bought mine new in 93 and now have 235,000 miles on it. In the life of the vehicle I have only replaced the fuel pump, water pump, and transmission lines. not bad at all for a vehicle of this age. Liked it so much I just purchased a 2011 GC Larado. I loved my old 93 so much I couldn't get rid of it. It now does winter plow duty. Still going strong!
impressive off-road ability, reliable proven drive train, tough durable body panels not thin like most cars today.
interior trim a little cheap and scratches easily, the new 2011 has been a great improvement. no complaints.
Purchased my 93 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited (V8 5.2 L) in the summer of '02 with 96,000 miles on it from Valley Dodge in Boulder, CO. 2 weeks after I bought it, it needed some repairs - the starter and a couple of factory recall items as well. Other fixes throughout the years - Power Steering, Idle Motor, A/C Pump, Coolant Sensor, 4x4 Switch, Power Window Switch, Battery (2x), ext Paint, and other minor interior items, but overall the engine has continued to run like a champ at 160K+ miles now - and not even an oil leak! The interior is loaded (...with things that can break...) and power everything, AWESOME for city driving or off-roading - would recommend the Limited model over other models.
Interior Comfort, Great for Winter/Mountain driving, and Engine Power. This car can handle ANY terrain - on- or off-road. The car also tells you pretty much when anything is wrong is it on the panel, which is so awesomely handy, probably saved the car breaking down on a number of occasions.
Expensive to maintain/fix - lots of interior bells and whistles (which I love) that tend to break. Fog lights on the front of the car are a joke and ended up becoming an eye sore, because the weathered quickly. Also, paint standards changed and the '93 Models have (a well known) paint peeling issue.
Like the size and driver visibility. The features are good. The motor has a 180k miles on it and uses a qt of oil every 1500. Hoping to drive it for another 16 months and then buy something newer (or new).
I got the Jeep from my uncle with 200,000 miles on it and since have added 30,000. I haven't had one issue with it. It still has good power uses zero oil and gets 20-ish on the highway despite awd and 3 in over sized tires. It does quite well off road. I've yet to meet a hill it wont conquer. Good all round vehicle from the city to the country from the 1st time vehicle to the one that'll last forever
the info center is really nice tho annoying at time. the interior is very comfortable and well designed
limited slips or lockers would be nice, as would a more open exhaust and intake. a new muffler and air intake really wake up the 4.0
I bought this jeep with 113K miles on it, and it is solid. Right now it is 17 years old going on 18 and I have never been more satisfied with any suv like this one. It is by far the best suv in the snow (as long as you get the 4x4 of course). Gas mileage is definitely a downfall on this vehicle as I get only about 11-13 mpg in the city and maybe 15 on the hwy. Besides the occasional repairs I done on this vehicle, it is still running on the original, engine, transmission, and even alternator. Jeep nailed it with this grand cherokee, I look forward to purchasing maybe an '05 or '06 in the upcoming months.
The chairs are as comfortable as can be. Suspension is also great on it.