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The Greatest Jeep Grand Cherokee Ever Has Been For Sale For Months And We’re All Fools For Not Buying It

Last year, my friend Brandon and I nearly lost our minds after we flew across the country to fix and road trip a rare, manual transmission Jeep Grand Cherokee. Now there’s an even cooler “Holy Grail” Grand Cherokee for sale just one state over in Illinois, and nobody’s buying it. It makes no sense!Read more… […]

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The Greatest Jeep Grand Cherokee Ever Has Been For Sale For Months And We’re All Fools For Not Buying It

Last year, my friend Brandon and I nearly lost our minds after we flew across the country to fix and road trip a rare, manual transmission Jeep Grand Cherokee. Now there’s an even cooler “Holy Grail” Grand Cherokee for sale just one state over in Illinois, and nobody’s buying it. It makes no sense!Read more… […]

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Watch An Old VW Touareg Go Head-To-Head Off-Road Against A New Jeep Grand Cherokee

The first-generation Volkswagen Touareg is remarkably similar to the modern Jeep Grand Cherokee, which is why this recent off-road comparison by TFL Car is so fascinating. Watch the two machines—separated by 13 model-years—strut their stuff on the rocks.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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A Beautiful ‘Holy Grail’ Jeep Grand Cherokee Is For Sale For $2,650 And I’m Trying To Resist Buying It

For sale right now near Providence, Rhode Island is a beautiful, garage-kept example of a “Holy Grail” Jeep Grand Cherokee—one of only ~1,500 ever built with a manual transmission. I once went through hell to obtain a broken one of these rare vehicles, but now there’s one in seemingly decent condition ready to be…Read more… […]

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Help Me Decide If I Should Adopt These Free Jeeps

“Free beach vacation in return for taking my rusty Cherokee” reads an email from a Long Island-based reader about his 1995 Jeep XJ. This comes just days after a Pennsylvania-based reader told me about his 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee: “If you’re interested in it it’s yours for the taking…That’s right… Free.” Now I…Read more… Continue […]

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Chrysler Built Hemi Engines With A Major Engineering Defect And I May Try To Profit From It

It appears that Chrysler royally screwed up, and owners of 2011 Jeeps, Dodges, and Rams equipped with the legendary 5.7-liter Hemi have paid for it dearly. For some reason, the engine’s valve lifters have a tendency to seize up and wipe out the camshaft, leaving customers with enormous repair bills. One reader reached…Read more… Continue […]

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Here’s Everything That’s Still Wrong With My 260,000 Mile ‘Holy Grail’ Jeep Grand Cherokee

Last month, I went through hell trying to fix and drive home a supremely rare, 260,000 mile, manual transmission Jeep Grand Cherokee that I’d bought sight unseen for $700 from the Middle Of Nowhere, Colorado. Ultimately, my friend Brandon and I pulled off a miracle, and the Jeep now sits in my backyard in Michigan.…Read […]

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I Bought A 260,000-Mile ‘Holy Grail’ Jeep Grand Cherokee Sight Unseen From The Middle Of Nowhere. Getting It Home Nearly Broke Me

“I think I’m going to fly home. I can’t take this anymore,” Brandon mumbled as he sat slouched in the corner of a Denver bar. It was approaching midnight, and my friend was in shambles, his spirits having been crushed by 12 straight hours of extreme, high-intensity wrenching on the rare, manual transmission Jeep Grand…Read […]

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I Bought A 260,000-Mile ‘Holy Grail’ Jeep Grand Cherokee Sight Unseen From The Middle Of Nowhere. Getting It Home Nearly Broke Me

“I think I’m going to fly home. I can’t take this anymore,” Brandon mumbled as he sat slouched in the corner of a Denver bar. It was approaching midnight, and my friend was in shambles, his spirits having been crushed by 12 straight hours of extreme, high-intensity wrenching on the rare, manual transmission Jeep Grand…Read […]

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How A Stranger’s Old Chevy Pickup Got Me Over The Snowy Rockies To The ‘Holy Grail’ Jeep Grand Cherokee

“Would you like help not dying in Colorado?” asked Denver reader Jason in an email. I’d soon be flying and renting a car to drive over the Rockies during a bad snowstorm and Jason, whom I’d never met, was offering me the keys to an old Chevy GMT400-series pickup truck—one that would capture my heart […]

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Here’s My Idiotic Plan To Drive A Broken 260,000-Mile ‘Holy Grail Of Jeep Grand Cherokees’ Across The Country

I want to be upfront about this: My plan to fly to Colorado with two suitcases full of car parts and tools, repair my $700 “Holy Grail” Jeep Grand Cherokee’s significant mechanical problems and then drive the 260,000 mile SUV 1,500 miles back to Michigan all in a span of four days is deeply flawed. […]

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This Jeep’s ‘Death Wobble’ Is So Terrifying It Will Haunt Your Dreams

As the owner of numerous solid front axle-equipped automobiles, I’ve dealt with the violent shake that is “Death Wobble” a number of times. And yet even I would soil my favorite set of cargo shorts were I piloting this white Jeep Grand Cherokee. Because it appears that there’s a massive earthquake affecting only its…Read more… […]

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This Jeep’s ‘Death Wobble’ Is So Terrifying It Will Haunt Your Dreams

As the owner of numerous solid front axle-equipped automobiles, I’ve dealt with the violent shake that is “Death Wobble” a number of times. And yet even I would soil my favorite set of cargo shorts were I piloting this white Jeep Grand Cherokee. Because it appears that there’s a massive earthquake affecting only its…Read more… […]

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I Just Bought The Holy Grail Of Jeep Grand Cherokees But It Has 260,000 Miles And Is Broken In The Middle Of Nowhere

Back in October, I wrote about the “Holy Grail of Jeep Grand Cherokees,” an extremely rare, first-generation manual transmission Grand Cherokee left to rot on a Wisconsin dairy farm. After reading that story, a reader miraculously discovered a second grail for sale for $800 in the Middle of Nowhere, Colorado.…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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The Holy Grail Of Jeep Grand Cherokees Sits On An Old Wisconsin Dairy Farm, But It May Be Doomed

What do you do when an extremely rare, but not particularly valuable piece of automotive history is in desperate need of a cash-intensive restoration? Do you spend the money knowing you may never get it back, or do you allow the unicorn to die? This is the dilemma that Dustin Sawyer, a director at a […]

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Watch MotorWeek Drive An Ultra-Rare Manual Jeep Grand Cherokee

The Jeep Grand Cherokee has been around for 26 model years, and of the many millions built, only a few hundred came with manual transmissions. One of them can be seen in this 1992 episode of MotorWeek, so get ready to feast your eyes on the greatest Grand Cherokee ever.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Watch MotorWeek Drive An Ultra-Rare Manual Jeep Grand Cherokee

The Jeep Grand Cherokee has been around for 26 model years, and of the many millions built, only a few hundred came with manual transmissions. One of them can be seen in this 1992 episode of MotorWeek, so get ready to feast your eyes on the greatest Grand Cherokee ever.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Towing An Old Jeep Through An Ice Storm With A 707 HP Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk Was Truly Terrifying

I missed the Super Bowl last Sunday because I made a terrible decision: I used a 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk on all-season tires to tow my new 1979 Jeep Cherokee Golden Eagle from Ohio back to Michigan through an ice storm. It should have been a four-hour trip, but it became a harrowing 12-hour […]

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What Else Do You Want To Know About The 707 HP Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk?

I’ve got a $99,965 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk sitting in front of my house right now, and let me tell you up-front: it’s total mechanical madness. But aside from from that, what else were you wanting to know about this 707 horsepower, 6.2-liter supercharged V8 Jeep? Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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