I have a 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited. I do the scheduled maintenance, and I have had no major problems with it now at 45,000. It still purrs like a kitten, and the comfort is great. Everything still works perfect.. not bad for almost a 4 year old vehicle. It still looks and drives brand new. Most people think it is. I have had other Chrysler products, Dodge Caravan, Dodge Neon, and yet another new Chrysler product I bought a few weeks ago a 2002 Chrysler Sebring Coupe LXI. I have had my share of problem with the service department, but they always come through in the long run.. even replacing my leaking head gasket on my Dodge Neon that was over its warranty period by almost 8,000 miles, they paid 75%. Guess you gotta know who to talk to. Jeep Grand Cherokees aren't bad vechilces! I would buy another. Keep buying American!
I have owned two Jeep Grand Cherokees, one bought in 1998 and another in 2001. The first one was ruined by niggly problems (like the air con never working in Summer) that the dealer was never able to fix. Yet still, after having several other vehicles in between, I went back to Jeep and bought the latest, more roundy model, in 2001. With my kids in the back and approaching a junction, the brakes failed for a few seconds. Dealer couldn't find anything wrong with it and was quite prepared to let me drive away with it. That was it for me, never again will I buy a non-European car.
My father bought a 1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo as his present to himself for completing graduate school at MIT. Our other car at the time was a 1990 Mazda 626 GT.
The Mazda was still running great in 2000, but my parents decided it was time to get a new car. They ended up coming home one day with a 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo, because they liked the '94 so much.
We have never had any real problems with either of the cars. We took the '94 on a 11-week, 11,000 mile trip across the country and back. Now that I have a license and need to drive to school, my mom got a new car and I have the 2000 Jeep. This summer I was working at a camp where I had to drive it up and down a mountain every single day. No problems. I think mine is a great car and I love it.
I just turned in my 2000 Grand Cherokee and miss it already. It was virtually problem free. I loved the size and the way it handled. It was a leased car and the only reason that I'm not getting another (it was my second) is that I really need the third row seat for "kid hauling". I'm going with the Honda Pilot because it offers the third seat and is about the same size as my Jeep.
I own a 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited. I have had it for a year now and have yet to have a single problem. I do have a rear lamp failure - Just to lazy to go back and find out which one is out. Other than that I love the comfort of heated seats, defrosting mirrors, auto dimming mirrors, and my favorite the radio controls behind the steering wheel.
I own a 2000 3.1 Turbo Diesel Grand Cherokee Limited with Quadra Drive and it really makes a difference on and off-road. It runs now a Rapid Chip and have 214hp and 680N/m torque. The only problem was the front brake disks, the dealer changes that every 10.000 Km, but now they seem to be OK.
Off-road driving is awesome, those farm trucks some people call Land Rover, don't even come close when the "road" gets rough.
Some people say bad things about Grand Cherokee because they don't know how to ride a JEEP. This vehicle is the best off-road ride and was not made for hi speed driving, but still makes some difference on the left lane.
I agree, I have a 200 Grand Cherokee Ltd.
It has 60,000 KM and I just got back from the dealership where they replaced the ffront Ring gear and Pinion.
The rear was replaced at 52,000 KM.
The main thing I hate about this car is the fact that it is rear wheel dominant. I purchased every option available (including Quadradrive) and it's garbage unless you enjoy doing donuts in the snow.
I used to have an '88 Jeep with Select track and it was awesome.
I guess they don't make them like they used to.
Anyone want to, but a truck?
I agree, my 2000 WJ is just fab in terms of looks and how it drives.
My only problem was a new transfer case under warranty to help cure a 100km/hr whine and steering tracking problems. A sledgehammer to crack a nut - maybe. Cheers anyway Chyrsler!
I do a fair bit of off-roading in the desert in the Middle East. However, I also follow the "B" Maintenance Schedule as recommended religiously which basically means the regular service, but at every 3000 miles instead of the more regular 5000 miles.
The vehicle isn't perfect from all the previous comments seen, but I personally expect to see a few more glitches for a 4wd than I would for a regular vehicle. Even so, Chrysler Jeep should put more work into durability rather than tooling around with concept cars that never see the light of day. Just imagine what Toyota-style reliability could add to the brand! That would make Jeep a true world-beater.
Regards to all
I just recently purchased my 2nd Jeep Grand Limited. 1st in 97 then a 2001. I had never had any problems with the 97 until an incompetent garage did work to it. Decided to trade in for a newer model and love the 01 even more. have already put 1500 miles on it. Rides better and responds better at the throttle. Reading the comments here, sounds like most people with problems don't take care of their cars and want to blame everything on someone else. In respond to the Quadadrive system, I have not had the pleasure so cannot comment. All I can say is that both have been great cars and have never left me on the side of the road. Please DO NOT blame others when two speakers start buzzing, turn the music down. DUH.
My front driver seat just broke in my 2000 Grand Cherokee. The seat wobbles around. The Jeep dealer wanted $467 to replace a broken seat frame. They told me it's a vendor-direct order and have no idea when the part would be delivered. I went to an auto service center that installs car seats etc. They told me the weld broke on the frame assembly and they can re-weld it. It will cost me $125. I'm having it done next week.
I have owned two grand Cherokee Jeeps. The first one was a 1996. The one I have now is a 2000. So far I have not had any problems. The 96 ran great. It handled several loads of flag stone I was hauling when I was working on a patio project. Each load was over a half ton. People said that I would not be able to do this with my Jeep. But it stood up to the call and did great.
I've only had my 2000 GC for two months. It's loaded with the Overland package, including the two- tone leather seats and moonroof with the V8 engine. So far I love this Jeep.
But I must admit, with all these horror stories, it has made me wonder whether I made the right choice in. buying another Jeep.