2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L V8 Gasoline from Switzerland


Great Buy


Original Front Disk Brakes have a tendency to warp because they are relatively under-dimensioned for the size and weight of this car. This is a known issue. Had them replaced with larger type when brake shoes were due to be replaced. frond left automatic window motor broke 1 Year after purchase.

General Comments:

Extremely reliable, very comfortable. The back seat area is smaller than you expect for the size of the vehicle, though. Considering the size and weight (2.5 metric tons) of the vehicle, I find the gas consumption moderate: Over the time I own this car, I averaged 12 liters/100Km so far. One should maintain oil/transmission fluid/filter change intervals as specified in the manual. I found that when you skip these intervals, gas consumption tends to go up.

I still love the look of this car and when I look at other makes (Lincoln Navigator and Cadillac Escalade, I do not like their design and find Jeeps overall package more attractive.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th May, 2006

24th May 2006, 23:00

I really don't have a comment, just a question for anyone who owns a 2001 Jeep Cherokee Laredo. I am looking at one with 91,900 miles, and I just read about how the transmission starts to go then. Is this true? Because if so, I will stay away from it. I'd appreciate any help!

25th May 2006, 21:29

I don't know about the 2001 models, but I do know that with the 4.0L and automatic they will go and go and go until you drive it off a cliff while 4-wheelin... I had a friend with one that had like 250,000 miles and still going strong and then I've heard and seen some with close to 275,000 and so on. I even found one at a auction with over 600,000 miles on with the original engine... or so they said...

1st Jun 2006, 19:24

I have a 2001 Grand Cherokee. I had $700 worth of transmission work done at 70K miles. I am now looking for window motors because both front motors went within 2 months of eachother. The rotors, brakes and shocks all need regular replacement.

17th Oct 2006, 17:26

The guides on the window motors break consistently and they cost $264. for the parts and a total of $500 to fix. First the drivers side went then the passengers side. This a regular thing, Jeep claims not to know, but every one else knows. Extended warranties only cover moving parts so we pay for this one beware. 2001 Grand Cherokee limited.


2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo Inline 6 cylinder 4.0L from North America


It's a good car, but little things seem to go wrong

General Comments:

I've had good luck with my 01 Grand Cherokee. Stock tires drove til 60k miles, but I have had same brake problem as everyone else is having. I'm soon to be on my 4th set of brakes at 95k. Little things seem to go wrong such as the hood no longer will stay up ($80 repair) and my engine light likes to go on once in awhile. I have noticed at the start of 90k, the transmission is starting to slip. The exterior is holding up beautifully (no rust or anything). The interior is holding up very well also. Besides the mechanicals of the vehicle I'd say the car is really built to last. I believe I would buy another Jeep.

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

Review Date: 15th April, 2006

2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7 from North America


Money pit


Driver's window went out at 64000 miles, entire window motor assembly required to fix: $300.

Cooling fan went out at 66000 miles. Being that the fan is hydraulic not electric the fan and shroud must be replaced ($750), as well as a new wiring harness ($60.

10-disc cd player is almost worthless... new cds skip and scratch immediately.

General Comments:

I've had this car for barely 3 months and will be having to put more than $1500 into it already. I love the look and ride of the car, but would never have bought it if I knew it would have these problems so soon.

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

Review Date: 2nd April, 2006