Used Car of the Day: 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Today's listing is a no-frills SUV of relatively recent vintage.
Coming to you from my old stomping grounds outside of Chicago, this Grand Cherokee is affordable and has a relatively low 170K miles, but it has minor rust.
It's a Laredo trim with the 3.7-liter V6. We're highlighting this one as an example of cheap transpo. Not every car we highlight will be quirky or rare.
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Tim Healey grew up around the auto-parts business and has always had a love for cars — his parents joke his first word was “‘Vette”. Despite this, he wanted to pursue a career in sports writing but he ended up falling semi-accidentally into the automotive-journalism industry, first at Consumer Guide Automotive and later at Web2Carz.com. He also worked as an industry analyst at Mintel Group and freelanced for About.com, CarFax, Vehix.com, High Gear Media, Torque News, FutureCar.com, Cars.com, among others, and of course Vertical Scope sites such as AutoGuide.com, Off-Road.com, and HybridCars.com. He’s an urbanite and as such, doesn’t need a daily driver, but if he had one, it would be compact, sporty, and have a manual transmission.
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