2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 4A)
Had a good 1996 Grand Cherokee i.e.
104,000 miles and second set of tires,
just got first brakes, no repairs
except cat. conv, why not a new one.
Got a 2003. More space in rear
compartment. Poorer driver vision on
2003. Lost storage space in front part
of cab i.e. console and glove are
smaller, also small door compartments.
Main problem is that although engine
has same displacement as 1996 the 2003
feels underpowered. Never had that
problem with 1996. "Any" grade at speed
makes the engine strain. Nickel and
dime loses from 1996 i.e. no eng comp.
light, poor cup holder position
etc. In eng comp I found screws just
lying around. Wonder where they belong?
Attractive vehicle lines. Leather seats
are rich looking and comfortable.