This is absolutely fabulous. I picked
up my 94' Laredo 4x4 5-speed with only
40,000 miles on it in October, I
haven't had a problem with it since,
12,000 miles later and it's still like
driving it the vary first time. I can't
explain how much I love to drive it, on
and off road. The one suggestion I can
make is get the 5-speed.
My wife and I are orig owners and after
10 yrs and dispite some expensive
repairs we still love it. Only problem
prior to 100k was the brakes front and
back which have always been a problem,
and the water pump. Replace the
composite rotors with solid. I run this
truck hard, tow a boat go 4 wheeling
(beach, mud,+)and the 5.2 still runs
good at 173k. At 100k the expense
began; QuadraTrac tranfer case rebuild,
rear diff. rebuild, trans rebuild and
just blew out both rear brake
Like I said I run it very hard, and
Style and off-road capabilties (no
road, no problem) In east coast
blizzard of `96,had a blast picking up
hospital employees stranded by lesser
4x4's. Still get comments on how good
Mopar engine runs great but oil changes
are a mess due to the oil filter being
above the starter and exhaust Y pipe.
I am the orginal owner of my Jeep and
after 150,000 miles it still looks and
runs wonderful. The interior has
generally held up but it rattles more
than I'd like it to, but this vehicle
is 10 years old so its expected. I've
replaced the water pump, radiator and
catalytic converter and had the
trasnmission rebuilt at about 100k.
These problems are typical over the
years, however, the brakes have always
been a nightmare. Other than that, I
love this vehicle and plan to keep it
for many years to come.
Looks and design will never age, the
seats are comfy and the paint quality
is beautiful if well taken care of.
Very capable off road and easy to drive
The brakes are terrible, one problem
after another, and it's always a big
and expensive problem. Craftsmanship
needs work inside, too much rattling.
Great vehicle for the first 7 years but
in the last two years I have replaced
the catalytic converter, water pump,
a/c evap.coil and have had the
transmission rebuilt. About $2700 in
repairs. All that expense would be more
acceptible if it had 150,000 miles on
it, but it has only been driven about
half of that mileage.
Ground clearance for off-road driving.
Great looks that don't look out dated
for a 9 year old vehicle.
Jeep a/c engineers should be from the
south where we use the a/c 9 months,
not 3 months, out of the year.
Let Toyota build Jeep transmissions.
Car runs good and you can usually get
them cheap. If its a secod vehickle,
its not bad. Mine has needed a water
pump, air conditioner work, but this
is simply maintenace on a 9 year
truck. Impressive off road capability!
The ride is cushiony soft for a truck
Better craftsmanship by
Chrysler ...Toyota could teach them a
thing or ten.