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post #1 of 7 Old 02-17-2003, 11:58 AM Thread Starter
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General GC questions

How do they perform after 50k miles?

What are reliability issues?

What kind of aftermarket support is there?

Gas Mileage?

Are they worth keeping after 100k?

Were they worth buying?

Thanks alot,

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post #2 of 7 Old 02-17-2003, 12:19 PM
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Could you include the year and model? Might help getting your questions answered alittle faster.

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probably from 94-97

those years fit best in my price range

as for getting a 6 or an 8, im not sure yet
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I'm on my second GC. I bought a 93 new and then traded it in on a new 2000. My experience is that the gizmos have a tendency to go bad because of wiring problems. I had to replace the automatic antenna (warranty) and had to fix broken wires in the harness going to the drivers door. I also had problems with the battery cable a couple of times. I put about 80,000 miles on the 93 and never had to do anything major. I did replace the transmission skid plate after a particularly fun weekend in Moab. Overall my experience has been very good. I have had the 2000 for almost 3 years. I had to have the front rotors turned because of the infamous rotor warp problem. Other than that, no problems.

Things to look out for are:
AC leaks - compressor failures
Transmission - rough shifting
Check fluids to make sure they have been changed on schedule.
All windows and locks working
The normal stuff you would check on any used car.

If the engines are maintained you should get between 150,000 and 200,000 miles out of them.

Get the V8 if you plan on towing anything or just want a really quick jeep. The gas milage is about the same for both the 6 and 8 cylinder engines.

Happy shopping. They are loads of fun.

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I have a 93 with 130000 miles and it runs very well. I haven't had
any major problems since I bought it .. I changed the cv's because they started making a little noise but I probobly could have driven another 6 months with it like that..I am super happy with the
power and ability of my ZJ it has impressed me and all my freinds.
I say go for it ..
Especially if you want Cadillac comfort while cruising mud holes and creek beds..

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Thanks alot guys...

My dad has had 3 GC's and after talking with him I am going to probably buy one..

What years had the 5.2 and the 5.9?

Also, what are some sights for jeep performance products? For lifts, exhausts, engine mods(cams, heads, etc) and suspensions?

Thanks alot guys, hopefully Ill be a full time poster here
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Quadratec has stuff for ZJ ..The 5.2 came in 92-98 I belive and
the 5.9 was only available in 98. Someone correct me if I am wrong.

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