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Gotta love a Jeep!
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By jeepcrazy
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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
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By mkenn363
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1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4dr SUV


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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
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By Jhosler
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1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4dr SUV 4WD


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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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You really need to want a Jeep!
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By You gotta fix it!
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1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4dr SUV 4WD


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Wife loves the styling. I hate fixing everything. Buy yourself a service manual otherwise you will make the $tealership rich. These vehicles are bought broken and you have to fix them to make them work right.


Best Features

The 4.0 engine is a workhorse, the ZJ styling is terrific. It is a classic SUV.


Worst Features

Quality. The tranny is junk, you will have to replace it. There are so many things to go wrong on this it is not even funny. Our 97 Landcrusier is ten times a better vehicle.


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By josh lundy
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1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4dr SUV 4WD


Review

great off road capability but needs to have the reliability problem taken care of.the also need the spare tire put underneath the vehicle.but all in all i love it!!


Best Features

awd.heated leather seats.jeeps off road capability.I get about 15.4 miles per gallon with mixed driving.


Worst Features

reliability.already had to get heater flap fixed$150,rear bearings and carriage changed(all)$800,leak in transmission line(soon to be fixed),and an oil leak from valve covers,wiring problems also!!!!!


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