1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 5.2L 318,V8 from North America
I totally recommend the 1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee
CV boots cost about 23.00 for both did it my self.
Blew a heater hose cost 7.00 did it my self.
Rear brakes wear out quite fast.
Was a clunking noise coming from right rear, ended up being a worn out coil spring bushing, cost about 95.00 replaced all four did it myself.
Computerized warning display was flickering, it was a loose connection.
Exhaust was leaking quite bad it was the muffler, cost about 40 dollors did it myself.
PCV valve went out, cost nothing to replace just went to junk yard and got a working one off of a dodge van.
The plastic front bumper didn't last long, but that was due to 4wheelin, replaced with an ARB steel bumper.
My jeep is the first SUV I've owned and I love it it handles very well in any weather condition.
I live in the mountains at 7,000 feet and we get snow every year and it has been through some pretty hard spots in the mud that my friends Toyoda couldn't get through.
It has plenty of power with the 318 and can beat my friends Chevy silverodo in a tug of war contest.
The all wheel drive is great since my wife drives it most of the time, No hubs to lock, levers to pull or even buttons to press, the low transfer-case gear is awsome on steep uphill or downhill grades in snow, ice or mud. little bit less gas mileage though, Hub kits are available for about $900.00 or just take the drive line off in summer and on in winter it only takes about 10 minutes to take off.
The interior is in great shape for being all leather seats no rips or even wear marks, Dash has no cracks or fading carpets are in awsome shape.
The body is in great shape hasn't rusted and I live where they salt the roads constantly, the bumpers are flimsy when you play like I do, but they actually held up quite well until I ripped the front one off on a rock, jeep is a very rugged, stylish, reliable, safe and fun SUV to drive I will definitely get another one I've had it for 3 years now and it has almost 100,000 miles it and is still running strong with just little minor problems if you just keep up on the little stuff as with all vehicles you have any big problems.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 22nd December, 2005