i have enjoyed the car immensely! great
for hauling kids & stuff. no major problems.
my only issue has been service related.
some sort of dealership rearrangement
took place and all jeeps were moved from
performance to dwanye lane. i have not
been particularly impressed with either
dwayne lane or town & country
service centers. since performance still
has jeep proficient service people - i
take all non warranty issues to them.
all of their service people have been
incredibly gracious. their hours are
much better, they provide pickup &
dropoff driver service & facilitate
rentals cars if needed. the only thing
that they no longer do is car washing!
see above - all of my issues are service
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.
Quality of Components
Transmissions Are An Issue
Sensors Die Too Readily
Fuel Pump Failures
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!
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
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
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!
4X4, Comfortable ride, dependable
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)