2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Reviews - Page 7 of 38

2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7 from North America

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 4.7 Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.6 / 10
Distance when acquired68000 miles
Most recent distance79000 miles

Summary:

Poorly built with sub-par parts

Faults:

Brake calipers locked up on the front end the first day I bought this rolling money pit.

I have replaced the power steering pump 4 times in the last 6 months.

The driver side and passenger side power window motors both went out within one week of each other.

The steering stabilizer was replaced 2 months ago.

The heater and A/C have been worked on multiple times. (6+)

Main computer completely replaced.

It is now in the shop yet again for the A/C and also the cruise control.

General Comments:

Overall I love this vehicle, but it has turned into a labor of love. It is one of the most comfortable vehicles I have ever owned, and drives and responds great to acceleration.

However, this vehicle is not for somebody with a light wallet. This machine was poorly assembled with sub-par parts. I would not recommend this vehicle to anyone who is not prepared to dump quite a bit of money into it.

The smartest thing I have done is buy the extended warranty, which has luckily covered almost everything. (I still have to pay the $200 deductible every time it hits the shop doors, but has also saved me a lot of money.)

This vehicle looks great and is nice to drive, but be warned, YOU WILL SPEND A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF MONEY MAINTAINING THIS VEHICLE! I will not buy another Jeep due to this experience, but I will drive this one until it dies, which could be tomorrow for all I know.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 7th July, 2009

2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 6 cylinder from North America

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 6 cylinder Automatic
Distance when acquired27000 miles
Most recent distance147000 miles
Previous carOldsmobile Silhouette

Summary:

Excellent

Faults:

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.

General Comments:

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

2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0 from North America

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 4.0 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired116000 miles
Most recent distance125000 miles

Summary:

Love the Jeep. Wish I knew they had so many problems before buying

Faults:

Bought the Jeep used in December 2008.

Front dash speakers blown.

120,000 new shocks in front.

Also radiator fan relay went at 120000. Replaced that.

Now at 125000 the rear axle seals are leaking.

Car also thumps in the front end, which I'm guessing is the warped rotors everyone is talking about.

6 disc CD changer is no longer working.

Front end makes a clunking noise over bumps (thought it was the shocks).

General Comments:

Very nicely designed inside.

Looks awesome when shined up.

Sound system rocks once the front speakers are replaced.

Very safe feeling in snow storms.

Feels like you're inside a tank in a good way.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st May, 2009

Average review marks: 5.5 / 10, based on 130 reviews