"Overall the Grand Cherokee was real good to me. Head Gasket blew out right at 100k miles, but still drove it over a month with no problems. Didn't even know till I checked the oil. Decided to sell it and buy a Saab...Bought anouther Jeep to carry the dog around in...Don't buy one unless it's got the 4.0L Inline 6 in it. Like I said. I drove this thing for over a month with a bad head gasket and other than putting antifreeze in it every few days, the Jeep still ran great!"
"Bought a used jeep grand cherokee about 2 years ago. Have allready dumped a ton of money in. The jeep is HORRRRRIBLLEE on gas. My rear end and transmition have went on it in the past 2 years also. Car is very stylish and drives smoothe when thei are no problems with it which is rare"
"I love the styling, the capabilities and even the bouncy ride of this Jeep, but quality is disappointing. In 82,000 miles, have had the brakes worked on 4 times. I'm a normal to light driver and use this car mostly on highway so it is very disappointing. Also had some emission hose break, ball joint issues and somewhere there is a very small coolant leak that I dread fixing. The heater has also recently half died--chilly in winter. Gas mileage is poor--even for an SUV. Very anemic when towing even a small trailer. Poor retention of value. Cost of ownership is high. I won't buy another one. I've given up on "American" cars. Quality, quality, quality. That's the issue."
"Got this suv when I was pregnant. very, very comfortable. drives well in the snow, and is great for traveling. Only gets 17 mpg on average, which can be a pain.
There do seem to be a few minor problems:
Service engine light is always on and beeps every time I turn the engine on. This started about a week after I bought the jeep. I had it looked at, and was told that the gas cap sensor was saying the gas cap was off.
When you take car out of four wheel drive, It still seems to be stuck in it for a few days. It's noticeable when making sharp turns, especially in parking lots and driveways.
Speakers don't have very good sound. The left front speaker sometimes goes out, maybe due to a minor wiring defect...?
Other than that, I'm in love with this car, and after having it for over a year, I haven't had any major problems with it."