Dan's view of the Jeep GC
By Dan Constantinide on
1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4dr SUV 4WD
Generally, this is a good, reliable
automobile. Over 96000 miles with no
reliability problems. The transmission
shift points are questionable. One odd
experience that cost me 800 dollars
involved a front drive shaft that all
of a sudden developed a leaky joint
because it was too short. This happened
after replacing the front diff yoke and
the corresponding seal (the latter
several times). Of course, nobody owned
up to any wrong doing or design issues.
The steering wheel mounted radio
control buttons. The very serene
interior cabin design (elegant and
tasteful with the leather interior).
Very handsome vehicle.
Better match between engine (5.2 L V8)
and transmission shift points.
A more agile steering system. This
thing feels like an elephant in high
heels in tight corners, in spite of the
relatively small turning radius (or
because of it?).