1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Consumer Review: Grand Cherokee not for me!

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Grand Cherokee not for me!
By wildman on


1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4dr SUV


Buyers beware of problems with
drivetrain. Transmission hesitates in
reverse, and suddenly
upshifts/downshifts from 2nd to 3rd
(always has since 45000 miles). Also,
bearings in differential are prone to
go bad - apparently this is a common
problem according to local dealer -
manufacturing tolerances were too
tight. I would not recommend this
vehicle to anyone. Chrysler really
should do something about their
problematic transmissions. I hate to
say this, since I enjoyed the Wrangler
that I previously owned, but it had a
manual tranny, instead of automatic.
I'm now lookind at Toyota 4runners,
based on their good history.

Best Features

Good inline 6cyl engine

Worst Features

Needs more dependable transmission and drivetrain design.
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