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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV

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What a Disappointment
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By Evlengr
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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV Laredo 4WD 4dr SUV (3.7L 6cyl 5A)


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This car is a major disappointment. I got the 3.7L thinking to save some on gas. It not only gets an average of 14.7 (average of 30 fill-ups); mpg it is also sluggish to respond when you put your foot down. I have been told by dealer that everything tests well according to their diagnostic. That was after the recall notice on the transmission. This is my third and last Jeep. The power band shifting is horrible and laggy. The vehicle will take almost a full second to respond when you put your foot down on the gas, and does not shift correctly (probably why the gas mileage and response is so bad). After six months of ownership I will be trading it in for a Murano. What a disappointment.


Best Features

Exterior is beautiful, and ride is nice.


Worst Features

Make the head rests adjustable so you can lean into them, fix the power or mpg, less plastic, and change slap shifter to forward instead of side to side.


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New Convert to Jeep
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By ALLEN
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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)


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This is the first time I have ever liked the Grand Cherokee. I have a Limited Durango as well. My Durango does not have displacement, but gets better mileage than the Jeep, which also weighs 800 lbs less? That is the only draw back. This is a fantastic vehicle and I can't wait to go camping.


Best Features

POWER!


Worst Features

Gas mileage, Inside plastic


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By JIM FEINSTEIN
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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)


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It's fun to drive and has enough power to keep up with most cars on the road. The only slight thing I've had was the air bag light came on a few times and then stopped.


Best Features

The power of the hemi. Automatic lights & wipers.


Worst Features

Better quality of interior components.


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Fun to drive; some repair issues
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By Jp
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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)


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Fun to own. Off-road capabilities are outstanding. Gas mileage leaves something to be desired, as expected with 5.7L Hemi. Electrical issues with 4WD system have required repeated trips to the shop for repair. Park assist sensor and various other sensors/systems will show need for service but dealership will find nothing upon inspection. A/C will cease to blow cold air but will resume with shutoff/restart of engine. Second row lacks ample legroom for adult passengers. Despite the handful of issues I've had with this vehicle, I don't regret purchasing it. It's a blast to take offroad and a joy to drive all the way around.


Best Features

4WD, NAV, U-Connect, SIRIUS Satellite radio, VES (DVD).


Worst Features

Eliminate electrical issues that necessitate repeated trips to the dealership for repair; headphones that don't snap in two with careful use.


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Take a Closer Look at the Grand Cherokee
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By gc
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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)


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The Grand Cherokee is a fun vehicle to drive. In reading some of the professional reviews, I was skeptical until I actually drove the Jeep. It has a 4.7 V8, which has plenty of power, and we have found it to be a very comfortable vehicle. The interior has plenty of room and everything is conveniently located. Ours is "optioned" up pretty good and has the Quadra Drive II. Overall, I would highly recommend the Grand Cherokee to anyone looking for a fun, mid-size SUV.


Best Features

Convenient controls, and the Boston Acoustics 6 disc stereo are several of my favorite things about the Grand Cherokee. I also like the rain-sensing wipers. The transmission is a 5 speed automatic, but it operates much like a stick (without the clutch).


Worst Features

I would recommend that they make Sirius Satellite Radio a standard feature. The Jeep is not really an inexpensive vehicle, and for everything that's so right about it, the lack of Sirius was a minor annoyance, especially when the Laredo model that was next to the Limited that I bought had it.


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