Decent for the money.
By kentman on
1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4dr SUV 4WD
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