Love/Hate Relationship (more love, I guess)
I use this jeep for everything, going to work, having fun, life. The 'primary use' question at the end is unanswerable. Who has a car for each category??? Bought this 2000 jeep grand cherokee laredo from my aunt's estate in July 2019. I was the only driver a couple times a month for 3 years after my uncle passed. It was in beautiful shape - 8,000 miles on it. THEN at 36K miles the head gasket leaked - coolant was leaking into the oil, costing $3300 to replace and that included a break on labor. After that repair, drops of coolant are still on the ground occasionally. The replaced gasket was not the original because that original part is not on the market now. And then later, I hear the bolts that hold gasket on break (because of the heat?) I know not every jeep will have this issue. The heater never heats to capacity even with a major heater core/radiator flush and new thermostat. I use the seat heaters, thank God. (I hear it's the steel/cast iron ?that shreds into these parts and plugs them up...) The SUV is great to drive and creates a hauling heaven. I always need to haul something for myself or someone else. Gas mileage sucks at 13-14 miles in the city and I can squeeze 15-16 out on the highway. The engine is very hot when I stop driving and sometimes it smells like oil is burning. But the temperature gauge never goes past the half-way mark. I got it very cheap so I will hang onto it because even now it has only 39K miles on it. But I am never comfortable that I got the coolent/leaking/oil/gasket issue truly fixed. Got the trunk and hatch lifts replaced and they are very strong. not quite enough leg room in the backseats. My dog loved having the backseats down and had all that comfy blanketed room in the back. And there is room for me to sleep in the back and camp. AND I am never stuck in the snow with the 4 wheel drive. I have hellish stories with my other cars. That alone is work a packet. I still love the vehicle very much, but I'm nervous about future repairs. Thank you for reading all this, if you did. I'm being tedious because I want to know if anyone else went through the gasket issue and any other on-going issue. I am reading the other reviews for information.
Love My Jeep Grand Cherokee
I was driving this Jeep for 18 years still love it, strong, reliable, presentable, comfortable and great for the family. Could drive it forever, but bought new car.
You should own one it’s awesome
This car is awesome it never messes up I’ve had it for two years now and it drives good doesn’t require much just a little TLC and it’s all good.