I purchased two Jeep Cherokee County's back in 1995. One for myself, then my wife liked it so much the next week we went down and purchased one more. :) There have been no major problems on either one to date. I have changed the water pump on both Jeeps at about 120k miles. One of the Jeeps now has about 190k miles on it and the other has 145k miles. Both still run great, and I change the oil only once a year whether the Jeeps need it or not hahaha. These cars have both been used for daily driving as well as off road fun, driving in snowy weather for skiing (which I do quite often), hauling my boat, hauling wood out of the forest for my cabin, and a lot of other general abuse.
Rugged, durable and excellent offroad capabilities.
A decent cupholder is about the only improvement I can think of. I ended up buying an aftermarket one because the one it came with kept falling off and spilling my coffee.