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Old 02-12-2016, 08:14 PM
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Nothing worse than spending money on your trade-in.

Our family had Ford wagons, which due to the rubbish build quality and mechanical unsuitability for heavy towing they were abandoned for a LandCruiser 60 Series. Whilst waiting for the Cruiser to land, the Ford dropped a lower radiator hose at warp nine. It didn't look good at the mechanics... the "all new" alloy head wasn't so flat any more. A full rebuild was deemed necessary.

The head was machined well past spec and the car ran... just. It didn't go so good when it warmed up though, and would hiccup quite steadily. I think part of the problem was that the compression ratio was too high.

On the day the Cruiser was ready to pick up, the Ford was coasted down the hill to the dealership.
In that situation a second hand motor may have come out cheaper.

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Old 02-12-2016, 10:07 PM
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Re: WK2 DownUnder

Not necessarily cheap to purchase a used engine when the package had only been released for 12 months...
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Old 02-12-2016, 11:33 PM
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Old 02-13-2016, 01:09 AM
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Re: WK2 DownUnder

Sad to say my Jeep is gone, after 3 power management modules replaced under warranty.
The the same fault rearing its head out of warranty and leaking suspension fittings top of struts. No dealer would quote a repair.
I could not trust it to not stop on me where i go.
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Old 02-13-2016, 09:48 PM
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What have you replaced it with?
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Re: WK2 DownUnder

It sounds like the GC's are starting to hall apart. I've had a few niggling problems eg. the odd blown fuse, windscreen washers have a slight blockage, one of the horns stopped working but nothing I can't fix. I've only just got the car bush worthy so I'll keep it till I start getting major problems. The major mechanicals have been perfect so far, touch wood.
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Re: WK2 DownUnder

Our MY14 Overland is coming up to its 3 years (ie warranty) in June this year. Had the convo with the husband the other day and he is not opposed to upgrading even though we have had zero issues since delivery.

He countered my proposal with the fact that we have had no issues but I'm not sure I want to run the gauntlet. I can (and probably will take a 12 month extension on the warranty but I will need to investigate it further, to take us past the June date).

So, I have a trade-in price for the '14 from the dealership - not bad (I know we can get better going privately though) and so now I'm just waiting on the '16 or '17 release.

I will only consider a '16 75th anniversary or the '17. Am leaning towards the '17.

BobT, ours is most certainly not 'falling apart'. Cannot fault it thus far.
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Oh also just as an aside and FYI, the sun visor recall has been extended to the 2011-2013 year models.

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I will only consider a '16 75th anniversary or the '17. Am leaning towards the '17.

I really doubt we will see any MY16 here in Aus.


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I will only consider a '16 75th anniversary or the '17. Am leaning towards the '17.

I really doubt we will see any MY16 here in Aus.


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With a trade body on it.
Works out better for me and work.

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FCA have agreed to pay for the condenser and I get the labour cost. I'm ok with that.

It's been really hot in Sydney so the GC is parked up until the air con is fixed maybe on Wednesday or Thursday. Came to work today with son in his reliable 2002 Peugeot 206 GTI - it has working air!


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