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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV

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Good but need improvements
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By Juan Gonzalez
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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)


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Car is an excellent option for the price, but need to improve quality. I've just owned this car since December 2005 and it's been in service department 3 times. The last time, we needed to change something on the 4x4 system and it took 2 months to get that part delivered from Chrysler.


Best Features

5.7 HEMI driving.


Worst Features

Building quality.


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Used 2005 JGC Owner in GA
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By custombuilt53
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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV Laredo Rwd 4dr SUV (3.7L 6cyl 5A)


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I love the feel of this Jeep. I owned a 2002 Laredo I purchased new, and it started with problems and a rougher ride. This 2005 was purchased with 34,000 miles. The ride is very smooth. Hopefully the first owner has already gotten the heavy hitting problems taken care of.


Best Features

I like the body style of 2005, but I believe the old body style of my 2002 had more definition. The interior of the JGC Laredo 3.7 stinks a bit. It looks cheaper than the same 2002 Laredo. I prefer a busy dash, as most women do. I liked the premium sound that was put in the 2002 Infinity system.


Worst Features

Put a few more buttons and better sound, with a more attractive dash in the Laredo. The ride is great in mine, the exterior looks great on my gold with black trim. Find something other than gray to blend with the exteriors! Chrysler backed off the options for the JGC Laredo, but kept the price tag.


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Overall great....but...
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By RANDY
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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)


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Great vehicle, but for some reason it overheated at 750 miles (since new) after a brief gas stop on 250 mile trip home. It was flatbedded to the nearest dealership. They found nothing wrong! Strange, since now I wonder if it might happen again. Dealership not helpful in explaining how this could have occurred. Otherwise, my 6 month experience with this Jeep (5.7 L) has been great.


Best Features

The 5.7 Hemi; Sirius radio; great cruise control; very comfortable; great looks (mine is white).


Worst Features

Can't think of any.


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Likes Gas Stations
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By John
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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)


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Just about everything I hoped it would be. It is what every sixty-something should drive both on and off road.


Best Features

Hemi power.


Worst Features

Better mileage in town.


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What a Disappointment
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By Evlengr
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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV Laredo 4WD 4dr SUV (3.7L 6cyl 5A)


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This car is a major disappointment. I got the 3.7L thinking to save some on gas. It not only gets an average of 14.7 (average of 30 fill-ups); mpg it is also sluggish to respond when you put your foot down. I have been told by dealer that everything tests well according to their diagnostic. That was after the recall notice on the transmission. This is my third and last Jeep. The power band shifting is horrible and laggy. The vehicle will take almost a full second to respond when you put your foot down on the gas, and does not shift correctly (probably why the gas mileage and response is so bad). After six months of ownership I will be trading it in for a Murano. What a disappointment.


Best Features

Exterior is beautiful, and ride is nice.


Worst Features

Make the head rests adjustable so you can lean into them, fix the power or mpg, less plastic, and change slap shifter to forward instead of side to side.


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