Having searched and tried all the alternatives, we settled on a Grand Cherokee 3.0 CRD which we took delivery of in April 2006.
To date we have not been disappointed - we tow a 1300kg caravan which the GC pulls without any trouble, and returns around 21mpg whilst towing. Solo consumption is approximately 22mpg around town and on a solo run with cruise control at 65mph 31mpg.
Performance is awesome - even towing, it accelerates without any effort. The only downside is Jeep's parts department - it was off the road for two weeks waiting for a replacement turbo and five weeks waiting for a breather pipe and valve.
This is our first Jeep and we would definitely get another.
Recently it had to go to the body shop and we were given a Discovery TDV6 for two weeks, which gave us time to compare the two. Whilst the Discovery was nice, it felt big and bulky compared to the Grand Cherokee, and it is slower pulling away with pronounced turbo lag, something which you don't get on the Jeep.
I have owned this new car for three weeks now and up untill a week ago I was very impressed by its performance and its comfort.
But after two weeks it wouldn't start. I called Jeep Recovery service and they came to pick it up, replace the battery and bring it home all in four hours. I wasn't that annoyed, i've had it happen to a Volkswagen Polo over ten years ago!
But then, yet again I came out in the morning to take my children to school and the battery was dead. I had not left any devices on like the radio or heated seats but it was still dead.
I will warn you this, however good the Jeep may be on the outside it will let you down when you own it. Especially as it only returns 18mpg for a diesel! And I don't thrash it!
Stick with the Landrover Discovery!
I ACTUALLY WANTED TO REVIEW A GRAND CHEROKEE 3.1 TURBO DIESEL, BUT IT'S NOT LISTED, SO IT'S UNDER A DIFFERENT HEADING.
I actually bought the car from a chap living in Glasgow, I paid £6300 for a 2000 w reg. TD FSH @ 66700m, to include: delivery. tax, mot, 7 month's comprehensive warranty and a full tank of diesel. Sounds a good deal doesn't it. ?
On delivery everything was fine, I'd not driven one before so I didn't know what to expect. Two days after delivery, no air conditioning, then I noticed the driver's door didn't always unlock with the central locking, the drivers wing mirror refused to stay in memory.
The ride was harsh and jittery, it seemed to twist when I went over the slightest bump, steering was very vague and the thirst was truly staggering.
My wife refused to drive it, my dog couldn't get in it, it was too high, and to cap it all, it broke down at a level crossing. I had it lifted to a garage who couldn't find a thing wrong with it.
So, I sold it with it's faults and warranty to a dealer for more than I paid for it.( the first time ever)
This car is the worst I've ever had in my life, without one redeeming feature, oh, not true, it has a fantastic stereo, to listen to when the car won't go.
Only had a day at the wheel so first impressions are...
V6 Diesel is a fantastic engine. Performance is excellent. Despite some poor reviews, I thought the handling was precise and the ride smooth. Interior plastics a tad nasty. Sat nav misses touch screen facility and requires some time to master. I am tall so sadly head touched roof hence I can't buy this car. At the price, excellent value for money. Lasting memory will be its acceleration from a diesel engine. Good fun.
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