1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 5.2 MFI from North America


This car has served us well, and could last another 75K easily if we continue our maintenance


Split in front CV boot cover.

Leaky radiator.

Leak in rear axle seal.

Leak in rear engine seal.

General Comments:

Other than minor issues expected over 100K miles, this car has been great.

I have taken it off road several times, and the advantage of a Jeep over others in their 'city' SUVs was apparent.

This year Jeep has a short front and rear end that does not get caught on off road paths that other longer SUVs cannot handle.

I have never worried that I didn't have the power to climb a hill, on or off road.

It is comfortable for long drives. With multiple drivers, we have done 800 miles at a time without any issues.

The engine compartment is reasonable laid out, making changing plugs, filters and general maintenance easy.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th August, 2010

1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2 from North America



General Comments:

Have a 95 Grand Cherokee, and besides the usual problems, it runs awesome. I paid $4000 for it at 165k, and I feel I got a good deal.

The stupid onboard dash computer says service 4 wheel drive, but I just give a man tap to the screen and it stops (common problem, great fix. The OBC is crap)

My u-joints had to be replaced. When I did a tight slow turn, I felt jolting. Cost me 450 Canadian to fix. Probably costs 550, but my mechanic rocks.

Other than that, I have redone my brakes... Every part. Cost me 700. Normal for 180 000k if you ask me.

I live in Montreal where we get half a foot of snow, and I use this to push my neighbours out of the drifts. I just wish it wasn't 4 wheel all the time, and that gas wasn't so much!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th July, 2010

1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L from North America




U-joints, engine mounts, typical wear and tear for mileage.

General Comments:

This Jeep has been great. I was really uncertain about buying a high mileage 13 year old vehicle. Had to do a lot of maintenance due to previous owners neglect, typical repairs that are common for it's age and miles. It is the best vehicle I have ever owned, and I've owned a lot of new cars.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th June, 2010

1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4x4 5.2L V8 from North America


Comfort, reliability, and offroad capabilities in one package


Front C.V. joints are the worst, they come with the all wheel drive versions, (2 Speed Transfer Case NP249 or NP242), replaced them with regular universal joint axles from a Wrangler $150 or I would just go for one with the NP231 T-case.

One front caliper seized at 125K $40.

General Comments:

It’s comfortable, pretty fast (chassis is super light for the V8, it just plays with it), truck gets decent mileage 18.7 MPG, starts and takes me to and from work everyday, cheap and easy to find parts, full aftermarket support, awesome off-road.

In my opinion they are a great value, you get a decent amount of space, creature comforts, V8 power with V6 gas consumption, heavy-duty transmission, 6500lbs towing capacity, engine oil cooler, transmission oil cooler, coils in all 4 corners, live axles, Dana 44 rear axle, front high pinion Dana 30, all for $1200 dollars.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd February, 2010

1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee 5.2 from North America


Will not last without maintenance


Water pump.

Idle pulley bearing.


Rear transmission seal.

Rear end pinion shaft seal.

Both rear axles and bear/seals replaced.

CV joint and boots three times.

Oil sending unit/major oil leak.

A/C mixing door will not work.

Door locks do not work on all doors.

Rear window wiper never did work.

CD player failed.

Auto radio antenna failed.

Have followed maintenance by the book. Best parts, oils and grease.

Faults started after 105000 miles.

General Comments:

After all the problems, I still like this car. My mileage is 95 percent highway and extreme high temps during the summer. This car is a good highway car.

I will keep this SUV as long as I can find parts. I perform my own repairs. My 82 Tercel retired after 450000 miles only because parts got difficult to find.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 24th October, 2009

24th Oct 2009, 10:34

I owned a 1995 Grand Cherokee Limited. Had it for about two to three years. Vehicle was nicely appointed and rode significantly better than the 1992 Ford Explorer I owned previously. When I sold it, I pulled the file and was amazed at all of the times it was in the shop. None of the repairs cost me anything since I had the Chrysler extended 100K warranty.

The most frustrating problem was the air conditioner. It blew heat on the passenger side foot area while trying to cool the vehicle. Jeep mechanics could not fix it and had a trouble shooter out from the home office. He said that is exactly how the system was designed to work. The local mechanics were dumbfounded. Anyway, my choice was to continue hearing my wife complain about being uncomfortable or sell it. Somehow, appeasing my wife seemed the thing to do.

Would I buy another Jeep. No! Just too many problems. I have had conversations with owners of newer Grand Cherokees and the problems continue. Chrysler just doesn't seem to know how to build quality cars. For that matter, US auto manufacturers as a whole have the same problem, even though GM and Ford seem to be getting better.