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Hi all,
Im an owner of a 3000GT wich i want to change for a Jeep SRT8..
But in Sweden there is No info on the SRT8 and Few in the country...
No forum and No Club!
So here im..
Wanna know what to look for before buying a used car..2006-2008.
Wich "regular problems should i look for"?
How are these cars? Can they be used for daily bases without problems? (Never Owned a Jeep)
How are they in Winter?

IM Thankfull for all tips before buying!
And alsaw should say that im having a thought of chosing between Jeep SRT 8 and Mitsu EVo X.
Want a car wich i can use hole year.
 

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Welcome to the forum. We have members world wide here.

Look for vibration around the 70 mph area.

Do slow turns to hear any transfer case noise.

Also check for any brake noise.

I use my jeep all year long in heavy snow. I'm running a winter wheel/snow tire set and don't have a issue even with the extra power I get from the vortech supercharger.

My nephew has a evo X and I'd take my jeep over it any day of the week.

Good luck with your search.
 

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Hej, welcome to the forum. I got my jeep November of '07 and I drive it year round in Northern Alberta and all over Ontario in Canada. If you do decide on the Jeep, I recommend getting winter/studded tires for your environment.
What area of Sweden are you from? I have only been to Karlskorona.
 
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Hej, welcome to the forum. I got my jeep November of '07 and I drive it year round in Northern Alberta and all over Ontario in Canada. If you do decide on the Jeep, I recommend getting winter/studded tires for your environment.
What area of Sweden are you from? I have only been to Karlskorona.
THanks for the answers, Do plz write more if you come to remember any more tips..

I live in Stockholm..
I own a Pajero sport wich you might need here in Heavy snow :D
But im tierd of not beeing able to use the GT almost 8 months of the year cause of the bad weather in Swe! So i decided to get an All Year Car with some nice power..
I driven a couple of SRT8..and love the car and the sound..and beeing a Suv its better for future kids and stuff :D
 

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Hi all,
Im an owner of a 3000GT wich i want to change for a Jeep SRT8..
But in Sweden there is No info on the SRT8 and Few in the country...
No forum and No Club!
So here im..
Wanna know what to look for before buying a used car..2006-2008.
Wich "regular problems should i look for"?
How are these cars? Can they be used for daily bases without problems? (Never Owned a Jeep)
How are they in Winter?

IM Thankfull for all tips before buying!
And alsaw should say that im having a thought of chosing between Jeep SRT 8 and Mitsu EVo X.
Want a car wich i can use hole year.
Welcome!
Before you buy:
Like others said... Looks for unusual sounds or aggressive vibrating when turning the wheel all the way. - This is a good sign of a weak, or failing transfer case. This will be a costly repair and quite a few people have had problems with this part.

Another very common problem is with the factory tires. (Not sure if you will have the same tires because your Jeep will be over seas.) But if you have the factory Goodyear runflat tires, They suck! The front tires give problems to a lot of members.

These cars are great! Its an SUV that will smoke that evo from a dig. :)
Its not the best Jeep for driving in deep snow. As you can probably imagine since it is 1" lower to the ground than the standard Grandcharokee and has large rims with low profile tires. With that being said it still is AWD and can definitely drive through some snow!
I would suggest getting some snow tires if you do a lot of snow driving and it will make a big difference.

These Jeeps are crazy fun, they look amazing, sound 10X better than an EVO! and have a reliable setup. We have members on this forum with Jeep srt-8`s that have over 100,000 miles with a supercharger running strong!
 
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First thing to look at is the milage and the condition that it is in. With these types of rigs, you always have to look at how the previous owner used it and took care of it. The Jeep srt8 is a great vehicle to have and hasnt givin me any problems so far.(knock on wood). If I drive the car daily, I have to put in around $100 dollars a week in gas. That is driving anywhere between 30 to 40 miles per day. The gas shouldnt be the only reason that you get the car though. Keep up with the maintenace and you will be fine. Look around at the different types of years that you like and try and get something with low milage, but still stays within your budget.

This car has no problems as a daily driver and in the snow there is no problem at all except for having tires that dont do so well in the snow. If you do buy the vehicle, you should pick up some blizzaks for the winter and look forward to buying a summer tire as well.

some problems that some people come accross is that the radiator cap sometimes sprays coolant, the transfer case has to be maintened or else it will go. If you plan on upgrading the engine or anything like that, the transmission will go very fast. Some people have vibration at around 70 mph but "knuckles" seemed to find the solution for that.

Besides that these are great rigs and hope to see that you join the community soon! good luck with the buy.
 

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First thing to look at is the milage and the condition that it is in. With these types of rigs, you always have to look at how the previous owner used it and took care of it. The Jeep srt8 is a great vehicle to have and hasnt givin me any problems so far.(knock on wood). If I drive the car daily, I have to put in around $100 dollars a week in gas. That is driving anywhere between 30 to 40 miles per day. The gas shouldnt be the only reason that you get the car though. Keep up with the maintenace and you will be fine. Look around at the different types of years that you like and try and get something with low milage, but still stays within your budget.

This car has no problems as a daily driver and in the snow there is no problem at all except for having tires that dont do so well in the snow. If you do buy the vehicle, you should pick up some blizzaks for the winter and look forward to buying a summer tire as well.

some problems that some people come accross is that the radiator cap sometimes sprays coolant, the transfer case has to be maintened or else it will go. If you plan on upgrading the engine or anything like that, the transmission will go very fast. Some people have vibration at around 70 mph but "knuckles" seemed to find the solution for that.

Besides that these are great rigs and hope to see that you join the community soon! good luck with the buy.

For snow i will put on tiers with spikes (used in Swe) dunno if you have a nother name for it!
But the problem will not be to get farward with that car, but to stop!
The bigger the tiers are, worst they are in snow and on ice specially

i think in my case i will go for a 2008 if i can find one here..and they are all imported from the USA..

by the way the gas cost 2,2 $ for each Liter here :D
 
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