My first new car...lasted 12 years
By MC_Jeep on
1993 Jeep Cherokee Sport 2dr SUV 4WD
It is my trusty, rusting TANK with 170,000 mi and
still breathing, low maintenace. started burning a
little oil at about 140,000. 1- Water pump replaced
actually corroded OFF). Very reliable, only mystery
was a failed crankshaft position sensor that caused
much frustration (stalling) until diagnosed. Heats
up quickly these days in the warmer weather. Had
7/70,000 warranty ....rust started about 8/90,000.
Squeaky...replaced the CV joints. Keep front
suspension in check and tires in good repair to
avoid the "Death Wobble" (look it up).
Interior a little noisy. Backend a little light in
slippery conditions, easy to overpower turns with
Reliable. Moved to many places and much cargo in
this vehicle...fun to drive...would buy another (and
in 12 years another) if they were still made...
Make some more of them...
Watch for rust...check door hinges,door panels and
underbody (seat pans).