2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited rear wheel drive. Three years living in Maine and Massachusetts, and all other years in North Carolina... this vehicle have been surprisingly pleasant and worry free.
Routine oil changes, one spark plug change, one transmission change, one radiator flush, one or two air filter, third set of tires - bent a rim, my fault but corrected with wheel weights by cleaver mechanic.
106,000 miles had the original brake pads and rotors replaced for roughly $650. Not bad investment.
Today at 147,000 after six weeks of working to discover where the leak is in A/C losing freon, I am having the evaporator core, dryer, and perhaps heater core replaced for $1,300.00. Had a great mechanic work twice on the A/C including completely recharging for no cost to me twice... Not bad for a little over 8 years on the road.
There are other items such as belts that are original and will probably need to be changed at some point, a tiny seepage around the transmission pan (the gasket needs to be replaced), and a gasket here or there that needs to be replaced in the next year or so.
For the money and the usage we have gotten out of this vehicle it has been well worth the investment in the repairs to date.
Now shopping for new Grand Cherokees... well the current models, actually dating back to 2002 all look like junk inside and the body shaping looks too boxy. So we'll stick to what we have and cross the repairs as we go along. It is still cheaper than a new car purchase, and why lease?
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 17th June, 2009