1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Reviews - Page 6 of 14

1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee limited edition 4.0 from UK and Ireland

Model year1996
Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 4.0 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired70000 miles
Most recent distance75000 miles
Previous carMercedes-Benz S-Class

Summary:

It makes me smile every time I use it and has presence on the road

Faults:

Nothing has gone wrong with my vehicle.

General Comments:

This car drives effortlessly and is an absolute pleasure. I can park next to the top spec range rovers and still feel that my Grand Cherokee is just as impressive with-out the expense. My passengers always comment on the luxurious interior feel and the comfortable leather seats. My only negative comment is that I am 6'2" and I find the headroom is a little restrictive.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th December, 2005

1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee LTD 4.0 from North America

Model year1996
Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 4.0 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 0 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.4 / 10
Distance when acquired170000 miles
Most recent distance281000 miles
Previous carJeep 1991 Ford Explorer

Summary:

Best I have had to date

Faults:

Replaced front axles once. Normal brake wear and replacement. Replaced starter just recently.

Normal oil changes.

General Comments:

Knock on wood after 280K it just keeps going and going. Best vehicle I have ever owned. I do normal maintenance and never take it to a dealer for service. Something breaks and it gets fixed however nothing ever breaks.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th December, 2005

1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo from North America

Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission Automatic
Distance when acquired130000 miles
Most recent distance156000 miles

Summary:

Would not recommend this car to anyone!

Faults:

My front axles had to be replaced at 140,000. The oil pump went out around 145,000. The passenger door doesn't unlock anymore. The passenger front seat doesn't move anymore because the electric device has went out. Now, I am being told by my mechanic that the motor may have to be replaced to correct problems with my coolant that drains out everyday! It is also beginning to have trouble starting, although the battery, alternator and starter have been checked and work fine, and the alternator was just replaced about 400 miles ago.

General Comments:

This year of Jeep Cherokee's seem to be a money pit. But other than these problems, I love it. I just can't keep putting money into this every month.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 14th October, 2005

1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0 Liter from North America

Model year1996
Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 4.0 Liter Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.6 / 10
Distance when acquired85000 miles
Most recent distance125000 miles
Previous carJaguar XJ6

Summary:

The best vehicle both on and off road

Faults:

I have only had 1 problem with my Jeep in the 2+ years I have owned it. I have put 40,000 miles on it and the only problem I have had is the water pump went out at 115,000 miles.

General Comments:

Jeeps are the best vehicles made. They are comfortable, can tow more than most will need, have more than enough room to haul stuff inside, and are AMAZING at off-roading. I take my jeep off-road about once a month and the only time I have even been stuck is when I was in thick mud up to my doors. My jeep is basically stock. The only upgrade is a dealership 1" lift, side bars (not running boards), and a brush guard. I have taken it on multiple trips from Ohio to Oregon with no problems. Even in a Level 3 snow emergency, I drove around on the roads without slipping when every other car was in the ditch or couldn't even make it out of their driveway. My jeep is still running strong and I plan on driving it until it dies (which will be quite a while). The only way anything would go wrong with it is if I didn't take care of it by doing the usual maintenence (oil changes, new air filters, etc). I will DEFINITELY buy another jeep if this one ever dies. Prior to this, I had a 93 Jaguar XJ6 and a month did not go by where I did not have it in the shop. I put in over $9,000 in repairs in less than a year before I finally sold it and bought my Jeep. I will never own anything else.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th October, 2005

1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2 from North America

Model year1996
Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 5.2 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired96000 miles
Most recent distance107000 miles
Previous carFord F150

Faults:

Radiator developed a leak at 106000 miles.

General Comments:

This SUV is one of the quickest 4X4's that I have ever driven.

The suspension is also one of the most comfortable and least punishing.

The interior is very plush and the controls are easy to access.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th September, 2005

1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee larado 5.2 V8 from North America

Model year1996
Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 5.2 V8 Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired100500 miles
Most recent distance230000 miles
Previous carDodge 1986 dodge p-up

Faults:

13000 I replaced shocks/water pump

At 150000 I had the trans go $1600 for that!

I have done brakes only once since buying did myself $95.

I have had a problem w/stalling runs fine then slow down or stop and poof stalls, but starts right up and then stalls if you don't keep gassing it from what I have read here sound like fuel pump and $500 dollars!!

General Comments:

I have driven this jeep 80 miles a day for all most 5 years all and I it only left me walking once not too bad for the miles.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th August, 2005

Average review marks: 7.0 / 10, based on 57 reviews