2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7 gas from North America


The best vehicle for portraying success without being ostentatious


One head had to be replaced immediately after I bought it for unknown reasons. I had to convince the dealer to diagnose a very rough idle, which he called normal for the vehicle. Dealer replaced free of charge.

The leather on the steering wheel disintegrated at 50,000 miles. My extended warranty covered it for $50 surcharge.

The front rotors warp every 8-12,000 miles. I have learned how to replace them myself, saving serious money the last 4 times they were replaced.

General Comments:

This car is a great looking vehicle.

This car has great acceleration and handling.

I cannot believe they have such a serious problem with the brakes on this vehicle.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 29th July, 2003

2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo from North America




Brake pulsation at 19,000, water leak thru rear window at 19,600, A/C compressor at 21,000, left rear door handle lock at 24,000, both front rotors at 24,300, dealer replaced..

CV joint (right front) at 29,000.

Both front rotors again at 38,000, out of warranty, had Midas turn them, worked OK until we hit about 50,000, and back to the same. Dealer said that was a factory defect; they had put on smaller size rotors for that size of SUV, and that I would have to buy another set of newly designed rotors, which were bigger, and I would have to foot the bill, because Chrysler would replace them free to all under warranty, and go 1/2 if 50,000 miles or less. I had to pay over $500 dollars to buy this new kit, and have it installed. 2 rotors, pads, caliper equals one very unhappy customer, and a NEW Japanese car buyer.

General Comments:

I hope the Japanese car marketing folks are reading this too.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 17th July, 2003

2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Jeep Laredo 4.0L from North America


Dependable, Go anywhere, fun to drive vehicle!


Nothing major has gone wrong with my JGC. Just recently I am starting to notice a high speed shake (65-80mph) when you hit the brakes the steering wheel shakes.

A week after I bought it I broke the plastic drop lift off on the back wiper, after that I could not use my rear wiper because it would get hung up under the window (in the crack between the window and the door) This was totally my fault, as I was waxing the roof standing on the back bumper and hit my knee on it and broke it off, Went to the dealer and got a new one for $10.

Also I am somewhat disappointed that the leather steering wheel is starting to look bad! I'm thinking about seeing how much it would cost to get it re-covered!

General Comments:

I am very pleased with my JGC. I think it is very comfortable, and seems to be a solid vehicle. Rides like a truck in town, but on the highway rides like a charm. Hug's the road very well for it's size and ton's of fun to drive!

I have gone off road with it a couple times already, and was amassed at how well it handled, and climbed. It went through more than my 99 Dodge Ram Sport (1500) (w/4 inch lift kit) could ever think of.

Also I am very happy with the 4.0-6 cylinder engine. At first glance I did not think I would like it, (was eyeing up the V-8) but has plenty of zip for general driving, and gets decent mileage (17-24 mpg) I don't think I would recommend it for heavy towing.

Overall, I would recommend the JGC. My whole family has owned/owns Jeep vehicles and have had little to no problems. My sister has a 98 JGCL, besides hitting the deer... *chuckles... no problems... Also have a brother that owns a JW little to no problems... and he puts his through HELL! literally!

I would say, if you're thinking about getting a JGC, or any vehicle in general you should have it checked out... the JGC that I was originally looking at was bad news... I'm glad I had the shop look at it before hand... The previous owner did not take care if it!

I defiantly recommend the JGC!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th June, 2003