1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 5.2L V8 from North America


Great vehicle if you need a trailer-towing SUV


Air conditioning failure at 100000+ km, never got it working properly since.

Lift-gate shocks never worked properly since I owned it.

Dome light fell out.

Full-time 4WD means that all four tires must be replaced at the same time - you must rotate the tires on a regular basis, or you end up replacing rear tires that are not yet worn out.

General Comments:

The engine has never given any problems, even as it approaches 300,000 km. All I've ever done is change the oil and filters, and check the coolant.

The paint is excellent, the car still looks good in spite of its age and high mileage.

Very good on the highway, and off-road.

Pulled a heavy 26-foot sailboat (6,000+ lbs, plus the trailer) across the Rocky Mountains several times.

Comfortable driving position.

Up to 14 mpg (imperial gallons), even with the trailer.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st August, 2008

1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L High Output Inline 6 cylinder. from North America


Off-Road Power


Water Pump Failure.

Replaced Oil Pan.

Front Axle Failure.

Electrical Faults resulting in loss of radio power.

VIC Error - "CHECK OIL LEVEL" display despite oil level is adequate.

Death Wobble.

General Comments:

Vehicle was acquired with 160000km's on it and was used for Search and Rescue operations. Despite the fact that it was taken into heavy bush and serious off-road conditions, the vehicle performed very well.

On-Road Performance: The Jeep is somewhat rough when travelling on-road. Road Noise is high and you can feel the road (that's every bump on the road). The 4WD (all-time) system makes for a less fuel economic drive.

Off-Road Performance: The Jeep is very good off-road. The all-time four wheel drive (Quadra-Drive I or NP/NV-249 transfer case) operates well. However, the LOW RANGE gearing does not lock the centre hub and operates the same as the all-time range by transferring power between front and rear axles.

Interior: The interior is a nice interior, the limited trim come with leather powered front driver & passenger seats with a Vehicle Information Control ("VIC").

Exterior: The Jeep has a very rugged look to it, and it has ground clearance required for good approach and departure angles. Without the front and rear bumper facia the approach/department angles increase dramatically however. The vehicle is lacking front & rear tow points.

Overall: This is a great vehicle for off-road usage and is very customizable.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th June, 2008

1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.0L from United Arab Emirates


Good SUV, but a little expensive


Replaced the following in less than two years:

1. Fuel pump.

2. Water pump.

3. A/C evaporator.

4. Hand brake pads at the rear.

5. Front tires (consumable).

6. Power steering leak, and replaced pressure pipe.

7. Engine belt.

Still, I like this SUV, as it has good pick up and is nice looking.

General Comments:

This car is seriously quick, & I LIKE IT.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th May, 2007

16th Feb 2008, 22:13

I have a 93 Jeep and I couldn't agree with you more. This is a great vehicle and it looks really good, even if it is 15 years old.

1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee laredo 5.2L (318) V8 from North America


A great car with a few rough spots and a large appetite for gas


The radiator cracked at about 145,000 miles.

The transfer case leaked, but was repairable.

Various parts of the interior rattle during driving.

The Ac has died several times over the past few years, though it seems to have been fixed.

The paint is horrible; huge patches have chipped off the hood and roof, exposing primer

Bad rust on the bottom of the front doors.

The car alarm is insane; it will go off at random times when I unlock the door with the key, and often times takes several attempts to shut it off.

General Comments:

Despite all those problems, I'd still consider the car reliable, since it has only left me stranded once. (Because of a dead battery, not a fault of the car)

The interior is nothing to brag about. It's mostly hard plastic and has a serious lack of rear leg room. But, the interior is well laid out and reasonably comfortable in the front seat.

The performance is where this car really shines.

It handles well considering its high center of gravity and its archaic suspension design, though the steering is numb and bad off-center. (I can literally turn the wheel an inch or two and have no effect on the course of the car).

The brakes do a great job of stopping the car, and have good pedal feel.

The 318ci V8 is very powerful and is my favorite feature of the car. Unfortunately, it's hooked up to a transmission that doesn't like to down-shift, and it's very thirsty. I usually get 9-10mpg, though if I drove in better traffic and with less of a lead foot, it'd probably get better mileage. Fortunately it works fine on regular.

While it performs well on road, off-road is where it truly shines. While I haven't driven it through anything all that challenging, It had no problem with getting through situations that would stop other vehicles.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th October, 2006