by velocerider on Jul 2, 2012 Vehicle: 1996 Jeep Cherokee Country 4dr SUV 4WD
Took my Cherokee to the junkyard today. Bought it new in 1996. It's been in all environments, the coast, mountains, deserts and cities and performed like a champ. Replaced a water pump, brakes, tires and radio. The only thing that didn't work was the hydraulics on the rear hatch. Rescued stranded motorists, carried Christmas trees and was given to my son as his first car, after it had over 209K miles racked up on it. My inexperienced son ran into a F250 Ford dualie and tore the rear axle right off that truck. The Jeep suffered terrible front end damage. My son didn't have a scratch. I should be so lucky, as to go out as big a hero as that Jeep!
by amcjavelin74 on Apr 8, 2012 Vehicle: 1996 Jeep Cherokee Country 4dr SUV 4WD
I purchased my Cherokee back in 2006 with 180k miles on it, and drove it everyday for a couple of years.
Now it sees limited use (towing, going off road, and hauling stuff around... hard miles) with just under 220k miles.
Burns no oil, always starts, and when something does go wrong, I've always been able to fix it myself.
While it was my daily driver, I added a 2 inch lift, and a year later got a 3.5" lift and added larger tires.
It's quicker accelerating than a Hummer H3, as tested by some guy and myself (on a closed course) a while back.
by kraig on Nov 30, 2010 Vehicle: 1996 Jeep Cherokee Country 4dr SUV 4WD
i have owned my jeep for elven years and it has been lifted for about 7 years, and have over 300,000 miles and running strong. the 4wd drive system is indestructible, as well as the 4.0 straight six, it wont ever give out and has never left me stranded other then a dead battery in minus 20 degree weather.
by knowonder on Apr 28, 2009 Vehicle: 1996 Jeep Cherokee Country 4dr SUV 4WD
We went from San Diego to the midwest back to San Diego to Alaska and over 500+ miles of continuous gravel road. Then Alaska to Boston to Illinois to the Keys. Plenty of 4WD times. All with our 18' sea kayaks on the roof. I just saw a post that somebody is closing in on 900,000 miles on theirs. I wanted 300,000 but now just set my new goal. There's something like home in that square box. Drives great and very reliable. Heading to the west coast from Indiana soon. Replaced radiator, water pump. Only other problem we've had is with the AC. We didn't know that for a solid couple years. We're windows people.
by Jan B. on Dec 30, 2008 Vehicle: 1996 Jeep Cherokee Country 4dr SUV 4WD
I bought the car thinking I would have it about 5 years. I drove it for 12 and had only routine maintenance. It has pretty good get up and go for merging onto the interstate and the Part-Time Shift to put it into 4WD for icy/snowy conditions was nice to have. I recently checked and found I get about 17 to 18 MPG.
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