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Biggest Mistake of My Life!
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By advoman56
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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV Laredo 4WD 4dr SUV (3.7L 6cyl 5A)


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I honestly made a huge mistake buying a Chrysler product. I'm having problem after problem. I'm going back to Toyota or Volvo. Chrysler should shut there doors for there sake. Trash all the way!!


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Best car I have ever owned
35 of 36 people found this review helpful
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By sage69
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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV Limited Rwd 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)


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I am the original owner of my Jeep which now has 180,000 miles on it.
It is my third Jeep.
As an outside salesman I have driven over 1,000,000 miles in the past 30 years.
And this is the most durable car I have ever driven.
Besides still having the original brake pads with 40% of their life left, the only "repairs" so far have been a water pump, EGR valve and throttle position sensor.
The 3 items were done at 170,000 miles.
It took 60,000 miles just to break in the motor which uses not a drop of oil between regular oil changes every 5-6,000 miles. My car has every available option and NOT one thing has malfunctioned in 180,000 miles.
You just can't go wrong with this car.


Best Features

Some of my favorite features are the rain senseing wipers, audio controls on the steering wheel, touch shifter, tow control, adjustable brake peddle, nav system, heated leather seats, blue tooth feature, programable garage door opener, auto dimming headlights, sunroof, and no squeeks anywhere at 180,000 miles.


Worst Features

Provide free updated navigation discs, relocate spare tire.


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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By bobfabsik
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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)


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I purchased the vehicle new.
It is a Laredo Rocky Mountain edition with the 4.7L V-8.
Shortly after I purchased it, the "Service 4 wheel drive" message appeared.
It took the dealer several weeks to resolve the problem.
The same error message still occasionally occurs, but the vehicle operates fine.
Gas mileage is 10-12 city and 14-18 highway.
For the last 3 years, the car has been in Mexico.
The roads are very rough an dusty.
The car is holding up exceptionally well.
A recent problem is a noise near the rear axle.
Otherwise, all is well at 66K miles.


Best Features

Sirius XM radio 4 wheel drive system Engine torque and performance Tire pressure monitoring


Worst Features

Better spare tire accessability


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2005 Jeep GC with 5.7
1 of 7 people found this review helpful
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By stoppy3
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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)


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Worst automobile I have ever owned.
So many problems ranging from axle isolators (second repair)to interior parts such as door panels (all of them) breaking,
vent tabs falling off, nav system inoperative (2nd unit), window switches inop on driver door, front driveshaft replaced, brake calipers froze up,
Try replacing a starter as you will need to grow two additional hands to help. Can't say much good about this automobile.
Even the resale value stinks.


Best Features

Can't think of one


Worst Features

Fix all the shoddy manufacturing shortcuts.


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Not Recommended :(
3 of 7 people found this review helpful
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By carguru12
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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV Laredo 4WD 4dr SUV (3.7L 6cyl 5A)


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We have owned this Jeep since it was brand new. The performance is great on the V8, as is the features we have (leather, navigation, DVD, satellite radio) but we take great care of our vehicles, and unfortunately this generation of Grand Cherokee has held up the worst of all of the ones we've owned (we've owned three out of the four generations of Grand Cherokee). The center console lid is worn, the rear DVD headphones broke, etc. They claim it is "quieter than a Jaguar S-Type 3.0", but the transmission is quite noisy. I don't recommend this generation of Grand Cherokee.


Best Features

Navigation (when it worked), Satellite radio, Boston Acoustics stereo (sounds great!), rear DVD, leather seats


Worst Features

Gas mileage (of course), a better navigation system, better interior quality, softer seats, better-quality headphones for the rear DVD system, less interior noise


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