I inherited a '96 Cherokee in 2001 with 260,000 miles. Made many repairs to worn out parts but no faulty parts and unecessary towing bills with this vehicle. I ran it until it had 330,000 miles and then sold the vehicle for a surprising amount with many offers. At that time I purchased a '98 Cherokee with only 98,000 miles. It has treated almost as well as my first Jeep, but they just don't build like they use to. Well actually they don't build them at all anymore, but I suppose that's because the Wrangler got all the attention.
Command-trac 4WD w/o any computer or electronic shifting means it's in 4wd and it stays in 4wd. It's got a classic yet rugged look and is a great vehicle for many different kind of drivers.
There are many improvements a Cherokee owner could make. Or you could not change a thing and you would still have a long lasting dependable vehicle. Always change your oil.