1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Reviews - Page 3 of 23

1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Straight 6 from North America

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission Straight 6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired80000 miles
Most recent distance130000 miles

Summary:

If you can afford the gas, buy it

Faults:

Computer went out... who cares..

Needed one motor mount... big deal... that's all folks.

NUMBER ONE PROBLEM... 11mpg city and 15mpg highway.

General Comments:

I have jumped... rolled... rammed and drove through tons of mud, and this thing keeps going.

I have had it up to 125mph (very unsteady at this speed...).

I put on Gibson headers, a Flowmaster exhaust, K&N filter jet chip, and this little 4L straight six should be good for another 130000 miles or more...

Buy this car; you CAN rely on it as long as you do proper upkeep.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th April, 2008

23rd Jul 2010, 00:20

125 mph. Hahahaha that's funny, I had my 94 Grand Vherokee up to about 120 mph. And yeah it shakes like crazy. I mean 1) it's a Jeep.. not a Lambo :P and 2) the speedometer only goes up to 100.. so that says something :P.

1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2 V8 from Israel

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 5.2 V8 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 0 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.0 / 10
Distance when acquired150000 miles
Most recent distance172000 miles
Previous carHonda Civic

Summary:

Junk

Faults:

Transmission broke down, engine as well, PCM, front axle, brakes suck, steering sucks - big time, transfer, drinks fuel and oil like crazy.

Crappy Jeep.

General Comments:

Good performance, very bad handling.

The Israeli dealer sucks, very bad service and crazy costs for parts (tune up - about 1000$, upper control arm 200$ each, radiator 1000$, head light 300$ each, turn signal switch 200$, water pump 400$, power window switch 200$, fender liner 120$ each, PCM 1100$ re-manufactured!)

$= 1USD.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 15th March, 2008

1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 5.2 V8 from North America

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 5.2 V8 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.3 / 10
Distance when acquired97000 miles
Most recent distance198720 miles
Previous carChevrolet Malibu

Summary:

Great vehicle, but costly

Faults:

Rear main seal leaked at 140,000 miles.

Exhaust fell off at 150,000 miles.

Rear window wiper motor failed at 150,000 miles.

Radiator rotted out at 160,000 miles.

Transmission blew at 170,000 miles.

Transmission radiator leaked at 180,000 miles.

Master cylinder failed at 180,000 miles.

Half-shaft blew to smithereens at 190,000 miles.

Multiple CV joints replaced every other year.

General Comments:

I bought this vehicle in 2001 in pristine condition. The first 20,000 - 25,000 miles I owned it were great - just scheduled maintenance was all that was necessary to keep it going. Then around 140,000 miles things started seriously braking. Things just kept falling apart. Let me point out that I was religious in my maintenance on the vehicle - oil changed every 3,000 miles. All other fluids changed before scheduled/recommended intervals.

Also, the bottoms of all 4 doors and the tailgate began seriously rusting at about 180,000 miles (2007).

That being said, I beat the heck out of this thing. The 318 (5.2) V8 is totally bulletproof - there is no killing it. This engine is easily going to make it to 200,000 miles, and still has tons of power (I just smoked a BMW 318 last week).

I make it down trails that other so-called SUVs get stuck in. I "parked" it in about 3 feet of snow (the front wheels were totally covered), came back 2 hours later, put it in 4 Low and crawled right out - I barley touched the gas. A newer S-10 Blazer and a Ford Explorer tried the same thing and were still stuck when I left...

Luckily, I performed most of the listed repairs myself, which saved tons of money. If I had to pay for all of those repairs I would have junked this thing a long time ago - the repair costs would have far outweighed the value of the vehicle.

I use this as a daily driver and commute to and from work in it. I'm using it for 80% city driving, and as a result get a measly 11-12 MPG (but what do you expect from a 5.2 V8). Highway driving I'm getting around 14 MPG.

Overall, this was a great vehicle. If you're buying a used one, try to get one with low miles. Be prepared for serious repairs starting around 150,000 miles.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd March, 2008

8th Jun 2009, 21:08

I bought mine in 2001, and have had no problems besides rear drums and brakes that gave out on vacation.

Average review marks: 6.6 / 10, based on 83 reviews