1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Reviews - Page 7 of 23

1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Straight 6 from North America

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 4.0L Straight 6 Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired218000 miles
Previous carMitsubishi Colt

Summary:

It's a jeep thing..

Faults:

The Alternator went after first month.

As soon after, Water Pump went bad.

Soon after Track-Arm went.

Radiator went bad as soon after.

After replaced, Water pump went bad again causing The Flex-fan To wreck my brand new radiator, water pump gnarled away on my cylinder wall also.

Had to replace Water pump, Flex-fan, and Radiator in one fix, took about eight hours.

Back Windshield Washer never worked.

Air Conditioner never worked.

Then again, it has 220,000 Miles.

General Comments:

For The Amount of miles, the vehicle is in Excellent Condition, It was never beat on and Looks almost new.

Interior is Very comfortable, I enjoy testing the rear shocks from the back seat.

I also like how the Back seats fold down, almost flat, it works well as a bed.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 10th April, 2006

1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L V8 from North America

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 5.2L V8 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired139000 miles
Most recent distance140000 miles

Summary:

I love my 1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee in spite of the extra TLC it needs right now.

Faults:

I bought my 94 Grand Cherokee in Jan 2006. It had 139,000 miles.

I immediately changed the oil, had the radiator flushed, a new serpentine belt, and replaced the back-hatch pistons ($35 each).

On April 12-13,'06, I had the following work done:

Thermostat and gasket replacement $108.95

L & R motor mounts replaced...$300.00

Upper/Lower radiator hose replaced$130.00

Valve Cover gaskets replaced $180.00

New front brake pads and rotors $270

Distributer cap & rotor/ignition wires/spark plugs $210.

So I thought was in good shape after all this... so I took it for a little off-roading (...Rainbow Basin, just between Barstow and Ft Irwin, CA)

During that short expedition/trial, I noticed that on a couple of bumps, it seemed like the front-passenger side "bottomed out" with a loud thud. Luckily, I had a friend with me that knows a lot more about automobiles than I do, and he said to check the shocks.

The next day I take the Jeep to the lift for a cleaning and inspection. Sure enough, the front passenger shock needs to be replaced, on top of it, my driver side CV boot is mangled and the other one shows signs of impending doom (actually, it's just showing signs of age. I'd bet serious money that they have NEVER been replaced).

Here's the kicker... remember I had the motor mounts replaced... the left one is practically demolished (and missing a bolt) and the right one has a big crack. (I'm not sure how long the right motor mount will last all by itself, doing all the work. Poor little guy (sniff)...he was tough little motor mount... he held on as long as he could, until...

Apparently, the lady I bought it from wasn't too big on maintenance. I only paid $3500 for it, so I sort of expected this.

Oh yeah, I just bought new tires $409 and mounted 2 front fog lights $25.

I just ordered four Gabriel max-control shocks $237. We'll see how that goes.

And I ordered a replaced keyless-entry. I kept looking around for one, but no luck. Finally had to go to the dealer...$156.00 for the little lock/unlock controller. OUCH!

(I bought it anyway. Whatcha gonna do?)

I need to replace the steering gear box (MOPAR $916 just for the part) and another $400 for labor.

I also need a complete sunroof assembly. The dealer says about $1200. (That one's gonna hurt.)

General Comments:

In spite of all this work, I love my Jeep Grand Cherokee. It takes me everywhere I want to go in comfort and style.

Even though the regular maintenance has been neglected, the exterior and interior are in superb condition.

I wish it got a little better gas mileage, but what do you expect from a 5.2L V8?

Actually, I don't care about gas mileage. I wish gas prices were cheaper.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd April, 2006

15th Aug 2010, 12:25

Have you had the message center alarming and indicating you should 'service 4w dr switch'? Can the alarm chime be disconnected?

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