Long-term wrap-up: 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee changes home


Our Jeep went for its last service back in November. While it has been a great car, decently reliable despite misgivings about Chrysler quality, we were fine with the cost of regular servicing because we could afford it. Read More >>

Car detailing at Farba Guard in Dubai


There I was, letting my Jeep collect dust as I tested various other cars. Then I hear from a friend of a friend about a new detailing shop that he’d opened in Dubai recently, and was looking to make his mark in the industry. Read More >>

Long-term update: 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee facelift


We’ve been using the 2011 Infiniti QX56 long-termer as our daily driver for the past two months. But if you’re wondering whatever happened to our 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee, it’s still around. Read More >>

Long-term update: 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee V8


Something rather weird happened with my 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee. After the starter motor blew out late last year, I got a brand new one fitted from the dealer. Read More >>

Comparo: 2010 Jeep Wrangler VS 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee


This urban comparo is about as meaningless as it gets, but for the sake of argument, we’ll give it a go anyway. We’ve had a 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee V8 since late 2007, and this is the first time that we’ve managed to drive another Jeep vehicle since then. Read More >>

Long-term update: 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee V8

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So the Jeep has been running reasonably for the past year. I was also happy that I had a lifted vehicle with full-time all-wheel-drive during the recent rainy weather when many cars crashed and drowned. Read More >>

Long-term update: 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee V8

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Every time I test a brand new luxury “crossover” 4×4, I realise just how brutish, noisy and unrefined my aging Jeep is. But then I remember that none of these new-fangled “crossover” thingies can even think about going off-road. Read More >>

Long-term update: 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee V8


Chrysler knew that their Jeep Grand Cherokee was a cash cow, and went all-out on its 1999 redesign. A lot of work went into this one, including frame engineering inputs from none other than Porsche. Read More >>

So I bought a used benchmark 4WD

jeepgrandcherokee.jpg While I test cars, I unconsciously compare them to my 17-year-old inline-six “baby” Mercedes to see how far cars have progressed (not far enough really). Read More >>