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Cons: Quality - they prove once again why the best cars are foreign
Advice: Buy a comparable import, save yourself the headacheI love Jeep Grand Cherokees - this is my third. This is the best looking and performing one yet. However, in less than 13000 miles it has no brakes left, the muffler was defective and on back order for the last 2 months, and the dealer service is the worst I can possibly imagine. They are not even trying to retain customers, and that is why this will be my LAST Jeep ever, I wanted the BMW X5 - I should have gotten it. I got my wife a BMW 3 series about the same time as I got my Jeep, she has not had one service issue - she hasn't even needed an oil change yet. Also, the BMW dealer has called ME 4 times just to see how the car is. I will never buy American again.
Cons: I'll take the Goodyear tires off asap
Advice: Drive all the SUV's-really take the time to go to the dealerships and see for yourselfThis SUV is a hoot to drive. It is the 5th jeep/suv I have owned. It may not be perfect, but it is close. I drove the imports-wouldn't have any of them. Liked the Durango but it's a little big for narrow mountain dirt roads. Taho was very nice but the 5.7 Cherokee is just too good. Gas milege? Well, it's a matter of horse power and torque-a less powerful engine has to work much harder using the same or more gas to produce the same results. Superior gas mileage of 'imports' is propganda that fails in real driving. I get at least 3-4 miles per gallon better than even the EPA estimates in all my cars. Driving is an art not bestowed by a Driver's Education certificate.
Pros: Great Looks, Great Drive, comfort.
Cons: Grossly undersized gas tank
Advice: See above then desideGreatest looking and driving car. However, gas mileage is nowhere close to the advertised 15city/19 hwy. So far (1200 miles) I average 12-13 in city and about 14 on highway. But what is the clincher is the terribly undersized gas tank. All I can do in city is about 200 miles and 230-240 on highway. Any SUV's I had I could do 300c/400h. I feel violated and insulted. It is trail rated as long as the trail is right near the gas station.
Pros: Hemi engine
Cons: trailering package is confusing and difficult to wire the trailer brakes.
Advice: Get it with all the optionsI own a 2006 Limited with everything including the Hemi. It is one of the best riding and driving vechicles I have owned. Feels like a luxury car with a lot of power. The 4 wheel drive system is the best on the market.
Pros: GPS and DVD Navigation Aid With Full Map Display and 5-Speed Electronically Controlled Manually Interactive Automatic Transmission With Overdrive
Cons: Cargo area lighting ( not enough)
Advice: Upgrade radio to include the GPS and DVD Navigation Aid With Full Map DisplayLove it!!! Best SUV I've ever purchased, which I've owned 7 new SUVs in the past 7 years. (Make: Jeep (2), Benz (1), Ford (2), Toyota (1),Nissan (1) ... Drives and rides like a car, yet 100% definitely all SUV. My 2005 S500 Benz hasn't left the estate since the purchase.
Pros: OFF ROAD MANERS
Cons: SPARE TIRE PLACEMENT
Advice: A JEEP IS NOT A REGULAR SOFT SUVI HAVE A 97 GRAND CHEROKEE 4X4 ,AND IT HAS BEEN AN AWESOME OFFROADER AND IN SNOW IS PRETTY SWEET ,NO PROBLEMS SO FAR AT 95,000 THOUSAND MILES . I MUST SAY THERE IS SOMETIMES PROBLEMS WHEN THEY REDESIGN SUVS,BUT MY JEEP RULES WHEN I GET IT DIRTY ,WITH MY OFF ROAD TIRES THAT IS''''' MY 2005 GRAND IS MY BABY'''''