2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.0 from North America
Good looking, stylish, reliable
Fan relay - 90K miles.
Electric fan - 90K miles.
Radiator - 90K miles (due to fan stopping, overheated and cracked the radiator).
Water pump - 99K miles.
Window motor - 99K miles.
Rear axle leak - small leak in rear diff.
Front axle leak - seals in front left axle.
Rear main seal leaks oil - very minor, didn't start until I switched to synthetic oil.
Overall has been a great SUV. The 4.0 motor is low on horsepower compared to the 4.7 V8 I had in my in my other JGC ('99 model), it's 100X more reliable. Even after my water pump shaft broke in Houston during 105 degree heat on the freeway that was under construction and I had nowhere to pull off, I managed to drive it home another 8 miles with the temp gauge pegged all the way to the right in the red... and yet no problems. No blown head gasket, no warped heads... nothing. New water pump installed by local shop and good as new.
The paint still looks like new and I get compliments all the time about how nice it looks... can't believe it's going to be 18 years old in 2019! I take good care of my vehicles and it's garaged at home and garaged at work. I wish it had more power, but all-in-all, I can't complain. I bought new headlights and fog lights on eBay and installed LED lights to give it that "white light" new look, and with new headlights = no fogging, the SUV looks new.
I plan to drive it to 200k miles.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 27th November, 2018