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I was with Budget Direct with our Pajero's for about 10 years, left them at renewal time this year for Woolworths as they could not compete.

With Woolworths you also get an extra 4 cents of per litre for 12 months on top of their normal 4 cents of deal and a $50 fuel voucher.
With the thirst of the SRT, that 4c per litre could be quite a lot...
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Old 11-07-2013, 07:44 AM
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How is this for a neat piece of work on my new car picked up today? I asked for a 7 pin large round plug to match my van and it obviously didn't fit the same as a 7 pin flat so they just cut the tow bar to make it fit.

You can also see on the far left the bracket supporting the plastic cover held on by a cable tie.
Yep, that's the quality work which makes Australia great. WTF were they thinking???

As alluded to by others, I'm pretty damned sure that modifying the towbar voids its engineering work. I'd be contacting Best Bars in New Zealand to ascertain if that's a fact prior to putting your dealer in the crosshairs.

Are you going to name and shame for us?

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Hi all,

I am a newbie to this forum, so pardon me if someone has already asked this question of if this is not the correct place to ask

I currently own a 2007 Toyota Prado and am planning to upgrade. The the options I have is a newer Prado or the 2013/2014 Jeep GC. I never owned a Jeep and have heard from different owners and forums that they dont stand up to their name. I have heard that from time to time they have issues (which I suppose all cars have), below average off road performance, not many off roading kits and also dont have any good resale value.

What would be your thoughts on this ?


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I would agree wholeheartedly about expecting below average off road performance, though I do have the SRT which has incredible on-road performance instead so I can't really speak of the 'proper 4wd' Grand Cherokees. Though check out this link I do have some uconnect gremlins, but the car is awesome. Never had a Jeep before and I'm on the whole really impressed and I'm still finding new and awesome features. The panel fit and cabin finish isn't quite up there with the Audis I've owned, but is miles ahead of the HSV I had in 2005. My boss has a 2011/12 Prado and that is a very underwhelming place to be a passenger. I would say test drive a Grand Cherokee with an open mind and prepare to be very impressed. Just after my new car arrived and I was selling my 'old' car, a just 5 year old Focus XR5 Turbo, it felt like an old car for the first time. It was the kind of feeling I used to get when getting into a 700,000 km taxi after driving the Focus only it was the Focus that felt old after a few days in the Jeep.

Just my two cents...
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Old 11-07-2013, 07:57 AM
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How is this for a neat piece of work on my new car picked up today? I asked for a 7 pin large round plug to match my van and it obviously didn't fit the same as a 7 pin flat so they just cut the tow bar to make it fit. You can also see on the far left the bracket supporting the plastic cover held on by a cable tie.
Bit rough... Where do you now fit the second safety chain?
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Old 11-07-2013, 08:18 AM
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The panel fit and cabin finish isn't quite up there with the Audis I've owned, .
Audi are king of interiors.
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How is this for a neat piece of work on my new car picked up today? I asked for a 7 pin large round plug to match my van and it obviously didn't fit the same as a 7 pin flat so they just cut the tow bar to make it fit.

You can also see on the far left the bracket supporting the plastic cover held on by a cable tie.
What a butcher's job (no offence to any butchers on the forum)

Surely you don't need all of that carefully folded and welded metalwork to give it any sort of strength do you? It's only a tow bar for decoration isn't it and not a load bearing structure is it? Those lovely neat hack saw marks are not exactly the large radius kind of thing you'd expect to offer any degree of prevention of stress concentration factures either. Find any pimply faced mech eng student to put a letter together for your dealer if they refuse to replace it with an undamaged one. (coming from an ex-pimply faced mech eng student...)

Hopefully your dealer will be just as angry at the numtpy that did that and sort it out without much fuss at all.
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Find any pimply faced mech eng student to put a letter together for your dealer if they refuse to replace it with an undamaged one. (coming from an ex-pimply faced mech eng student...)
As an ex bicycle workshop mechanic/manager, I have to say I hate you all so much.
Engineering students were the bane of my existence.
Trying to tell me such and such theoretically should or should not happen while missing so many practical realities was like talking to Zuzu Petals.
Sorry but any time someone mentions engineering students it sends me off into short term madness.
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Absolutely, horn works albeit it sounds like something you get in a $3 showbag, anyone replaced the horn to sound more like it looks ?
I couldn't agree more about the horn, it's like the mild mannered cadet Laverne Hooks from the 1st police acadamy movie with a very softly spoken, 'excuse me' instead of the kind of the 'Hey, look out, you're about to get squashed as you wander into the road listening to your ipod!'. I'd prefer the later Hooks with the 'DON'T MOVE DIRTBAG!" approach.

Does anyone know any decent replacements for the weedy oem horn?
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

Soon after picking up my MY14 GC when i got it home i was checking stuff out, like you do when you get a new toy , and was surprised to find out that my air tank (for the Quadra Lift air suspension) was totally loose on both brackets.

For the owners who have QL you can check this easily. The air tank is behind the rear seat. Fold flat the rear seat and lift the hinged cover that normally covers the child seat anchorage point, look under it between the rear seat and spare tire and you will see the shiny air tank. Stick your hand in, grab the air tank and see if you can move it easily. I was very surprised when i found both my brackets holding the air tank were not tightened at all.
(uploaded 4 pics to the GC photobucket site but can't see them, so can't attach them here).

I fixed it myself at the same time when i installed my Mopar towbar.
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Picked up the car last Friday and have to say it is awesome and love the ACC (although I have only driven it a couple of times as my wife drives during the week), could not be happier. Now I just have learn to drive off road.
Looks good, but I am interested about your wheels, they didn't appear to be the standard wheels for an Overland ?
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Hopefully your dealer will be just as angry at the numtpy that did that and sort it out without much fuss at all.
I expect this will be the case. That is why I am not naming them at this stage. I will wait and see whether it will be name and shame or name and praise.

Even if the piece wasn't cut off, there are only two holes which will take the safety chains so where do you attach the break away cable?
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UOTE=Andyp911;925967]Looks good, but I am interested about your wheels, they didn't appear to be the standard wheels for an Overland ?[/QUOTE]

Thanks. They're the wheels they put on with the ORA pack
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