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By 3rd Jeep
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2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)


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We just put 52,000 miles on the Jeep in 3 years. The first 3 years were great, but as soon as we got to around 49,000 miles the issues started. First the heater went causing the AC and heat to stop ($600 in repairs) and now the car started bucking (as seen in another review) and that's going to cost me around $300. Of course this happens after warranty expires. We've done all the maintenance work, but this sort of things should not happen on Jeep's top of the line car. Not worth it. Get the Laredo for 1/3rd less and save up for repairs.


Best Features

Radio controls on wheel, power.


Worst Features

Quality is key, guys. Very disappointed with quality so far.


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good but could be better
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By Scott
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2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 4A)


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It has been a good auto. We have had only one problem with the power window, but it was still under warranty and was fixed with no problems. We previously owned a '95 Explorer. The Jeep has a lot better ride but the Explorer drove better. As far as power they are about equal. We have the 6 cylinder, I would suggest going with the V8. The 6 cylinder's fuel mileage is poor and lacks power.


Best Features

Looks.


Worst Features

More power or better fuel mileage for the 6 cylinder. The cup holders need to be deeper, drinks try to turn over when going around curves.


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V8 Laredo
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By JT Jones
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2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 4A)


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This is our second Grand Cherokee. We test drove several other SUV's before buying another Jeep, and decided that the Jeep is just hands down better. We drove an 2003 Olds Bravada, a 2003 Isuzu Axiom, a 2004 Ford Escape, and a 2003 Jeep Liberty, but none of them compared to the ride of the Grand Cherokee. We've had it for 2 months now and have had no problems. Great SUV.


Best Features

The 4.7 liter V8 offers plenty of pick up. The seats are very comfortable, and much more firm than the seats in our old '98 Grand Cherokee. Good sound system.


Worst Features

I can't think of any.


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Multiple Problems - Will never buy another
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By j smith
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2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 4A)


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What a huge let down. We have had issues with ours nonstop. The check engine light comes on indicating a problem. The dealer charges a diagnostic fee of about $95.00 to tell you why the light comes on. The first time was because the gas cap wasn't tight, the second (about 6 months later) because the gas cap had a crack. Each time at a cost of $95.00. The engine light is now on again (3 months since the last $95.00). My air conditioner won't get cold and the heat won't get hot. This began after 1.5 years. We also had to replace a fan relay at 18 months ($325.00). I was just over my 36,000 mile warranty. I spend less to maintain my 10 year old Toyota! I should have purchased from them again instead.


Worst Features

Get the kinks out or provide a longer warranty (mileage & time coverage) like the other manufactures do. 36,000 and 3 years is not enough for this vehicle!


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Very Sad
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By GWE
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2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 4A)


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Our Jeep started bucking and becoming undriveable at 5000 miles. This is intermittent and has caused several delays on family trips. The manufacturer just says, "bad gas". They did extend our warranty to 70,000 miles, free. Big deal, the car is not reliable. They have yet to find the problem. We are going on three years of this. Tomorrow we go to "Lemon Law" court with the manufacturer. Wish us luck.


Best Features

When the car bucks violently, it feels like a tire going flat or out of round. When you pull off the highway in a bad part to town, RELIEF! The tires are fine it's the engine that's causing the problem.


Worst Features

To retain the Trail Rating, make sure there's a service center at the end of each trail.


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