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Unread 08-20-2013, 04:55 PM   #1
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XJ: Best year?

Looking at opinions for what the best year XJ is and why. I'm trying to stay under $4k and want something as a fun DD.

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Unread 08-20-2013, 05:11 PM   #2
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91-99, All those years have good reliability.

97+ has the updated body and a nicer interior.

99 is considered "best" by some but there aren't any huge differences (especially compared to 98s).

00-01 suffer from the 0331 head issue (known to crack if overheated).
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Unread 08-20-2013, 07:06 PM   #3
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97-99, as they are the newest available without the 0331 head, and they have a HP front axle, where 00-01 had a LP. You should be able to find a fairly clean 97-99 in that price range.
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Unread 08-20-2013, 09:40 PM   #4
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Right on. Motor wise should I aim for the 4.0 or the v8?
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Unread 08-21-2013, 06:16 AM   #5
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There wasn't a V8 available in the XJ. Are you thinking of the Grand Cherokees?
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Unread 08-21-2013, 12:48 PM   #6
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Gotcha. I got the two confused. Waiting to sell my current truck and find a nice XJ.
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