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#2259 of 2505 2005 Grand Cherokee 4X4 - Gas mileage??????
Oct 31, 2005 (4:39 pm)
I had a 1998 JCG 4X4 with an inline 6 which got between 17 to 22 mpg; traded that for a 2001 JCG V8 not 4x4 and averaged 16 mpg. Once again just traded in - after MUCH agonizing as I LOVED the past two jeeps. . .but was not so fond of the new body style. . Ultimately went for it and got the 2005 JGC Rocky Mountain V8 4x4. . .i am averaging like 10.4 MGP!!!!! And I am not driving crazy or spending too much time in a lot of traffic. I DID NOT get the Hemi for fear of the low gas mileage. . I might as well have. I thought that the 2005 V8 was the same engine as I had before. . .but apparently I am mistaken? There's been what? some new "german engineering" added that has lowered the mpg? Are other people getting mileage this low? Or have I maybe acquired a lemon?? I am BUMMED.
#2260 of 2505 Re: 98 GRC battery dies when not driven for 2 days [tobin]
Nov 06, 2005 (3:13 pm)
I believe I found the problem. The under the hood light had become detached and dangled remaining on. There is evidence on the plastic cover that the light has been on for extended periods of time. The plastic is burned and melted.
I removed the light and had not driven the Jeep for a week. Battery shows no drain and car starts quickly.
#2261 of 2505 06 Grand Cherokee Laredo - Hemi?
Nov 08, 2005 (7:02 pm)
Since my current 03 JGC lease is ending soon, I am beginning to look into my next vehicle. On the wk jeeps website, there is a news update (from September) that states in December 05, Jeep will begin producing the JGC Laredo with the Hemi option.
Does anyone have any info on this? Thanks, Steve.
#2262 of 2505 Re: 98 GRC Laredo looses/regains power when driving [tobin]
Nov 11, 2005 (1:07 pm)
I have the same problem with my 98 GRC Laredo. It only lasts for about 20 seconds then it kicks back in and starts driving Ok for a while. I was told that it was the fuel injectors and then I was told that it was the fuel pump, but nothing has been fixed yet. I am taking it to the shop soon to get it checked out. Did you ever get your issue resolved?
#2263 of 2505 Re: 98 GRC Laredo looses/regains power when driving [tomnoble]
Nov 13, 2005 (11:55 am)
I have not resolved the issue. I have found posts from other boards that suggest it is the fuel pump too. It was mentioned that the behavior occurs when the tank is half full or less. I haven't driven to the half tank level and below yet.
#2264 of 2505 Looking for reviews on 2006 Grand Cherokee Overland and any 2005/2006 GC
Nov 15, 2005 (12:48 pm)
I have owned a 2000 GC Ltd, a 2002 Overland, and a 2004 Overland. They have all had relatively low mileage when I traded them; however, I never had any problems with them and I really enjoyed driving them all....especially the 2004 which I thought (and still think) was (is) one of the best-looking SUV's on the market...
...I am very curious about the 2006 Overland and I am wondering if any current owners could comment on their driving experience with it compared to the earlier versions (if they did own earlier versions of this model)...
...also I would be interested in hearing from any current owners of the 2005/06 GC (any model) on their likes/dislikes and driving experience...
#2265 of 2505 window motor problem
Nov 16, 2005 (1:40 pm)
I bought a brand new 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited any haven't had any problems besides the power window motors. 3 out of the 4 window motors have already been replaced !!!and they keep replacing them with the same obviously faulty motor ?!?! Does anyone have any suggestions before my warranty runs out and the replacements start coming out of my pocket ? Maybe a different motor or how to fix the old one when it goes out because from my experience with them they will fail. Thanks Kirk
#2266 of 2505 How About a Grand Cherokee Diesel in 07 or 08???
Nov 17, 2005 (4:33 pm)
I am hoping Daimler/Chrysler puts a diesel in the 07 or 08 GC (especially the Ltd and Overland) to boost fuel economy and range...I would definitely buy one...
#2267 of 2505 Re: How About a Grand Cherokee Diesel in 07 or 08??? [frostyy]
Nov 18, 2005 (9:43 am)
According to wkjeeps.com, DC will have a Diesel option for the JGC in 2007 or 2008. I don't know why it's taking so long to get it here in America--it's been available in foreign markets for over a year now. I'm also waiting for the Dynamic Handling System, because without it the JGC doesn't corner as well as it should.
Nov 18, 2005 (3:15 pm)
I test drove a JGC Limited 5.7 today. Some observations: I didn't notice the problem with driver seat headroom that all reviewers comment on (I'm 5'11"); I didn't see where the back seat was as awful as all reviewers report; I thought the ride smoothness and quietness were good; I didn't think the quality of the interior was as awful as has been reported; and I thought the power seemed less than I expected. One criticism that I've read from all reviewers is right on: the unsettled ride on a curvy road. For a year the press has been told that a "Dynamic Handling System" is going to be implemented on the JGC. Evidently it hasn't happened yet. Does anybody know whether it is ever going to be implemented?