - here's a snippet from glowing review of the European version of the Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland - assembled not in Toledo, Ohio, but in Graz, Austria:

It's not often Britain takes an American brand to heart, but when Jeep finally got its wheels wet and plunged across the Atlantic things changed.

Jeep was an instant hit and the manufacturer invested in a European factory at Graz in Austria to give the product a nifty European spin.

Now its vehicles combine US automotive design with the finest of European technology and the line-up has been cosiderably beefed up.

One of its most impressive is the class-leading 2.7-litre common rail, turbo diesel-powered, Jeep Grand Cherokee.

A drive in the latest luxury Overland version powered by the 2.7-litre CRD is enough to convince that the Grand Cherokee formula is powerful medicine.

This version with the tough 2.7 rumbling under the bonnet is a vast improvement on the turbo diesel engine it replaces. The new engine is quieter, more powerful, more responsive and more fun to drive. For Jeep, it represents a new level of diesel technology.

...snip...

The whole package is a worthy alternative to the Range Rover. The Grand Cherokee now offers a solution to those seeking luxury without vastness.

Check out the entire review.

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: J.T.'s Jeep
Any hope of getting the diesel engine here in a Grand? Seems logical with fuel prices skyrocketing and with the increased availability of 'bio diesel' products.

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Landy
Here, the Land Rover has always been, and will always be, the best 4x4xFAR.

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Marc Wilson
I can't think of an uglier series of vehicles ever made than the Rover's (ALL of them). In addition to being vastly overpriced and outdated, they are amongst the most unreliable vehicles ever made. Why anyone would ever consider buying one defies all common sense. Any of the Jeep models will get you anywhere the Rover's can go.

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Marc Wilson
I can't think of an uglier series of vehicles ever made than the Rover's (ALL of them). In addition to being vastly overpriced and outdated, they are amongst the most unreliable vehicles ever made. Why anyone would ever consider buying one defies all common sense. Any of the Jeep models will get you anywhere the Rover's can go.

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Marc Wilson
I can't think of an uglier series of vehicles ever made than the Rover's (ALL of them). In addition to being vastly overpriced and outdated, they are amongst the most unreliable vehicles ever made. Why anyone would ever consider buying one defies all common sense. Any of the Jeep models will get you anywhere the Rover's can go.

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Jeeper
Well, back in the 40's the British liked Jeeps enough to modify one to become what is now Land Rover... it seems every worthy offroader, including HUMMER, has its roots somewhere in Jeeps history.

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Bowser
Maybe they'll straighten out and realize that Jeep outdoes the Range Rover. Besides, the Rovers are just butt-ugly.

Then again, I wonder what it means if a European country actually likes a Jeep...

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Tj Joe
here is my comment I wish We could get the 2.7 Diesel here in the US.

As for the Defender 90, It is an over weight over priced & under powered pice of junk.

Here in the US the Wranglers states at; $13,495.

The Wranger is by fair a better deal.

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: DothanTJ
Actually a Defender 90 goes for about 20,500 which is roughly $37,700 with today's exchange rate. (A Wrangler starts at around 15,750 or $28,900.) I am sure if it were offered in the States today it would be priced more closely to $30,000, maybe less to compete directly with the TJ. It is a much more capable machine than the other Land Rover products. I love my TJ, but this would be my second choice, especially since it has a diesel engine.

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Jeeper
Put a $25,000 Rubicon up against a $60,000 Land Rover on the the toughest trails, the Rubicon takes the cake. Theres no argument. I've taken my Jeep on trips with some Land Rovers. But as far as doing some long hauls, a Land Rover would probably be more suitable, as it is more comfortable and has more cargo space. Best 4x4? No. But Id consider Land Rover before an identity-stealing HUMMER.

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Pete Lenges
here is my comment
So - When can we get one here????
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