1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Reviews

1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee from North America

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission Automatic
Most recent distance296859 miles
Previous carChevrolet Lumina

Summary:

I love my Jeep, and will continue to keep buying them!!!

Faults:

Replaced O2 sensors.

Cam sensor.

Heater core.

General Comments:

I am the second owner since new, and for it having so many miles, I wouldn't think twice about hopping in her and driving cross country!!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st February, 2011

1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission 4.0L Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10
Distance when acquired50000 miles
Most recent distance180000 miles
Previous carFord F350

Summary:

Very reliable and inexpensive to own

Faults:

Replaced front CV shaft boots, axle seals and all brake pads at 80K.

Replaced radiator at 167k.

Replaced front and rear rotors and pads, and front calipers at 167K.

Rear driver's side window quit working - was not the motor. I found a broken wire in the loom that goes from the body into the driver's door to connect to the master window switch. Easy fix with a butt connector!

General Comments:

I can't believe all of the problems out there. Our '99 is my wife's vehicle and our vacation/travel vehicle. We live in Colorado, and subject this thing to extreme weather conditions and terrain, and it has never let us down. We chose it because of the all time all wheel drive, and love its capability in the snow.

We have driven it to California and back without worry. I am very thorough and particular with preventative maintenance, and maybe that is the key.

We plan on keeping it for another 3 years, and replacing it with a used 2011 model (which will have big tires to fill!)

With thorough maintenance, this has been an extremely reliable and inexpensive vehicle to own vehicle.

The limited option provides a very comfortable interior - we added a DVD player for the kids.

Currently at 180K miles and counting - I have seen regular Cherokee's with 300k!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th January, 2011

1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.6 / 10
Distance when acquired75000 miles
Most recent distance120000 miles

Summary:

High cost to maintain

Faults:

Rear tail lights burn out, had to replace whole driver side assembly, electric fan relay (twice).

Trans slipping, brakes squeal since bought it, replaced once, rear axle noise, when in 4wd steering, is very stiff; noise when turning. We get 11-15mpg in town, maybe 17 on the highway.

General Comments:

Wife loves it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd November, 2010

1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0 from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 4.0 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired100000 miles
Most recent distance250000 miles

Summary:

Great little SUV

Faults:

OK, first off, I love my 99 Grand Cherokee.

Yes, the factory speakers went bad, so what, they are junk to begin with. I'm a car audio tech, and there is no such thing as a good factory speaker.

Yes, my back passenger window went bad. OK, 200 bucks for parts, and I did have to put new brakes and rotors on it, but who cares, I do it every three years or just under 20 thousand miles, but it's like a 100 bucks for all four corners, and I do the work myself, big deal.

There have been some small things like the battery and some seals. It's a vehicle that's driven every day, it's to be expected, it's called wear and tear.

My rear differential just went bad; sucks, but for 250 thousand miles, I'm not really bummed.

I think people are underrating these vehicles on small stupid stuff. There are some issues I have noticed with this model and year that I hear some people talk about, that I understand, but at the end of the day, it's mechanical moving parts, they wear out either due to defect, owner stupidity and the way they drive, and some just want to blame it on the vehicle or just age.

I love my Jeep, and wouldn't give it up for anything.

Anyone has any questions on how to work on them or GM vehicles, email me weeden_john@hotmail.com

General Comments:

Peppy, reliable, and easy to work on, and the parts aren't expensive.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th October, 2010

1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0 from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 4.0 Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.2 / 10
Distance when acquired129000 miles
Most recent distance140000 miles
Previous carJeep Grand Cherokee

Summary:

Gotta love the Grand Cherokee Limited

Faults:

Had wheel bearings changed, changed front brake pads, and needs a new front passenger side brake caliper.

Other than that, it's been super reliable! All it requires is an oil change, which I use Pennzoil Platinum full synthetic always.

General Comments:

Love the car, handles great, got somewhat good power.

Love all the features, like the reliability.

It's comfortable, and the cabin is quiet.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd October, 2010

Average review marks: 6.2 / 10, based on 106 reviews