"Bought our '98 in 2001 with 30k. Finally talked the wife into getting a new SUV & now it's mine. Great vehicle in snow, rough stuff. A little stiff on the road, but never really notice till driving the wife's new car. Only concern is the continual ecm issues. It has never left us stranded, was always able to nurse her home, but changed the ecm 3 times so far. If you have the same issue, go to a Jeep Dealer!
Wish I could find a drivers side front inner panel... But hey, great Jeep! I Get 15mpg"
"Being a used vehicle aficionado, my cozy, 1996 Grand Cherokee, 5.2 v8, auto awd, with quite a few amenities, is reliable and running strong with over 220,000 miles is one of if not my favorite vehicles I've owned. I've towed vehicles with it, treated it like a cargo truck, and taken it trail blazing and it remains my daily driver and treats me very well. Though I ask a lot of it sometimes, I do take pretty good care of it so we've formed a pretty solid trust between us. Granted these vehicles could be viewed as "dated" but I don't know if they'll ever be obsolete. They were made very well, except for the ones made on a Monday."
Cons: "computer box issues that dealers can't resolve"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1
"I have had problems with the computer box. It's been changed 5 times. The jeep shut off several times while driving on the freeway. The dealers can't fix the problem, only keep saying it's the box....need help to get to the bottom of this."
Cons: "Needs a new stereo- and other minor cosmetics"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7
"I have owned this vehicle for over 3 years- It rides well and has new tires, brakes in the front rotors all over- muffler, battery, as well as other other new services that a mechanic could see. The vehicle is very good in the snow- and with more maintenance or customs- could be a very enviable car-- radio and cd does not work neither-- one door on the drivers passenger side does not open-- but trunk is clean-- and opens- as well as all other doors. Car is a very clean looking suv"
Pros: "4x4 is fantastic. Lots of room. Drives great."
Cons: "Fuel Mileage is not great."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"This is a great vehicle to own. It is tame on the street, but wild when taken off-road. It is fantastic for all weather conditions....
Ice...piece of cake.
Rain...Ha, it laughs in the face of a thunder storm."