10th Feb 2002, 21:22
My 1995 Cherokee has 60,000+ on it and has yet to have a major problem that I could blame the manufacturer for. Fuel pumps wear out, plastic parts break in the hands of people who treat them like they are made of steel. This is the toughest, most powerful production car (power to weight ratio) of it's kind that I've ever owned. It doesn't compare to my 1973 Bronco B&B 351 (525 HP), but then again, it doesn't get 6 mpg either. And the fact is, it has a better traction control system than anything on the planet, and handles like a dream, admit it.
3rd Jun 2002, 20:23
I too will NEVER buy another Jeep. I have a new problem every month. But what especially caught my eye was your mention of hitting the dash to get the radio to work. I have to drive over bumps in the road to get mine back on. Just another reason why I don't allow passengers in the Jeep because it always does stupid, embarrassing, and costly things. Has a mind of its own.
15th Jun 2002, 10:37
Bought a used '95 Grand Cherokee Ltd. (82K miles) for $9K. Pretty good value for the money. Replaced cat converter ($140 including labor and brand new CarSound performance cat), had all 4 rotors cut and brake pads replaced ($300 by Jeep dealership), my wife blew Vehicle Info Center, so I bought a new one ($42 off eBay including shipping), compass did not want to calibrate, so I reset the mini-trip computer (overhead console) myself, free of course, - read how to do it in Jeep Factory Service Manual that I borrowed at the dealership for 5 minutes. Plan to put in a new performance muffler (another $65), and do some touch-up paint (myself). And here is something that bothers everyone with Infinity Gold stereos - blank display and buttons with their own intelligence - I had this problem since I bought the truck. About an hour searching in newsgroups/web and 5 minutes with soldering iron - and I have my display back, another 20 minutes with pencil eraser and buttons do what I want them to do. P.S. I am not a car/electronics person - I am a web developer/programmer.
17th Jun 2002, 13:01
We own a 95 Jeep Grand Cherokee that has had practically everything in it replaced. The tires that came with it were garbage and had to be replaced before two years because they were cracking around the rims. The cat converter went after three years. Numerous other minor problems have occurred and a ton of recall work, but the worst was last year when our fuel pump went. It cost us $1258.20 Canadian to replace it. I still think I was severely ripped off, but you can't fight the dealership. My husband drives that vehicle while I drive my '88 Toyota Celica which I have only had to replace the muffler. I won't ever buy Jeep again especially the Cherokee.
13th Aug 2002, 10:16
UK Jeep 4 litre Ltd. U.K. Market.
Had brake failure and resulted in crash, reported to Jeep UK. informed to return brakes to local main dealer who will return to Jeep. Main dealer threw in waste bin saying NO PROBLEM, heard nothing. Now major recall on brakes, but will NOT NOTIFY customer until the 19th. I hope nobody gets killed in the meantime.
Asked about my costs as brakes replaced 2 months ago and car damaged because of failure; cost £1000 including crash damage. Jeep informed me to go to local main dealer and he will replace brake discs, but charge £60 for pads. Thanks Jeep U.K.
24th Sep 2002, 20:56
Well, I'm not sure what's going on here, but let me say, I'm the original owner of a 1995 Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0. The engine has been flawless. Fit and finish...perfect. At 130,000 miles, Last month, I finally had the transfer case rebuilt. You see, I use the 4WD a lot! For a powerful 4.0 6 Cylinder, I get around 17-20 mpg. I'm getting a little front end noise now, but think it's probably time for brakes. My 1995 Grand Cherokee has been a good, reliable vehicle and has got me places that a Toyota couldn't. Really.. I've recommended Jeeps to all of my friends and many have followed with great experiences. They are American, at least North American as in Canadian built, and are bigger, more powerful, better looking and a better value than Japanese clone SUV's.
5th Oct 2002, 11:25
I bought a 95 grand limited 5.2L a couple of years ago and the money pit seems to be bottomless! So far I guess that I have dumped at least $3000. in to that lemon. I was dead set on getting a 4 runner until the savvy salesman got his claws into me... Shame on me for that one. First thing to go was the stereo. The CD player on it wouldn't play anything. "No big deal", I thought. I should have taken this as an omen of bad things to come. Next thing to go were the tires. After that the front ball joints, and a few other things in the front end. cha-ching...around $400. I thought this would tighten up the front end a little bit. I've never had so much play in the steering of a vehicle. I know it's not a sports car, but I was expecting much better handling from a newer vehicle. The antenna mast never worked; fortunately it was stuck in the up position until it fell out. Replaced the mast and motor because the plastic piece broke off in the motor and can't be serviced, go figure. I replaced the "struts" on the tailgate because they were ineffective. Had the main seal blow out on me, replaced it, still leaks. There are a handful of problems with this piece right now including Transmittion needs to be overhauled, water pump replaced, and A/C condenser replaced. This vehicle is a great buy for someone who wants to be a Jeep mechanic or a ton of headaches. Why oh why didn't I buy that 4runner? Never again will I buy American vehicles!
12th Nov 2002, 22:18
I bought a 1995 Grand Cherokee LTD 4.0 Liter in 1999 with 70,000 miles on it. With little more than oil changes and other scheduled maintenance like brakes and all fluids, it currently has 175,000 miles and is still going strong. I still get 17 mpg city and 21 highway, and do a lot of off-roading in summer and winter. I have repeatedly pulled 4-Runners, Pathfinders and Rodeos out of bad situations, it seems their best off-road attributes are tow hooks. I even converted a lifetime Toyota owner in my neighborhood when after pulling his 4-Runner out of a snowy ditch, he hopped in and we drove in and out of the same area repeatedly in my Jeep. I have recommended Jeep products to all my family and friends, and many have purchased on my recommendations - no one has had a significant manufacturer related problem. I tell anyone who will listen to buy a Jeep, and (taking my own advice) I added a 2001 Grand Cherokee LTD to my garage in October 2000, and my wife has had no problems with it either. I am currently shopping for a 2003 Grand Cherokee Overland for myself, not as a replacement, just an addition for now. I will keep my '95 going as long as I can, if for no other reason than to bail out the folks sadly attempting to take their tow-hook equipped so-called 4X4's anywhere off the asphalt.