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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    3 out of 5 stars

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51 reader reviews for Jeep Grand Cherokee 4x4.
  • 3.0 V6 CRD Limited 5dr

    Richard Farr Date: 20/04/2008
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I test drove the Jeep before buying a Nissan Pathfinder

    Nice engine and gearbox.

    Slightly dated interior with rather odd timber inlay and green digital display out of a 1970s arcade game. I accept that this is subjective.

    What is not subjective is that the vehicle has a potentially very dangerous blind spot caused by the driver’s side windscreen pillar. I had serious concern that this would eventually result in an accident one for which I was not going to be held responsible. As a holder of a bike licence I was even more concerned. Be aware!

  • 3.0 V6 CRD Limited 5dr

    Emma Ray , Bucks . Date: 18/04/2008
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    This latest GC is so very much better than the previous model mainly because of the superb Mercedes engine, it's incredible value, and in my eyes a much cleaner design.

    I average about 28mpg with 32mpg a best on longer motorway runs. My boyfriend seem to get less mpg (25mpg) but he tends to use the ample power more often!

    The handling if fine for me, I'm no racer; the ride is relaxing and superb on the bigger roads. Long trips are great fun.

    Reliability has been faultless over our six months of ownership. More than can be said of the appauling Disco3 that my sister tried.

    We tow quite a bit and the Jeep copes with anything we throw at it. I find it feels more managable than the even larger 4x4's with the slightly lower ride height and without the unnecessary acres of room over your head!

    It's the perfect height to nip in and out of, in hunters or in high heels and skirt and it looks the part wherever I go. I just love being the only woman with a Jeep GC in our area; I think it's great to be in something alittle different.

    Downsides? I guess the interior is alittle bland and like a Ford from ten years ago but it's exactly that which makes it what it is; a good honest reliable workhorse. Maybe as someone else mentioned here, Jeep could have de-tuned this superb engine for more mpg and less performance but then it might have lot some of it's character. And it is mighty quick!

    Best to buy a demo/late used one and save a fortune.

  • 3.0 V6 CRD Limited 5dr

    D Bradbury , Kent . Date: 11/04/2008
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I've owned this car for 2 months having traded in an '05 BMW X3 2.0D for it. I have to say, despite what you might have read in the motoring press, that this is one of the nicest cars I have ever owned and there have been quite a few, 27 and counting!

    The 3.0 CRD engine is just fantastic, smooth and more than capable of hauling it's bulk along at a decent pace. It's scared one or two 'hot' hatches since I've had it. It's a bit wallowly in the corners and an X5 might outpace you on a country lane but its also £15k cheaper and there won't be 50 of them lined up in the local Waitrose car park, so who's laughing now?.

    The interior, except for the really horrid handbrake, is neat, comfortable and hard wearing. With the addition of an iPod adaptor it's now just about perfect and, dog proof!

    My only gripe are the running costs, the X3 returned 34mpg+, I find the Jeep struggles to better 25mpg and the majority of my driving is done on rural roads at a constant 40mph ish. So that's a bit of a bummer considering, as I write, diesel is 116.9p - plus our friends in government raising my road tax bill to £400 for owning a car that puts out 270g/km - literally just over the higher tax limit.

    Still, I'm fortunate that I can afford these rises (just) so I'm afraid it's not going to stop me enjoying my car. Sorry Mr Brown, and I'm not alone - see www.angrybritain.com.

    Go drive one and make up your own mind, I highly recommend it.

  • 6.1 V8 SRT-8 5dr

    Paul Chable , essex . Date: 02/04/2008
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I bought a 12-week old SRT8 from a main dealer with £14,000, reduced from RRP with a 3-year warranty as a straight swap for my practical, but slow and boring 6 month old Land Rover Discovery 3.

    Minus points: Sat Nav would be better if it was touch-screen, because it can be fiddly. Gearstick cup holders are not ideally placed. The auto elec seats squash the persons legs if they are sitting behind you so best switched off. No steering-wheel audio controls. If the 17mpg troubles you then an LPG conversion is the order of the day

    Plus points: More comfortable on B roads than my 3 series bmw. Discreet until its started up. Standard privacy glass reduces the glare from other car head lights. Faster than any other 4x4 on the road including the £81,545 Porsche Cayenne Turbo.

    The V8 sound and performance is absolutely awesome. More torque than a 2008 BMW M5 0-60 in under 5 secs in the wet. Enough space for the dogs and the baby's buggy. Excellent value for money. Servicing is cheap as it is only oil changes until 30,000 miles

    Grey Leather recaro seats. Electric one touch sunroof. Reversing camera is fun. Split boot door. 4WD. Lots of airbags

    More performance and space than an M5 BMW Tourer and an Audi RS4 Estate with the added benefit of the elevated driving position for safer driving. In my view this is the ultimate all rounder! Hugely impressed!!

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