22nd Apr 2003, 10:21
2003 GC has been great, had it 6 mon. 16000 miles. It is highway driven. I have found that it is very important to understand the 4wd system that the GC has. You cannot go in or out of 4wd at 80MPH!!! I love the select-trac system only because I want to have control. No problems yet. Yes the GC does not drive like a Caddy.
I will get the 2005 GC if they keep the solid axles front and rear.
6th Jun 2003, 21:26
I have owned a 2003 GC Limited. It went everywhere it needed to in a 7" snow, followed by icy roads. It has Quadradrive. My only complaint is the gas mileage is not as good as in the 4-runners I owned previously. The heated seats were great.
24th Oct 2004, 01:38
I owned a 1996 Grand Cherokee Laredo with the 4.0 and select trac. It had 140,000 miles and not a thing wrong with the vehicle. Got me thru 2 feet of snow with regular all season tires for 2 months here in High desert Oregon. Looking at 2000 model now. Nothing gets you thru the thick of it like a Jeep.
20th Dec 2005, 14:15
I own a '96 GC Limited, bought it in 2000. I've had no problem with the engine, or trany. I had to replace the manifold and exhaust. I haul a cargo trailer loaded (3000 lbs), with no problems. The jeep has 250 000 km on it now and the trany works great and the motor to. Had a 1988 Jeep Cherokee before that and motor and trany worked great. I just sold it for $500 because it was rusted out. I'm looking at a 2000 GC limited with a v8 now for a 2nd veh.
27th Mar 2006, 10:36
We just had to replace the drivers seat on our son's Jeep Grand Cherokee (2000). We were able to get a replacement seat from an auto salvage yard. Much to our surprise it was not the bolts broken - the welds failed in the actual seat assembly unit. The seat was completely unsafe. Is this a frequent occurrence with this car?
18th Apr 2006, 23:54
I had the same problem the metal on the bracket broke right off had to weld a new piece on.