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Exellent SUV
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By Ryan62
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1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV Laredo 4dr SUV 4WD


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I own a 99 JGL with select trac 4wd,
98k miles and have had only 2 issues
with it. (1) The water pump went out
after a grueling 4x4 expediton. Mud,
water forging, steep inclines, and
rock hopping. (2) The transfer case had
a slight leak. Other than these minor
diffculties the Jeep has ran great. It
does have the 'clunk' when shifting to
reverse, but thats the nature of a good
transmission. It also has the hard
shift between 2 and 3rd, but I
speculate the factory told the
computers to shift at a bad time; it
only happens when I take some time to
get up to speed, not when I floor it
when the stop light becomes green.


Best Features

Hell, in 2wd it's great offroad. It climbs like a bulldozer in 4 low. The suspension is great for the offroad, it gives good flex when rolling over large objects. This IS as close as you can get to a stock vehicle ment for the offroad, even better than the H2 in most areas.


Worst Features

A few complaints about the rear bumper and spare tire compartment. (1) On hot days the spare tire compartment seems to get rather wet, a few inches of water manages to build up inside of it. Not good. (2) Rear Bumper, bad design, mud gets all up inside of it.


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lemon of a dealer, lemon of a jeep
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By atlmberry
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1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV Limited 4dr SUV


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Plan on heavy expenses for maintenance
(nothing was covered under the gold
extended jeep warranty). before 45k
miles, I replaced the AC system,
brakes, battery (twice), various
electrical components, power window
modules, memory seat module, stereo
speakers, stereo controls on steering
wheel, etc. Everytime I started the
vehicle, the seat would propel me into
the dash - jeep couldn't find the
problem, not to mention the calls for
a tow truck because it wouldn't start -
so I got the opportunity to spend
lots of time and money in the shop.
Lots of road noise with this vehicle.
It may look good from the outside, but
it's not worth the headaches.


Best Features

exterior looks, reasonable gas mileage on the 6 cyl, nice looking interior.


Worst Features

negligible back seat room, VERY POOR reliability in electronics, AC, and mechanical


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Still lovin' it
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By PHRC
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1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV Limited 4dr SUV 4WD


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I bought my JGC used, and to be honest
it wasnt my first choice (i wanted a
pathfinder). Very happy i ended up
with it though. Its more comfortable,
had all the features i wanted, and the
4wd on it will kick anyones butt. Even
my dad's landrover! I have driven it
through 4 feet of snow with no slipping.
7,000 miles after buying it the front
differential broke, but i blame that on
carmax for not checking the fluid, not
Jeep. Since then my passenger side
window stoped working, but my warranty
covered that too.


Best Features

Best 4WD you can get, QUADRADRIVE! Comfy interior. Spare tire under trunk floor. Flat folding second row seats. Stereo controls on steering wheel. Auto dimming mirrors. Automatic headlamps. Great handling. Fast acceleration. Never have been stuck in any condition.


Worst Features

Better standard tires. Whinning noise when making u-turns. Brakes always creak (but work great!) Wider range of tilt adjustablity on front passenger seat, my passengers say they always feel like they are slipping out of the seat. Maybe a rear window that rolls down would be nice.


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Great Vehicle
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By great outdoors
on

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1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV Limited 4dr SUV 4WD


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A few minor problems in the beginning.
But dealership handled it and haven't
had any problems since. Never had a
single brake problem like everyone
else talks about. As a matter of fact
i have only put one set of front
brakes on in 88000 miles and no rear
brakes yet. Handling is key in this
vehicle, i would put it up against any
other suv on the market for cornering,
and believe me i have driven nearly
everything out there in its price
range.


Best Features

V8 engine rocks. Stereo system is great too.


Worst Features

no complaints here!!!


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Great vehicle, but high maintenance
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By Lovemyjeep-o
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1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV Limited 4dr SUV 4WD


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I special ordered this SUV in 1999. It
is so comfortable and wonderful to
drive. Fortunately, however, I
purchased an extended warranty in
2002. There have been air conditioning
problems. The starter went out at
42,000 miles. Occasionally, there is a
strange noise from the right rear when
cornering. There have been other minor
problems. The rear end replacement
issue was brought up with my Jeep. The
dealer had replaced some others but
apparently had done so unnecessarily.
Bottom line: yes it is worth the
aggravation and yes I would buy it
again.


Best Features

Comfortable seats. Incredible traction and handling on slippery roads.


Worst Features

Fix the air conditioning problems.


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