fun 4x4 vehicle
I have owned a '95 Grand Cherokee (4.0I 4x4, 215,000 miles) for about three and a half years. It has been a truly great vehicle. I have had no problems with the engine whatsoever. Though, I would recommend the 5.2 or 5.9 if you can afford the extra for gas, as my dad has had no problems with his '96 5.2 liter in the past 11 years (and he is very rough with it). If you are looking for one, be sure the "Jeep death shake" has been repaired...it is a costly repair. These are the parts I think that I have had to repair (control arm, U-joints, CV boots). These just gain wear after a while. The only unusual repair I will have to make is a transfer case rebuild (expensive, a bearing went out). I do not know what caused it. The thing just went out from one use to the next. I would definitely recommend this vehicle, it has been fun. The 4.0I engine is a little weak, but plenty torquey for some serious off-roading, or mudding. The reliability of the engine is outstanding. Other parts go out normally with time. The only real feature to note is the folding rear seats; they allow for a huge amount of space (very handy for three college guys heading across the country with all of our stuff). Buy one, it is worth the money.
Vehicle is advertised with many extra features by dealer. Sticker price is $3995 marked down from $5995. Buyers should be aware of defects, Here's why: 1) Reliability: Vehicle wouldn't start when attempted test drive(Dead battery). 2) Engine compartment: Engine shows oil leaks at valve cover gasket, also brake or power steering fluid leak visible. 3) Under Carriage: Rear and Front Differential fluid leak. 4)Electrical: Driver's side door has electrical bundle to control panel loose(covered in electrical tape). 5)Interior: Steering wheel worn,Hood release latch sticks, carpeting worn. 6) Extra Features: Towing package is aftermarket add-on(non-factory). 7) Rear cargo compartment: spare tire is compact type. Since battery was dead, test drive aborted. I walked away. At $3995, it's just you get what you pay for. Take it from a 3 Jeep owner, with a combined 500,000 miles of Jeep driving experience. Pass it by if you're looking for a nicer Jeep.
Incredible-150,000 Miles and Still Rollin'
This is the most reliable car ever built! It's so comfortable and excellent for long trips. With the 4.0 litre I-6 it gets about 18 mpgs average which is good for an SUV. It has never had a single problem, and at this rate, probably never will. The brakes were done twice, but at 150,000 miles that's routine. The leather seats in our Limited are so relaxing and soft. I love this car. I will drive this thing for ever. It's a truely incredibly reliable car!!! It tows our boat fairly well. The AC and Heat are still in perfect working order. Is drives smoothly too. This Jeep does excellent in the snow. The car handles very well in bad driving conditions. Jeep did a great job with this one!!!
I have 169,000 miles and car still has a lot of power. Only problem I seem to have is the front end shimmy. Took car in a dozen times, mechanics cant find anything wrong. Interior still great and comfy. Overall, best car I have owned. Now gonna buy a 2008 grand cherokee!
Most reliable car I've owned
I have a 1995 Grand Cherokee Laredo with the six cylinder engine. I put a Flow-Master muffler and a K&N air filter on it and I get 24-26 mpg hwy and 18-20 mpg city. Everything else is standard equipment on my Cherokee. The Flow-Master and K&N air filter give it more power as well. I now go up freeway grades at 60-65 mph in overdrive that before required the automatic transmission to shift down. I have the standard Jeep aluminum wheels. Only design criticism is the spare tire location in the trunk. I'd recommend this car to anybody that wants or needs a 4WD. I have had Volvos for 20 years but the gas mileage was only about 21 mpg on the highway. My Cherokee is only 25% heavier and 4 inches longer than my Volvo. The Cherokee rides like a large sedan and is a great vehicle for long trips but is has a tight enough turning circle for easy parking and city maneuvering. Long live the I-6.
I own a 95 Laredo. I bought it last year. It's the best vehicle I have ever owned. Mine is in excellent condition for the age. With less than 115,000 miles when I bought it . It has 131,00 on it now. I am the second owner.
Most Reliable Car I've Owned
Ride comfort is appealing in each version. Surprisingly, the less-potent versions have felt a bit more stable on twisting roads and mountainous inclines.With the V-8, this Jeep starts off with a leap. Acceleration is less assertive at highway speeds, but the automatic transmission performs well on steep upgrades by downshifting promptly when you push the accelerator.