More than 3 Million Units Sold for 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee in North AmericaWritten by Jenny McLane
"The first Jeep Grand Cherokee created luxury sport-utility market," said Jeff Bell, Vice President-Jeep about best-selling SUV from Jeep. "Since then, many very strong competitors have intensified full-size SUV market. Yet, none have matched Grand Cherokee's combination of legendary Jeep 4x4 capability, on-road refinement, technological innovations and safety features."
These are words of Jeep's Vice President as it hits more than 3 million in sales since its debut in 1992. From then on, there is no turning back; Jeep Grand Cherokee lived up to its name with a level of comfort, ride and handling previously missing in most sport-utility vehicle, and was pioneer for introducing a driver's side air bag to an SUV.
Jeep Grand Cherokee sales in March 2005 were 18,828 units, pushing sales to 3,013,296 units since it was in market in 1992. The 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee is best among pack. Its best features are three new full-time four-wheel drive systems, two new transfer cases, all-new independent and front suspension, rack and pinion steering, and an all-new five-speed transmission.
The 2005 Grand Cherokee was first Jeep vehicle available with 5.7-liter HEMI(R) V-8 and Multi-Displacement System. MDS imperceptibly deactivates four cylinders when V-8 is not at work.
Storing your Car- Tips to Minimize DamageWritten by D.Demetre
So you now have car of your dreams. Youíve sunk a huge amount of time and money into restoring it and keeping it in pristine showroom condition and running smoothly. But wait a minute- winter is coming. You want to drive your car in snow, through road salt, sand and corrosive chemicals? I thought not. You want to store it for winter s inexpensively as possible? You also want to be able to put it back on road with little or no hassle and have it ready for spring in same condition it went into storage in? Read on. . Indoor storage is, of course, best way to go. And itís really your only option if you are going to be away for a couple of years or longer.
You donít need a garage, as indoor storage facilities are plentiful. Most "mini-storage" type places will gladly rent storage spaces big enough for vehicles. Additionally, try to find someone who can "exercise" vehicle every month or two. Although itís an additional expense in your vehicle budget, proper long term storage will save you money on restoration when you're ready to drive your dream car again.
You can never be too clean for storage, so first thing you want to do is clean vehicle. Wait for a dry warm day and give your car a complete wash and wax. Be sure to get underbody as clean as possible too- particularly wheel well areas. Any dirt will hold moisture and combine with air, causing rust propagation.
A thorough cleaning is in order for interior, also. Use a shop vacuum or household vacuum cleaner, getting into all little nooks and crannies. All crumbs, pizza crusts, French fries etc. must go. Otherwise small creatures will be drawn to it and make their home inside your vehicle. To go extra mile, a good carpet will help discourage them. Do all this early in day to allow time to dry before putting car in storage.
Take spark plugs out and put some oil into cylinders. This prevents cylinder walls, pistons and valves from rusting. Regular motor oil is fine or get a spray can of fogging oil from a marine supply store. Turn over engine by hand half a dozen times to ensure oil coats everything. Next apply a little anti-seize compound on spark plugs and reinstall them. Make sure gas tank is full. This will decrease amount of water available to be absorbed by gasoline.