After owning a Wrangler I thought it was time to "move up in the car world" I had recently gotten married and wanted something with more luxury and more able to support a family. I love Jeeps and wanted the Grand Cherokee.
I didn't want to get killed in car payments and was lucky to find that Jeep was offering about 9000 in rebated because of the 05 model upgrade. I was able to get a Special Edition with a V8 for 24000. (33500 list)
There has been nothing that has gone wrong with this Jeep. It has more than enough power and a recently added 5 spd automatic transmission that helps gas mileage and overall shifting.
Obviously the Jeep is great in the snow with the Quadra-trac full time 4-wheel drive. However I was most impressed with the system in the rain. It holds the pavement incredibly. It has NEVER slipped!
My major complaint is the gas mileage. I get about 15-16 mpg. But it's a full-time 4-wheel drive V8 so what else can you expect.
My other major complaints are really my own fault. As I stated earlier I got the Jeep for 24000. Part of that was the incentives and part was not getting leather...sunroof...steering wheel audio controls. I didn't even know they made special editions without leather!! Oh well.
Anyway...I love the Jeep and would HIGHLY recommend the Grand Cherokee to anyone.
Ps Shop around A LOT and you can get a very good price... be patient!