By mike on
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4dr SUV 4WD
Purchased the GC with 35k on it. Had to put a new $500 water pump at 36K. Various small plastic parts were replaced in the door locks. At 96k miles the AC only blows out of the defrost. The cruise control doesn't work. The tweeter speakers crackle. On the other hand the 6 cyl. engine and transmission have been reliable with no problems. Power is good and I get 20 mpg on the highway. The V8 version gets 14. The 10 disc player crapped out at 50k and I replaced the radio with a new Sony unit. Installed ceramic pads on the disc brakes second year I had it.
Great for off road trails but not a rock climber of course. Very comfortable and we have slept in the back with the seat down comfortably. 20 mpg. The V8 gets 14 mpg. The auto transmission is adaptable to the driving conditions.
They don't make this particular model anymore but I have come to expect poor quality from American Automakers. Sadly.