the vehicle is me..simple-reliable-fixable. i travel a lot as pediatric nurse. i am also a firefighter both paid and volunteer. i needed reliability and got a 95 Cherokee cheap. i worked on it in spare time. then got rid of my regular pick up and bought a 96 Cherokee sport. now i had 2 Jeeps. 275,000 miles average and drive both regular. i do have some mechanic experinace before Jeeps came in the picture but its a dream to repair. i have never been late or missed a shift with a Jeep. there are times i get paged out for a structure fire at 0300. in 5 minutes i am on road with jeep. over the last 10 years i have owned bought and sold 12 Jeep Cherokee. i still own my 96 and 95. They dont have fancy electronics but i dont need that. i stop and help people on side of road every time i can and if its a Jeep which is rare i can get them up and going. My wife has a XYZ (wasn't sure about putting other vehicles in here). to change her thermostat takes about 1.5 hours. her vehicle is 2 years old and she loves it. it has everything known to man. i can change my thermostat in 15 minutes. our son took a jeep to college. few problems only. Jeeps are forgiving. i want go into same issues i hear all the time. i think there are 3 but learn about the why and you want have a problem! i am soon for retirement and guess i will work on Jeep Cherokees..i dont like Grand Cherokee but it isn't personal! There has been a surge in Cherokees lately in both interest and prices but i believe its because a lot of people are going back to the basics which work!