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Unread 05-16-2013, 10:43 AM   #1
jhall1jax
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Inherited a ZJ

Hello!

I recently inherited a 1995 Grand Cherokee. I otherwise own a BMW M3, and previous cars have been similar, so I'm coming in from the other side of the automotive world.

But after a few months, I have to say it's a great truck for tooling around town and working on myself. I never expected to enjoy it in a totally different way than my previous cars, but I do.

It's super clean, 96k miles, with the inline 6, RWD - dad wasn't an off-roader! It's bone stock, but I have a feeling it's not going to last that way for long. I don't really know what to do with it yet, but I'm looking at it as a blank canvas.

Jason


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Unread 05-16-2013, 11:27 AM   #2
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Looks nice and clean. Since you don't have any plans on taking it off road, just keep up with the maintenance and enjoy the ride.

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Unread 05-16-2013, 11:50 AM   #3
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Holy !#$% 96K miles on a 95. Thats Really low. My 94 is just over 294K.

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Unread 05-16-2013, 01:03 PM   #4
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I get os so jelous when I see 100kish 15yr old trucks so clean. Where I live they last 3-5 years before corrosion and rust from mroad salt just eat them away, you would be hard pressed to find any 90's truck here without rotted out rockers.
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Unread 05-16-2013, 01:08 PM   #5
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I get os so jelous when I see 100kish 15yr old trucks so clean. Where I live they last 3-5 years before corrosion and rust from mroad salt just eat them away, you would be hard pressed to find any 90's truck here without rotted out rockers.
Same here. 96k on a ZJ isn't even broken in yet. I just retired my 1995 4.0 at 220k due to rust and my new 1998 5.2 will be rounding 200k any day now.
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Unread 05-16-2013, 01:29 PM   #6
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Luckily ours spent its summers in New Mexico, and winters in Minnesota til we got it. Now in Wyoming and we just use sand. It only goes to UT about 2 times a winter.

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Unread 05-16-2013, 03:36 PM   #7
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Hello!

....I have to say it's a great truck for tooling around town and working on myself. I never expected to enjoy it in a totally different way than my previous cars, but I do.
Amen! They dont have the most power, not the flashiest looking, not the most economical, nor very reliable. But they have something that I cant put my finger on that makes me keep dumping money into it.... and I couldnt be happier! I work in a hospital type environment, so the doctors and nurses all drive really nice cars, and I show up in my ugly rust bucket, but I guarantee you not a single person loves their car more than I do.

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Unread 05-16-2013, 03:42 PM   #8
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image-3055099494.jpg love the look of my zj! Mmm delicious. It becomes an addiction! Just you wait!
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