"Purchased our jeep new in 1999. Sales manager had driven it so the jeep had 8300 miles on it. Jeep very comfortable and easily handled deep snow. Rear differential went out shortly after warranty expired. Dealer quoted $1,300 to repair. Dealer owner negotiated with Chrysler, so I ended up paying $200 instead. Two years later, the rear end went out again. This time the expense came out of my pocket. Other issues include electrical (interior lights automatically coming on and going off), ball joints and struts, numerous oil and power steering leaks, and the ever noticeable "ticking sound" which proved to be the lifters. A local, reputable shop quoted $800 to replace, Lifters are not that much; it's the difficulty with getting to the old lifters. I've had cheaper vehicles that have been much more reliable."
Cons: "They don't build Jeeps like this any more :("
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I have had this vehicle since new in 1999. I didn't set out to buy a Jeep, but this car popped up at the right time, at the right price. Through the years, I have done almost everything with, and to this Jeep. With regular maintenance, and timely replacement of mechanical consumables (brakes, belts, hoses, shocks & such) this Jeep ran like a top for 289,000 miles. At that mileage, the skirt broke off the #6 piston. Even then, it didn't leave me stranded and got me home. I bought a rebuild kit, and embarked on a DIY engine rebuild. In about three days, I had a new engine for all intents and purposes. After all those miles, there was no sign of wear in the cylinder walls or bearings.
Now at 309,000 miles, I replaced the cam position sensor. I never replaced plugs until 250,000 miles.
I will drive this Jeep until it will drive no more."
"We have been driving Jeep Grand Cherokees since 1998 and have had been very satisfied with every one. All have been either Limited or Overland. The ease of driving, turning and getting into or out of the vehicle has been of utmost importance to us."
"I bought my jeep in 2008 with only 56,000 miles on the gauge I haven't have many issues expect the reasonable ware and tear you would expect all the parts that I bought for this jeep I would estimate cost me about 1500 dollars over the past 7 years that's new rotors, tires, brake pads, brake caliper, fan switch, thermostat,and upper & lower ball joints."
"I bought my 1999 Grand Cherokee Limited around three years ago. I've only had a few mechanical issues including a recent exhaust leak, the a/c not working and the heat only working in half the truck. Overall the truck is great and my only complaint is there isn't as much room in the back as I thought there should be. I was recently looking for another vehicle and because of how much I love my Jeep I got a second one! My second one is also a 1999 Grand Cherokee Limited with very similar miles and only different exterior and interior colors. I HIGHLY recommend a Grand Cherokee Limited (maybe not a Laredo) to anyone looking for a fun, solid, good priced SUV."