2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 4.7 V8 from North America


A true JEEP built for both on and challenging off-road use!


No repairs.

Warranty or otherwise!

Has Chrome front grille & wheels that would look appropriate on a 59 Caddy!

Like the Cherokees and Grand Cherokees before it this vehicle has too little rear seat leg room for America's Super-Sized adults.

This is the Top-Of-The-Line Model, the most expensive JEEP one can buy.

General Comments:

Has every option except adjustable pedals and an engine heater, thanks to numerous sales incentives I paid 32 K + tax delivered New.

Has a solid front axle, superior for off-Road use over independent suspension.

Has an old tried and true design from a design that made the phrase SUV possible.

Has more visibility and larger windows than the newer 'high belt line' design.

Geared very low to pull trailer.

Rides great off road, but is a bit rougher than the shopping mall/generous tush folks will appreciate. They should buy the Alabama-Benz AWD minivan instead.

This is my 3rd Jeep since 87, and I still drive my 94 Limited with over 200K miles on it. An excellent vehicle that prompted me to buy another before Daimler 'soccer mom'd' it for 05!

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

Review Date: 4th February, 2005

2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 4.7 litre from North America


A n SUV perfectly balanced between Off-Road and On!


After one year I have had no repairs at all.

General Comments:

Comfortable for an off-road vehicle.

Big, but not too big SUV.

Full Size Spare tire.

Very low gearing, probably because it came with the trailer hitch.

Ride has improved over my 94 Limited model, but the seats in 94 (waffle leather optional Luxury seats) are still more comfortable.

Excellent visibility.

Solid (Off-Road) front axle.

Pearlescent Red paint looks amazing.

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

Review Date: 19th January, 2005

19th Jan 2005, 17:36

Check out the 2005 Grand Cherokees. They are amazing.

The ride and handling is fantastic.

21st Jan 2005, 14:04

My 2004 Overland was bought to avoid having to settle for a 2005. The 2005 has much smaller windows/less visibility, a 'Soccer Mom' front suspension similar to Daimlers Shopping Mall SUV, the 'Alabama-Benz '. The 05 Quadra drive uses a brake applied/traction contorl just like the Alabama Benz. I recall one car magazine reviewer who used it on a slush covered road saying that while his BAMA-Benz SUV was applying its brakes in a search for traction, a rusted out FORD Escort Blew right by him! THAT is why I own an 04!

26th Jun 2005, 22:45

Don't get me wrong... I own and love an 04 Grand Cherokee. However, I'm sorry, the 2005 Grand Cherokee does NOT use brake applied/traction control for its Quadra-drive. They are completely unrelated. You might mean that the 05 Grand cherokee offers Four-Wheel Brake Traction Control, along with standard Electronic Stability Program. (which can be disabled)

The Quadra-drive system has actually been improved upon. It still effectively shifts torque to any of the four wheels as needed for maximum traction without ANYTHING else needing to be done.

There is NO WAY most SUV's can blow past any 2005 Grand Cherokee with Quadra Drive much less some escort.

27th Dec 2005, 20:25

Come on people, am I the only one having hundreds of problems with these grand cherokees??? I have a 2003 and it's a nightmare!

2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo V6 from North America


An overall nice SUV


Nothing has gone wrong after having this SUV for 6 weeks now.

Gas mileage is somewhat low at 14-16 MPG, but I expect better after the initial break-in period.

General Comments:

This is my first American car, and I am pleased with it so far. I had an excellent experience with the dealership, and expect the same from their service department.

I will be taking this onto a desert road soon here in San Diego, and look forward to the ride.

If anyone else has comments to my thoughts, please feel free to reply.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd November, 2004

7th Nov 2004, 19:53

Response to the guy who wants advice about buying a JGC: the brakes will probably suck. I have a 2002 and have had it back to the dealer twice for brake problems. Now, less than 10,000 miles after the last time, the problem is recurring. Seems that the rotors don't hold up well, overheat and warp easily. Oddly, the first time I had the problem, the dealership fixed it free. Said that Chrysler was issuing a "kit" to fix the problem. Well, it didn't work, and the second time I had to pay to have the rotors turned. Now, I'm back to the dealership again...

I wish I had seen this website before I bought the vehicle. There are many comments in here from other owners experiencing the same problem. Amazingly, there are some owners who have mentioned that the problem existed in previous Jeeps they owned. But they went ahead and bought another one! Not me. This will be my last.

My advice: steer clear of the Jeep.

6th Dec 2004, 20:54

I just purchased a 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo, Inline 6 cylinder with 26,500 miles, a dealer certified vehicle.

I researched the web first before buying. That research prompted me to buy an extended warranty on top of the 3yr/36K mile, 7yr/70k mile new vehicle warranty. Most of the bugs have already been worked out before I bought the Jeep, however I'm a realist and expect, as with any vehicle, some problems to crop up in the future. Thus far I've made several long trips without any problems.

The 4 wheel disc brakes work excellent, and the inline six engine is ideal for my purposes. Snow traction has been excellent here in Vermont. I'm buying 4 snow tires with steel rims for better winter traction. I'd recommend an extended warranty for anyone buying a vehicle with a possible questionable reliability record.

15th Jun 2005, 00:24

In December I picked up my second Grand Cherokee. I now have a 4.0 L 2004 Laredo. I bought it with 18K and have already put 10k more on it. I love it. I have not had any problems. I am getting 16.7 MPG and just bought a new K&N air intake that will hopefully make that even better. I never get stuck in anything, it is a classy looking car, it rides nice, has enough HP, enough cargo space. What else could you want? The 98 I got rid of with 138k because the rear-end was going, but with that many miles it is to be expected.

16th Feb 2006, 10:59

SOme future unsatisfied buyers here. Fuel economy should be your last concern. A machinery that need maintenance and budget. Most concern comes from unmaintained ones. Harleys are not perfect, but would you trade it for a Suzuki...