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2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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Best SUV for the money...

by from Chicago, IL on May 14, 2010

I recently purchased a 2004 Grand Cherokee Limited. This compliments my 2001 Laredo and a '99 Cherokee Sport. It's obvious that we enjoy the brand despite the negative issues that occasionally pop up....
I recently purchased a 2004 Grand Cherokee Limited. This compliments my 2001 Laredo and a '99 Cherokee Sport. It's obvious that we enjoy the brand despite the negative issues that occasionally pop up. However, when it comes to Chicago winters, I've NEVER been stuck. The four wheel drive system is the best. Since my wife drives this one, she doesn't have to worry about shifting into 4WD during bad weather thanks to the QuadraDrive transmission. We also go to Camp Jeep events and have been high up in the Rockie Mountains without a major problem. When used as it was intended to be used, rather than just going to the mall and back, it's an astounding vehicle. But even trips to the home goods store show off the good traits. It's unfortunate that this is all so many get to use it for. We love them & would not consider another SUV. I like the newer styling because it's closer to the original, but my wife loves this look.
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2004 Grand Cherokee Limited

by from Central New jersey on January 24, 2012

The 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited is an excellent vehicle if you are looking for a small size SUV without paying new car prices. Styling, performance, power, comfort and go anywhere capability are ...
The 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited is an excellent vehicle if you are looking for a small size SUV without paying new car prices. Styling, performance, power, comfort and go anywhere capability are the fine points of the Jeep Grand Cherokee. The Limited trim level adds some creature comforts found on more luxurious automobiles. Memory and heated seats, sun roof, dual automatic climate control system and leather interior are just a few of the added amenities. The draw backs of the Grand Cherokee are less than stellar gas mileage, especially with the V8, and some repair issues with the climate control system. The Jeep is built with UniFrame construction where the under body is 70% high strength steel and this makes the Jeep more like a truck and less like a car so there are differences in handling and drivability. The Jeep's four wheel drive systems (and there are many) are second to none and with the four wheel disc - anti lock brakes the Jeep feels very safe in any kind of weather. All this plus 72.3 cubic feet of cargo capacity and 5,000 pounds of towing capability makes the Jeep a very versatile choice. All in all the Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited is a good fit for the person who wants comfort, style and utility.
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buy another

by from Ohio on May 13, 2009

2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee laredo brand new. Only trouble was window track trouble both windows and axle seal. Its been a great SUV and never left me sitting. current mileage 95,000 and I while buy anot...
2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee laredo brand new. Only trouble was window track trouble both windows and axle seal. Its been a great SUV and never left me sitting. current mileage 95,000 and I while buy another.
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Comfy Cruiser/ Offroad bruiser

by from Coon Rapids, MN on April 27, 2009

I love Jeeps. This is the first one I have owned and I am sure I will own many more. The car drives pretty good considering it is a Jeep. The steering can be a bit vague at times but point it in the d...
I love Jeeps. This is the first one I have owned and I am sure I will own many more. The car drives pretty good considering it is a Jeep. The steering can be a bit vague at times but point it in the direction you want to go and it will get there. If that means going through a field or a forest, so be it, the Jeep can handle it. Gas mileage is dreaded. However, you know that when buying a Jeep. If you expect better gas mileage, you are confused. The Limited trim comes with auto dimming mirrors, memory seats (which tie into the keyless entry), heated seats, digital auto climate control, even satelitte radio was installed and a 10-disc cd changer sits in the cargo hold. The room is plenty and fold down the rear seats and enjoy even more. This Jeep was well built, drives a little like a truck, but handles like a sports truck, and will go anywhere, through anything. I bought this to give me assurance of getting out of any situation (snow or mud) and it has not dissappointed.
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Bought used and use it well!

by from Tri cities, MI on January 23, 2011

I've had my Jeep for almost 4 years now and haven't had any trouble with it. Highly suggest doing the recommended maintenance on time-- seen other reviews and you can guess who has done the due dilige...
I've had my Jeep for almost 4 years now and haven't had any trouble with it. Highly suggest doing the recommended maintenance on time-- seen other reviews and you can guess who has done the due diligence with their Jeep. Put in the time and money with routine maintenance on break pads, tires, fluids, etc and you'll have a great Jeep to go well into 150,000+ miles. Interiors are nice on the 04s but you can still take them on the trail and play around in the mud. Recommend this to anyone looking for a good value and longlasting SUV.
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Small to Big - What a difference

by from Illinois on November 11, 2010

I have been driving a honda Hybrid Civic for 3 years. I decided to get something larger and found a great deal on a 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee, what a difference! Yes i had to put new brakes and rotors ...
I have been driving a honda Hybrid Civic for 3 years. I decided to get something larger and found a great deal on a 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee, what a difference! Yes i had to put new brakes and rotors on the rear and tires all around, yes the gas mileage is only 23 on the highway but oh what comfort and room. i can see the highway and do not need to struggle to get in and out. The price i paid was about 1/3 what it cost new and it is in great shape so far.
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Reliable, Comfort, and Look

by from Virginia on May 18, 2006

The 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee-Special Edition is one of the best vehicles I have ever owned. With the traveling I do, the seats are comfortable enough to drive for hours. The V-6 engine gets gas mileag...
The 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee-Special Edition is one of the best vehicles I have ever owned. With the traveling I do, the seats are comfortable enough to drive for hours. The V-6 engine gets gas mileage like my old 4cylinder Stratus! You get the feeling of a luxury vehicle without the price.
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Great overall package

by from HI on September 19, 2014

Purchased our 2004 Grand Cherokee Laredo with 30K 6 years ago and now has 119K. I won't say it's never had its issues but me and my wife love it for what it is. It has a well-laid out interior, and th...
Purchased our 2004 Grand Cherokee Laredo with 30K 6 years ago and now has 119K. I won't say it's never had its issues but me and my wife love it for what it is. It has a well-laid out interior, and the ability to separately open the liftgate glass is handy at times. The seats are great- very comfortable and there is plenty of room to sit in back with the front seat adjusted for me- I'm 6' tall. Plenty of room and capacity to tow/haul- we once fit an overstuffed love seat in back and I've pulled 4000 lbs with it. It is very maneuverable with a very tight turning circle and in a pinch it'll fit in a compact parking spot. And of course, being "trail rated" with the Selec-Trac T-case and solid front/rear axles it will go over or through just about anything. We have had it through some intense snowy Maine winters, a cross country road trip, and in the heat of Hawaii and it has never broken down, been stuck, or left us stranded. Other than normal maintenance, I had the front lower suspension arm bushings and the front diff pinion seal replaced under warranty, had the dealer replace the water pump and brake master cylinder, and personally replaced the passenger door window motor, battery, brake pads and rotors 3 times(as other reviewers have noted they are a problem), both front calipers and one rear, all 4 shocks, steering stabilizer, muffler and tailpipe, both headlight housings, 2 pieces of weatherstripping, and I had to "re-engineer" some wiring issues. Even at an average 15-16 mpg and looking back on some curse-worthy moments, I would say it's been worth it because I'm not convinced that there is any other vehicle out there with the overall toughness, utility, and comfort that our Grand Cherokee provides us. Every mile now it's paying me back and when it makes it to 200K without major engine/trans failure or my wife wrecking it, I'll be all smiles.
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Favorite vehicle

by from Massachusetts on August 26, 2014

I always wanted a Jeep and in 2004 I was able to finally purchase a new Grand Cherokee Limited. August of 2014 my favorite vehicle. Couple minor issues, the driver side wiring did go bad but was an ea...
I always wanted a Jeep and in 2004 I was able to finally purchase a new Grand Cherokee Limited. August of 2014 my favorite vehicle. Couple minor issues, the driver side wiring did go bad but was an easy repair. The Engine light as others have detailed coming on and off is simply the gas cap design. You need to pay attention when putting it back in after refueling. If not tight the check engine light will come on, but a very simple item to figure out and deal with. 194K and still purrs like a kitten. I use the V-8 to haul my boat with complete ease. Travel up and down 95 every month in a smooth and comfortable vehicle with ample space for luggage and dog. Highly recommend a Jeep. Never own a car again !
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Most reliable car I've owned

by from New Mexico on March 12, 2012

I love my Jeep! This is the 2nd one I have owned, and will never drive anything else but a Jeep! I love the power and so comforable.
I love my Jeep! This is the 2nd one I have owned, and will never drive anything else but a Jeep! I love the power and so comforable.
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