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have had my GC for 5 years now and apart from usual service items and parts i would normally expect to wear out with the miles i do it has been cheap to maintain.Fairly expensive to run as it gives just about 27mpg on a run which for a heavy block fronted car isnt bad but its not good in general . The comfort and handling are better than expected for an american car , it goes around corners well for its size etc .The engine is a mercedes unit quiet and not a sloth ! Considering i have done 150,000 of it 247,000 miles its impressive . the downsides are as with most US metal they just dont get interior design ,that said for me its spot on as the abundance of hard plastic surfaces make it easy to keep clean inside :-) The level of equipment in the ltd version that i have is fairly high including sat nav cruise control , climate control, parking sensors , a very good auto box although it could do with 6 gears .A boston sound system that is plenty loud enough to keep me awake on those long journeys !I have a hobby that demands space and it has plenty of that seats up or down , the level of comfort for passengers and driver alike are very good being big comfy leather seats and plenty of leg room .The engine is quiet for a diesel and for the fact it is a very square vehicle i personally don't think the road and wind noise are unacceptable. Off road i have found this car to be better than most easily on a par with the disco and touareg , better than range rovers and shoguns . The only real downsides i have found are the tax , the lack of good dealers and garages who have a sound knowledge of the brand , that includes main dealers ! As they fall into a bracket that is between Land rover and cheaper suv's i think that doesnt make it a popular choice .If you have the money they cost new you are more likely to go for Discovery or Range Rover , at the lower end it may be too expensive for those who want a decent cross over medium SUV .This has been very good value for money for me ,although i have heard horror stories from some other owners ,on the whole most people i know who have this model love them .As mine is getting to the time where i am thinking of renewing it i hope the latest version will be as good .
I bought the Jeep as i couldn't afford the equivalent land rover etc i need the large 4x4 as it allows me to transport my gear for my hobbies and work . No matter where i have to go or whatever road conditions .It has so far proven to be priceless with the Merc V6 diesel and auto drivebox , the comfort inside is excellent the seats are a lot bigger than most euro cars the ride height and handling considering its an American car are very good off road the only time you have to adjust the gearbox is if you need 4 lo otherwise the electronics take care of business , the traction and stability controls coupled with abs make it a very stable drive on wet ,snowy muddy, icy and even dry roads !!! the huge amount of torque produced by the engine is excellent for towing etc . The interior styling is typically american with the plastic being over used but this really doesn't matter as it makes the vehicle easier to clean ! The switches and electronics are all pretty substantial too , the climate control is ice cold in the summer and toasty warm in winter , ive never had window misting issues or problems with door mirrors not demisting . The ride height is good giving a bteer view down the road although i would say due to the huge pillars on the front windscreen and low roof angle left and right view can be a bit lacking .
The engine produces a very healthy 0-60 too and returns a good mileage to the gallon , obviously not mondeo territory its a 3 litre square 2 ton 4x4 !! I believe although i have as yet not put it to the test that this vehicle is better off road than the range rover and probably better than its land rover equivalent (it is after all the original 4x4)
I have few complaints or niggles other than the blindspots , not so sure i would like the 2014 version looks a bit like an evoque !
The Jeep grand Cherokee Overland, with it's plethora of on-board equipment, eight speed auto box and stunning suspension is too often overlooked by 4x4 drivers swayed by British or German offerings.
The lower residuals can put some purchasers off the Marque- yet few who do end up taking the plunge are disappointed. The excellent on and off road ride quality coupled with the surefooted approach to cornering allow this vehicle to not only hold it's own against the Range/Land Rover fraternity, but in terms of pure value, easily outstrip them. These vehicles regularly sail past the 100,000 mile mark with barely a whiff of "Back to the mechanic-itis" about them. The load space is vast with the rear seats down and still huge with them upright. A good quality Sat nav and sound system including speed camera alerts, is fitted as standard, as is a sophisticated collision avoidance system. It is easily possible to obtain 33/35 mpg around town without being too parsimonious with the right foot.
Once you go Jeep you never go back!
I've now run the Grand for over 2 1/2 years, during that time it has been pretty reliable. It was bought on E bay as a lowish (82K) miles car that had 1 long term owner from new & 1 short term. The short term was 3 months. It also had full sevice history but not at a Jeep dealer. Having a good independent Jeep mechanic locally helps a lot.
I've called the AA out twice for it. The first time was when the ignition lock jammed & the second time when the brakes seized on. The latter as mine missed a warranty front brake calliper change when new. It now has the new callipers.
Luckily I don't pay fuel as I have a company fuel card. Overall consumption has been 18.6MPG over 32,000miles.
Actual running costs haven't been too bad, according to the spreadsheet if I threw it away tomorrow it has cost me 27.8 Pence per mile excluding fuel or 57 PPM including it. This includes servicing at 7,500miles or thereabouts intervals. I run it on a car allowance so it has to be reliable.
I have the Overland model and have had it since new. There were a number of reasonable minor problems during the early stages which become very frustrating as the dealer in Swansea was useless at solving; that dealer has now lost the franchise. The car is very comfortable and has all the gadgets needed. It is a bit costly to run in terms of fuel. With just over 100K on the clock items are beginning to fail and it is time for a change. I will not be buying another Jeep as there are now far too expensive
Very reliable, has needed new starter motor ,two batteries, a set of tyres and just replaced original rear silencer,rest of exhaust still ok! Also just replaced all brake discs & pads as mot noted slight scoring on discs but still safe.Very comfortable has towed Very heavy boat 3.5ton on occasion no trouble. Average 20mpg not bad for heavy car. Had car for approx. 8 years am 2nd owner and kept full jeep service history going. Would not hesitate to get another one.
IT'S BEEN A REASONABLY RELIABLE VEHICLE WITH NORMAL RUNNING REPAIRS, (TYRES, WIPER BLADES, ETC) HAVE HAD IT FROM NEW AND HAVE HAD TO REPLACE HYDRAULIC RAMS ON BONNET AND BOOT. ALSO DRIVER DOOR WINDOW MOTOR ALTHOUGH THIS WAS PROBABLY DUE TO ME TRYING TO OPEN THE WINDOW WHEN IT WAS FROZEN! ONE OR TWO ELECTRICAL BLIPS BUT THEY SEEM TO SELF-CORRECT ONCE THE ENGINE HAS BEEN SWITCHED OFF AND THEN RESTARTED.
I've owned this car from new and it is still my "everyday" car, taking us to the Alps each winter and carrying the garden rubbish for disposal each week, besides shopping, golfing and normal social journeys. Having three other (older) cars, it covers only 8000 miles per year, but it is adequately comfortable and has only once let us down in our 14 years use.
The Grand Cherokee is highly practical with excellent 4x4 for the winter and can really go anywhere in any weather. It has plenty of load space and is a real workhorse whilst being fairly luxurious and very powerful and pretty quick for a diesel. Great for towing. Not economical. Interior materials are not to the highest standard. Sat Nav is very poor.
Owned from new with very, very few problems or major costs even though long out of warranty. Very comfortable, plenty of power, excellent in bad weather and especially snow and ice. Great load space. Interior trim, even on Overland, is not as good as it should be.
I have had the jeep for 17 years. Doesn't let me down. I live on Exmoor and I need a workhorse that is reliable. The only downside is the low mpg. But hey you can't have everything.
I like it. Does what it says on the time, but little things keep going wrong, which can be frustrating. However, the performance and practicality outweogh the negatives
A very smooth quiet ride with plenty of power when you need it, it looks good with lots of Crome bits, I really enjoy driving it, looking forward to a long drive in it.
Safe, reliable and spacious. Too much for one person and their dog.
great CAR IN ALL ASPECTS only downside is fuel consumption