30th Jun 2008, 23:42
Interesting comments. No probs with mine whatsoever. I don't care what you have, a Vdub or a Rolls... ANY car is ONLY as good as its owner!
28th Aug 2008, 16:25
2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited - I bought mine second hand... lease sale...from dealer. There was 60000 km on it then and I have since brought it up to 144000km...There have been no issues that would make me trade my jeep except the price of gas... and even then... would I give it up? I really don't think so. Guess I am a lucky, happy JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE LIMITED OWNER!!!||
However, saying that,...I don't think I would be interested in the newer models...they aren't very attractive and have become more of a mini van, to me, anyway.
13th Nov 2008, 16:25
One month ago, I bought a used 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited with @ 55K miles. I bought it strictly for hunting and other non-paved road activities.
Before the first trip, I replaced a bunch of power steering stuff ($1.2K). After the trip, I am replacing shocks and some more stuff for another $1.5K.
But you know what? This Jeep BLEW OUR SOCKS OFF in the Rockies. We easily went down what might euphemistically be called roads that, in years passed, we have avoided at all costs. We traversed deep mud holes and rock-crawled over very rocky terrain. We went up terribly steep hills without even touching the gas pedal.
Truth is- we were all laughing in amazement. One day, we dumped the hunting just to see if we could push the Jeep to its limits. We never did; we chickened out long before the Jeep even began to stumble.
So what’s the moral? I'd say from these reviews and my own experience, if you want a nice, cheap car that will not have the constant break downs I have come to expect from cars made by US manufacturers, you should likely avoid these Jeeps. If you want a kick a$$ off-road vehicle that does not require after-market additions to help it survive a strenuous experience, this baby is the way to go.
Me? I love this thing and will keep dumping $$$ into it as long as it keeps taking me where I want to go when I want to go there!
18th Nov 2008, 12:13
My husband and I have a 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee and absolutely love it!!! We have traveled the U.S. extensively and have not had the first minute's trouble. Gas mileage is good and the ride is always smooth and enjoyable. I only wish everyone could have had the same experience. We would definitely buy another one in the future. Happy trails to all!
18th Nov 2008, 16:31
I've owned 4 Jeeps, my wife has also owned 1.
We've found them to be very reliable and durable.
To be fair, we've never owned a Grand Cherokee
3 Wranglers 2 YJ's (AMC Design) 1 TJ (Chrysler Design)
1 Liberty (Chrysler Design)
1 Cherokee (The smaller AMC designed)
Although the Chrysler designed vehicles were mostly trouble-free, I've found the AMC designed Jeeps to be outstanding vehicles.
My current Jeep - A Wrangler YJ, has well over 100,000 miles, and is extremely reliable. Probably the best Jeep I've owned.
Don't condemn all Jeeps because of the Grand Cherokee.
It tends to be one of the more problematic models.
Even so, it does have its virtues as well.
29th Nov 2008, 22:00
I love my 1997 Grand Cherokee! I look after it lots and it looks after me! Yes parts can be expensive, but it's built better than most cars and it almost swims! It saved my day in a very deep flood! Water was right up my door and not a drop in car!! Get a good one and have a good one! Remember, half the people you know are below average :) and 99% of all stats are made up!
8th Dec 2008, 07:01
I have a 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee, and have 267,000 miles + on it. Just lost my heat recently, but par for the course??? No major problems over the years, except for the usual maintenance required. I had to replace the water pump, and most recently, ball joints. Mostly highway miles-I'm sure that made a difference. I had a Neon for about 6 years and put on 230,000 miles before the odometer malfunctioned. The heat went, too, but again, no major problems. Quality control has always been an issue with Chrysler, but proper maintenance is the key. Also, check to see if those "secret warranties" apply. I had Chrysler foot 50% of a repair bill with 150,000 miles on the Neon when transmission fluid leaked into the oil-apparently, a common problem with the model. I'd buy a Jeep again, no question. Maybe an older model, as I've heard more bad than good about 2000 to present.
27th Jan 2009, 09:19
I have a 2001 Grand Cherokee 4X4 with the 4.0 engine, which I purchased new in March of 2001. It is fully loaded with almost all of the available options at the time, except for leather seats. (I don't like leather!) I now have 177K miles on it and plan to keep this Jeep for a LONG time! There have been some problems, but overall this Jeep is ROCK SOLID!!! It still runs like new, very smooth, and gets an avg of 17 city and 26 highway. Decent mileage given how old the car is. I do fluid changes, (oil, coolant, trans, differential, etc., and tune ups at the scheduled maintenance periods religiously.
I received service recalls to replace faulty window regulators, (I didn't have any problems with them), and a fuel system issue related to installing a shield so that leaves etc. wouldn't accumulate in an area on the top end that could cause a fire.
In the beginning, the cooling fan relay crapped out at about 10K. It was not a warranty item and I had to pay just under $400 for the repair. It crapped out again about 5K later, and the dealer replaced it for free. It crapped out a third time at around 24K and was again replaced for free. It has been fine ever since.
A bizarre problem I had at around 35K was that one of the spark plugs blew right out of the port at highway speeds! The BANG scared the CRAP out of me! This was about a month after a dealer tune up. The service manager tried to tell me that the top end needed to be replaced, ($3600.00) as the plug was cross threaded on installation. They claimed that they did not put the plugs in as they were Bosch Platinum plugs and not the Champion plugs speced out. I argued this one at a fevered pitch that bordered on coming to blows. Given that they stocked Bosch platinum plugs for use in some of the other German designed vehicles they sold and serviced, it was logical that the mechanic crossed Champion to Bosch when servicing my Jeep if the Champion plugs were not in stock. My second argument was that if the plug port was stripped, they needed an $8.00 helicoil insert, not a $3600 top end replacement! (Yes, I have worked on restoring classic cars and know my way around an engine.) When the argument got to the level of the General Manager, they finally installed the helicoil for free, and the service advisor was "re-assigned". I have had the plugs replaced multiple times since then with no further problems.
Another interesting problem was the driver's seat support broke at around 65K. (I'm a big, 265 lb. dude!). It was repaired for free, (I sure got my money's worth out of the extended warranty!) and broke again shortly after the repair. This time the dealer put in a brand new seat, and again, no more problems.
The tweeters in the infinity gold sound system blew (the wife's equalizer and volume settings), and I replaced them for about $40.00 myself.
Then only big money repair came last spring 2008 at 165K when the transmission went. I put a new, upgraded heavy duty transmission in it for $2400.
Overall, this vehicle has continued to run and perform excellently for the past eight years that I have owned it.
We use the Jeep for extended trips when we go on vacation or travel to see family. When I read all of these complaints, I have to wonder how well the owners of these vehicles take care of them to service schedules.
Vehicle is ROCK SOLID! Note,