I have 291,000 miles on my Jeep.
Yes, I have had repairs beginning at 120,000 through 190,000.
The cost of repairs exceeded the cost of my Jeep.
However, I HAVE NO PAYMENTS on a newer car, and in analyzing this expense vs buying a new one, I'm still ahead.
Paid 12K and put in about 16k.
For the repairs,
replaced the CV boot about 3 times, replaced regulators in the front windows, and the transmission at about 240,000.
And an infamous rattle in the rear end which finally turned out to be the rear door.
Truthfully, most of the cost of repair went to inexperienced mechanics that thought they could fix anything, and knew nothing about jeeps. Its a great vehicle and well worth keeping.
Control due to 4wd, which is really a safety feature and has helped in several incidents to avoid careless drivers.
Lumbar adjustable seats, ruggedness, and power.
The brakes are great too.
I like all of it.
jeep stands for Just empty every Pocket.
It would be nice if it were engineered for people that want to keep their cars to the end, and need to find after market parts that work.
A lot of the expense is due to having to use Jeep parts only.
I am the 3rd user of this car. Heated seats & a/c dont work. sunroof no longer seals, power locks are iffy, and previous user had to fix transmission. My feet get hot from engine heat. Replaced the hatchback and hood shocks. I will try to solve the A/C and locking issues. We sealed up the sunroof b/c its a waste anyway - just lets in heat. The biggest problem I have had is the "death wobble". We rebuilt the front-end for $1000 in parts and under a yr later we had the problem again. hubby met a jeep guy and I just bought under $200 aftermarket 2nd steering stabilizer. He was ready to push it off a cliff. I'd rather spend a $1k to get this fixed than to spend another $2k on another vehicle.
electronic gauges that indicate how many miles you have left til empty! I have relied on that sooo many times. Fold down rear seats. 4wd.
factory death wobble fix. But its really only $200 and under in parts. Just get a husband that can do mechanics! Paint, paint, paint. ugh! I hate the paint peeling from the hood and top of the car. I have battery/corrosion/connection problems. I've replaced batteries, replaced connectors. Replacing the connectors has solved the issue for now.
I got my Grand Cherokee about a month ago from a wholesaler for $2000.
Obviously it was a little rough around the edges with some dents and high miles (180k) but with a new 4.0 V6, this Jeep runs strong!
The tranny is stock and shifts cleaner than a lot of brand new cars.
For an SUV in its size range, the mileage is amazing.
I get about 20 in city and up to 28 on highway.
Mine suffered the plague of this model GC with warped front rotors.
It was a quick and cheap fix, however, buying one with body damage is a risk, especially around the doors.
Being a unibody car, the frame gets bent very easily, which is the last remaining problem on mine.
Beautiful interior, lots of space, A+ ride!
Smooth ride, lots of space, luxury class while retaining the signature Jeep ruggedness.
The 4.0 V6 is a bit touchy for newer drivers, but weak in comparison to smaller SUVs with the same size motors.
Mine has leather seats that have held up to 180k miles and 11 years of wear superbly.
Not a single paint chip in the vehicle.
The stock sound system is fantastic!
Very little about the car that isn't superb
New brake rotor design.
Don't know if it's the weight of the vehicle or a flaw in the design, but from what I hear, every 2000 Grand Cherokee has this problem at some time.
Rear seats could use a little more leg room.
The body is essentially the frame, so any damage to the body is expensive.
Mine was in a wreck that left the driver side front fender out of line, making the driver's side door really bad out of line.
It leaks and air flies through going only 40 mph, so watch body damage with these for sure
I drove this car for 8 years.
Regretted buying it after a year.
I replaced or had to get the transmission torn down THREE times in less than 80k miles.
Twice it was covered by warranty, but the third was all on me.
Never got rid of a very loud and irritating sound, and the wiring wasn't ever correct due to manufacturer's defect.
I had no less than SIX recalls.
Finally, the manufacturer instructed the dealer to put the wrong brakes on the vehicle - discovered when they melted into the wheels during a road trip.
Mfr paid for repairs but not hotel stay - we were stranded waiting for parts.
Just don't buy it.
Comfortable to drive.
Had lots of features, and glad I opted out of 4WD - I never needed it, and I lived in snowy Boston for five years.
Buy the warranty if you must buy the car.
Transmission has GOT to be addressed.
Educate dealers and mechanics on proper parts and procedures, and thoroughly test in R&D rather than recall later.
I purchased my 2000 Grand Cherokee Laredo in 2007 from an auction, it had 95000 miles on it, I would still be driving my jeep today, but someone hit it when it was parked, and totaled, it had 163000+ miles. I didnt experience any engine problems,any transmissions problems, I performed a tune-up when i purchased it and regular maintenace every 3000 miles..It is true what they say, be good to your Jeep and it will be good to you!!