2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee from North America
I'm noticing that it is poorly developed
On snowy surface the brakes make noise and vibrate on the foot pedal.
Constant squeaky noise when driving over any size bumps in the road. (This is the first winter it has seen. We usually store it in the garage for winter months.
Tires are worthless. Even in 4-wheel drive.
Transmission has slippage since the purchase date. It finally kicks in with a hard kick to it after starting to move forward.
The exterior is beautiful, but underneath... not built to perfection.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 1st March, 2007
1st Mar 2007, 18:34
This is the best vehicle I've ever driven in the snow... and if the transmission is slipping... HELLO TAKE IT IN TO THE DEALER AND HAVE IT REPAIRED!!!
1st Mar 2007, 18:58
"On snowy surface the brakes make noise and vibrate on the foot pedal."
Um, that's called "anti-lock brakes". The big new thing that has been out for about 15 years now. The computer pulsates the brake pads faster than you could pump them, which prevents the brakes from locking up on slippery surfaces. In other words -- it's supposed to do that.
"Constant squeaky noise when driving over any size bumps in the road. (This is the first winter it has seen. We usually store it in the garage for winter months."
Well, that's what happens when you drive over pot holes and the rubber bushings and plastic interior components are exposed to subzero temperatures.
"Tires are worthless. Even in 4-wheel drive."
You may want to consider a set of the vast choices of tires available. No tire, even in 4WD helps you stop on ice, unless you buy the Blizzak or other ice tire.
"Transmission has slippage since the purchase date. It finally kicks in with a hard kick to it after starting to move forward."
Based on the other comments, somehow I suspect the driver has something to do with this. Probably spinning the tires on ice until they burn down to pavement and then catch traction.
"The exterior is beautiful, but underneath... not built to perfection."
I'm sorry to say this, but these people don't seem to know a whole lot about automobiles. Complaining about anti-lock brakes that pulsate on ice, and about tires that are no good on ice, and rubber bushings squeaking while hitting bumps in subzero temperatures... get real!
1st Mar 2007, 20:05
Funny you think it's so great on snow, as BMW showed extensive tests in 2000 where a 3 Series outran a Jeep on snow and ice - they even made an ad campaign about it. The Jeep was all over the place and the BMW was straight as an arrow. And that was a rear wheel drive 3 Series to boot!
2nd Mar 2007, 11:40
Are you responding to the right review?? Trying to see where anybody said the Jeep Grand Cherokee is "so great on snow".
I suppose BMW ran an ad campaign about how a 3 Series outran a Jeep off-road, too? No... didn't think so. Now THAT'S funny!