Jeep Grand Cherokee Review from Czech Republic

1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee V8 Limited 5.2 V8

Model year1996
Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 5.2 V8 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired96000 miles
Most recent distance116000 miles
Previous carVolkswagen Passat

Summary:

Power, comfort but at a price of gas..

Faults:

Things that were bad at time of purchase:

Driver side seat heating not working (too expensive to fix)

Cruise control occasionally disengages or won't engage.

Needed new steering stabilizer at 100 000 km, some bolts and joints for front axle plus gneral maintenance...

General Comments:

Purchased car from German owner who as nearly 90 years old. Very good shape except for few glitches and some rust marks on the front bonnet. Low mileage for 12 year old car, and genuine...

Great comfort as per size and softness, though on-road handling is generally very poor. Great off-road control and decent handling.

Had the car converted to LPG (auto gas, propane...) as it is 1/2 of petrol price (which means it costs about same as Petrol in US). Engine is powerful and smooth especially in low or mid rpm, but high RPMs are hard to use thanks to auto transmission shifting wildly then.

Fuel consumption is nightmare - 15-20 litres of petrol or 16-22 litres of LPG per 100 km (some 11-15 mpg). But that is what you pay for having this size, power and comfort at relatively low price.

I love the car despite some flaws. I actually prefer it in normal daily driving (not joyriding) to my Merc SLK 230.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st October, 2008

Average review marks: 7.4 / 10, based on 1 review