should i buy an XJ opinion's please
hi a toyota land cruiser man, but my 80 series got totalled and now im looking for a new car,
ive been looking at getting another 80, but i have always loved the XJ,
if i were to get one it be a 97-00 jeep xj,
i just need some convincing, im gonna be looing for one in near perfect condition, with less than 200,000km, 125,000 miles on it
its just i know what im getting with a landcruiser, and i dont with an XJ
i have read alot of review's and 80% of them are good, just mentioning the normal wear and tear, and the XJ's quirks
but the other 20% say they are terrible, but 10% of those are idiots.
but when i read things, about cracked heads and over heating, it makes
me very hesitant,
i dont care about the small things that go wrong, cheap fixes
i know that all the mechanical stuff, etc, driveline,diff,transfercase,trany,and that I6 4.0lt engine, are very solid, so thats good,
when i had the landcruiser, it was my daily drive too work and almost every weekend went offroading with my mates who drive patrols,cruisers,rovers but no jeeps
its mainly mudding, sand dunes, and the rare water crossing, but nothing extreme
now with the cruiser, nothing ever went wrong with it, except the normal wear and tear, i always knew that it didnt matter how bad i got stuck,
it would take me home after
i know that offroading will wear down the parts quicker than normal, i can live with that
if i get the jeep, i dont want to have too be fixing and or replacing things all the time.
if i do get the jeep first thing im doing is getting an OME 2.5 inch lift with 30inch muddies
so what do you guys & gals think,
i really love the XJ, im leaning more to it than another 80, but like i said i dont want to be fixing it every time i go wheeling,
i just need some convincing
Last edited by luke19; 01-27-2013 at 07:10 AM.