1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo Inline 6 cylinder from North America


Overly satisfied, would recommend, and buy again


The driver's door window functions have ceased. There was a time when the window worked after a brief pause, but now the window doesn't budge. This might be a little more involved than trying to tear things apart myself.

Brake lights went out just recently. However, fixing them was quite easy, especially after reviewing this site. Getting the tail light assembly off is two screws only, and the light bulbs are set into sockets, which are easily removed. WalMart had the right replacement bulbs. After tweaking the ground contacts, the lights came on... but before I had success, the fuse blew (the middle light above the tailgate went out which was the clue). The blue fuse (15) was the very first fuse along the bottom row on the left... easily replaced, and lights worked just fine thereafter.

Always having to adjust rear door seals. I plan on getting some decent glue or epoxy to set them in place.

General Comments:

Overall, satisfied with the vehicle. It was purchased last year (March) from CarMax in Irvine, CA, with about 50000 miles. We (family of four) immediately took off to North Carolina in it. Two weeks and 5000+ miles later, the car performed without a single hitch. There was a rock tossed up from a passing truck into the windshield, but CarMax were already going to (and did) replace the windshield due to an existing crack.

It's been a year now, and we have added another 50,000 miles to the vehicle. The only complaint other than brake lights and window would be the mileage... it likes its gasoline. CA to NC and back we averaged 19 miles to the gallon, just before the prices skyrocketed last year. I would like better mileage, especially in city driving, but it amounts to habits and where we go.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th May, 2007

1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo from North America


Looks nice, but spends most of the time in the shop


New engine @ 50000 miles; 3500.00 dollars.

It was pulling to the right, so got an alignment, tie rod and axels broke, 900.00 dollars.

Driving to work, I stopped at a light, went to step on the gas, and the car would not move (transmission). Grand total??? I don't know as the car is still in the shop!!! just got it back sensor in transmission went bad also had to replace fan motor for radiator 600.00 dollars!!!!

(forgot to mention all the electrical problems.$$$$$$$$)

Never again!!!

General Comments:

Money pit!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 14th March, 2007

1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7Ltr V8 from North America


Jeeps balls with a Mercedes comfort


Nothing at all.

General Comments:

This car is amazing.

When you step into this car you feel like your getting into a high priced BMW or MERCEDES. I got the limited package with ALL the extras for a nice ride. I would buy another Jeep in a heartbeat, but I wish the newer design was more like this year.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th October, 2006

1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4WD 6 cylinder from North America


Very reliable if maintained properly and fun to drive in 4WD!


Most gaskets (valve cover, transmission, differentials, transfer cases) leaking since 30,000 miles or so.

Passenger window regulator at 34,000 miles (warranty)

Water pump at 70,000 miles.

Alternator at 90,000 miles ($240)

Headlights plastic yellowing ($95)

Front wheel bearings at 130,000 ($280 each)

Transmission fluid cooling line at 135,000 ($200)

General Comments:

I would definitely buy another Grand Cherokee if I were in the market for one!

I bought the truck new in '99 and even with all the things I've listed that I had to repair/replace, it's still a very reliable and capable vehicle. I consider most of those things items that need replacing eventually anyway and it's still going strong at 135,000 miles.

The gas mileage seems to be getting worse though. I'll see if the bearings were causing drag and had anything to do with that.

I've hauled people up and down the highway comfortably. I've also loaded it up with all kinds of junk (furniture/clothing, pinestraw, lawnmowers, etc) and it's done those jobs well, too.

Then, when I want to have some fun, I kick it into 4WD and thrash it through mud, rocks, sand, etc. and I've never been stuck.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th August, 2006

22nd Dec 2006, 14:00

Oh, I totally agree. My 1998 Laredo fully loaded with leather and 4x4 is fun. The luxury makes it nice just to drive, but the 4x4 is great. During the snowstorm the Midwest just had, I drove home on the highway through the snow and ice at 45mph. I had complete control of the vehicle and I was flying past other people like a bat out of, well, you know. It was fun to listen while people told each other of their stories of how it took them 2 hours to get home. I just said "Yeah, I was a little late. It took me 45 minutes to get home instead of 30." Oh the looks the people give you.