I bought my 96' Cherokee 2 Door Sport 10 years ago with 35,000 miles on it. The only work that I have had to do to it was replace the muffler and tailpipe, set of front brake pads and a starter. It now has 145,000 miles on it and uses no oil and gets around 22-23 mpg. It is the most efficient 4wd I have ever owned. I wish they still made them! My body is still in great shape despite the winters here in PA. The paint isn't the best but it has yet to rust out. The engine is a work horse and will take me anywhere I need to go!
5spd manual is great on gas. Great turning radius, and easy to park. The 4.0 I6 is a better engine than any other Jeep made today!