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#4 of 21 Re: VERY UNRELIABLE [redgemini]
Mar 17, 2007 (9:33 am)
NOT SO!!! Grand Cherokees YES. I've heard nothing but bad things about Grands, but I bought my 2000 Sport in 2002 with 34,000 miles and in 5 years have put 113,000 miles on it. Besides routine oil changes, plug changes and such, the only "other" work that I've had to do is replace the driver side window motor, ($58 and 20 minutes of my time.) and just recently my moon roof stuck open. That's it. This is my second Jeep, the first was a 96 Cherokee Classic that was totalled by someone who pulled out in front of me.
I have found the Cherokee to be THE most reliable, and easy to self maintain vehicle ever produced, (next to a bicycle!).
I say BUY one!!!! You won't regret it.
#5 of 21 Re: Looking at a 2000 Cherokee [nano5]
Mar 17, 2007 (12:34 pm)
I have a 99 Cherokee Limited with 89K on it and am planning on driving it for another four or five years. The only problems I have had have been minor. Power windows and a real problem, I've repalced two. Other than that I had a short in the Cargo light wire that was hard to find. My cousin has owned three Cherokees and drove them all well over 150K. I've talked to a lot of people who have driven Cherokees, not Grand Cherokees, well over two hundred thousand miles.
#7 of 21 Re: Looking at a 2000 Cherokee [nano5]
Mar 19, 2007 (8:31 pm)
i have an 89 cherokee with 266000 plus miles on in and the motor still runs really strong, yeah i have replaced pumps and pullys but that goese with age kindve expected i love cherokees would never by another suv. that is a lot of miles for a 2000 though you should look around for one with lower miles
#8 of 21 Re: VERY UNRELIABLE [drinehart]
Mar 20, 2007 (5:12 pm)
I've got two Grand Cherokees that I bought used and now have about 150,000 miles each. Both have been reliable, great vehicles, not to knock the Cherokee!
#9 of 21 Re: Looking at a 2000 Cherokee [nano5]
Jun 02, 2007 (1:27 pm)
I bought my 2000 Cherokee Sport brand new and can say it is the best vehicle I have ever owned. I've even owned Toyotas that had about 80% more trouble. The Cherokee is a very safe, reliable vehicle with a fad-free-I don't need to impress anybody-look and it will never let you down.
The only thing that you won't like for the kids is that as they get older, they grow out of the back seat area (it is very small).
By the 2000 model, Jeep had several years to get it right and the 4.0L in-line 6 cylinder engine, although long in the tooth by that time, had undergone many refinements that year that made it quieter and smoother than those that went before it.
Expect to pay anywhere from $2,000 to $7500 for one depending on the condition. Mine is in mint condition and has 91,000 miles on it. Kelly Blue Book says it's worth $6,000 in the shape it is in, but I would not part with it for less than $12,000 it is that good.
Don't settle for anything less than the 4.0L in-line 6 cylinder engine and with that you get one of the best automatic transmissions made, the Japanese AW-4 and the Chrysler 8.25 rear axel, a major improvement over the earlier Cherokee Dana 35.
The mileage on the one you are loking at tells me you should stay clear of it. Try to find one with less because it all depends on how the thing was serviced and driven and one with that many miles could have been treated any number of ways and passed through many different drivers.
Keep away from the same era Grand Cherokees....bad bad.
#10 of 21 Re: Looking at a 2000 Cherokee [nano5]
Aug 12, 2007 (6:27 pm)
I have a 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee. I bought it used in 2003 with 21,000 miles on it. It now has 110,000 miles on it. I drive it every day it never gets a days rest and it still runs strong. Every thing works on it, its been the most dependable Car/SUV/Truck I have ever owned. The family and I all fit fine. The only thing I would look out for is the drivers seat. Mine is starting to sink and I only weigh 210 lbs but from all the miles the seats condition is fine but the padding is starting to go. But thats my only compliant for a Jeep that has a 110,000 miles on it. Mine does have the In-line 6.
#12 of 21 Purchasing '04 Grand Cherokee vs. '03 Cherokee (first-time purchase)
Jul 31, 2007 (2:38 pm)
I am graduating and buying my first car would appreciate some advice:
I am considering purchasing an '03 or '04 model (max. purchase price is 20K) of the Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, Pathfinder, or 4Runner (also thinking Volvo XC90). If my primary concerns are reliability in regards to repairs (since the models are 3-4 years old) and mileage because I am moving to Los Angeles, what do you advise me on?
Also, how important would it be to buy from a dealer versus private party and should I spend the extra money to get a lower mileage vehicle still under manufacturer warranty?
Any advice would be much appreciated.
#13 of 21 Re: Purchasing '04 Grand Cherokee vs. '03 Cherokee (first-time purchase) [jayd123]
Jul 31, 2007 (10:08 pm)
While you're waiting for a reply here you should have a look at Selecting and Buying My First Car.
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