2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee Reviews - Page 7 of 10

2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.0 litre from North America

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 4.0 litre Automatic
Performance marks 2 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.4 / 10
Distance when acquired10 miles
Most recent distance48000 miles
Previous carFord Taurus

Faults:

Driver side window.

Brakes.

Rotors.

Fourth cylinder head replaced

Fan would not stop running

Fan won't come on.

General Comments:

This car is a headache, and seems to have a problem with the brakes, driver window and fan.

Chrysler should take more interest when the problems keep coming in, and are all the same in nature.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 1st January, 2008

29th Aug 2008, 22:56

I did have the same problem with the brake caliper and windows, they collapsed after 3 years.

2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.0 DOHC V6 from North America

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 4.0 DOHC V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired60529 miles
Most recent distance60781 miles
Previous carToyota Camry

Summary:

It's an alright Jeep

Faults:

Well nothing yet at least cross my fingers!!! I just got rid of my 94 Camry because of brakes and dashboard light problems.

When I turn the car off, I hear something make like a quick and short squeal. I am not exactly sure what it is, but I want to find out.

The brakes feel weird, but I think it's just that I have to get used to them.

I like the suspension on the car; very tight, which is what I like.

Whenever I pull into a parking spot though, it makes a loud humming noise; I am not sure if this is normal for these cars, as I have never owned one myself.

General Comments:

I am impressed thus far with Jeep. I think they almost have the comfort level I was looking for in a car.

I especially like the interior look.

I am 22 and I enjoy listening to music. I like the fact that you can control the radio, aftermarket or not, with those buttons though; very classy.

I am getting 18.5 or more per gallon of gas, but I am wondering how big the fuel tanks are, so I can figure out how much it will cost me to fill the tank up with gas.

I will miss my Toyota, but hey Toyota doesn't give a damn when their cars get old. They will take your money and put it into their crappy buildings.

Oh well, if this car works out better for me I will probably wait a few years and decide whether I keep this Jeep or switch back over to a foreign car.

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

Review Date: 8th December, 2007

9th Dec 2007, 13:20

My 1996 Toyota Avalon had 300,000 miles and Toyota cared for it just fine.

2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0 liter HO from North America

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 4.0 liter HO Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired100000 miles
Most recent distance150000 miles

Summary:

Very dependable vehicle, except for some minor repairs

Faults:

Vehicle will not shift into high gear. Engine light has been on and the codes show something wrong with a shift sensor.

Driver seat has broken at the track near the driver door side.

General Comments:

I love the Jeep. Been very dependable except for a couple of minor repairs that needed to be done.

Have never had it stuck in the snow, although there were instances that I thought I would get stuck and drove right through it.

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

Review Date: 18th August, 2007

2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 4.7HO V8 from Australia and New Zealand

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 4.7HO V8 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired80000 kilometres
Most recent distance104000 kilometres
Previous carHolden Calais

Summary:

Could have been great

Faults:

Drivers seat heater stopped working.

Starter motor decided to just click. Removal and replacement seemed to fix it... loose connection?

Brake pulsation.

Horrendous noise from front diff.

"Crack" noise from behind steering wheel at random. Chrysler have a fix... for a cost.

Trip computer/EVIC would lose its mind occasionally, losing the memory for mirrors, seats etc.

Front brakes made unusual clunking noise.

Aircon blend doors failed... passenger side blew warm no matter what. Huge dollars to repair.

General Comments:

I WANTED to love this car. It's loaded with all kinds of creature comforts and little features that make you smile.

Power was awesome for a 4wd... scared a fair few ricers at the lights.

But at the end of the day, it had so many gremlins, Chrysler weren't interested, and I lost interest.

Oh, and quadradrive sadly isn't what it's cracked up to be. While it made the vehicle very able offroad, it didn't work like automatic diff locks, like Chrysler claim it does.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 21st June, 2007

2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 4.7 V* from North America

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 4.7 V* Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance38000 miles
Previous carBMW 7 Series

Summary:

A piece of junk

Faults:

Numerous problems on gaskets on doors and moon roof. Dealer never really got them right.

A resistor in the climate control unit went. To repair the problem, the dealer had to remove the entire dash. The cost of the repair was over $1000.

Both power steering pump lines went at 36,000 miles. I had to drive the car without power steering to get it to the dealership.

The front driver's side seat heater went out at 30,000 miles.

The turn indicator sticks.

Battery went dead at 30,000 miles.

The alternator went at 38,000 miles.

Other small problems too numerous to mention. This car lives at the dealership.

General Comments:

This has been the most unreliable automobile that I have owned. It ran perfectly, almost, until the warranty expired and since then has been a nightmare.

I have ordered a new Toyota 4Runner and cannot wait until it arrives and I can get rid of this piece of junk. I will never buy another Jeep.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 19th February, 2007

Average review marks: 6.3 / 10, based on 39 reviews