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Pretty Good SUV
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By moparornocar91
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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV Laredo 4WD 4dr SUV (3.7L 6cyl 5A)


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My uncle bought it new in 05 then I bought it from him and its a 60,000 miles and going strong it rides amazing but the v6 is sluggish (really need to mash the pedal to pass on the hwy) gas milage isnt great but i'm not complaining. it has been rattled hard (uncle lived on a dirt, rutted horrible road lol) and has only had a few problems.


Best Features

heated seats, leather, auto lights, computer


Worst Features

cd player skips on little bumps, all 4wd systems should have a low not just qt2 and qd2, more efficant and powerful v6


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MOST reliable vehicle I have known
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By agildner1
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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)


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I have the limited HEMI with QDII 4 wheel drive system.
I have over 150,000 miles on her and let me say, I have more money into a 2008 town and country with 38,000 miles than I do into the Jeep.
The jeep has been used and abused for the last few years.
Ive gone offroading, towed 6,500 lbs countless times, and I constantly am flooring it to hear the HEMI SCREAM! The only problems I have had is a new ECM($300) and a loud bearing that I cant pinpoint(~$50).
And of course new tires and brakes but any car needs those.
This Jeep still has boatloads of power, and there is no sign of wear or tear.
It looks like it has 5,000 miles on it.
No rust despite several michigan winters.
Great SUV!!!


Best Features

Quadra-Drive II system is unbelievably great in the snow or high articulation scenarios. 345ci Hemi and 545rfe transmission are bullet proof. (although V6 and trans are sub par). Great looks, VERY little rust despite use in the winter. Most reliable vehicle I have ever seen. Interior is very comfortable and nice. Heated leather, navigation, rear dvd etc...


Worst Features

Better V6 transmission


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been a good rig
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By jimsjeep1
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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV Laredo 4WD 4dr SUV (3.7L 6cyl 5A)


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I Bought this Jeep in 2005 brand new. It has been reliable and fun to drive. I drive about 35000 miles a year and this vehicle has served me well. I only took it to the dealer a few times and the rest of the time the local oil change place. It has 201,000 miles on it and I am going to trade it in for something that gets better mileage. No major problems. Maybe they run better when you run the heck out of em!


Best Features

All wheel drive, new V6, much smoother than inline 6, 5spd automatic transmission, also an improvement over the 4sp auto.


Worst Features

need better mileage, otherwise would buy again! maybe a hybrid or a small reliable diesel


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Good Experience
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By sjordan2009
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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)


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I bought my 2005 wk new and it now has 105000
miles.
Ive abused it in the snow, at the beach and on the trails.
Had to replace the starter at 60k miles ($200) and the heater core at 90K miles ($1000).


I plan on keeping the vehicle another 100K.


Worst Features

Go back to solid front axles.


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VERY Pleased
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By jeeper05
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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)


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I bought my 2005 Jeep back in october of 2010 with only 31,000 miles on it.
the previous owner had this vehicle LOADED and we got a great price for it.
it has been nothing but PERFECT for us.
the only thing it didn't come with was the tow package so we bought an aftermarket hitch receiver (Curt) and it looks wonderful and works amazing.
we have not had a single problem with this vehicle.
the ride is smooth which is something i didn't expect.
the gas mileage is to be desired, but it's worth it for the ride and functionality of the 2005 JGC!


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