I bought mine with 64,000 miles on it. It now has 112,000 and is still going strong. Overall dependability has been very good, just regular maintenance. Yes, it's loud, mileage is pretty bad & the back seat could be more comfortable, but it's also very practical. Love it ! And, it never feels like it's going to tip over, like other SUV's. I don't have any modifications made - all stock. I never thought I could have this much fun in an SUV !
The HANDLING! Off road capabilities. Lots of space inside.
Bought at 15k and driven daily since 2001. A great vehicle. No major issues. Great fun to drive. The 4.0L puts the "sport" in sport utility! Built solidly, no rattles, etc. It is a shame that Jeep stopped making this body style and this porven engine. The new Liberty looks like all of the Japanese SUV's out there.
I bought the Jeep new because I was
tired off getting stuck in the snow.
The Jeep is like a tank and rides like
one also. I take it hunting and drive
it over plowed muddy fields without any
worry of getting stuck. I have 65,000
mi on it and have had no major problems.
4X4 I don't have to shovel snow off of
the drive. But warning if your
girlfriend as a honda you had better
shovel if you can to see her in the
If it had 4 wheel independent
suspension I think the ride would be
Cherokee's have always been a tough,
reliable 4WD. After owning one for
years and 120K miles, I agree.
Luxurious, no. Many vehicles are more
comfortable. Small, nimble, simple
vehicles, yes. Very durable too. One
turn signal switch has been replaced.
All other items, tires, brakes, oil,
etc., were maintenance items. This is a
vehicle that has seen many offroad
miles in the Southwestern deserts, and
it seems to be just breaking in.
Offroad, it will leave posuer 4x4's
(Xterra, etc) behind, including very
The 4.0L engine has more in common with
a tractor, but they'll run past 300K
with basic shadetree mechanic skills. A
simple scan of the used Cherokees bears
this out. A+
4x4 ability. Durability and longevity.
Nimble and agile.