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#1826 of 5143 I'm going back to Toyota products
Aug 24, 2005 (7:50 pm)
I simply cannot believe how poor of a product Jeep makes! When you pay 27K for a new vehicle, you think you would get a little time before things started to go wrong. Especially expensive things. I have never had a new vehicle with so many problems until I bought this 03 Grand Cherokee. Guys this is what I have decided to do- I'm going back to good old reliable Toyota (which is where I should have stayed).
I also own a 1994 4-Runner with 240,000 miles. I have owned it for 10 years and it has been paid for for 5 years. It is still going strong. We use it to pull our boat every weekend as well as drive it for work during the week. Other than using a bit of oil now that it has so many miles, it has no problems.
I think I will look into getting rid of the Jeep and getting another Toyota SUV. Good luck to all Jeep owners. Your gonna need it!!!!!!!
#1827 of 5143 Re: foggy headlights? [jeepgrl34]
Aug 24, 2005 (8:07 pm)
hi! i also have a 99 JGC and the same foggy/aged headlights. a friend of mine familiar with cars says it takes a special solution and elbow grease. he's in the process of finding out the exact name of the stuff. so...a lot cheaper than headlamp replacement. if someone doesn't reply before me with the name of that "magic" solution, i'll be sure to find out and repost...
#1829 of 5143 Re: foggy headlights? [jeepgrl34]
Aug 25, 2005 (2:48 am)
Thx for the tips! And, I did hear back from my friend who has more information to share...
"What my friends did for fogged headlamps was use a plastic polishing compound, I am not sure of the name, and some different levels of sandpapber grit to get it back to mostly stock. They did this on an Avenger and it looked almost new. They started with a coarser grit and then went to a finer one in either 3 or 4 steps. Starting at like 1220 grit then ending up at 2000 grit. It was mostly elbow grease."
#1830 of 5143 Re: foggy headlights? [swisskitty]
Aug 25, 2005 (5:33 am)
Do your headlights have condensation inside of them also? And,at the risk of looking really dumb...are you supposed to clean the outside or the inside of the headlight covers(when you are scrubbing them clean) Again,all my problems "look" like they are coming from the inside.I wonder if there is alot of dismantling involved if the cleaning needs to be done on the inside of the cover.Thanks for your help.
#1831 of 5143 Re: foggy headlights? [steve_]
Aug 25, 2005 (5:43 am)
Thank you for the link Steve...again,as stated in my other post...not sure if cleaning the outside of headlight case(which I assume is what is being described in the Honda post) will fix my problem or if it is all coming from the inside of the headlight case.
#1832 of 5143 Re: tranny problems in 05 jgc laredo [sshedroff]
Aug 25, 2005 (5:44 pm)
Hello, I am new to this site, but I am having the EXACT same problems with the AC condenser leaking into transmission fluid. I hear that replacing the torque converter is not fixing it. Besides checking or resealing the tranny dipstick seal, What needs to be done with this problem. Are we all buying lemons? My 05 JGC was purchased brand spanking new! I only have 5000 miles on it. Does anybody have a clue as to what so many disappointed customers should do? I feel outraged that my first new car is already in the shop for the second time in three days and my rental isn't even paid for. My parents have an 04 JGC and a 94 JC and they run like a swiss watch. I would greatly appreciate any advice on who to talk to or how to handle this situation.
#1835 of 5143 Re: Wanting to Buy [sonyayjo]
Aug 25, 2005 (9:02 pm)
I advise you not to buy a 2001 JGC. I have one and it only has 25,000 miles and I to replace the brakes on it four times. The first three times the dealership covered the cost. The last one I had to pay $450.00 dollars. I was told by the dealership that the next brake job would cost me about $1,000.00 dollars because rotors, calipers and pads would have to be replaced. I only drive the vehicle to work and my vehicle is maintained the the dealership.