I bought my jeep 2 years ago after
having a variety of cars with power
everything that were nothing but
trouble and expensive to replace. My
jeep has power nothing, and I love
it. Nothing breaks, nothing squeaks
or rattles. Every time I turn the key
it fires right up. It hasn't let me
down in the snow, rain, mud, or
rocks. My only repairs in 25000 miles
of driving have been new front discs
and new tires (expected). Simple
enough to make repairs by myself.
Powerful, Capable, Dependable.
Excellent power and small footprint.
Bought for my wife, she loved it, I
didn't. Reliable, solid little car. Not
roomy enough for me (6'3"). No
complaints on mechanical side but too
small to travel in. I had a Suburban
and she the Cherokee Country, sold the
Suburban and gave the Jeep to my son
and compromised on a Tahoe. The only
thing she likes on the Tahoe is the
heated seats. Looked at a used 2000
Classic for her this morning.
My Cherokee has 181,000 miles on it and
has been one of the very best vehicles
I have ever owned. Besides regular oil
changes and tires it has had 3 front
brake jobs, 1 rear brake job, replaced
the airconditioning condensor and
radiator, 2 exhaust systems, 1 set of
front axel universal joints and a
couple of batteries. You couldn't ask
for better. It handles great, is just
super in bad weather with the 4WD and
has never let me down.
This has been my only car for 6 years, bought it in '99 with 60k on it, now it is nearing 150k. Never regretted the purchase. Driven across the country twice pulling a trailer. Survived 2 Boston winters. All problems have been minor (water pump, thermostat, radiator). Not the most luxurious vehicle, bumpy ride, but it cruises on the freeway and gets good mileage for an SUV with 4WD. Biggest problem was a broken lower mounting bolt. It had to be drilled and was fairly expensive. This happened around 95k. Also, there was a brake recall for cars sold in the Salt Belt, though since my car was originally sold in California the recall was not honored.
Reliability. Easy to fix. Utility, can tow and can cram a lot into the back. Ride is great for long trips. Good power for passing.
Road and wind noise. Engine vibration. rear leg room. Really, many of these things are to be expected. It's a Jeep, not a Lexus. Hard to beat for the price, in my opinion.
Bought this Jeep in 1999 with 63k miles. I've put over 100k miles on it. It's been cross country twice, up and down the East coast and throughout the Southwest. It is very utilitarian, harsh over rough roads, but it handles better you would expect--very nimble. As it aged I replaced multiple water pumps, a radiator, wheel hubs, a starter--but overall it has been pretty resilient. Some creaks and rattles and the paint and some of the exterior bits are fading, but it always starts. Worst problems: oil leaks consistent and difficult to fix, driver door upper hinge broke off, lower engine mount broke around 90k miles.
Fun to drive everyday for what is basically a utility vehicle. Good cargo room. Fairly comfortable seats on long drives. Dependable.
More driver leg room. I am 6 feet and have trouble straightening my legs. Improved design, some design quirks (like the door check strap being too long) lead to problems with extended use. Cupholders, add on cupholders are useless. More rear seat room.
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