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Great car when it's going!
Bought new in 2012 for a top end trip pulling a camper trailer. Performed brilliantly. Still own the car 9 years and 220,000 kms later. Always serviced on time by qualified mechanics. Good points include great car to drive and very comfortable, good fuel consumption of around 8l/100k on freeways and long range between fills of upto 1200km, 3500kg towing and good value at purchase time. Frustrating problems/issues include 10,000 km expensive service interval, countless recalls - some are recalls on recalls, outrageously priced spare parts eg $4,...300 for tail shaft, flaky electrics and wiring and generally somewhat non-standard in Australia. Sounds like these may have largely been fixed in later models. Despite all this I still like the car. Probably would not buy another one though.
Purchased in October 2012 for $52,000.00.
Buy It At Your Own Peril
Bought the car in 2012 and had a plethora of electrical and mechanical faults that Jeep dealers and Fiat Chrysler Australia turned a blind eye on.
Every 2 months I was literally in the garage soon after the warranty ran out and to cut the long story short, the transmission eventually gave up the ghost. Maughan Thiem in Mount Barker, SA took more than a week to try and fix it but made a mess of it until I was left marooned without any offers of help but to get rid of the car, on advice of another honest Jeep dealer (to avoid any further costs a...
Purchased in November 2012 at Jeep Dealers for $50,000.00.
2010 WH Limited CRD
I bought a 2010 Limited CRD in 2017 with 68K on the clock. It now has 134K. For an 11 year old v6 turbo diesel the torque this thing puts out is unbelievable. I had the GDE tune done and for a 4wd the acceleration is comically fast. I had the old man emu lift kit fitted which improved handling and off road capabilities significantly. A couple of minor (common) issues over the years I’ve had it. Glow plugs - cheap and easy fix. Injector seal leaked. Also a fairly cheap fix ($300) if you notice it early. This has been a great car. I love driving it. My only real complaint would be rpm at 110km/hr is a touch too high thanks to gearing. I believe this is shared across petrol and diesel platforms.
Purchased in August 2017.
Problem with no solution
Over a period of just over 12 months, my Grand Cherokee 2014 engine completely shutting down whilst driving. No dashboard message. Last one whilst doing 80k/h in NT with my daughter in the car. Its was very scary. I managed to steer it to the nearest carpark - surprisingly with some power steering.
Dealership had no idea why this is occuring. They had the car on two separate occasions trying to replicate the problem but they failed.
Has not been great experience in the last 12 months.
Purchased in June 2014.
Great car but after sales support really lets it down
About a year ago, we purchased a new Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland from the Gold Coast Jeep dealership which is part of Frizelle’s Sunshine Automotive Group.
We were very happy with the vehicle and the service provided by the dealer sales team, but the after sales service support provided by the Gold Coast Jeep dealership has really let us down.
During the purchase, we advised the sales person that we were purchasing a Jeep for towing our caravan and that we were purchasing a brand new vehicle for reliability reasons because we were also dropp...ing down to one vehicle so needed the assurance of the reliability we would expect to get with the purchase of a new vehicle. The sales person assured us that in the unlikely event of a breakdown and because of our commitment to convert from another make to a Jeep, Gold Coast Jeep and Frizelle’s Sunshine would make sure that we would never be without a vehicle if the need arises. Well, what an empty promise that turned out to be! Our vehicle broke down with less than 7,500km on the clock and we were just left for 9 days with no means of transport! So what happened?
Purchased in November 2019.
I have this one longer than any other
Had my WH 3L Diesel for 6 years now - purchased 2nd hand for $26k - still only 112k on the clock but I do go bush with it towing a offload Camper. I bought it with towing in mind and being a Gold Prospector at heart need a good 4x4 to get to where I want to go. This thing will pull down a block of Flats - I'm not interested in Houdini antics off road. I'm a Mopar man at heart and even though this is not a true Mopar I will always stick with the Chrysler product - the WH with the Mercedes 3L diesel and running gear is brilliant !
Purchased in November 2014.
One of best in its class
Grand cherokee is amazing
1.great quality interior
2.superhot on outside
3.the buit quality is superb
we use this as family car for log routes, it is super quite and one of most comfy cars
ZF 8 speed is best transmission
Purchased in November 2016 at Jeep Dealers for $40,000.00.
Best 4WD I've had.
I've had Jeep Grand Cherokees for 15 years and they've been great. First was a 1998 ZG and all since have been WJs My current one is a 2002 Overland I purchased with 161,000 klms. It was a well looked after one family owned car in great condition. It's my first Overland and as much as I've liked my Limited ones, this one is way ahead of them. The previous post by the guy who said E10 fuel damaged his engine is puzzling because it is well known that WJ Overlands MUST use Premium fuel ( 98 ) It is not a problem because they are very econo...mical. They all used the high output engine and are very economical with the higher gearing. 100 KPH in overdrive is 1700 RPM. Much more economical that the standard 4.7 Most critical thing about the 4.7 is that the cooling system MUST be properly bled after any event which caused the cooling system to have been drained. Failure to properly bleed when refilling will likely cause overheating and engine damage or destruction. The other thing people just can't seem to get through their heads is that when a modern car overheats you STOP. They do a belt or a hose and think "it's only 8 klms home or it's only 10 klms to the service station / repair shop - it'll be ok" Well it WON't be ok. Most cars have alloy heads these days and many have alloy blocks as well. They can not survive severe over heating. Even an expensive tow is very cheap compared to a new engine. As for Jeep knockers, they're a great help - keeps the cars cheap for us !!!
Purchased in March 2018 for $4,000.00.
Living on the far south coast of NSW, Bega, we regularly have to head to Canberra for stuff (eg medical etc) now Canberra is usually a 3 hour drive - but not using the Jeep nav system its a 9 hour drive as it wants to send us via Sydney - this is a regular issue with the nav system and not just for this trip - recently had a contractor turn up to my place in a nice new Jeep 1 hour late, he had to ring me to get directions as the Jeep was taking he all over the place (sorry but my wife and found very amusing) - I now have a holder setup to hold a small Samsung tablet that we use with google maps and a offline system (for when there is no service) - but it does play music so thats good
Purchased in April 2015 for $35,000.00.
Jeep don’t care once car leaves the lot
Purchased a new Jeep. Car was not checked prior to delivery and would not start soon after. Jeep rectified some issues on return but once again not thoroughly. Pathetic service
Purchased in October 2020 for $85,000.00.
- WK Laredo 4WD Diesel (2010-2021)
Very pleased with most aspects. Great economy & for towing 3500kg
I researched all 4x4 wagons with capacity to tow 3200kg plus. Read many reviews. Test drove various brands. Jeep had a poor reputation which put me off.. until realising that over 3 years ago (in 2018, so 6 yrs ago now) they totally lifted their game, replaced their bad Australian CEO, fixed the lack of spare parts and waiting time issues (they have a huge spares warehouse in Melbourne) and provide a "There and Back' Guarantee. 2 friends have Jeep Grand Cherokees and "love" them. There are quite a few on the roads down here in Victoria....My fears were allayed... I bought a new Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo diesel 2017 MY18. Drive it about 3x a week in a balance of longer Fwy trips of several hours, and about town. Very occasional towing of wide horse float. Tows extremely well - can't fault it. Cross-winds are typically not felt. Interior feels ergonomically good. Supportive seats. Like the large windscreen and vision from drivers position, placement of controls etc. Surprisingly good fuel economy! My 4x4 of choice for looks, practicality and comfort in this price range. Doesn't feel like a huge wagon the way a Toyota Landcruiser does. Softer ride and nicer interior than the more truck-like Isuzu Mux. The base model Laredo has many inclusions which are only available as 'add on' options for other brands. Higher walled tyres make for a more comfy ride. I didn't need nor want the additional options of the 'Driver assist' etc in the up-spec'd Limited version. Specifically wanted cloth seats as I disliked the leather (cold in winter, hot and stick to it in summer) in my previous vehicle. A few minor dislikes: Top front of door frame interferes slightly with entry, have to duck my head. Seems to be a common issue on a few SUVs. The park foot brake at left of footwell interferes slightly with left foot position. I'd certainly recommend this vehicle for towing, comfort and economy. And Jeep servicing has been excellent to date.
Purchased in April 2018.
Have owned this vehicle new since 2014, bought the V8 version as we do very low KM's and the diesel would not be suitable as stop, start before warmed up would cause major engine damage - this is a fantastic model and has given zero trouble, just be careful what dealers you use for service as they are not all equal, one dealer wanted to replace the rear suspension for $700 (never been off road and extremely low km's) as the rear bushes has some movement when up on the hoist - ahh Hello, it is not a fixed axel rear suspension, movement will be e...vident when unloaded i.e not compressed, then another time the dealer wanted to bill me for a oil dip stick, stated it had a twist in it and therefore damaged - again Hello, the twist is to allow the dip stick to provide rigidity and lock into position - hey Mr Dealer, we were not born yesterday and looking for a "long weight". Jeep are great manufacturers and this vehicle is of good build quality - just watch out for those pesky dealer looking to rip you off for stuff that is not damaged - goes to show when a vehicle is that good the dealers need to make work for themselves to make a profit out of you........ Got get a better dealer Ps. many of the Jeep dealers are very, very good, just challenge the dodgy ones - you will now them when you see them
Purchased in May 2014 for $61,000.00.
Brilliant vehicle, don’t listen to the negativity and reliability nonsense
This is my second Grand Cherokee both bought new. This is the Trailhawk version which is designed for off-road use. After 18mths and almost 35,000kms with a lot of off-road and outback driving, I can’t recommend this car enough. Superior to Prado and Pajero by a country mile. I barely feel the corrugated roads whilst cars travelling with me complain. It’s very reliable, comfortable and powerful being a v6 diesel. Jeep have increased the warranty and standby their product better than Toyota. Yes I had a Prado and like the Grand so much better. T...he stereo infotainment unit is a level above most. Phone calls are crisp and clear with noise canceling technology, music is loud and clear, Apple CarPlay and a standard sub-woofer. Remote start on cold icy mornings with heated seats, steering wheel and mirrors. There are so many features in this car it would take a whole page to list them. With air suspension I’m able to all the off-roading and touring I want then return the car to normal height for work and shopping duties. If you have considered one and haven’t driven one, do yourself a favour and do it. Oh and my best feature...the takeaway food hooks.
Purchased in May 2019 at Tynan Motors for $71,000.00.
Purchased new $62k, 7 years ago in 2013, now done 101,000 km. Reliable, great fuel economy (8.3 l/100km). Totally no mechanical issues at all. Great value for money:- packed with features that i've only seen in cars that cost 2x the price. Sensational sound system with 500gb hard drive, 4 heated seats (not 2 like many others), freezing cold AC, buckets of really smart features like DC outlets, rain sensing wipers, auto dipping mirrors & headlights, heated steering wheel .. (remember my car is 7 years old now ... I'm still finding new stuf...f), great rear camera, powerful engine, great bluetooth, great lighting inside & out. Also, FULL SIZE spare wheel which is IMPORTANT if you are towing heavy loads (say, horses). Think about that. My only negative comments would be: 1. rear storage not huge because of underfloor spare wheel & 2. rear seats could have some extra padding 3. mine is only a 5 speed auto, later models are at least 6 or 8 speed. I would buy another Grand Cherokee Limited in a heartbeat.
Purchased in June 2013 for $62,000.00.
- WK Limited Diesel (2010-2021)
Please DO NOT buy a Jeep
Since I bought my Jeep the error code P0673 (00) coming. Cause for the error is Glow plug, Cylinder 3 - circuit malfunction but I have replaced it 3 times. After around 2 weeks from the replacement it's coming again. I have all paid invoices and receipts of the issue. Also the issue only coming from COLD start and when the Engine run for 5 min and then turn-off and ON. Issue not coming.
All Jeep dealers I took the vehicle , informed me that they are unable to diagnostic the issue without Jeep and it was not successful. I also left my vehicle with the Jeep dealer for 3 days and still they couldn't fix the issue.
Please be aware of lacking of knowledge for issues with Jeep. Please don't do the same mistake I have done by buying a Jeep.
Purchased in January 2013.
Questions & Answers
does the 2012 wk2 diesel have a transmission cooler
Hey probably a dumb question but I have just recently brought a 2008 grand Cherokee Laredo WH and I’m trying to find parts for it what’s the difference between the WH and the WK and why can’t I find anything when I search for the WH
Try WK1,thats what the yanks call it
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|Category||Large / 7 Seater SUVs||Large / 7 Seater SUVs||Large / 7 Seater SUVs||Large / 7 Seater SUVs|
|Drive Type||Rear Wheel Drive (RWD)||Four Wheel Drive (4WD)||Four Wheel Drive (4WD)||Four Wheel Drive (4WD)|
|Wheels||18" Alloy||18" Alloy||18" Alloy||20" Alloy|
|ANCAP Safety Rating||5 Stars||5 Stars||5 Stars||5 Stars|
|Fuel Consumption||9.9 L/100km||10 L/100km||7.5 L/100km||10 L/100km|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||93 L||93 L||93 L||93 L|
|Engine||6 Cylinder 3.6L||6 Cylinder 3.6L||6 Cylinder 3.0L||6 Cylinder 3.6L|
|Max Power||213kW @ 6400rpm||213kW @ 6400rpm||184kW @ 4000rpm||213kW @ 6400rpm|
|Max Torque||347Nm @ 4000rpm||347Nm @ 4000rpm||570Nm @ 2000rpm||347Nm @ 4000rpm|
|Country of Manufacture||USA||USA||USA||USA|
|Maximum Towing Capacity (braked)||2,812 kg||2,812 kg||2,812 kg||3,500 kg|
|Maximum Towing Capacity (unbraked)||750 kg||750 kg||750 kg||750 kg|
|Manufacturer Warranty||5 year(s)||5 year(s)||5 year(s)||5 year(s)|
|Ground Clearance||508 mm||508 mm||508 mm||508 mm|
|Release date||Jan 2010||Jan 2010||Jan 2010||Jan 2010|
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