Ford FX4 "Off road Edition" Vs Jeep Grand Cherokee

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YounisMaq
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Ford FX4 "Off road Edition" Vs Jeep Grand Cherokee

Sun Nov 23, 2014 10:17 am

Hi All,

I recently moved to Dubai, and currently in the process of buying a brand spanking new car :)

I would love to hear your thoughts on the comparison between the Ford f150 FX4 "off road" and the Jeep Grand Cherokee, as those are the two cars i narrowed down my search to.

My thoughts:

1- This will be my daily use car, so i'll need to drive it to work, to the mall, park it in tight spots, drive the family around, and so on
2- I want to be able to have a bit of fun on the weekend. "I used to do off-roading but never on sand/desert roads" So I have no clue what to expect.
3- Nothing advanced, as i wont be doing rock-crawling, mudding, or any of the extreme off-road trips.

Your thoughts and comments are most welcome :)


(Disclaimer: I know this newbie question has been probably asked a gazillion times before :) , but please do let me know your thoughts

Thanks,
Younis
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Al Bastaki
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Sun Nov 23, 2014 10:26 am

I have a Ford Raptor...

the Fords are tough and don't break easy... but have a weak steering reservoir and are prone to failure.

the grand cherokee altitude.. is a toughie as well... but you have to keep in mind... these type of cars were made for the street and light offroad.

If I were you I would opt for a Nissan LE.
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Sun Nov 23, 2014 11:22 am

agree with bastaki


i loved gozillion time part :D
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Sun Nov 23, 2014 12:09 pm

Thanks Al Bastaki and Kalemero :)

@ Al Bastaki, the Nissan is a bit out of my price range (Under 200K),

I guess my question is ==> What kind of light off-road would those two cars be capable of doing in the UAE? Would i be stuck every few meters or i can have a nice hour or two of driving around?
I am not looking for dune bashing or going where no one has gone before ;) simple and easy drives getting to a nice area / camping place would be more than awesome
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Tue Nov 25, 2014 3:48 pm

Its not about being stuck, rather, vehicle ground clearance, approach and departure angles are the most decisive factors in choosing a vehicle suitable for driving offroad
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Wed Nov 26, 2014 1:35 pm

You might want to consider nissan xterra
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Fri Dec 05, 2014 1:25 am

Or even the old style patrol, the VTC. It is comfortable as a daily drive and one of the best showroom ready Offroader on the market.
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