Other than the fact that changing out
the rear two spark plugs on the engine
is a bit of a nightmare...and that a
differential case gasket began to
leak...the Grand Cherokee has been
flawless. Very stable on rainy, wet
streets, good to excellent acceleration
and plenty of room for 5. Interior has
held up very well...no problems there.
All power options continue to work
without problem. Fit and finish good
for an SUV. Overall...one of the best
Jeeps I have owned and driven (of 5 so far).
V8 engine, full time 4 wheel drive,
stability on rainy and slick roads,
strong passing acceleration, reliable,
sturdy..no squeeks or air leaks. Like
it better than the Mercedes SUV. Good
all around vision.
Road noise a little high as compared to
some other SUVs and vehicles. Engine
noise a little high as well. Stereo
system decent...but not muscular.
It never let me down since 12/00.
Roominess: I easily transported 5 large
dogs & 1 passenger.
Easy handling: Temporarily I could only
drive with one hand, it was manageable.
Relative to height/width handles well
in curves; turns tightly, in small
Breaks well – very responsive and tight.
Gas mileage (use the vehicle’s
weight!): 18.6/city. Highway – av. 72
mph - 24 mpg w/o AC, 22.6 mpg/w AC
The cruise control leaves a lot to be
desired uphill and downhill, where I
saw a gain/loss of 5 mph.
Both door locking devices went
inoperable within 3 years. (1 under
warranty, 1 a week after warranty ran
out ($160 ea.)
I bought this new and have put 108,000
miles on it with no trouble at all. I
average 21-22 mpg on the highway and
19-20 around town. You can't find
many SUV's that will give this kind of
performance. The only thing I have
done is change the oil and put gas in
the tank. I am extremely pleased with
this purchase. I also tow a 2,000lb
boat about 15 weekends per year, the
in-line 6 has no problems. This is my
second Grand Cherokee (also owned
1995) and no problems. My boss and
stock broker have same both with in-
line 6 and they love them, no problems.
Gas mileage for an SUV, smooth ride
for SUV, and quality components.
It's a JEEP!
I have over 100,000 miles on my
GCherokee. Biggest maintenance was
replacement of the water pump. No oil
buring, runs great on highway. Secret
of longevity is probably the basic in-
line six cylinder engine. It's bullet
Lots of room. Great highway car. I
think it gets a bad rap for being high
maintenance. I treat it OK, and it
treats me OK.
Seats are getting a little soft. I
thought they would be a little more
long lasting. Replacement would be