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Old 14-05-2020, 07:00 PM   #1
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2005 4wd

so, 2005 years, something that'll pull 3.5T,

Jeep Grand Cherokee v Kia Sorento?

Pro's and cons?

from what i see.....

Jeep,

Pro's, great for towing, very capable, known workhorse, been around long enough in this territory

cons, expensive VED,

Kia

Pro's, better mpg in manual, more reasonable price for parts? cheaper to buy

con's, can it tow 3.5T?

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Old 14-05-2020, 07:16 PM   #2
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Not thought about a Hyundai Terracan - proper old school 4x4, neighbour has had one for a few, replacing his previous Nissan Pathfinder that cracked it's chassis.

He swears by it - he is not mechanically minded at all so not well looked after but it keeps going and going
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Old 14-05-2020, 07:37 PM   #3
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The kia wont tow 3.5T, not much will to be fair, i know current XC90's won't, the only ones that will are Range Rovers, Discovery's, X5's
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The kia wont tow 3.5T, not much will to be fair, i know current XC90's won't, the only ones that will are Range Rovers, Discovery's, X5's
I was sceptical as well but some owners are saying they will

The only other option really is an X5 or shogun
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Old 15-05-2020, 02:50 PM   #5
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can't understand this ad, why's it so much cheaper

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classif...to=3000&page=1

mileage seems to check out as well

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Old 15-05-2020, 05:30 PM   #6
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That vintage of CRD V6 3.0 did suffer from the dreaded swirl flap issue, and they are mounted inside the "V" requiring the entire inlet to come apart.
Rear brake calipers / parking brake seize.

Apart from that the Grand Cherokee is a really pleasant old tank and if I were in the market it would be my own choice through past experience.
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Some of the cherokees have a problem with the flaps inside the heater system which can require a dashboard out job but theres ways around it which can be found online. Pretty good engine there a mercedes lump in the later ones i believe. But maybe consider a mercedes ml320. They also do a rarer ml420 a 4litre v8 diesel i think it is. The other option if money allows is landrover discovery which will pull 3.5ton. Out of curiosity why does it need to pull 3.5t what do you tow.
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Your into Discovery/Range Rover, Land Cruiser or Shogun territory if you want to pull 3.5t
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Some of the Toyota Hilux can pull 3.500.
If you are pulling for hire and reward, you will need an operator license and a tachograph fitted to the vehicle.
Here in North Wales the police is quite hot on the ones pulling out of Copart.
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You are better off with an LR product if genuinely pulling 3.5 tonnes about. Permanent 4wd makes a difference.

I would not want to be pulling 3.5 tonne in a pickup too often. Some of them are clumsy as fudge without a trailer behind.

This is one of the few times where I would dare recommend a Land Rover. The ML can be a good bus but you want a stack of invoices with it.
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