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Fun, but Expensive by An MSN Autos Consumer on 04/09/2010. Trim: 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland, Owned 4 years.
Pros: The seats are very comfortable and it is luxurious for an SUV. It pulls a boat well and handles well in the snow.
Cons: We have had problems with this Jeep since we bought it. Most recently, we had to pay $4000 because the axle had to be replaced in the front end. The dealer had "no idea" what had happened to it. It has nickel and dimed use about to death in little repairs until this giant one. It seems to always need to be in the shop, and only has 65000 miles. We had great experiences with previous Jeep Cherokees, but will never buy another Jeep product after this one.
Overall review: I love the looks, if we could manage to keep it out of the shop and on the road.
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A Keeper by Disappointed in Ski Country on 08/30/2012. Trim: 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4WD, Owned 9 years.
Pros: 177,000 km on it. Not as great road feel as my 1993 JGC but Ok. Power to merge onto limited access highway and revs only at -1500 at 80 KPH. Last year of the inline 6 cyl. Simple dials on dash, full, real gauge cluster. Comfortable seats, crummy cloth but made my own spiffy seat covers. Flat back seat when folded, like a dining room table. Spilled oranges don't roll when the car is not moving. Long enough in back for 7 foot long cross country skiis kitty corner and can get a 30"hx24"wx36"l dog crate in back with room left over. Nice high seating area and gets me through 2 feet of snow when it has too. Averaging 21 MPG imp. combined city/highway with driving time equally split.
Cons: Steering column has a clunk in warm weather, not cold. Has been replaced 3 times, Jeep can't seem to fix. Does not affect handling but is kinda scary though I'm assured the wheels will stay on and it will go straight. Window trims are rull of rust and will have to be replaced. Purely cosmetic. One small rust spot at a wheel opening to fix. Some road noise from the roof rack, I've gotten used to it. Terrible wind concussion if opposing windows are down the same amount, simple remedy-one nearly closed, other further down.
Overall review: A good vehicle. Think I'll keep it for a bit yet.
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Nothing like a Jeep by Joe on 03/26/2009. Trim: 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4WD, Owned 5 years.
Pros: Very comfortable, fun to drive. This Jeep can go almost anywhere. Always can drive with peace of mind in bad weather, winter storms, heavy rains...etc. The 4x4 with Select Trac is what you need, this is the way to go. Give the drive the option of 4x4 or 2x4 on the fly great design. This is my second Jeep and would not hesitate to get another. I have a 4.0 litre, gas is not great but the overall need makes it worth it. I get about 18-19mpg city, and 22-24mpg hwy. Nothing like a Jeep.
Cons: Many Jeep owners have problems with the 'blend doors' part of the heating / cooling system. Expensive to repair ( about $900 min.) . Keep the Jeep well maintained and repairs will be minimal. Follow the maintenance schedule for major potential problems. Change the oil regularly.
Overall review: This is a great vehicle, very reliable and is easy and fun to drive.
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wanted to find the strongest brick wall by military man in savannah on 11/25/2005. Trim: 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 2WD, Owned 2 years.
Pros: well i really dont know what to say but the design is nice!
Cons: well if you are planning on getting this SUV plan on having money to the side just to replace the rotors and the 2 front window regulators. the one thing that got me was when i had to replace the cooling fan module along with wiring harness and the cooling fan relay. the back end fish tails alot especially when i first got it. i think jeep honestly had kids making this car. it has alot of noise. JEEP COULD HAVE DONE ALOT BETTER WITH THIS ONE!
Overall review: BUT ITS AN OK VEHICLE.
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THEY FINALLY ADMIT IT by An MSN Autos Consumer on 10/29/2003. Trim: 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4WD, Owned less than 1 year.
Cons: read the article in newsweek sept 29 issue page 40. Chrysler is finally admitting they have massive quality issues and thats why they have been taken over by toyota for the top three auto makers. my personal experience with chrysler was horrible, thats why i now own a toyota. This company can,t blame anybody but themselfs.
Overall review: TOO BAD! THEY DESERVE IT.
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