True utility and reliability
By Ben on
1995 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4dr SUV 4WD
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.