1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0 6 cylinder from North America
I wish every Jeep owner had the service I've gotten out of this Jeep
Normal problems need not be mentioned, but because most people list them, here we go.
I've had to replace:
The brakes (pads, rotors and shoes).
Two water pumps.
All in one belt 3 times (not because it broke, but something called preventive maintenance, a very neat concept to keep from being stranded on the side of the highway or in the remote back woods!).
Thermostat twice a year (late fall, 180 deg F, spring, 160 deg F).
Rear main (my mistake, the oil filter housing to block o-ring gave out and I miss interpreted it as a rear main, I felt stupid, but I have a new rear main and the oil filter housing seal has been replaced too).
Rear wheel bearings were roaring, I replaced them and they still roar, I just turn up the radio (killer sound system!).
The last repair was a brain transplant (part ordered on-line for $150.00).
I once heard the comment, "Are all Jeeps made to traverse the Rubicon Trail", I can't say anything for others, but I wouldn't hesitate to try it with mine!
The vehicle is utility all the way - towing, pulling, mountain climbing, hauling kayaks (another favorite pastime in which the Jeep serves me well), mud, snow, creeks, rock beds, I could go on and on. (280,000 miles worth!).
Gas mileage... well, not near as good as my GEO Metro 3 cylinder, but then it serves a different purpose. City, 19 mpg consistently, Highway (not towing or hauling kayaks) 22 mpg. I can't complain, I just jump in the GEO if I feel the need for 40 mpg!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 27th May, 2006