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.
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.
I drive a lot on the motorway, and the car is very comfortable and fun to drive, despite its size. It is also really good offroad and to drive on the beach
Purchased in July 2017 at Jeep Dealers for $70,000.00.
i love my 06 grand cherokee to death it's in my opinion the best looking jeep apart from the srt
i too do all the work and servicing on my jeep and never had an issue with it, the mercedes 3l is the best donk put in a jeep and have been told by most workshops that fact,just the best handling car and comfortable the options that are standard in a jeep would cost the world in say a toyota
Purchased in October 2018 for $12,000.00.
Very powerful engine!!!
I have an 05 CRD model which i purchased back in 2014 primarily for towing plant and equipment. It had 176k kms and now it has 217k kms and still goes like a rocket. The range of towing varied from 1700kg to 3500kg. It averaged 14ltrs/100km taking it easy around town and around 19ltrs/100km around town with 3.5t. I have read a lot of negative reviews, but i don't understand why as for the last 6yrs it has been great and in context i am talking about a 15yr old car which still goes great and can blow away brand new cars! Ok the leather seat have cracked, a little bit of rust is starting to appear, but we are talking about a 15yr old car here. If the car got ridden off, for the replacement value alone, i would go out and buy another!
Purchased in August 2014 for $14,000.00.
Driving this car is always nice it’s quiet, smooth, handles well and looks good to. Only problem I have had with this car is the leather. We have always looked after this car and the leather has torn on the drivers seat and is starting to go on the arm rest. We have spoke to someone from
Jeep and they said it’s not there fault..
I own 2 of these jeeps
I love my Jeeps, i have a 2005 grand Jeep limited with 285000kms on the clock (now the wifes car) & a 2007 185000kms both 5.7L with MDS ,never taken them to a dealer (they don't have a clue) always serviced both cars myself, excellent paint work, super powerful, extremely quite ,very comfortable, leather interior, i tow my 22ft caravan with ease for under 20l per 100klms .very cheap parts out of the states. The cylinder shutdown means i get about 15L per 100klm around town. Alot of car for a reasonable price.
Worthy of a look
The WH Grand Cherokee has left me scratching my head on a few occasions. I have owned several Jeep's over the years including a WG Grand Cherokee. The WH (or WK1) was a complete re-design based on the Mercedes Benz ML370? (I think) regardless it was born out of the brief Benz ownership or Chrysler. In doing so, I think they cut some corners. I have a 4.7l laredo, and the specs seem to be down on the previous model such as no steering wheel stereo controls and the bonnet release is on the passenger side. The seats also aren't as comfortable as t...he previous model (but still better than most other 4x4 wagons) The WH is fairly thirsty gulping down around 15l/100k and doesn't seem to matter of your on the freeway or around town. Range is around 450k out of 65litres. Apparently the tank is 73 but it's indicating well empty when I get 65litres in it. The WH is a very quiet car to drive, even quieter than most sedans out there. It gets along pretty well and has enough power, but don't expect it to have as much poke as an SS Commodore or Falcon XR8. The gearbox seems somewhat intuitive, and you have to teach it when to shift. All this seems to be forgotten once the battery is disconnected. It's a fairly easy car to work on. I've had no issues with the car, and the only time it has let me down was when the battery in the remote leaked and killed the chip...lucky I had a spare. Main item to look out for is worn front diff bushes. This will be heard as clunking over rough roads or jerking of the car when moving the transmission in and out of park. These can be difficult to change and I'd expect somewhere around 6hours minimum in labor. I changed mine myself. Hot tips are when going off road use low range and select gears with the tiptronic to prevent gearbox overheating from hunting gears. The auto is very reliable given periodic oil changes and flushes. I had my auto flushed and it made a world of difference. I love the sound of my car but should have bought the diesel. This model is limited in aftermarket accessories but seems to have the best rep of jgc's. The 3.7l V6 is the least reliable of the engine options, and the 5.7 hemi's fuel consumption is around the same as the 4.7l. Unfortunately, Jeep dealers have a bad reputation in Aus. If you do need to get work done, get a quote for parts first then check eBay for price.
From budget power to a full-blown lemon.
After owning a 1997 3.4L V6 Prado for a few years, I decided I wanted an upgrade, but still wanted to retain off-road ability paired with on-road power. So I bought a Jeep. I opted for a 2005 Grand Cherokee Limited with the 5.7L V8 Hemi. At first it seemed to be a bargain for what I had found, a V8 SUV with e-locking differentials and 240kW/500Nm stock for under $10K. Unfortunately, over the short time I owned it, the car spent a huge amount of time at the dealer/mechanic for an uncountable amount of things, ranging from a new steering rack/whe...el speed sensors/power steering pump/wheel sensors/constant transmission issues etc. I put in the effort at the start by installing custom extractors and exhaust, CAI and a custom tune, but by the end I realised it just wasn't worth it and regrettably it was the biggest flop of a car I've ever driven. My trips to and from work were constantly hampered with an overheating transmission, which was diagnosed to be a faulty sensor withing the transmission which would have cost over $3K to replace. If the wheel sensors are not replaced with official Mopar parts, there will be a constant error on the EVIC, paired with 3 error codes when hooked up to a diagnostic tool. To its credit, the Jeep was great off-road and bettered nearly every 4X4 it went up against, both in the wet and dry. The power was great for a 2 tonne SUV, paired with the noise of the Hemi, it made for a brilliant combination for fun on the weekend. But it was, truly and utterly a lemon. There is nothing that could make up for the rage felt when four or five things were going wrong at once at you could only feel either helpless and/or miserable knowing that it would be back in the shop within the week with the knowledge that it was only the tip of the iceberg and you could be looking at thousands of dollars to keep it running just to the shops and back. In a sentence, avoid this car like the plague. You have been warned
Terrific Vehicle for What I purchased It For
I purchased the 3.0 CRD Laredo basically to tow my 24 ft 3.1 Tonne Jayco Caravan. Boy it does that with ease and with a very pleasing fuel economy of app 16.4 lt/100, This figure was achieved on two long trips, one of 9,400 klms from Brisbane to Broken Hill, Silverton then around The Flinders Ranges in South Australia, The Eyre Peninsular, Adelaide, then the Great Ocean Rd to Melbourne, Ballarat, Eucheca, Albury, Gundagi
Then through Young and back roads to Bathurst. Actually did a lap of Mt Panorama towing the Van around the circuit. Then ba...
Purchased in October 2007.
Purchased a 2010 wh jeep grand cherokee laredo 3.0 CRD with 156000 klms from a melb jeep dealer on short notice due to the breakdown of the intended tow vehicle. Only had for 3 days prior to connecting the caravan and heading off for 6 weeks to central australia. Covered 9500 klms in 6 weeks jeep never missed a beat and used 13.2 litres per 100 klms towing a 1800 kg poptop van. Pleasure to drive ,comfy seats, awesome sound from factory radio/cd, my best quick purchase ever.Had full service done on my return to melb incl engine oil and filter au...to gearbox service and filter,new fuel filter and air filter , transfer case service, both diffs flushed and oil change , full vehicle check , new wipers and cost was under $800.Try to get all that done on a toyota 4WD for that cost.My first ever jeep purchase and could not be more satisfied with it as a solid high spec ( rated to 3500kg towing ) no fuss tow vehicle. As a daily drive around outer melb suburbs early figures show around 9.2 to 9.8 lit per 100 klm which is very good.
It's cheap but you get what you pay for.
My second jeep and while the 2005 WH is an improvement over the old WJ it isn't on par with the competition. On the bright side a limited 5.7 V8 comes with 3.5 tonne towing, reasonable overtaking power, and some nice touches such as leather heated seats, rain sensing wipers, parking sensors, duel climate control and a few other nice toys that make things seem rather civilised and you won't find these on other cars at this price.
On the down side the car is made by jeep, expect poor finish on the paint and interior, things rattle, clunk and ...bang about meaning a noisy trip. Parts can be picked up cheap with shipping from American E-bay but you will need to make use of this fact, power windows fail, small interior components often fall off and expect more serious issues on occasion. The real downside of this car is the ride quality, its quite simply inexcusable, bouncing wobbling, rocking and rolling at any slight bump or undulation in the road mean not only the passengers but the driver will need to stop often to battle the bouts of jeep induced nausea. Overall, for a cheap, well equipped and powerful tow car the WH gran cherokee will do that job but if you can afford something else then avoiding the pains of a jeep owners life is recommended.
Great value but a few design flaws
Considering all the features included, a Jeep Grand Cherokee is great value for money compare with other 4WD in its class. The ride in the front seats is very comfortable. It's a very capable vehicle for towing and so far (105,000km) it's pretty reliable. A few things that are not so great are: the back seat is incredibly cramped and uncomfortable for adults. There is more room in my Mum's Mazda 3. The boot is smaller than comparable cars. Finding a dealer that has a decent service department that knows what they are doing and doesnt charge a f...ortune or try to rip you off is very difficult. If you are in Sydney, I recommend the dealership at Chullora. I wouldn't recommend: Five Dock, Burwood, Chatswood, Parramatta. A few small things have gone wrong ( key failure twice, once under warranty, second time $660 if you do it through Jeep, oil pressure sensor failure, parking sensor failure and unbelievably the two windscreen washer nozzles disintegrated (extortionately priced at $35 each from Jeep, plus fitting, but you can do it yourself). The automatic gearbox on this car is very clunky, and the baffles in the fuel tank make a clunking noise too. According to Jeep, these things are normal so they won't fix them. The GPS is HOPELESS. You can almost guarantee it will send you int e wrong direction. It thinks our house is 400m down the road, and would have sent us on a 300km detour on a country drive in SA. Streets built decades ago don't exist.
I bought a Jeep and freaking love it
great powerful diesel merc engine - tows 3.5tonne easily. Probably would like better brakes on it for heavy braking. Lovely comfortable car 167k on it so far and no problems.
Running costs averaging 11.3ltres to the 100kms. Haven't had to spend anything on it other than the standard services. Chose this over the price of a landcruiser and at this stage still very happy. Best thing is all the interior comforts and powerful engine.
Funny that the best thing that happened to Chrysler was Daimler and now they are split apart ??? I love this car and cannot rate it highly enough just drive off the car lot and enjoy. Superb for towing up to 3.5te without any drama. This is my 3rd Grand and i truly rate this CRD better than the 5.7 Hemi i had last. I have seen some comments on forums that suggest a lack of consistent build because i have had nothing to complain about since i bought the car 4 years ago but maybe the poor owner before me got all the problems? Hope not. Get one wi...th all the history and check that all the TSB recalls have been done then you should be OK. This car puts the Nissan and Toyota brigade to shame...guess what, just because they are "easier" to fix in the bush does not make them better. I happen to think my JGC is more reliable than that and it does not bother me when i go travelling. Chip it and get 650Nm under your foot and leave the Landy's and Nissans (and the Commodores.!) in your mirrors. Parts down under are a rip-off but isn't buying anything here? Power, engine, tranny, economy, looks, reliable, hugely more capable off-road than you think Few aftermarket accessories, poor wheel/tyre combo, limited space for dual batts
Questions & Answers
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
My 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee WH has developed a fault in the ignition immobiliser which means it mostly refuses to start. (Runs great once it does randomly fire) Ordered parts 3 months ago through Jeep and one had to come from USA. Now been told there were none in stock and it has to be manufactured and may not come through until well into 2021. Any one have any options re how to get the car on the road reliably again. (I have had Jeeps for 20 years now to tow our horse float. So it is risky to head out with the horses on board if the car is not functioning properly.)
I am having a problem with my 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee limited, can’t get rid of the. Service 4WD System Message from the dashboard, Is this a problem...?
for mine it was an actuator in the diff of the quadradrive 2 system, expensive part, but takes only an hour to fix.
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|Category||Large / 7 Seater SUVs|
|Release date||Jan 2005|
|Discontinuation date||Dec 2010|
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