1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Consumer Review: Going Strong

1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee - Consumer Review

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Laredo 4dr SUV (4.0L 6-cyl. 4x4 4-speed Automatic)

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Going Strong
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1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4dr SUV 4WD


I bought my V8 Laredo from the dealership with 17K miles and have almost 200K now. Drove it in Los Angeles for 2 + years then mostly in the mid-west, with frequent cross country trips. This car has held up superbly over time. The body and interior are still in excellent shape. There have been a few standard repairs over the years. The only real problem is the rear axle and bearings; they have had chronic problems since around 100K miles - they need to be rebuilt replaced about every 2+ years which can hurt the wallet. This car has been otherwise excellent in all driving conditions and weather. Very good car for long trips! I'm shooting for 250K miles for sure.

Best Features

Very comfortable interior and seats. Strong V8 engine has plenty of pep in traffic or for pulling.

Worst Features

I hope they figured out the problems with the rear axle.
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