Originally Posted by jerrytlr
Hi I am considering buying a Grand Cherokee that's for sale here in France. Turns out the car I am considering is a us import rather than european - as I understand it the european cars were built in Austria - any reason why US (Mexico?) build should be better or worse than Austrian? Any significant differences in spec?
TIA for any input you can give me....
Generally speaking the car looks good...
Austria ones are galvanised so MUCH less likely to rust,
they have electrically heated and adjustable door mirrors,
they have self levelling and electrically adjustable headlamps,
indicator side repeaters in the front wings (fenders),
option of the two diesel motors (3.1 up to 2002 and 2.7 2002 on, both I5).
Upcountry suspension was std on the diesels and available on petrol/gas models right up til the end of production whereas it was stopped earlier on US cars.
Production ceased in 2004 model year in the US but you can find 2005 model year ones built in Austria (same spec as 04 though).
Plus other bits that i cant recall right now!