My Sebring finally died, right when my savings have been used up after unemployment for some time, the unemployment benefits running out, and the summer break makes it difficult to find a teaching job right now. Still, I need a car to get around to the shop an other things. I hate to spend $1500 on a junker car that will continue to give me as much trouble as the Sebring did. I now have an offer for a 2001 Grand Cherokee Laredo with under 100K miles for a reasonable price (around $3K). That this is the car of the dad of one of the more reasonable car repair people I know makes me somewhat optimistic, but I don't know anything about Jeeps. I can live with the bad gas milage for a while because I don't drive much, the guy will check it through again for any other major things (the breaks seem a bit soft right now), reg and safety are new. Otherwise it drives and looks nice. What I read about them is very mixed, and in the end is somehow is also a Chrysler... Any thoughts? Things I really need to look at before I buy? Or should I run? Right now I don't have a clue where to get the $$ for the car but if I did and any major issues came up in the near future I'd de facto be bankrupt. Never thought I would get into that situation in my life... Anyway, all thoughts are welcome.