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post #1 of 12 Old 12-30-2011, 11:18 AM Thread Starter
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2 Wheel Drive VS. 4 Wheel Drive

This will get a lot of laughs, but that is ok, I've been laughed at before. I found a 2002 Grand Cherokee Laredo on line and the owner is possibly looking to trade for a car. I have a car and am looking for an SUV of some sort. This one he has is a I6 with 123,000 miles and is a 2WD. Would that be bad? I've never had a 4WD and never really needed one. I've always driven rear wheel drives and recently this front wheel drive. How bad or good would a 2WD Jeep get around in the snow? I never go off road. I go fishing, but if it has rained I usually just wait till it dries up.
What do you think?

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post #2 of 12 Old 12-31-2011, 07:01 PM
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I used to have a 2wd WJ and it was very nice Jeep. But once I went 4WD, there was never any looking back. Do yourself a favor and get a 4WD. You'd rather have it and not need it, than be stuck and wishing you did.

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post #3 of 12 Old 12-31-2011, 09:58 PM
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Get 4X4 only! You can go fishing more often... even when the roads are muddy!
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post #4 of 12 Old 12-31-2011, 10:23 PM
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4x4! I love mine!
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post #5 of 12 Old 01-03-2012, 05:50 AM
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I have to agree get 4wd I hear a lot of people say I don't need 4wd, in fact one of my best friends was this way, he grew up his whole life in southern MN with not one 4wd in his immediate family, and never could understand why I would buy a truck that was 4wd when 2wd trucks were some much cheaper. It all changed one day when his dad has his truck up at his being only 2wd it snowed and his dad was stuck in the driveway. I came over with my truck and pulled his dad out, the next year when my friend was looking at trucks he bought a 4wd, and now doesn't understand what he was thinking only wanting 2wd. Not to mention the value of 2wd truck is far less than that of a 4wd.

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post #6 of 12 Old 01-03-2012, 10:10 AM
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Prepare for the worst and hope for the best. Get the 4wd and have no regrets, never.
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post #7 of 12 Old 01-03-2012, 10:16 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for all the great info. They changed their mind so I won't have to decide. Still, it would be nice to have a Jeep.......if only I could sell this car.....
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post #8 of 12 Old 01-03-2012, 10:26 AM
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Can't you trade it in?
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post #9 of 12 Old 01-03-2012, 10:47 AM Thread Starter
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Oh, I'm sure I could, just couldn't go the payments right now. So I wait or find someone out there that would rather have a car than a Jeep. I am finding those people are rare! These Jeeps must be great vehicles!
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post #10 of 12 Old 01-03-2012, 07:04 PM
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Great? I refuse to drive anything else. I'm on my fifth Jeep.(ZJx2, WJ, WK, and now a TJ) Take your car into a few lots and least see what they will offer you. Who knows, you might get lucky.

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post #11 of 12 Old 01-03-2012, 08:10 PM
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Sell your car on AutoTrader. I was trying to trade in my 2007 BMW X3 and the dealer would only give me $17k. I left, went to my office an composed an ad. Came out the next morning and within 2 hrs I had an offer. I ran the ad for $24,500 and accepted $22,750. Just a little more than the dealer was going to offer me I would say.

Bottom line, clean it up, engine compartment, etc. Make it appealing to the next owner. Only one shot at a "first impression". Shoot ya some pictures and run you an ad in AutoTrader.
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post #12 of 12 Old 01-08-2012, 03:43 PM
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4x4 will always be worth more and easier to resale
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