thinking about buying a 95 grand cherokee

Discussion in 'Cherokee & Comanche' started by _UnLiMiTeD_, Jul 6, 2007.

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    _UnLiMiTeD_ Full Access Member

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    For now until i can afford a jeep liberty, i am looking into a jeep grand cherokee limited. It has 110,000 kilometres on it. I only wanna keep it for about a year or so before i replace it with a liberty. How is the reliability on this vehicle?
     
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    The Grand Cherokee never has been the most reliable Jeep. It seems like each generation has its own share of problems. Maybe it's a curse? Even the new ones have issues. But of course the 4.0L will run forever...
     
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    ok well scratch that anyways, my dad is very determined that i dont buy a grand cherokee, he has heard some really bad things about them from some owners. So they gave me the green light to get myself a liberty and will co-sign for a loan so hopefully in the next few weeks i will FINALLY be a liberty owner, YAY
     
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    I know you changed your mind, but incase somebody else comes upon this....

    The ZJ's arent all THAT bad....just depends on whatcha get on them.

    The first couple of years, the V8's were pigs (but they've come a LONG way). Stay away from the quadra-junk (quadra-trac AWD system....once again though, has come a LONG way in the years).

    And as Marlon said, the 4.0 will run forever. Period. If you were to find an early enough 1993 model with the 4.0, it might very well have the AW4 automatic tranny behind it, which is the same one thats used in ALL the automatic Cherokee's with the 4.0. (i've seen a few AW4's behind the 1993 4.0 ZJ's)
     
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    Just traded my 95 ZJ with the 318 (5.2L) for my KJ.
    Got 8 good years out of her with very little problems,
    other than being a gas hog. 125K miles, she was starting
    to show her age, and I was tired of her. RIP:(
     
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    Personally I didn't like the 4wd systems in the Grands (quadra-trac and quadra-drive or whatever). I guess it's the electronic wizardry of the systems. I'm not saying they're bad but just what I prefer. I guess I'm a "pull the lever" type and I prefer the selec-trac. So if you were looking for a pre-02 Jeep other than wrangler I have a real soft spot for a good XJ with the 4.0/AW4/Selec-trac.

    Anyway, if you've decided on a KJ look around, drive a few, and get the right one for you. Happy KJ hunting and let us know what you find.

    Dave
     
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    Nope never did change my mind, i have always wanted a liberty but my parents did not want me to take out a loan and pay interest and all that crap. So they said buy something cheap to do me over so i can pay for the liberty in full. Well so far they didnt like anything i found, i did like that GC. But my parents said they would rather agree and co-sign a loan for me to get a liberty instead of risking buying a cheap used car that could turn out to be a lemon with no warranty. I never changed my mind but i would much rather have a liberty and if they are allowing me to get it then damn right i will lol.

    I personally know people have the GC and they love it, if my dad didnt offer the alternative of letting me get a KJ then i would probably be fightin them to get that GC.
     
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    Yeah the quadra-junk electronically wasn't bad, it was the coupler inside the tcase that was crap.

    And I agree 100% on the XJ with the 4.0/AW4/NP242