The Bad: AC problems common (some easily fixed for DIY) Brake system very poor design (cause rotors to be replaced more often) Radio system starts out as a plus until you crank it than it becomes a negative because there is no band pass thus you blow the tweeters Window motors go out quite frequently (4 sets on mine now) Brake lights have a fault (have you not noticed this on other jeeps on the road yet) Not easily fixed or tracked down Strut system sucks The Good: It's paid off
I brought my Jeep with 111 miles. In the beginning I had some break issues and some repairs where I found out later the dealership was ripping me off. I did a lot of travel with this jeep and I received I thought excellent mileage. I've been able to travel a max of 4.5 hrs on one tank of gas and I like to speed. AC is still kicking, but driver seat needs to be reupholstered. Other than that not a bad deal considering I've been able to keep it this long and its still pretty when cleaned.
looks, interior design
brakes, belt, headlights go bad after 3 years not sure what's up with that. border on Laredo start to fade
I bought this grand Cherokee back in 1999. It turned out to be the most unreliable car I had. The dealer took it back and I will never get a dodge/Jeep again. I think the main issue was with the new 4wd system they introduced that year. It cause many drivetrain issues. Look at all the recalls for this vehicle. My Jeep had all those issues.
Program car purchased 2002, 36k, haggled dealer down to $15k after much haggling and trade of a 1993 Isuzu trooper (was a great SUV, but very high maintenance costs just like my other SUV Mercedes ml320). Back to the Jeep, where do I begin? Brake issues just like everybody else in warranty issues now out of warranty issues (mechanic tells me due again after 20 months). Problems linkage sticking 4wd transfer case, back many times for repair the usual fix lubricated and claimed all well still sticks today! Very hard to take in and out of 4wd without a hassle! Remember it's an SUV cause the mpg (15 around town less than 20 on highway) are tough now at $4.00 a gallon, trading it in today $3500?
Excellent in snow, it's a Jeep! Looks are nice, ride is ok, not crazy about seat design, interior nice, on board overhead computer is nice, Mercedes missed the boat on that one, better mpg than my Mercedes ml320, pretty close, been reliable never broke down. Still looks great, little rust on frame.
Brakes! Purchased 6 years ago, set of brakes a year, only drive 9800 miles annually around town, little better this time around after fighting with Jeep about caliper replacement and finally Jeep replaced @ 78k! Liked my 1993 Isuzu trooper much better had to get rid of, $1500 for exhaust system
Bought my Jeep with 69k, now rolling 95k. Only minor problems, nothing I needed a shop for. Fan relay the most recent. HVAC smells of mildew & AC doesn't blow cold anymore & doesn't hold a charge. Seems like every car I've bought always looses AC after a year :( buy hey, it's a jeep, who needs AC :) This is my daily driver, driving 100 a week/2x month. Never had any problems with the engine & spark plugs are easy to change on the I6 engine. I would buy another jeep, just not a new one
Plush leather heated seats that never seem to get worn down! Cargo area is large & towing is no problem