If you weren't poor when you bought it, you soon will be
I have replaced oxygen sensors twice.
Air/Fuel Mixture sensor.
Shock absorber all round.
Catalyser needed replacing.
The rear right window and the front right door lock mysteriously stopped working.
The air conditioning does not work at all.
The brakes seem to have a life of their own.
I recently purchased my aged Grand Cherokee and even though I know a fair bit about cars and how they work, I started thinking that I had bought a complete dud. That is until I spent a few hours reading the other reviews on this web page and realized that as Jeeps go, mine is actually not too bad. I have clocked 5000 miles and today is the 6th trip to the mechanics. We are hopefully going to find the cause for the rough idling at stoplights and the high fuel consumption.
After shopping around for an SUV to make driving on bad Bulgarian roads a little more bearable, I had finally narrowed it down to two choices, the Jeep and a diesel Nissan Patrol. As I drive a Nissan 4x4 Pickup I decided that the Patrol was too much like my other car and decided on the Jeep. Woe the day I moved away from Japanese dependability and decided to buy this oversized and over engineered horror. Every trip is fraught with worry. Will I get there?? Will it stop when I apply the brakes?? Will I be able to turn into the parking space without the front end sounding like its tearing itself to pieces?? And most recently: Will I get the doors unlocked?? Make no mistake, I do actually enjoy driving the car, but I have had to teach myself to accept certain things with the more universal approach of: It is what it is.
In spite of the problems others are having and I am expecting to have, I have decided to give the Jeep another shot and when my patience finally fails me, I will, at least, have built a solid relationship with my mechanic.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 15th July, 2002