I have had a Jeep Since 1994.I Bought my 1998 Cherokee in 2002 used. I have had some work done but all was wear and tear.I plan to bury this Jeep until the wheels fall off or it cost to much to fix(replace).That's how much I FEEL about my Jeep.P.S. Look around for these Jeeps. It's hard to find them like this !
The feel of Comfort.The Power to NEVER get stuck.The ease Of working on this Jeep. Try to say that about these new Hard as hell to work on cars.
None. I will pay the crazy gas prices knowing I can save on Maintenance.
My Father brought this home new when I was in high school. He used it for the work commute. Last year, with 212k problem free miles on it, he just gave it to me!! I now have near 245k miles on her and it runs and sounds just like when he first brought it home!! I cannot say enough about this engine and vehicle!! It boggles my mind that Jeep could get rid of it!! You couldn't PAY me to drive a Liberty! 3. who? I really believe that with my REGULAR maintenance I'll get well over 350k. We'll see!
I-6 power and dependability, UNMATCHED (any manufacturer) 4WD capability, smoke a viper from a dead stop power and it's AMERICAN!!
FIRE the decision makers who got rid of the Cherokee!! and its I-6 engine!!
Back in High School my dad bought this jeep and brought it home as a work vehicle. Traveling to and from Chicago and back to the burbs. It was given to me last year, 10 years later and with 276 thousand miles!!! on her..she still runs and sounds the SAME as ten years ago! Though the fuel economy sucks, I have never had a vehicle be so wonderful in ways never thought possible. Its more reliable than any vehicle made on earth and handles better in harsh weather than cars that cost 3 times what she did.
4wd, off the line torque, storage room and DEPENDABILITY.
I bought my Jeep new and now have 178000 miles on it. I have done very little maintenance on it other than regular stuff like oil changes etc.. I get around 23 mpg with the 4.0 six/5 spd. I still have the original clutch in it. I wish they still made the Cherokee.
After exchanging our Subaru Outback for a mini van we found our selves without 4x4 for the first time. And we proceed with the snowiest winter in recorded Wisconsin history. We bought this as a "spare" vehicle, I say spare but it is now being used more than our 07 Hyundai Entourage Limited mini van. The 4.0 with the 5 speed accelerates with force up to 65 mph. The snow capability and stability easily rivals our old Outback, and the off road ability absolutely crushes the Outback. It is also far cheaper than a used Outback. I really like Subaru's and have owned 7 of them, but I like this Jeep better than the 2000 Outback we owned.
Snow Ability, very off-roadable, excellent engine/transmission combo, love the old school design (boxy wagon and solid axle suspension). The size is perfect for all around use.
MPG, fairly low but at least I have a VW Jetta TDI to commute in(47 mpg combined). Another vast improvement would be to start manufacturing it again.