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14 Years of Reliable Ownership, The Perfect Jeep
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By JM
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1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4dr SUV 4WD


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What a great SUV. I had a sharp looking dark green 1993 5.2L V8. A fantastic car for the mountains, snow and daily driving. It had amazing passing ability, great ride height and visibility, good cargo space, and very comfortable front and rear seats. For me it was nice to have the spare tire mounted in the cargo area. Regularly maintained and hardly anything went wrong with it in 14 years, well over 100,000 miles. Alarm system was touchy, a window would be glitchy on a rare occasion, and the radio stopped working a few years ago, but it was otherwise perfect. They are reliable. The first SUV to have an airbag. I would still be driving mine, but some good-for-nothing bozo stole it. The only issue with these early Jeeps is the recall because of the gas tanks exploding in rear end collisions. If you get one, be good to it, and it will be good to you.


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Bullet proof vehicle
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By reber1
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1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4dr SUV 4WD


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We purchased our GC new in 1993 and it has been one the best vehicles we have ever owned. It was retired to snow plow duty in 2011 and is still going strong with over 225,00 miles. the 318 ci (5.2) engine is awesome and is just now using about a half a quart of oil between changes. the only issues we have had are, a failure of the fuel pump (170,00 miles), water pump (150,000 miles) both front cv joint boots(dry rot from age at 195,000). We liked this vehicle so well we bought a new one in 2011.


Best Features

Awesome 4 wheel drive capabilities with plenty of power. No rust issues at all after 20 years. And yes, we live in the mountains of Va where we have lots of salt on the roads in the winter. As we keep vehicles forever rust problems are a big issue to us and this vehicle has none!


Worst Features

Kind of late for this as the vehicle is over 20 years old. The only suggestions I could have had was that the interior plastic coating pealed off easily if scratched. That's about it.


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Wonderful vehicle
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By bobj99
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1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4dr SUV


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This is a 318 CI (5.2 L) V8, but they don't have that selection on the drop-down menu.
I bought this Jeep used in 1999, and now have more than 288,000 km on it.
I'm in the process of selling it after 15 years of great service.
The only reason I'm selling is because we no longer need two vehicles -- the Jeep is as good as ever.
There has never been any work done on the vehicle except regular oil changes and maintenance, tire and brake-pad changes, etc.
It can tow heavy loads in mountainous areas with no problem.
It burns a bit more gas than modern vehicles with smaller engines, but it's not too bad, in my opinion.
A Jeep like this in decent shape will continue to provide good driving.


Best Features

Towing capacity, comfort, good looks, pleasant to drive, good off-road capabilities.


Worst Features

The full-time 4WD means you have to keep the tires rotated, or you end up buying four new tires when a couple of them still have some wear left.


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1993 Grand Cherokee Laredo 5.2L V8 Great first car, wish I could keep it
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By carcrazy117
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1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4dr SUV


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I absolutely love my jeep, other than the gas mileage. Unfortunately my jeep was not taken care of by its previous owners. My family has had the car for 7 years now and I've been driving it for the past year. I've put 6k miles on it myself. Everything has been great up until a month ago when everything froze because the coolant system has a leak. This resulted in the end of times.
Unfortunately I have to call it quits and get a new car.
Radiator is leaking, transmission cooler line is leaking, bad coolant return line o-ring.
Essentially the coolant system is shot.
If I had the money and time, I would keep it for as long as possible.
Overall, if taken care of it will run forever!


Best Features

The power, the 4WD, the seats are so comfortable, heats like a beast, I'm never cold. great everything for when it was made.


Worst Features

Had to replace the transmission at 175k miles and ignition switch at 200k, but other than that nothing, great car!


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So impressed I bought a 2nd one!
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By vinton69
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1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4dr SUV 4WD


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I bought my 1st new and loved the comfort and reliability of my 1st Jeep. At 286,000 miles I hit a big buck on the way to work. I decided to let it go because of the mileage and damage. I couldn't get it out of my mind after over 20 years of ownership so I kinda kept a eye out for another one. I found one just like my old Limited with only 155,00 miles on it and now it's sitting in my driveway. Other than the lousy (EPA) paint job I think it is one of Jeeps best ever vehicles.


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