1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee Reviews - Page 9 of 13

1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 5.2L Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.3 / 10
Distance when acquired120000 miles
Most recent distance142500 miles
Previous carSuzuki Sidekick

Summary:

Be ready for a lot of little troubles

Faults:

3 injectors have gone bad, I replaced all 8 myself for $180 and two hours effort.

Both Visor clips broke, They are very thin. I picked up a pair at the local junk yard for $10.

The display on the radio started blinking on and off and eventually went out totally. This took me about 2.5 hours to repair. Not a big deal, but aggravating. I will fix anyone's for $60.

Left rear window motor is not working, I'll wait till the weather warms up again for this one. Priced the motor @ ~$25 (Parts Store) and 2 hours.

Leather drivers seat was worn through when I bought it. The replacement was $60 at the junk yard.

Clear coating is pealing off of the clad molding on the drivers side.

Replaced the tailgate lift struts. $55.

No major mechanical troubles in the last 10 months.

General Comments:

This SUV has the factory towing package with the extra cooling capacity that goes with it. With that said, it seems to take forever for the Jeep to heat up on cold winter days - 15-20 minutes.

Has excellent power to the ground. Feels powerful through the whole power curve.

Gas mileage is on the poor side with an overall average of 17mpg. I would attribute this to the Quadra-trac full time 4X4.

A lot more room than my former Sidekick, and fairly comfortable.

I don't like the long reach to the radio/CD controls.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th February, 2003

1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.0L Inline six from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 4.0L Inline six Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired133000 miles
Most recent distance149000 miles

Faults:

The head gasket blew at 144,000.

Center column lid that opens is cracked.

Ceiling has started to drop down or come off.

Rear door does not want to stay up.

General Comments:

This Jeep does wonders off the road.

I have never seen a stock four wheel drive car perform so well.

I have broken many items off roading, but it took a great deal to do so.

This vehicle is my everyday driver.

It can go through any type of terrain you put in front of it, and still look good down the drag.

It has no problem using 23 gallons of gas.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd December, 2002

1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0 Inline 6 from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 4.0 Inline 6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired77000 miles
Most recent distance100000 miles
Previous carJeep Grand Cherokee

Summary:

Not for everyday use, but a great special purpose vehicle

Faults:

Power antenna broke and was replaced.

Muffler rusted out.

Oil pressure sensor stopped working.

Rust developed on bottom of doors.

General Comments:

Although this vehicle is now nearly 10 years old (since manufacture) it looks and rides great. With all the options installed, it drives like a luxury car. It is sufficiently roomy, but shorter than it looks and very easy to park. The 4WD will not disappoint. It gets you through in almost any kind of weather. The cabin is somewhat noisy from the sound of the engine and gas mileage is not economical. Overall, these vehicles are an excellent value and ride great, but I would not recommend any 4WD (Jeep or otherwise) as everyday transportation.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th October, 2002

1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited Edition 5.2L V8 from Bulgaria

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 5.2L V8 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired107800 miles
Most recent distance111000 miles
Previous carNissan Hardbody Pickup

Summary:

If you weren't poor when you bought it, you soon will be

Faults:

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.

General Comments:

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

12th Sep 2005, 10:46

My Husband and I purchased a 1993 JGCL last year. It has been in the shop almost as long as we have owned it. I giggled when I read that your locks and windows only work sometimes and that your breaks have a mind of their own. I felt like I was reading about my own JGCL. We wanted to trade it, but we are too upside down in it at the moment. So we will hang in there, the same as you. good luck to you!!

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