I have owned this vehicle since August
1994 when I purchased it brand new.
Even today, closing in on ten years
later, it is still running strong. I
have had very few problems with this
Jeep. I have replaced the water pump,
radiator, and a main seal, as well as
managing normal maintenance such as oil
changes and tires. Money for this Jeep
was very well spent. To compare, this
Jeep has 197,500 miles on it. I also
own a 2001 Dodge Durango R/T, a really
awesome vehicle. However, the Jeep is
my daily driver. I depend upon it for
nearly every drive work or to the
store. I just let the Durango sit and
run this Jeep until it drops, and I
don't know when that'll be.
Bought my Jeep new and drove 50,000 mi
first 2 years with no major problem.
The ride is rough and power is
excessive for regular on-road driving.
Gas consumption averages about 15-16
city and not much higher on the
highway. My Jeep is spartan and the
only feature I had the dealer install
after market was a cruise control for
about $90 then. Exterior is durable -
hit deer twice, backed into wall -
except for minor work bumper and finish
are fantastic. My Jeep has been
outstanding since day 1 now my son
wants to keep it for when he gets his
I like the raw power it supplies when
accelerating and passing. Has good
visibility all around. Back seat folds
flat to provide plenty of room.
Need to improve the comfort of the ride
and fuel efficiency. The clip-on
beverage holder easily popped out and
eventually just broke off. Back seats
need headrests or support.
I bought my Jeep in March 2000 with
75,000 miles on it. I have not had to
repair anything except for the usual,
brakes, belts, etc. The 2 door model
has better visibility but is harder to
get into the back seat.
I have taken it off-road in different
environments numerous times and it is
so much fun! My stock Cherokee can
easily keep up with my friend's lifted
4Runner. The ride is nicer off-road in
4L than on the highway in 2wd. I love
the utilitarianism of the Cherokee, and
it has been a fantastic vehicle.
I can go anywhere! The manual
transmission is great in 4L.
Need cup-holders, wish the manual
tranny could tow more weight. The 2
door is hard to get in and out of.
I bought my cherokee used about a year
ago with only 28K on the engine. I've
had some minor interior problems:
seatbelt getting caught in the door,
som cracked plastic pannels, rips in
the vinal. I would be getting about 2o
mpg, but I have a slow fuel leak that
lowers it to about 14. Gas is
expensive, but it is fun to drive and I
wouldn't drive anything else.
Working AC, powerful I6 engine, leg
room, off raod capabilities.
It would be nice if it had a center
consol, i just ordered one from tuffy.
better made intierior.