1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Consumer Review: '96 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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'96 Jeep Grand Cherokee
By Downwind II on


1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4dr SUV 4WD


Bought a used '96 JGC from a Tucson Chevy dealer in '99. 22000 miles. Fully optioned. Perfect except all inner door panels were warped from the heat. I had seen this problem on two other used GCs. Dealer replaced them and no recurrence of this problem. Bought warranty for $1500,used up the entire value on repairs, including the rebuilding of the rear diff and CV joints. Used primarily for long distance driving. Tow a 5300lb boat with equalizer hitch. Tows well, goes up hills slowly. Now has 105000 miles, never a breakdown. If not driven, battery drains down in 10 days, no obvious cause. Tows well behind my RV. 14-18 mpg. Tire takes up cargo space. It's comfortable and I like it.

Best Features

Ride, reliability, tight turning rsdius, handles well. Good towing capacity (6500). Can be towed with transfer case in neutral. Comfortable seats, good radio. auxiliary 12 volt outlet, outside temp and trip computer.

Worst Features

closeable storage compartments in rear, get spare tire outside of rear caompartment.
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