25th Aug 2008, 08:42

I am thinking about buying a 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo v6 4X4, but I hear a lot of complaining about brake and transmission problems. I have family members that own Jeeps and they said that they've never had big issues with them. Just a few brakes and front bushing and that was it. So, I don't know why people are complaining so much, and I think that brake problems are normal for every car. Brakes going bad at about 10,000 miles means that your driving a lot in the city, which is a lot of wear and tear for any type of vehicle. IT'S NOT JEEPS FAULT, IT'S YOURS!!! Does anyone know whether I should get a Jeep, or will it just be a big mistake?

6th Nov 2008, 21:56

Just curious if the previous poster bought a Jeep or not. I am at a toss up between a Cherokee Sport or a Grand... either way I am getting a jeep and it will be my first So I can say "It's a jeep thing"! I LOVE JEEPS (TANKS)

24th Aug 2009, 16:49

Basically a Jeep is a great American SUV for the price. Keep in mind the facts, Consumer Reports says they have all sorts of problems, their engine is strong, though the drive system not. This is reported problems for 2001. The brakes are going to go bad more frequently than a Toyota 4 Runner. That's why resale value drops so quickly compared to a Toyota. They put more money in research than most car companies, so they get a better vehicle with longer lasting parts that lasts longer and holds its value better.

Also a new Jeep Grand Cherokee costs 31,000, but if you qualify for rebates you can get them as low as 22-24,000. A 4 runner costs 32,000 for a 4x4. You're lucky if you get 1000 bucks off.

Basically you get what you pay for. If you beat on any they won't last. I shop for cars for people and test drive with them. I've driven almost everything except exotics. I have nothing against either; it's do you want to pay the money up front or over time. You will put more money into a Jeep, but new or used you get them thousands less.

14th Jan 2010, 21:18

I have had a 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee since it was new. It has spend a lot of time in the shop for minor repairs, but has always got me to where I was going. Just wish it didn't cost so much to own. It now has over 90,000 miles.

17th Jan 2010, 03:07

I have a 2001 Jeep Laredo. I bought it new with 300 miles on it, and I have never had a unusual problem with it. Maybe it's the luck of the buyer. My Jeep now has over 250000 miles on it.

19th Jan 2010, 10:58

2004 Grand Cherokee:

Bad breaks at 25000 miles: rotors, master cylinder, turned/new pads; continues to have problems.

This model was not on the brake recall list. Why not? Is this just typical for Jeeps?

Water pump, transmission seal, door panel wiring break at 65000.

Light bulbs needing replacement too often. Very dissatisfied customer. mk.

12th Feb 2010, 08:46

I bought a used 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo last year June, and apart from the fact that the fuel consumption is quite high with a few mechanical and electrical problems, I think is a great ride. I just wish there was a way to make them more fuel efficient.

5th Aug 2010, 10:28

I have had my 2001 Jeep since 2002. It now has over 160k on it and I have never had to put it in the shop, minor things I fixed myself, brakes, rotors, the normal. It's a great ride.