1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee User Reviews

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    1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4WDReview
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    Great Vehicle On And Off The Roads —

    Ive always wanted a Grand Cherokee, seeing as it was the first car i ever drove. So when i saw one sitting on the side of the road with a for sale sign, i knew i had to get it. 101000 miles, and only a couple of small scratches in the paint. it also helped that the previous owner is a mechanic at the local Dodge & Jeep dealership, and he put a lot of work into it before putting it up for sale. its got great acceleration for an suv, and its got a straight 6 cyl. engine in it, so its got some power. i love taking it through the woods down trails and everything, just exploring, and it makes it quite a ways with just 2 wheel drive. i have needed the 4wd a few times, mostly just for driving through major mud puddles. ahhh cranberry bogs.. as far as the build quality, you kind of have to go easy on them. they hold up great on the roads, but the trails can be rough. gas milage is ok, around 18mpg average. maintenance is fairly inexpensive, as long as you know the right mechanic. its a sweet looking car too. the classic jeep grill, small wheelbase, and the plastic trim along the bottom of the body, it all comes together. interior is spacious, plenty of room to stretch out. and the seats are so comfortable. its really a car you can feel safe driving.

    Pros: spacious, comfortable, easy to drive

    Cons: bouncy, and ive heard they roll over pretty easy

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    1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4WDReview
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    Great Suv And Off Road Vehicle — This vehicle is always reliable and handles anything you throw at it. From mud, snow and sand, it can handle it all. It takes rough roads at 60 mph with ease and handles amazingly on the highway. From back roads at 50 mph to those times when you need a little more...like 115 mph, this thing has it.

    Pros: reliable

    Cons: bad MPG

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    1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4WDReview
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    Clear — My Jeep rocks. The only thing is the gas mileage at 17 mpg highway and $4 a gallon gas there is no way a person can drive an SUV which is why we down sized to a cavalier, blech. Fun to drive? the jeep, heck yea!

    Pros: drives great

    Cons: gas milage sucks

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    1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4WDReview
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    Great Car! It's My Dream Car As A Musican, Hauls My Stuff W/ Ease — car has everything a young adult could want!!! it has space, elegance, and class for me! i'm 21 yrs of age and this is my dream car!!! it does everything i need it for. gets me to and from where my friends and I need to be, gets me to work and gigs w/ ease!!! as a musician it easily hauls my amps and equipment with ease. it's built solid, like a rock, easily drivable and a great stereo system and lots of room!!!

    Pros: lots of space, great engine and parts my jeep has over 138,000 miles and its a beast!!! it can't be slain, nice comfortable drive, and smooth I love this suv its my dream car!!! I absolutely love my jeep

    Cons: the only flaw is the economy w/ gas :-( my jeep is a v-6 but still only gets 17.8 miles to the gallon and 25 in the city but what can ya do ohhhh well damn economy ....

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    1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4WDReview
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    Steady Work Horse — 145,000 miles and still going strong

    Pros: Can get my bike in it, groceries, and supplies from the lumber yard; its 4WD, so it goes anywhere.

    Cons: Stupid ABS unit keeps failing.

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    1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4WDReview
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    Wonderfully Reliable And Solid Vehicle, One I Can Trust. — This model is a wonderful combination of power and longevity both on the road and off. I opted for the 4WD Inline-6 model for the reason of the engine's reputation. The 4.0 Jeep engine has received wonderful reviews from multiple organizations and auto magazines in its time. It is a large and very functional motor providing sufficient horsepower for the classic feel of Jeep acceleration, and enough torque for a fun weekend off-road.

    Pros: Wonderful off-road handling completely stock, not a rock-crawler, obviously, but pretty much anything else I have presented it, it has been able to handle.

    Cons: Just gas mileage, which is not a significant negative factor for me.

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    1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee LaredoReview
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    Fantastic Vehicle, Save For The Gas Mileage. — This is a very solid car that I would recommend to anyone who asked. Mechanically, one of the best and most reliable anywhere. Good breaks, comfortable ride, and communicative steering add to this to make it a joy to drive. No problems whatsoever over the course of the 23,000 miles I put on it. If there is one drawback to owning this car, it is the poor fuel economy. I got an average of18 mpg, getting as much as 23 and as little as 13. However, I still highly recommend it as a sound, safe investment.

    Pros: Powerful, extremely reliable 4.0 liter straight-6 for which 1997 was the last model year.  Great steering feel. Well placed controls.  Very attractive both inside and out.  Plenty of room for anything you could need.  Fold-flat rear seats.  Quality materials, in terms of paint, trim, interior fabrics, glass.  

    Cons: Poor gas mileage.  Around 18 mpg average for me.

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    1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4WDReview
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    Jeep-o Review-o — its like a muscle car in a suv body

    Pros: Power, off roading ability, speed, suspension

    Cons: Gas mileage, city-15 highway 25

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    1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4WDReview
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    The Beast!!!! — 1997 grand... 5 1/2 in of lift... 33" tires, limit slip front and rear, custom stereo, custom exhaust, 1 in wheel spacers and yes the custom billy the big mouth bass on the hitch!

    Pros: AMAZING!

    Cons: wish it was bigger but satisfied with what i got

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    1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4WDReview
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    Fast Ass Hell For Suv — Can run 0-60 in 7.1 in right conditions

    Pros: a lot of interior room, and its beautiful lol

    Cons: 10 mpg

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Reviews

    Best Looking/riding Suv On The Market! Great Value For The Money! By markpentler

    This is a great vehicle. When you compare it to the competition, there is not another vehicle that measures up in utility, fuel economy, ride quality, features, and the overall exterior of the vehicl... Read More

    2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Reviews

    An Awesome Suv By frankjesik

    Gas mileage, transmission shifts are smooth as silk. Love the interior styling and exterior styling as well. No problems, really, other than intermittent blue smoke on startup seems to be due to fau... Read More

    Affordable Quality By Ronald

    A great looking SUV that meets or exceeds my expectations. The Jeep Grand Cherokee has been in a constant state of change since it was first designed. The latest body style and trim packages have a ... Read More

    2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Reviews

    An Iconic Suv From The Most Respected American Auto Brand By dan_roth

    The Grand Cherokee is one of the few vehicles in its class that I can enjoy driving. I drive a lot of vehicles, and very few cars feel like they have been properly sorted. It rides well, not too hard ... Read More

    Awesome By jgogan

    I love everything about the car. From the interior setup, to the options, to the outside trim and look of the car. I absolutely love it and it's my third Grand Cherokee Limited and I'm sure there wi... Read More

    2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Reviews

    2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4x4 By mahomedi

    Very versatile for family and for loading stuff. Brakes are great and the car feels solid. The fit and finish is up to par and there are no cheap compromises. Everything works well and I've b... Read More

    Well Rounded Daily Use Vehicle By mdlgan

    was impressed with how easily the jeep laredo goes through over 2 feet of snow without missing a beat. it does not have a four wheel drive button it's a "smart" system fuel averages about 17 mpg with... Read More

    2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Reviews

    Excellent Ride By Mostafa

    I like the internal space of the SUV. It has comfy seats. I can handle it easily and I feel safe in it. I hear a little noise inside and it has low Miles per gallon in city and High way Read More

    Fantastic Vehicle By BurtMang

    At this point nothing other than this make, model and year having 3 recalls so far and not sure how many more there will be coming along. Over all this has been a good vehicle up to this point. It has... Read More

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