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post #31 of 35 Old 07-16-2013, 11:27 AM
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Originally Posted by rdkendrick View Post

I saw a little more than 435,000 before my engine went in my '91 Cherokee Laredo.

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Impressive....don't think I have ever seen any car with that many miles on!

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post #32 of 35 Old 07-16-2013, 01:10 PM
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Originally Posted by rdkendrick View Post

I saw a little more than 435,000 before my engine went in my '91 Cherokee Laredo.

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Darn good engine.. That is the reason I wanted the 4.0. Stories like this are fairly common..
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post #33 of 35 Old 07-17-2013, 12:22 AM
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I bought my 2003 4.0 because I had 4 different mechanics tell me they last for ever and replacement parts are relatively cheap. 55K miles in 2 years and 15 more to 200K and so far it's been true.
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post #34 of 35 Old 07-17-2013, 11:21 AM
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I had a 96 grand Cherokee with a 4.0 that went 300k before I just gave it away to a kid..but I love my 4.7 HO in my Overland 04...
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post #35 of 35 Old 07-17-2013, 04:53 PM
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The WK is certainly a bit more refined, and has more of a "new car" feel. I personally prefer the more high-end-90s-American feel of the WJ to the WK. The real deciding factor for me though, was the incomparable looks.

Since it's generally agreed that both the I6 and V8 are good engines, it's a matter of preference. They both get the same mileage and cost the same these days, so the extra power was a no-brainer for me. However, between the 4.7L HO and 4.7L, I didn't feel a justifiable difference in power to make the much-less-common HO worth holding out for. So in my opinion, if you find the perfect Jeep for you with a HO, go for it, but don't make the standard 4.7L a deal-breaker. I'm very happy with my standard 4.7L and its torquey low-end. In my test drives, the I6 took all the fun out of the WJ.
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