Good SUV, but lots of minor problems
By Jim on
2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 4A)
Bought this GC new in 2001, and really enjoyed it for the first 3 years or so, with just routine maintenance. For an SUV, I'm happy with the MPG at 20-21. I still have enjoyed driving it, in the last few years several minor (and 1 major) problems have popped up. Headlight assembly cracked, causing the inside casing to become fogged. Each of the front power windows have failed (causing the window to slip down in the door. Of course, the first time this happened it was raining, the second time it was about 102 degrees!!! Brake rotors become warped about once every 18mos. Bad catalytic conv. at 90K & replaced tranny at 125K mi. Still fun to drive but the rep.& maint. is really annoying.
Fun to drive. Heated seats & mirrors are nice, comfortable on long trips, and for daily driving.
Too many problems many of which are minor but very expensive to fix due to the design. Brakes and window regulators are obvious improvements necessary.