I bought my (first) Jeep about six
months ago. I put on a new set of
tires and replaced practically every
belt on board - they were all dry
rotted from sitting idle in the desert
southwest. I agree that the breaks
need some help, and the alarm is a
nuisance. With present gas prices the
15-19 mpg range gets expensive
quickly. I drove 3700 mi over 3 weeks
this winter without so much as a
hiccup, so I'm quite pleased.
High Chassis is appealing - my 16-year
old can run over things all she wants.
Seats are quite comfortable for long
distance driving. V8 is in great shape
and doesn't balk at carrying a full
I wish the spare was not in the cabin -
I could use the space. I also wish
that the gas tank was a little bigger.
Around town I need to fill up after
about 250 miles, usually twice a week.
This is absolutely fabulous. I picked
up my 94' Laredo 4x4 5-speed with only
40,000 miles on it in October, I
haven't had a problem with it since,
12,000 miles later and it's still like
driving it the vary first time. I can't
explain how much I love to drive it, on
and off road. The one suggestion I can
make is get the 5-speed.
My wife and I are orig owners and after
10 yrs and dispite some expensive
repairs we still love it. Only problem
prior to 100k was the brakes front and
back which have always been a problem,
and the water pump. Replace the
composite rotors with solid. I run this
truck hard, tow a boat go 4 wheeling
(beach, mud,+)and the 5.2 still runs
good at 173k. At 100k the expense
began; QuadraTrac tranfer case rebuild,
rear diff. rebuild, trans rebuild and
just blew out both rear brake
Like I said I run it very hard, and
Style and off-road capabilties (no
road, no problem) In east coast
blizzard of `96,had a blast picking up
hospital employees stranded by lesser
4x4's. Still get comments on how good
Mopar engine runs great but oil changes
are a mess due to the oil filter being
above the starter and exhaust Y pipe.
I am the orginal owner of my Jeep and
after 150,000 miles it still looks and
runs wonderful. The interior has
generally held up but it rattles more
than I'd like it to, but this vehicle
is 10 years old so its expected. I've
replaced the water pump, radiator and
catalytic converter and had the
trasnmission rebuilt at about 100k.
These problems are typical over the
years, however, the brakes have always
been a nightmare. Other than that, I
love this vehicle and plan to keep it
for many years to come.
Looks and design will never age, the
seats are comfy and the paint quality
is beautiful if well taken care of.
Very capable off road and easy to drive
The brakes are terrible, one problem
after another, and it's always a big
and expensive problem. Craftsmanship
needs work inside, too much rattling.