High maintenance for the average woman
The typical things have gone wrong with the car, in my case all at once. The rotors are warped after driving on them for 10,000 miles.
The driver side and passenger side windows have quit working. No, it's not the window motors either, it's the high tech controllers. No simple toggle switches in the Jeep Grand Cherokee.
The car has began overheating occasionally when parked and left running for over 10 minutes. I've changed the thermostat, but come to find out, it is the fan relay.
Finally, the car would not shift out of 1st gear when driving. I had to fix this first, so when the check engine light came on, I took it to Autozone to get the code read, they were right on, the speed sensor was out. It's hard finding one of these, but I found one at CarQuest auto parts for only $19.99, I was not about to have the dealer charge me $300.00. It's located right above the cross brace (that bar that runs from side to side under the doors) on the transmission. Even a woman, no offense, can change it, all you need to do is disconnect the wire and unscrew it. Put the other one in quickly so you don't get soaked with transmission fluid. The old one had the fine metal shavings magnetized to the tip, like the ones on your transmission pan magnet. So, you may just have to wipe the tip of the old sensor off and put it right back in. You know that's all the dealership does. Keep your transmission fluid changed.
It's not a bad SUV, but there are a lot of servicing points on the car that can take you to the bank, if you do not know how to do them yourself.
Looks great, and handles snow with awe.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 2nd June, 2003