1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee from North America
I bought my 99 Jeep GC Limited in 2001 from a Jeep dealer, after a 24 month lease customer turned it in.
Since then I've changed the transfer case, front differential, both side axles, rear taillight, hood struts, two alternators (rebuilt), passengers side window motor, and a few other small problems. I DID ALL THIS MYSELF (well with my buddy's help).
I still have to change out the speakers, because all of them have blown out (front tweeters, twice).
The dual climate temperature control switch went out, heater core just went out, and exhaust manifold gasket needs replacing. I'll be taking it to my mechanic for the last two.
All this being said, I'd buy another one in a New York minute. They're easy to work on, parts are cheap, and I'm no pro. I have a nice garage, and over the years I've learned how to fix problems, by looking up HOW TO on youtube.com and other websites.
We love our Jeep. My daughter has the same year Laredo, and I work on that one also.
We will be adding another Jeep to the family soon. Hopefully a newer Wrangler... Rubicon. Either would be fine for the wife in the snow.
As for the GC, I'm lifting it 2 1/2 inches and swapping out the transfer case to np242. Then a little later switching to Dana 44's for a little stronger axle. Same cost as the Dana 30's at a salvage yard. I'll never get rid of it...
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 18th August, 2010