This is my second Cherokee (the first was a 96), and I've really enjoyed the restyle (done in 97). I get good fuel economy with the 5-speed manual, and the 4wd works well in the snow. Never breaks, but when it does it's inexpensive to repair and easy to do-it-yourself. An excellent all around SUV. It isn't the newest design or the most stylish, but I think it's the best. Jeep never should have killed it for the Liberty.
5-speed manual, traditional looks, 4wd, hauling room.
Console clearly designed for the automatic, sometimes manual shifter hits things plugged into lighters.
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