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#16 of 21 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo
May 12, 2008 (3:28 pm)
I have a friend who is interested in purchasing a 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo. It has about 17,000 miles on it, and it looks pretty clean.
I have to go to the dealership to check it out, but so far it "sounds" good. Does anyone here have this particular year and if so, can you let me know if there are any problems you have had that I can be on the lookout for?
Also, can anyone run me a Carfax on it by chance?
Thanks in advance.
#17 of 21 Re: 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo [jaguar0027]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
May 12, 2008 (7:27 pm)
The dealers pretty much all subscribe to CarFax so ask them for one.
#18 of 21 Re: 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo [jaguar0027]
May 13, 2008 (5:55 am)
I bought a 2005 (same model as the 2006) used with 8600 miles on it last year from a private seller (they didn't need it any longer) I now have 16,000 miles. I have the 3.7 Liter V6. There is a V8 (4.7 liter) available. I really like this vehicle. The only problem was a leaking 13 pin plug that is in the 5 speed automatic transmission (it is a Mercedes design) The dealer fixed it in 15 minutes under warranty. This is a known issue with that tranny, the same thing happened with our 300C, which has the same transmission. I paid $18000 for it: leather, sunroof, power seats. I have done my own maintenance: oil and filter are easy on this one. There are no grease fittings to service on these.
If the car fax is clean (the dealer will likely do that for you) then negotiate the best price using the info here at Edmunds.
#20 of 21 Thinking of purchasing a 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee..help.
Sep 08, 2008 (6:47 am)
Hi I'm new to this site and I was trying to get some advice on purchasing a 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 6cylinder. I recently fell in love with a fully loaded one(sunroof, leather) and I found this site and read some mixed reviews about this vehicle. The dealer has it at the transmission shop now fixing the coil(?) and says it should be back this week. The vehicle has 124,000 miles on it and they gave me a carfax report(I did my own on it too) and it has had 3 previous owners all in texas(where I also live). I plan on doing a preowned vehicle check(costing $100) this week but I wanted advice on if this is a good vehicle. The dealer is asking $4925+ ttl. What do you think?
#21 of 21 Re: Thinking of purchasing a 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee..help. [stephshe]
Sep 10, 2008 (5:30 pm)
I posted this basic reply elsewhere on one of these JGC forums
I bought an 01 GC new and have been generally happy with it. Other than the infamous brake problems which we got free calipers and rotors under warranty, the only other mechanical problems were minor: 3 bad seat heaters, stuff like that, all fixed under 3/36 or the extended warranty. I had a power window regulator go in 07, another notorious problem, and did it myself for $100 w/A1autoparts vs $500 at the dealer. Oh yes, I had a loaded (leather, no sunroof tho) Laredo with the I6 and Selectrac since my mechanic said it was the best combo Jeep ever made, so I sold it to my 21 year old son last Fall and no problems in almost a year at 89k miles now. Your 00 with the I6 must be similar to mine and while the 99s first year after fairly drastic design change had bugs most of these improved every year after that.
FYI, I bought an 07 GC loaded Laredo last Fall and got it with the V8 & quadratrac since they no longer make the I6. I needed to tow a 3000lb boat/trailer and the torquey V8 does a much better job than Jeep's new V6. I would have preferred a shiftable Selectrac but you can't even get that unless you buy a Liberty, no comparison in ride etc compared to a GC. What was real interesting is I paid $1000 less 6 years later than my 01, as last Fall they had a $4000 rebate vs 1000 on the 01, and I have a lifetime powertrain warranty. I bet I could buy the equivalent 2008 for a few thousand less with our $3.50 gas here in the midwest.
Back to your 00, if the mechanic checks it out I'd go for it and be sure to get a 30 day warranty from the dealer for at least major repairs. Our bank Blackbook value assuming its a 4wd in average shape is $4450 and depending on where you are with winter approaching you might get it for less with that many mis and hi gas prices. I am happy with my 01 or I obviously would not have sold it to my son and both another Jeep - good luck.