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  • leo948leo948 Posts: 38
    still happy w/my jgcl. haven't experienced any major problems yet. my radio just started clicking one day (about 3-4 months ago) and i received a replacement 3 days later. and just last week i needed to get my brake rotors resurfaced/turned after 13.5k miles when i started noticing a slight pulse. other than that, i'm averaging 17.1 mpg in mixed driving, interior & exterior are still like new although i'll probably need a new driver side mat because of the heel marks, all electronics are fine, no trans problems (clunks, whines, etc) but that may be because i don't have the 4wd, all controls/accessories working as expected. i absolutely love the steering wheel controls and i feel deprived when i'm driving a different car/suv w/o them, and it's still got that amazing v8 power!. all in all, i'm really enjoying my jeep and would buy one again.

    later..
  • JGC V8 stalling problem can be fixed by a very recent recall to reprogram the computer. But, the recall doesn't say to fix the stalling problem. Rather it says to fix a problem related to some else I don't remember. Or you can call Art Shannon, Service Director, at 781-581-6000. He knows all the details. He is a great guy. My JGC '99, V8, has RPM about 650 while in DR position. Before the fix, it was below 500. Good Luck
  • Hi,
    Saw your post on looking for the right SUV. After reading posts on this JGC board, I decided the JGC was not for me. Too many problems! I test drove a Nissan Pathfinder and fell in love with it! I've had it since April and haven't had a problem. This is one you should look at.
  • Thanks for the sugestion....The Pathfinder is a great SUV and I should have included on my list along with the Xterra. Might as well give both of them a test drive while there.

    I can't wait to get rid of this over priced nightmare from hell Jeep GC. I really feel sorry for the person that gets stuck with it.

    Thank goodness for leases !!! Yipeeeeee!!!!!!

    Best of luck with your new Pathfinder !!!!!!
  • winbrowinbro Posts: 235
    sorry to hear of your bad experiance w/gc. and hope the next SUV is trouble free. I just bought a liberty (1st time jeep owner) and hope that this new jeep is more reliable. so far I'm impressed. time will tell
  • I hope so too....good luck with your Liberty !!!
  • broesebroese Posts: 2
    Had my evaporator replaced at 50k miles. Shortly after that developed a leaking problem on the front passenger side. Found out the water from the drain hose was blowing back in. They fixed that problem, but now it is wet on the driver's side. Has anyone had similar problems?
  • I just came back from a great time at the Jeep 101 Course. They lent me a JGC (they also had the Wrangler and Liberty to choose from) and with a Jeep representative riding shotgun, let me put it through its paces over an obstacle course. They had positive and reverse tilts, log and rock tracks, and my favorite, the Sky View. It consisted of climbing a steep incline in low gear until only the sky was visible, and then letting the engine hold the vehicle back as it crossed the peak into a valley below. It was a great demonstration of the JGC's capabilities beyond the local malls.

    I asked the technical representative about the transfer case whine that has been reported on this board. He indicated the problem has been solved for the 2001 model year. He also said the rotor and disk problems date back to the elimination of asbestos brake pads.

    Incidentally, with 13k+ miles on my 2001 JGC, it has yet to see the inside of the Jeep shop for any type of service. I put in Mobil 1 10W-30 myself. It's been great.
  • milousmilous Posts: 39
    I've had my '01 JGCL about 5 months now and 4,000 miles. It's early on, but so far absolutely no problems. Fit and finish are perfect from "head-to-toe". Love the ride, the power, the stereo, the comfort and all the other nice features. Truly a fun vehicle to drive. I think Jeep reliability has improved considerably this past year...
  • Has anyone here purchased an extended warranty?

    Thinking of getting a 5 year/100,000 mile warranty on my 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Ltd (now at 43,000 miles).

    Just had the air conditioner replaced ($1,200) and anticipating other things going wrong in the future if I want to keep it.

    All responses and opinions welcome!

    Thanks.
  • My wife is a Wrangler driver, but hope some of you can help me out!!

    (Copied from Wrangler Board!)

    Signed my wife and father-in-law up for a Jeep Jamboree in the NC Mountains this fall. It was an anniversary present and I have to say it has been the biggest hit for a present that I have ever given. And they don't go until October!

    Anybody been to one and have advice on how to maximize the experience?

    Thanks!
  • I have 34700 miles on my Jeep and I love it.
    It is a 2000 2WD with the V8. The only problem
    I have is an occasional hard start. "Turn the key twice". I live in Houston and I drive 20 miles each direction to work. I absolutely love the power and comfort. I purchased it at River Oaks Jeep on Kirby, but I don't like the staff there too much. Sorry to hear that some of you are having a hard time. Time for me to get the Maximum care extended warranty. Does anyone know how I can get DC to come down on the offering price for the service contract?

    -Don
  • arefeenarefeen Posts: 4
    I highly recommend an extended warranty for any GC. I have a 96 JGC Laredo. I had a 5yrs/100000 extended warranty. I had the following items fixed under that warranty within first 4yrs of ownership - main belt, complete AC system, transmission, door panel peeling off etc. Just read the fine lines of the warranty contract to make sure you understand the items covered. There are lot of "not so good" extended warranty available. Hope this helps.
  • jeffc1jeffc1 Posts: 29
    I just had to pay to have my rotors turned. I am saving the receipts in case there is a recall on this problem. I can't wait until this POS is off lease ~~ 2 months and counting. The dealer is replacing the headliner under warranty because it is seperating from the roof. Just a couple of more problems.
  • oxx93oxx93 Posts: 67
    DRIVING TO WORK THIS A.M. AND SAW WOOD PANELS ON A JEEP---IS THIS A NEW OPTION FOR 2002?--COULDN'T GET CLOSE ENOUGH TO SEE UP CLOSE, BUT THE WOOD TRIM ON THE OUTSIDE LOOKED LIKE THE TRIM ON THE DASH AND THE DOORS ON THE INSIDE---ANYBODY HAVE ANY INFO ON THIS?-----JURY IS STILL OUT ON THE LOOKS---MAYBE IT WILL GROW ON ME
  • rshollandrsholland Posts: 19,661
    Besides the missing roof rack cross bars, it appears the 5-speed multi-speed automatic is now a $75.00 option on the 4.7L V8. I guess the V8 now comes with the (old?) 4-speed multi-speed automatic as standard.

    Bob
  • The 5-speed transmission was also an option in 2001, the year it was introduced.
  • rshollandrsholland Posts: 19,661
    I thought it came standard with the 4.7L V8 last year?

    Still, a $2K base price reduction is much welcomed.

    Bob
  • rshollandrsholland Posts: 19,661
    the 5-speed auto was indeed an option for '01. Maybe it was standard in '00?

    Bob
  • I took my 2001 JGC in to a 5-Star dealer for its annual inspection. While there, I told them the brakes were pulsing. When I picked it up, they indicated the front brake rotors and pads were replaced under warranty, even though the vehicle has 14,000 miles on it, and the brakes are only covered for 12 mo./12k mi. Anyway, I left a happy camper.

    Regarding the 5-speed tranny, it was introduced for the 2001 model year as a $75 option. I just verified it against my invoice. It was not available for the 2000 model year.
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