The all-new Grand Cherokee manages to retain its classic style and unparalleled off-road ability while delivering a level of luxury never before seen in a Jeep. If you're looking for a true 4x4 that's also refined and comfortable enough to drive in the suburbs, this is a must-see.
by sage69 on Mar 26, 2013 Vehicle: 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited Rwd 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)
I am the original owner of my Jeep which now has 180,000 miles on it.
It is my third Jeep.
As an outside salesman I have driven over 1,000,000 miles in the past 30 years.
And this is the most durable car I have ever driven.
Besides still having the original brake pads with 40% of their life left, the only "repairs" so far have been a water pump, EGR valve and throttle position sensor.
The 3 items were done at 170,000 miles.
It took 60,000 miles just to break in the motor which uses not a drop of oil between regular oil changes every 5-6,000 miles. My car has every available option and NOT one thing has malfunctioned in 180,000 miles.
You just can't go wrong with this car.
by bobfabsik on Mar 24, 2013 Vehicle: 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)
I purchased the vehicle new.
It is a Laredo Rocky Mountain edition with the 4.7L V-8.
Shortly after I purchased it, the "Service 4 wheel drive" message appeared.
It took the dealer several weeks to resolve the problem.
The same error message still occasionally occurs, but the vehicle operates fine.
Gas mileage is 10-12 city and 14-18 highway.
For the last 3 years, the car has been in Mexico.
The roads are very rough an dusty.
The car is holding up exceptionally well.
A recent problem is a noise near the rear axle.
Otherwise, all is well at 66K miles.
The Grand Cherokee is all new for 2005. Among the improvements are new four-wheel-drive systems, an independent front suspension, three excellent engine options and better ergonomics and build quality.