Got this 1990 Jeep Cherokee (Midsize SUV 4 Dr Laredo Wagon) and it is great! It has a high 175,000 miles my still drives like a new SUV. It has the best automatic transmission (unlike the transmission used on the round body- style) according to my mechanic and do not expect anything major until 250,000 miles. The shape of the body is just the right size: it's a true MidSize!
Well I love to ride in my Jeep. I have owned the Jeep for 8 years and I love it. It’s my baby! I have the 4 door limited and it’s in great condition with 223000 miles and a lot left to go. I've heard that these Jeeps can get 400,000 miles on them and I believe it. The most problems that I can recall from the 1990 Jeep Cherokee is that there is no radiator cap, you can only put radiator fluid from the reserve and sometimes these things like to run hot but if you keep a good thermostat in it and a good reserve cap on the reserve it will be able to have the pressure that it needs to let the water flow. This is the only major thing that I can see that is really wrong with the Jeeps - I do recommend them.
I am part of a Family of jeeps. My dad has an 87 with 287,000 miles on it and the only problems that we ever had with it in our last 3 years of owning it is the slight oil leak and the anitfreeze reservoir cracked. We also recently did something to the front axle from pulling a stuck 04 f150 out of the snow. Funny stuff but that little jeep did it. my uncle has a 92 with 210K (approx) and he loves that HO I am currently looking for another, newer jeep. to get ready for offroad and these rigs are very reliable. On or off road. my old dodge would take me a whole tank off road, those 2 jeeps only used 1/4 a tank of gas on a 100 mi offroad trip. Great Rigs.
A solid performer - on and off road. I am the second owner (first owner was a relative) and there have never been any significant headaches. The only engine issue is the need to add a half qt of oil every 1-2k miles. This Jeep has seen lots of deep mud, snow and unimproved roads and I have only been stuck once - and that was my error. The body is in great shape. There are only a few spots of rust near the rear wheelwells and the hood and roof paint is really faded. With over 140,000 miles, I still drive it to work every day - with confidence in the engine.
Let's start with the fact that I never had to do more than routine maintenence to it ... add that it got me over the continental divide without incident on a county road in a blizzard bad enough to shut down the interstate ... had enough acceleration to push you back in the seat after a quarter million miles and still didn't burn oil. I'd still be driving it today had some moron not smashed into it while it was parked. Thanks, Jeep!