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post #1 of 23 Old 01-13-2005, 10:00 PM Thread Starter
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How long can I expect a Grand Cherokee to last?

I'm looking at buying a 2000 Grand Cherokee Limited 4x4 with 70,000 miles on it. The next car I buy, I'm driving it until it completely breaks down and it's not worth fixing. Does anyone have an estimate of how many miles I can get out of it? Does anyone have high milage on their Grand Cherokee Ltd 4x4 now or past? Any help would be great, thanks.

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post #2 of 23 Old 01-13-2005, 10:01 PM
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I have a 1993 w/ 203,000 It has a I6 and auto trans running stong. Ive heard of them having up to 500,000 miles from other jeepers.

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I have 95000 on my 98 I6 GC LTD. A buddy of mine had a GC L with 260000 and sold it in a week for KBB, in other words, people know they will run that long.

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post #4 of 23 Old 01-13-2005, 11:06 PM
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I have heard that the I6 combined with the Selec-trac is one tough drivetrain and a hard combination to beat for longevity/durability. But isn't that a pre-99 combination?? Anyone? Bueller?

In contrast I'm running the 5.2L and a Quadra-trac with 118,000 miles on it. I can only hope I am so lucky to see the 200s or higher. I have my fingers crossed.

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As long as you want it to. You could just replace anything that breaks. Not like the chassis is going to unweld itself at a certain mile. Motor blown? Get another, Tranny gone, swap with another. Jeep parts arent as expensive as other cars(Ever price a tranny swap for a lex, bmw, honda, gmc yukon/chevy tahoe?)

Mines at 230k. The engines going strong. The transmission is starting to shift hard on downshifts. but thats it. Needs a good tuneup and some new o-rings/gaskets to fix the leaks. Around 300-350k id like a engine rebuild done(take engine out, new headers, new whatever i can, clean entire thing up. I'd like to either do this myself or aid in the rebuild, Gotta learn how to do this stuff.

Would also like a transmission job done. Sigh if I only had a job.

Jeeps last long, 4.0 I6 seems to last incredibly long(I know someone with a 93 ZJ, has 412K miles on it. going strong.

Point is, with money, it lasts forever. Any car really, Jeeps are just easy to deal with compared to others(Ever pop open the hood of a 91 Mercury Sable/Ford Taurus? *shudder)
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i have a 2001 GC with the 4.7 and it has 180,000 on it, without being extremely cautious with the oil and stuff. This thing was beat. Bad. BUT it still runs like a champ, motor still feels great and all!
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i have a 2001 GC with the 4.7 and it has 180,000 on it, without being extremely cautious with the oil and stuff. This thing was beat. Bad. BUT it still runs like a champ, motor still feels great and all!
Holy Crap!

Assuming you bought in on 1/1/01 and drove it every single day for the past 4 years, that'd come out to 123.28 miles/day by the time you hit 1/1/05.

I thought I had the record for annual mileage. I'm not worthy.

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That is a CRAP LOAD of miles for an 01!!!!!!!!!

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post #9 of 23 Old 01-14-2005, 05:40 AM
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I have heard that the I6 combined with the Selec-trac is one tough drivetrain and a hard combination to beat for longevity/durability. But isn't that a pre-99 combination?? Anyone?
nope. i have a 2002 with that combo. and i hope it last a long time. i have no intention of buying another vehicle until my son learns to drive (in about 6 years if he behaves himself.)

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post #10 of 23 Old 01-14-2005, 07:01 AM
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Ditto the above. I haved the 2K with nearly 60K miles. No leaks, no problems w/ 4x4. It has Selec-trac & the 4.7. Strong as an ox for pulling a heavy old boat from Texas and now around the foothills of NC.

Here's what to expect though... If it has leather, take care of it often. Same with the steering wheel.
Check the struts on the hood to see that they still hold it up. They're cheap to replace. If it has the original floor mats in it, junk 'em & get some good ones.
Check the hoses to/from the power steering pump to make sure the clips that hold it on are placed correctly.
Move the crossmembers of the roof rack all the way back (if you have them).

Service the tranny as the mfgr says.

It's a good rig.
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Wow, i dont feel so bad bout mine now. . i have a '97 5.2L Quadratrac TSI with only 88k miles on it. Hope i get the big milage some of you guys have on yours. . .
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post #12 of 23 Old 01-14-2005, 08:08 AM
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93 ZJ Grand Wagoneer 5.2 Litre 135,000. Has a few things crapped out on me, yes. Radiiator @ 111,000 Tranny @118,000 fuel pump @ 129,000 Original Muffler finally gave up @ 131,000. NOt to bad for a 12 year old vehicle.

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Move the crossmembers of the roof rack all the way back (if you have them).
Why is that?
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post #14 of 23 Old 01-14-2005, 08:22 AM
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my 98 is up to 159,000
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If you move the crossmembers back, they will be in the already turbulent airflow and thus not creating more turbulent air.

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