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Unread 09-30-2009, 01:19 PM   #1
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2000 GC reliability?

My parents are looking to sell there 2000 Limited4.7. It has low miles at 79,000. Just replaced was rear axle seals and brakes, tranny fluid flushed with new filters and front pinion leak fixed.
Anyway I need a DD because my procharged WS6 won't cut it in the snow. This will not be used to tow just a DD. My question is will this hold up for the long haul with regular maintenance? I don't want something that is going to nickel and dime me(already have one)!

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Unread 09-30-2009, 01:27 PM   #2
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Short answer: probably will be fine.

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Unread 09-30-2009, 01:40 PM   #3
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no mods! If it doesn't have 600hp at the wheels it doesn't excite me
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Unread 09-30-2009, 01:43 PM   #4
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If you can work on it yourself then it will be fine.

If you can't, and have a lot of money, then it will be fine.

Otherwise, pass.

Or put some all season tires on that Firebird. Michelin Pilot Sport All Season or Goodyear Eagle F1 All Season. I've passed stuck SUV's in the snow with my C5 using those. They work pretty well in the summer, too.
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Unread 09-30-2009, 01:45 PM   #5
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I'd say you'll probably be fine. Jeep builds a pretty reliable vehicle. I just sold my old one which was a '88 with 211k on the odo. So your good for 130,000 more miles!
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Unread 09-30-2009, 02:19 PM   #6
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thats a nice vehicle for a DD. There's nothing glaring wrong with the drivetrain in these vehicles. Some annoyances, like AC evaporators, blend doors, tail light housings, head light fogging, etc. Engine and Transmissions are solid. Body rust is almost never a problem. Price should be very reasonable and they look great
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Unread 09-30-2009, 06:32 PM   #7
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my 2000 limited with an I6 has been great. I'm at 160K No engine or trans work. Rebuilt both diffs, replaced blend door with heater treater, new water pump, new elec fan unit for rad fan, a few other annoyances but nothing major.

Very reliable and easy to work on.
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Unread 10-01-2009, 07:06 AM   #8
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I absolutely love my WJ as a DD. Last year I tried the car thing and got an Acura 2.3CL. It was reliable, comfortable, handled awesome, looked great, and loaded but I got tired of not being able to leave gravel roads, carry crap, and always having to stare at a bumper while stuck in traffic.

My fiance has an Accord but whenever we go anywhere together it's always in the Jeep. The Jeep gets half the fuel mileage but it's still our vehicle of choice, even on long trips.


Joe, if you've never owned a 4x4 for regular snow-driving, you'll love it and never go back.

As for reliability, I think they're great (for a domestic vehicle). No, they won't compare to a Honda, but for value you can't beat an old Grand. I found the receipt for my '99 parts Grand in the glovebox. In 1999, the guy paid $47,000 CDN out the door for it. They're really loaded, premium vehicles but depreciate fast, allowing guys like us to drive luxury machines for dirt cheap. Your parents' 2000 Grand would probably be worth about the same as a '97 CR-V. Now drive the two of them and see which one you like better. Those two vehicles were engineered to be in totally different classes.

Comparing WJ reliability to its competitors, the Dub wins hands-down (In my educated opinion and common knowledge). They're far better in every way compared to GM's Blazer/Jimmy junk and Ford's Explorer.


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