2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Consumer Review: looks good...runs bad

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looks good...runs bad
By Ryan on


2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 4A)


Bought in 05 with 65,xxx miles on it. Other then routine maintenance, just switched out the alternator. Been through 3 serp belts,no idea why. CD player is crapping out on me. Front two speakers are going out. Cooling fan went out at 89,xxx. At 126,xxx, needing new relay switch, A/C light wont come on unless the defrosters are on. Alignment keeps going out. Rear axle keeps leaking. Fuel pump is starting to go out. All not major problems...but when they add up it gets annoying. My favorite part is that the car leaks water every time it rains. The weather stripping is fine except for around the sunroof. No mechanic I know can figure out why it does...

Best Features

Interior...very comfy leather seats, quality vinyl, and a very simple lay out. Comfy car for four or five young adults. Exterior...paint looks great after a good clay-bay and wax. 4x4 is great during the few bad winter weeks of St. Louis Drives and shifts smoothly for an SUV. Plenty of power.

Worst Features

Cupholders...hard breaking or quick turns and your coffee or water bottles is going to be spilled on your lap or on the floor. A little better gas mileage on the V6. Better build quality...all the things going wrong with it lately is forcing me to buy a new car.
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