By Bricker on
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4dr SUV 4WD
We have used our Grand Cherokee as our main family transportation for almost seven years now. Bought it used with 69000 from a private owner. We use the 4wd regularly on our mini-farm and camping trips. We've never had any 4wd issues. Rebuilt the trans. for the first time at 190000. Other work Ive done other than the regular maint. is a water pump, brake booster, trans. speed sensor. We've been very pleased with the 4.0 in other Jeeps we had too. It's a big inline 6 so do not expect great mileage, but its got reliability and performance. The key to Jeeps from my experience (this is my 3rd) is keeping up with the routine maint. especially oil/fluid changes. Have fun, get outdoors!
Selec-Trac reliable, Never been stuck in a variety on off road environments. 4.0 liter inline 6
Head lights haze and become unsightly, so replace with aftermarket ones(easy to change at least). Taillights have issues warping around bulb socket which causes symptoms of a light out, but it is really a poor connection. I use foil to improve the contact, but it weakens over time.