2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo Rwd 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 4A)
There isnt a better winter performance car on the road. I live in Minnesota and as soon as the snow flied, my jeep becomes the fastest car on the road in 4wd full time. The issue with this vehicle is the continuous repair fees. I've had the below items replaced as of 122,000 miles.
Power window motors
front door connection to body
master brake cylinder
rear Axel seal
3 sets of tires
Driver seat tracks (rocking chair)
recall on seat heaters
hood and rear glass support
CD player display
I swear to god if i didnt love this car I would burn it. Value wise, its about as bad as it gets.
I just traded in my 2004 JGC with 110 K miles on it. It was my 2nd JGC. Other than replacing the ignition switch, I had ZERO issues with it, AND, in 2006, 2 years after I bought it, some kid t-boned me pretty good. Even after some pretty major repairs, I had no issues with it and all I had to do was the above mentioned repair, replace the tires and get routine oil changes. That's it -- I didn't even follow the mfr service schedule. Brakes on Jeeps are always somewhat of a hassle...so I had a lot of brake work too. It was a really great vehicle.