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NJayDevil

The 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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I'm a huge Jeep fan, love their cars. Some might know, I own a 99 Limited, and I love the thing. I read GC news like its my job sometimes, and I thought I would share what the new 2005 could look like. This pictures were at dealerships last year (2003) so the final body style could be slighty altered, but other than that, this seems to be what it will be like. I like it.

It's bigger and it's more powerful. It's going to come with the Hemi option, which is glorious. 345hp 5.7L V8 Hemi, that's an engine right there. Funny how DaimlerChrysler is putting their Hemi engines in EVERYTHING. It's in the Ram, it's in the Durango, it's in the new Magnum, and probably going in the new Dakota. What's next, going to put it in the Caravan or something?

Some other new features the 2005 will have:

IFS (Independent Front Suspension)

Base engine: 3.7L V6 250hp Hemi (Not confirmed yet) and they are still keeping the 235hp 4.7L V8 that has been in the 99-Present model

W5A580 5 speed automatic transmission

The 5.7L Hemi engine will feature Cylinder Deactivation that will shutdown 4 of the 8 cylinders when they aren't needed. 20% fuel improvement and transitions in just 40 milliseconds, smoothly

Double sized screen with navigation

Unibody frame made by Valient

And much more.

All info was obtained at http://wkjeeps.com/kmenu.htm.

The car is supposed to be unveiled at the NYC Auto Show, which I'm planning to attend. Hopefully it does get unveiled then, it was supposed to be at the Detroit show, but that never happened.

Date the new Jeep is set to be released: October 2004.

Can't wait!!

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And with every engine start, a tree falls in the rain forest. :P J/K

Looks nice, but I'll stick with my puny Honda CRV. It's just enough to get me through the winters and not kill my wallet.

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I have been driving a friends 2004 Grand Cherokee a lot lately. I love the ride, it is so smooth. I also just bought an 1986 jeep as a utility vehicle and at 182K miles it still runs well.

The new 05 looks nice, more refining of the details.

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My '94 Limited has been a pain in the ass lately. I'm taking it into the shop once a month it seems.

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My mom had an 84 Jeep Cherokee and my dad had a 69 Jeep J10 p/u.

Both were awesome and never had any problems.........

love the sleekness of the 05 though.

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I really like it. :clap:

It has that old-school boxy look to it. But I'm biased ... I own a slightly modified 2000 Cherokee Classic. :evil: I wouldn't give my Jeep up for anything ... well, ALMOST anything. B)

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Ugh had a 99 V8 and it had so many problems it was crazy. Driveshafts rusted through at 14,000 in a warm climate. Transfer case needed replacing. And after about 7500 miles it would run like absolute junk. Great engineed truck, built like complete junk. And i know im not the only person to experience this, they had some pretty widespread problems. Since this wonderfull experience ive become anti Chrysler, and problems like this throughout their entire line are why Daimler is thinking about spinning Chrysler off again.

Im sure that the new one will be a good truck, but i wouldnt buy one till i got to see some service records personally.

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That's odd. Usually Jeeps don't typically have major problems like that, but rather really stupid little problems like the door lock motors, speakers would blow out, etc etc.

I have the dinky I-6 engine and I have 65k miles on it so far and it's running SO perfectly. Never had any major problems.

My brother had a 94 Jeep and that thing lasted until 120k miles. There was 1 major problem with it and that was the transmission needed to be replaced around 110k miles I believe. He now has a 00 V8 and couldn't be happier with the performance.

Wish I had a V8...

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