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BTW, I've been reading about all the issues with the 2.8 in the prado.
I've been investigating the Everest for a friend of ours that's interested and I'm shocked at the reports of owners that have had transmissions replaced and the numerous oil leaks being reported in vehicles with less than 10,000k's.

And then, to find out this the other day - well needless to say, it has been removed from her wish-list.

https://practicalmotoring.com.au/voi...-mc-offroader/

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I've been investigating the Everest for a friend of ours that's interested and I'm shocked at the reports of owners that have had transmissions replaced and the numerous oil leaks being reported in vehicles with less than 10,000k's.

And then, to find out this the other day - well needless to say, it has been removed from her wish-list.

https://practicalmotoring.com.au/voi...-mc-offroader/
Wow, that is an eye opener, I'm assuming the GC is classified MC.
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Wow, that is an eye opener, I'm assuming the GC is classified MC.
Yep. First thing I did after reading that was check the Aust compliance sticker on our Overland. Classified MC.
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Yep. First thing I did after reading that was check the Aust compliance sticker on our Overland. Classified MC.
What about the KL?
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What about the KL?
MA which is what I would have expected given its a Limited so no surprises there. Would be interested to know what the TH is classified as though.
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MA which is what I would have expected given its a Limited so no surprises there. Would be interested to know what the TH is classified as though.
Yeah, looking at the requirements for MC, a lot of mid sized SUVs wouldn't qualify, but the TH probably would. Needs for out these specs:
‘Approach Angle‘ of not less than 28 degrees;
‘Breakover Angle‘ of not less than 14 degrees;
‘Departure Angle‘ of not less than 20 degrees;
‘Running Clearance‘ of not less than 200 mm;
‘Front Axle Clearance‘, ‘Rear Axle Clearance‘ or ‘Suspension Clearance‘ of not less than 175 mm each.
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What???? But the compliance sticker on ours says MC.

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Yeah, just having that conversation on the comments now. He points to this:

Road Vehicle Descriptor (RVD1)

And says maybe the newer models have dropped to MA, anyone with an MY15 or 16 want to confirm?
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It appears that Jeep may have dropped MC compliance for the 2016 model onwards. That would be good for 2014-15 resales! Last of the true offroaders......

edit: From the journo: Turns out the date of change from MC to MA classification for the GC was 30 January 2015. So, yes, the older models are MC and the newer ones are MA. We're updating the article to reflect that... So you know the MC identification number was 34419 and it has been surrendered by Jeep.
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Re: Grand Cherokee in the media

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Yeah, just having that conversation on the comments now. He points to this:

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And says maybe the newer models have dropped to MA, anyone with an MY15 or 16 want to confirm?
Where is it? I'll check my my15.
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Where is it? I'll check my my15.
Bottom of the b pillar on passenger side.
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