30th Mar 2013, 18:14
I was shopping around for one, because I also thought it looked "cool" and I did all the research. Glad I did.
What I found is, that the lack of reliability of the Grand Cherokee is nothing short of spectacular. I actually did check the Jeep ZJ help forums, as per the above suggestion, and I was horrified by what I found there.
Half of those are just normal people trying to figure out what is wrong with their Jeep, and the other half (the regulars) seem to genuinely enjoy throwing their money away to keep their piece of junk on the road.
Not only they are encouraging each other, they are actually proud of it. It must be that "Jeep thing" LOL.
I want my car to work when I turn the key, and I have no interest in having to get dirty every time I need to go somewhere, nor do I want to became an apprentice mechanic and carry 100 lbs of spare parts whenever I want to leave the city limits with this POS.
I do have an interest of actually going places, none of which involve the mechanic's garage.
11th Apr 2013, 11:19
LOL... I looked up the Jeep Grand Cherokee help forums that you were talking about.
There is one single post, that probably summarizes everything being said above.
Here is the link: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f13/help-im-side-road-1507579/
14th Apr 2013, 17:51
This one is also a classic... LOL.
14th Apr 2013, 18:05
OK, I'm having way too much fun with this:
So far we have:
"Help I'm stucked in the side of the road"
"Help I'm stucked in a parking lot"
And I would also like to add "Jeep won't start" to the mix.
This is probably just a small peak into the typical everyday struggles of a Grand Cherokee owner :)
26th Oct 2014, 00:06
"If you have a sense of adventure, you will get your fix every time you dare leaving the city limits with your Jeep, as you will be in a constant state of suspense, wondering if, when and where is the Jeep going to leave you stranded, and how much is it going to cost to tow it back to the shop."
I thought the 98 was a good year and bought one. Bad idea! It left my wife sitting a couple of times. AAA to the rescue! The fuel pump went, and I struggled with the sensors as well. The Quadratrac AWD was also starting to fail. Once the battery drain started, I had to get rid of it. I spent a lot of time in that forum and created an account just to get help. If the battery drained too low, it sometimes sent the thing into some sort of lock down mode. Here in central PA, they are all over the place. I feel much better now that we have a Limited Edition 4runner.