1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 5.2 V8 from North America
Expect to pay a lot for repairs as the odometer turns!
I had gotten the water pump replaced at 71,000 miles, along with the radiator and drive belt.
Tires done at 94,000 miles.
Driver's side outside mirror refuses to go right to left under its own power, must move it with my hand. Even then, there is no resistance and it moves every once in a while.
Power antenna motor likes to run even if the antenna is all the way up or down.
The NP249J 4WD system (Quadra Trac) is a good idea, but it is a poorly executed idea.
The 5.2 V8 has excellent power from any speed.
Transmission has an annoying jerk and clunk when shifted into reverse. I've seen Dodge trucks with the same noise and jerking, so I guess its just normal for the Chrysler V8 trannies?
The exhaust system sounds pretty good for a stock system, much less a Jeep!
The seats are excellent for long-trip comfort and the dual power option is pretty handy.
I avg. 17.3 MPG.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 11th December, 2004
19th Jan 2005, 09:05
94 thousand miles on one set of tires? Congrats! If the cooling system had so many problems I would be very careful about the type of coolants used. It suggests they were mixed which can accelerate corrosion.
20th Feb 2005, 01:58
I bought the Jeep with 68,000 miles on it. The tires that it had on it lasted until 94,000 with minimal problems, except the scary blowout session I experienced.
When I had the water pump done, I examined the radiator and decided to replace that part as well just as a preventative measure. The drive belt originally on it also looked like it was time to go, so I had done that as well.
101,980 miles now and still loving every minute of driving this machine!