1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee Reviews - Page 7 of 13

1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.3 Litre from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 4.3 Litre Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired120000 miles
Most recent distance175000 miles
Previous carOldsmobile 442

Summary:

A overall good solid vehicle

Faults:

Fuel Pump went out.

Brakes wear quickly.

Coil went out.

General Comments:

The fuel pump was 300.00 luckily I found one at a junk yard and did the work myself.

I do my brakes myself, but they seem to overheat a lot especially when towing something.

My coil went out on my way down the hills in the reno mountains, easy replacement no warning though it just stalled and wouldn't start.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th June, 2003

1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0 - 6 cylinder from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1993
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 4.0 - 6 cylinder Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.4 / 10
Distance when acquired5 miles
Most recent distance105250 miles
Previous carHonda Accord

Summary:

Good car, great engine! Problems over time

Faults:

Ignition Coil had to be replaced under warranty.

Fuel pump needed replaced at 85,000 miles.

Air conditioner needed recharged at 93,200 miles - suspect leak.

At 105,000 miles, needed another recharge of a/c. Service repair shop definitely found leak in dryer/condenser unit. Too labor intensive to fix and would have to rip up dashboard. Quick fix - recharge and sealant.

Following week - no a/c cold air.

At 105,250 miles, car was stalling after a long trip. Would stall at full stops and idle very low - 1000rpms. Had to drive it like a stick - give gas in neutral.

Replace fuel filter and had crank sensor replaced.

General Comments:

The 1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee is a good car. I'm very happy with the performance of the 4.0-6cyl. Problems have occurred and I'm suspecting its due to the occurrence of problems of the vehicle model itself.

I was very upset with the fuel pump replacement.

Another particular problem with this car is the so called "death wobble". It has to do with some suspension problems with the vehicle. It varies from jeep to jeep, but my was due to the front stabilizer bar.

I still have the vehicle. The body is in excellent shape, but its the internals that are taking its toll on my wallet as mileage and time go by.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th June, 2003

1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2 Liter V8 from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 5.2 Liter V8 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired90000 miles
Most recent distance113000 miles
Previous carHonda Prelude

Summary:

Buying this car was by far the smartest investment I have ever made.

Faults:

Had to replace something in the front trans-axle, which caused the car to shake when you cut the wheel severely. ($400) (100,000 miles)

Replaced the rear lift-gate shocks. ($55) (110,000 miles)

General Comments:

This is an incredible car and is the biggest bang for your buck.

The car accelerates very quickly with great power the entire way through the power curve.

This is a very spacious and comfortable car. Great for long road trips.

Although not the greatest gas mileage, about 17 miles per gallon, this is still a great buy.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st May, 2003

1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee Base 4.0 litre 6 cylinder from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1994
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 4.0 litre 6 cylinder Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired8000 kilometres
Most recent distance255810 kilometres
Previous carChevrolet Impala

Summary:

Wish we could find another car as good as this

Faults:

Other than tappets, only two minor annoyances, but they took a long time for the dealer to figure out.

I was unused to ABS on the brakes and was concerned about the vibration and sound I experienced shortly after engaging the transmission. It took several months for the dealer to determine that this was simply the automatic ABS test kicking in.

The back door hatch would regularly seize up and could not be opened. Very awkward to remove two bicycles any way other than that hatch. Dealer eventually fixed it, but now, after thousands upon thousands of kilometres, it's gone again.

General Comments:

The most fun vehicle we've ever had and one of the best for reliability.

Very good road feel and handling.

Great in the snow. We especially like the full-time 4 wheel drive mode that allows us to drive on bare dry pavement when there is an expectation of slippery conditions on the road ahead.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 13th May, 2003

1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee Larado 4 liter straight 6 from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 4 liter straight 6 Automatic
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.6 / 10
Distance when acquired36000 miles
Most recent distance201000 miles
Previous carNissan 240SX

Summary:

Not worth half the money

Faults:

Constant electrical problems.

Wiring harness at the drivers door for the power windows and locks shorted out.

Rear driver's side window and front passenger door locks inoperable.

Automatic transmission sensor went out causing a dead truck. Apparently no "limp-home" mode.

Flaky water temperature gage oscillates. Much fun to watch.

I have to replace the coil every six months, fortunately on line they're only $25 not the dealer's $50 each.

Fuel pump just went out, but at 201K miles not too bad. Unfortunately no access through the floor so you must drop the tank.

General Comments:

In general the comfort level is low. Very cramped interior, no leg room up front. Head room is very good, however.

Ergonomics seem not to have been discovered by Chrysler/Jeep in 1993. Every control seems awkward and/or out of reach.

The climate control, along with being out of reach, is inadequate for the size vehicle and it's options are limited. This seems to be a common theme among American manufacturers. In 89 Nissan seemed to get it right. Maybe Chrysler needs another decade or two.

Ride and handling are surprisingly good for this type of vehicle, especially considering it has solid front and rear axles.

Power from the six cylinder engine is good, but the engine is a bit rough. Towing has been relatively easy.

Overall I'd keep the engine, but ditch everything else connected to it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 24th March, 2003

18th Jun 2004, 08:10

This is the first year they made the Grand Cherokee, so it (at least the one you owned) may have had a few bugs to be worked out. However, you seemed to get a lot of miles out of it, so there's a positive there.

Average review marks: 7.1 / 10, based on 46 reviews