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1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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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.


Favorite Features

Interior overall


Suggested Improvements

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.


Favorite Features

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


Suggested Improvements

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


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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!!


Favorite Features

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


Suggested Improvements

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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Jeep grand cherokee limited 5.2
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By DNorem
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1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4dr SUV


Review

I've had this Jeep for 3 1/2yrs and had no problems. I have it serviced regularly and change oil religiously. I've had other Jeeps and definately recommend the 5.2L engine. It seems smoother, has more get up and go and pulls a trailer much better.


Favorite Features

The interior is comfortable and loaded with options. Great for trailering.


Suggested Improvements

Brakes - They seem to go through the brakes. Also, on both of my Jeep's, the lower side panels seem to get a lot of dings from the tires kicking stuff up. Improved ride - They ride a little rough.


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By Derek3237
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1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4dr SUV 4WD


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Nice car to own!


Favorite Features

4x4 and V8 engine


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