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Endless reliability internally, falling apart externally
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By Jack Nelson
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1997 Jeep Cherokee Country 4dr SUV


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I've had my cherokee for roughly 4 years now, bought it used at 120,000 miles, and I have yet to even touch the motor in terms of repairs. It is a modern day sherman tank mechanically. I've obviously had to replace my share of wear and tear parts such as the alternator, tie rods, brakes, etc. But never anything on the motor, or even the transmission for that matter. Unfortunately, as with all cars, it is falling apart at the seams in terms of appearance. The bumper fell off the other day for no reason, and it has a crackle when idling (most likely the catalytic converter). Its a pretty big gas guzzler as well. All around I'd say it is the perfect "point A to point B" vehicle.


Favorite Features

reliable, structurally sound, 4wd is awesome in the winter, good towing capabilities.


Suggested Improvements

What do you expect, its from the 90's. You won't get a better vehicle from this era in terms of performance


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By ESB
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1997 Jeep Cherokee Country 4dr SUV


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Love this baby! Can't seem to want to trade it in. I have put 170,000 on it. Very minor problems such as water pump,starter, and oxygen sensor. Other than that, oil, gas and tires. It gets the gas mileage that it should get for a 4.0 engine. People who complain need a smaller car not a SUV! This baby is fast too.


Favorite Features

6 disc changer, body style and POWER!


Suggested Improvements

Outside noise while riding. Loud fan noise when it is running with a/c


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Jeep Cherokee Country
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By Lightnin
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1997 Jeep Cherokee Country 4dr SUV


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One of the best cars I've owned. A little wind noise that I would prefer to not have. At 153,000 miles, it's worth far more to me than the trade in value offered.


Favorite Features

Look & Style


Suggested Improvements

Wind noise. Ashtray away from the A/C vents.


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Hunk of Junk
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By FCosmen
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1997 Jeep Cherokee Country 4dr SUV


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Almost the day the warranty ran out, this hunk of junk has been nothing but a headache. I bought this jalopy new and in the last year have had to have the tranny rebuilt, a new water pump, a new power steering pump, a new radiator, and now the evaporator needs replaced. Enough already! I am buying a 4Runner.


Favorite Features

NONE


Suggested Improvements

EVERYTHING


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