2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 4A)
We really love this car! It's perfect for a family. The gas mileage is poor, but no worse than any other SUV. The V8 is definitely a good idea as far as the optional engine goes. The 6 cylinder runs great, but lacks pick up especially with the A/C on. A family of 5 fits perfectly with plenty of cargo room in the back. Dependable is an understatement; nearly 30K with not even a hiccup!
The Selectrac 4x4 is by the best system I've ever used. Just pull the handle at any speed and the transfer case engages. The "full time" feature is great too, especially on rain slick roads!
Engine pickup. Hopefully this has already been resolved with the new V6 engine in the 2005 Laredo.