2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7 petrol from Australia and New Zealand


Getting old now, but still a great car


Nothing has gone wrong with the vehicle.

I replaced the radiator when I purchased it as it was damaged.

I've replaced tires and the gas struts for the tailgate and bonnet.

It was fully serviced annually.

General Comments:

A great vehicle. I prefer this model (WJ) to the next (WK). Mercedes owned Chrysler at this stage and the Grand Cherokee has a lot of Mercedes in it.

The Laredo is my pick. The other models have a more complex air conditioning system which gives problems. In my experience the WJ Grand Cherokee has the reliability of a Toyota 4.7L single overhead cam motor. Plenty of power.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th August, 2019

13th Aug 2019, 03:11

It's good to hear good things about a Jeep. Only had one Jeep in my life and it broke my heart so many times in the short time I had it. I gave up on it and the Jeep brand. In fact when I hear about Jeeps for sale, I just block it out of my mind. Maybe I shouldn't have... maybe I should have loved it more and fixed it when it needed help, but I didn't. Good to hear people have had good luck with them.

2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.7 from North America


Axle control arm bushing.

Power steering is noisy.

General Comments:

No doubt the most quick and fun to drive in its class.

Probably the most well controlled solid axle suspension design.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th October, 2013

2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0 V6 from North America


Runs like a tank, but costs as much to run


Front brake rotors needed replacing - a common fault with this model.

Nothing else has failed, other than a muffler, brakes, and tires, which wore out.

General Comments:

This has been a surprisingly good vehicle. No major problems at all. Only wear and tear.

It is amazing off-road or in snow. We tow a 1500 lb tent trailer, and go 80 kph up hills with the V-6.

Only drawbacks are the high fuel consumption, and the stock roof rack is weak.

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

Review Date: 25th April, 2012

20th Jun 2012, 18:39

I have solved rotor warp with good after market rotors with mid quality pads. The key is to avoid "premium ceramic pads" in favor of semi-metallic. Other than that, no problems.

You will have to live with some drive line noise caused by the aluminum case rear differential echoing in the cabin. Some wearing issues with leather steering and seats.

The V8 comes with a stronger transmission, based on the bullet proof Chrysler Torque Flite. The fuel consumption increase is marginal, considering the I6 shortness of breath.

Your worst enemy is real mileage, because they run strong for a long time, and a well cared 200k plus can drive and ride like new.

8th Oct 2012, 21:27

Very happy! A truly Jeep engineered 4x4 before Daimler ruined the brand in 2005 with Buick like ride front suspension and weak Chrysler components.

2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 4.7L H.O. V8 from North America




The only things that have ever gone wrong with this car in the past 8 years I've owned it were: the door locks, in 2008 they started making duck sounds, easy fix; a buddy of mine fixed them for 40 bucks each. The other thing that went wrong with it was the fuel pump.

Minor Fixes:

- Battery (2006, 2010)

- Alternator (2009)

- Rear driver brake light (2006, 2008, 2010)

- CD changer (2011). Jeep replaced it for about 950$

It has almost 400,000 km on it, and still runs like it's brand new. You take excellent care of your Jeep, and it'll take excellent care of you.

General Comments:


- Leather interior

- Sun roof

- Heated seats

- CD changer

- 4.7L H.O. V8; makes lots of power

- Power door locks, windows, steering

- Climate control

- Keyless entry

Cons :

- Gas guzzler; at 1.39 a liter, or 4.00 a gallon, it takes about 130 to fill it, and only gets me about a week

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th July, 2011