I inherited my Jeep as a gift, it had 210,000 miles on it and everything was still original. Its an inline 6 limited now it has 240,000 miles on it and only the fuel pump and the radiator have been replaced everything else is still good. As many people say move the spare tire! Its annoying I've seen a few grand Cherokees where the spare is mounted on the liftgate like any other SUV and the rear window doesn't open other than those two things its awesome good power and ride, comfortable I'm definitely getting another Jeep in the future so is the girlfriend
easy to maintain, seats, compass thing, my sound system i've put in is amazing
ac overhead panel (shakes when music is loud) spare tire, I personally wouldn't have put in fake wood trim changing soon
Bought this vehicle off lease with 28k
miles. Needed a high-clearance
vehicle for work as I occasionally
have to drive on dirt/gravel roads. I
really wanted a 4Runner, but thought
I'd save $3,000 or so and "Buy
American" - BIG mistake.
Interior trim is peeling off of the
doors and the seat fabric failed
early. For some reason, I'm always
banging my foot on the door lip
getting in & out. Has that "tippy"
feel on corners. Worst of all, I had
to replace the transmission at 65k mi,
spending the $3000 I "saved" on the
purchase, but it still doesn't work
The engine seems to run reliably & the
vehicle performs reasonably well on
unpaved roads, hills, etc. Ground
clearance is good as advertised.
Cargo area is surprisingly small &
poorly designed. For example, the
spare tire is mounted on the "wide"
side of the fold-down rear seat,
making it narrower than the "narrow"
side for actually loading cargo. DUH!
I could live in this car. I sleep in it
and eat in it and talk on the phone in
it and my kids have changed clothes in
it. I bought my first one and the car
salesman wrecked it after I drove it 1
day and I refused to take anything but
a like model. I had to settle for a
different interior color but I was o.k
with it. The square cargo space is
roomy and the front seats are perfect
for us. I love that it adjusts the
seats and mirrors for us since my
husband is tall, and I am not.
Thankfully he does not drive it much.
The sound system is wonderful, even if
it is the Eagles or C/W. Only been in
the shop 1 time for a recall that was a
while back.Love the auto adjust
A little brighter interior lighting. I
am sure there have been improvements
since 1996. I am beginning to look
Bought used in great shape and now at
65,000 still a great deal. Full loaded
(except for the sunroof :( )
everything. I have the 4.0L and it
seems to be more reliable especially
with 2WD. It seems Jeep does have 4WD
transmission problems if you don't take
care. I change the oil (synthetic) and
transmission fluids (also synthetic)
per manufacturers guidelines. I also
firmly believe a good mechanic (not a
dealer) is the most important thing to
have. I had an intermittent engine
problem that was worked out over a few
weeks, check this (change cheap stuff
first) and finally resulting in a new
leather, interior, looks, full features
Don't buy a Jeep unless you are or know
a very good mechanic (and they are few
and far between). If you don't know
one buy a Toyota.