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Decent for the money.
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By kentman
on

Vehicle

1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4dr SUV 4WD


Review

Reliability has been an issue.
Transmission failed at 43K ($2200).
Fuel pump failed ($600). Many leaks
(trans., axles, oil, etc.). Exhaust
header broke ($400). Many check engine
lights for sensors (four for pressure
sensor and one for oxygen sensor). At
165K miles, it is still driving strong
and looks good. I am shooting for 250K
miles. If you can stomach repairs, it
is a decent vehicle for the money.
Build quality is good, and styling is
the best. At 165K, it still looks and
runs as well as it did when I got it at
34K for $19.5K. If it runs to 250K
without any further large component
failures, I will buy another one.


Best Features

Exterior Styling Durability Quality of Components


Worst Features

Transmissions Are An Issue Sensors Die Too Readily Fuel Pump Failures


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1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee review
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Billy Johnson
on

Vehicle

1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4dr SUV 4WD


Review

grand cherokee has been reliable for
the most part.the only major repair
i've done is to replace the fuel pump
& regulator assembly.I pull a boat
with it frequently and the 4 liter
engine is a little week for towing,
but the performance of the 4 liter has
been very good to excellent.The four
wheel drive performs great.I've been
very pleased with this vehicle, in
fact, my wife and I agree that it's
the best vehicle we've ever had.We
love this vehicle!


Best Features

premium sound system is the best i've ever had.Interior design is sharp and well organized.A little stiff ride but overall is comfortable on trips.Very dependable and reliable


Worst Features

four wheel drive shifter is confusing to use.Lower body clading fades,rear seats a little shy on leg room.A pain to remove head rest's to fold down rear seats


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Gotta love a Jeep!
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By jeepcrazy
on

Vehicle

1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4dr SUV 4WD


Review

Purchased this jeep in 2001 with 44k
miles on it. Just ticked off 119k and
it still runs and looks just like it
did when I bought it. Have had to put
new brakes and such on it but other
than the general maintenance stuff I
have not spent a dime on it. This has
been the best vehicle I've ever
owned. I will probably drive this
till the wheels fall off and plan to
buy another jeep when that happens!


Best Features

4X4, Comfortable ride, dependable


Worst Features

move the spare tire so that it does not take up cargo space. enable auto locks to unlock when the vehicle is turned off... (they have done both of these things in the newer models)


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1997 ltd w/v8
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By mkenn363
on

Vehicle

1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4dr SUV


Review

just a very nice car. VERY
COMFORTABLE!!!! sits up tall, goes
through anything.V-8 is nice. Great
interior, like a plane cockpit....


Best Features

radio looks v-8 nice comfortable leather seats


Worst Features

we had trouble with the stabilizing bar coming loose, which gave the steering a loose feel...kept getting it repaired, and finally it seemed to work right which made it much nicer firmer feel to drive


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97 Gr Cherokee
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Jhosler
on

Vehicle

1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4dr SUV 4WD


Review

This vehicle has been one of the better
vehicles I have owned. I do most of the
PM on the vehicle, so I know it's done
right.The main problem I've found with
the vehicle is the exterior paint job
from the factory, which easily chips
and requires touch-up on a regular
basis. I've never owned a vehicle
longer than this Jeep, so I guess it
says something for my satisfaction with
the product.


Best Features

Interior overall


Worst Features

More durable exterior paint


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