"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."
"My dad got into a wreck with my jeep during the winter and it SAVED HIS LIFE!! If he would have been in his van, he would have died. This jeep has been great! I got it when I turned 16 and at 21 it is still running strong! Only minor repairs: brakes, tires, AC, muffler ( keeps falling off), and fuel pump. Gas mileage isn't wonderful, but the 4 wheel drive in the winter is awesome. I've never gotten stuck in since I've had this jeep (5yrs). I plan on getting my children a jeep when they become of age to drive. Very safe and dependable.