2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 4A)
I bought this car in 2004 and have already had to rebuild the engine (cost me $7500) and fix the heat. The heat was completely out and cost me $1500. Everytime something else goes wrong, it doesn't surprise me, I guess it is to be expected. I have a lot of other problems as well. So, I guess I have a brand new car, it only has about 3000 miles on it and I paid more for the repairs than the car was worth. I will NEVER buy a Jeep or a brand affiliated with Jeep again!!! I was informed by the mechanic that has done all my repairs (he used to work for Jeep) that Jeep Cherokees only have a life expectancy of 125K miles, that's crazy!
Unfortunately your mechanic is correct. The Life expectancy of a jeep is around 125k without major overhaul. There is an exception I have seen the 4.0 V6 go 300,000 with no overhaul no problem if properly maintained. However I rarely see a Jeep Trans last more then 130k before needing a full rebuild. Japanese is the way to go now days.