1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.6L from North America
An excellent buy with luxury, performance, and prestige. All in 4 wheels
Upon purchase, the driver seat bracket was broken, due to an extremely large man who previously owned the car.
Exhaust Manifold bolt rusted out, causing the oil pressure to remain at 70psi even at startup, and after driving long distances.
Rotors are turnable, pads are so-so after 10k.
Transmission alright, just catches up every once in a while with a thud, but not the mechanical metal to metal clang, just gearing.
Idle fluctuates, dealer said that was par for jeep grand Cherokee's.
Despite the largeness of the previous owner the seat cushions are still cushy. They are not flat and hard.
Leather seats are nice, and overall quality feel for the car.
Ten disc changer still works perfectly, no problems that I know of.
Windows still work excellently, and I am pleased with the car.
I would purchase another Jeep due to the performance, due to its size and robust power, getting past anything even fully loaded down is a breeze.
Handles like a dream, no major rolling in turns, even at faster rates of speed.
4x4 performance is not affected by the elements all that much, I have not noticed any slipping of wheels. The Quadra-drive system is excellent.
Even with the all-time AWD, mileage is excellent, compared with my previous car, a 1979 Chevrolet Blazer K-5, which also had a v8, but got on the freeway an astounding 12mpg.
Interior is lush and extremely comfortable, ac works excellent, and the heat is quite nice too. the lack of heated seats will be a bum in the winter months, but it heats up quickly, which is always welcome.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 14th October, 2004