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First of all little note for admin: I am thinking it will be good if we have place for sharing our cars. So people can fınd place to share their cars. If it will be open please shift this one there :) 

I will try to share my story with my 2000 Jeep Cherokee XJ 4.0. Keeping this story here good for me and also good for people who is having Cherokee or planing to get one.

One of my biggest dream was having an old American car. Specially 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee 5.9 have very good place in my heart. Thats why after i move to UAE i wanted to get a American car. For off roading first i thought about getting 2006-2007 Grand Cherokee but when i read about them i got scared. I checked for Wrangler JK but also for that people saıd dont get 3.8. For 3.6 pentastar prıces was high and i was just moved to country so i didnt wanted to get loan. All this things take me to 2 option Wrangler TJ and Cherokee XJ. With @skumar83 and @shadow79's suggestions i focussed the Cherokee. 

I got hıs car at first days of November 2017. Me and my mechanic checked many Cherokees and this one was the best.  It was off road ready veichle. GCC spec(which is very hard to find). It was belong to a local guy and seemed like he spend alot on it. I only didnt like the full black look(why anyone do this to his car? Even half of head lıghts was black.) and Double din screen inside(Why Whyyyyy? They cut the dash for this stupid thing.)

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2 days after deal i met with the owner in Sharjah Tashjeel. He put the car for test and it passed without any problem. I was thinking how they are allowing for this black tail lights? And i got the Jeep. In Sharjah Tashjeel they didnt allowed me to keep the plate. They said i have to get Dubai plate. This was the moment all craziness start. We put the car top of a winch and took it to Dubai Tashjeel. In Dubai we said car is already passed we need to register it. They didnt accept to Sharjah pass and put it to test again and it faild(how the .... it can fail just half hour ago it passed)!

For make the car pass i change the tyres with Maxxis Bravo AT, Some parts about back brakes and removed the disgusting black tail lights and stickers. We took it Dubai for passing again. Guess what happend it faild again!(In that moment i was like; What the hell! I got a Jeep and i didnt even drive it for 1km and i am just spending money on it). Now everything was ok except back brakes. We took the car back to Ajman and there are some more parts(i dont remember what it was) changed in back brakes. In the 3rd time finally it passed. I put the Dubai plates and start driving. First thing i noticed how bad brakes a car can have(later on we will come back to that)? In first 5 min i was almost hitting a Corolla. But i was freakking happy. I drive with a big smile on my face. OMG how it can be that much good? That sound from engine, that feeling when you are sitting inside. It was more like 70's car than 2000 model car. 

After few days

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That all orange lights i love them. How bad ass it is. 

I started to join Carnity drives;

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I am thinking having this car gave me head start in off roading. I was having good ground clearence and good power. I went beautiful places with it and made good friendships because of it. 

For tonight i am stopping here. There are many things hapen to this car some of them good some of them bad. This story full of pain and happiness, hate and love at the same time. I will share all my story with it. You guys can think it will be like 5 months, 12.000km report. 

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I had a end of the line fully kitted out in immaculate condition 2001 XJ. I can say without a doubt it qas the worst car I ever had and was more than happy to see it go. 

Never again. 

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7 hours ago, desertdude said:

I had a end of the line fully kitted out in immaculate condition 2001 XJ. I can say without a doubt it qas the worst car I ever had and was more than happy to see it go. 

Never again. 

Till now for me it is worst car i have ever had and also best and full of joy car i have ever had :? That is why i am not sure should i keep it for years or should i sell it immediately. 

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