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Love/hate relationship...
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By janmarie
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2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)


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My Jeep GC is a great SUV (review didn't list my 8 cyl. Limited w/quadratrac.). Have had JGC before & they are maintenance intense so knew to get extended warrantee, & used it. But now that its over 100k miles its getting too expensive to keep. Just put $1200 into it to pass smog! Knock sensors on it are a big job plus emissions pump & more. When the CVC boots failed, had to change axle. Plus r&r'd two out of 3 cats but that may have been a rip off. Its a 4x4 too so extra maintenance expenses. Know that you will have window problems absolutely, I have to do 1 a second time now. Plus a/c relay for fan motor is a known problem, & use a stick to hold hood up like others mentioned, minor problems really. I do have to say the engine is as strong as it ever was, no tranny problems, and its a great ride on a long trip. Have had it over 6 years and kept up on routine maintenance.


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second wj. probably last..
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By adam25000
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2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)


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On my second wj, this time a v8. Pretty fun vehicle, transmission went out at 150k miles but dealer paid for a new 1. Only reason this 1 is my last is because I now want a wk2. Love my v8 power & sound. Love these things


Best Features

V8, 4x4 quad Trac, heated every thing. Overhead display


Worst Features

Window regulator, blend doors....& maybe mpg...


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Superb Vehicle!
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By JWR-11
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2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)


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Purchased 2003 Jeep Overland new in October 2002. Now have 90,000+ trouble free miles. Only recall by Chrysler was to repair the electric seat warmers. This Jeep still has it's original Goodyear tires on it! Rotated all 5 wheels every 10,000 miles. Great power and comfort. Will tow anything I have put behind it. I would have purchased another vehicle by now it were not for the great performance and reliability of my Jeep.


Best Features

Reliability, Comfort, Power, Looks


Worst Features

NONE - Just keep making them and I will keep buying them


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Get what you pay for (if you buy used)
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By 2 time jeep owner
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2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)


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Used jeep GCs can be a great deal for the do it yourself mechanic. Sorry to those who bought new. I replaced blend doors at 85K miles with do it yourself kit for $200 through glove box, works perfectly. Rust started to creep through rear fender wells, poor factory paint job did not cover inside of wheel wells. Needed to change battery at 90k miles. Running strong with 100k miles on it. Bought it for $7200 with 80k miles on it in 2009, great deal versus other options for the money but I know how to fix minor issues and those issues are reflected in the lower resale value of this vehicle.


Best Features

heater mirrors and automatic lights, wipers and rear view mirror. Great power off the line and beefy look.


Worst Features

Blend doors should have been recalled.


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Best of the rest!
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By hafwgthere
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2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)


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Bought to get rid of 2007 Tahoe incapable of towing my boat(up ramp) or parking without hitting a curb(no clearance). 3rd Jeep Grand Cherokee and best so far. Had to replace power steering hose, manifold gasket when i bought it but has been flawless ever since. Wife and daughter love the feel, fit, and finish of interior and exterior plus the power 0-60 --6-7 seconds. Like so much we bought a 2001 as well. If you use the internet you can easily find and fix any problem with a vehicle and save the dealer rip off and run-around. Every vehicle has problems even run away Toyotas.


Best Features

Zone temp control, sunroof, power, driving position and fit. They still look awesome.


Worst Features

Design in more storage space.


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