My family and I drove to Las Vegas in the middle of the month. We rented a car to do so. When we arrived at the rental shop they did not have the car that we reserved which put me off a bit but I figured as long as they gave me something comparable I was ok. The auto that we ended up getting was the 2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4WD. I was ok with this as we had a lot of mountain driving ahead of us and as luck would have it the day we chose to leave there was a nice storm blowing right down the path we had chosen to take.
We loaded up the back and were pleasently suprised with the amount of room it offered. We had the entire back seat left empty for my daughter. She is usally squished with the cooler and all the other things that she requires for her comfort in traveling. This time however that would not be an issue. As we headed out onto the highway the big huge snowflakes begin to fall.
I turned to look into the back seat and was happy to see that my daughter was quite comfortable and snuggled in with a blanket covering her she had a smile on her face happy to be driving it seemed. As we got further down the road and the condition of the roads worsened we had to slow down to a crawl several times. We were in no hurry and just wanted to arrive safely. The whole time the jeep did handle very well no sliding or skidding the trip so far was a cake walk.
As we continued with our trip the comfort of the seats seem to be lacking. My legs started to ache and my back was just killing me. As a matter of fact the only thing that was able to make it better was getting out of the Jeep. So needless to say as the trip wore on we were getting madder and madder by the minute as our body's screamed in agony.
We made it through the storm with out a single problem the whole time the jeep handled very well. I was beginning to see that this was perhaps not a long distance auto but a around town auto. As we pulled of for gas we filled up and were about to head out onto the high way when we started to have problems. The transmission was stuck in first. So my husband pulled it over and parked it shutting down everything and restarting it to see if that fixed the problem. It did so we continued on with our trip not thinking about it too much.
As we got into Utah and had to stop for gas once again we experienced the same problem but we were almost there and just wanted to get to where we were going as it was very late at night and nothing was really open. So we got back on the road having the same problem as before and fixing it the same way. As we got up the road a bit we had to stop for a potty break we chose St George as it was a good size town and they had many choices of where to go. As we got off the highway and went to the first bathroom we could find we parked and all of us ran in. We came back out a little bit later and guess what the jeep was stuck in first again as we tried to get on the highway. We pulled over and tried to reset the car. When we started it up again it was still stuck in first. No matter what we did it would not fix its self.
So we went back to St George where we waited for what seemed like forever (half the day actually) for the rental company to bring us a replacement car.
Now I understand that sometimes things happen with new cars. This auto has less than 5000 miles on it and there was no reason for it to do what it did. That is a lemon if I ever seen one.
Would I recommend this car to any one. Not on your life. Its just not realiable enough for me.
This new Jeep has a new look; it has very stylish new front and new bigger wheels, which really look good with all of the new extras. For all of you old Jeep lovers it still has some of the original looks. Inside there are leather seats with electric adjustment. The seats could be a little more comfortable though. The rear seats do not have much leg room. I was disappointed with the overall drive of the car. It did not have as much power as I was expecting and the amount of role was too much. It made me feel sea sick! I think that the new Jeep is looking good and will be a great success although the overall drive of the car and the handling needs a lot of improvement. Specifications Inside · Overhead computer displays car information clearly. · Memory settings for driver’s seat and favourite radio station. · Climate control. · Leather interior comes as standard. · Electric seat adjustment. · Cruise control. · Cup holders. · Electric windows. · Heated front seats. · Auto dimming rear view mirror. · Tinted windows. · Wood grain effect on doors and fascia inserts. · CD, radio and cassette player. · Steering wheel mounted controls. Engine · 4.0 litre 0-60 10.9 seconds Max speed 117 mph · 3.1 TD 0-60 14.0 seconds Max speed 108 mph · V8 0-60 8.3 seconds Max speed 124 mph Size · 1773mm high · 2239mm wide · 4605mm long Exterior · Body coloured bumpers · Electrically operated door mirrors with folding memory · Heated rear window · Flip up rear window · Rear window wipe wash · Roof bars and rails · Sunroof (Optional)