I have my 4.0L auto 4x4 jeep for 10 years. Its one of the Best rig I ever owned!! It's now old and little paint fade and some use..but this Jeep is great!! Bought it at 79k miles on it It now has 257k miles on it and not one problem... Just normal ware, keep the maintenance up top...never over heats.. And all ways..All Ways starts! Drive from the Bay Area to Tahoe and Oregon and Nevada...now working in Texas...it just keeps going n going.. Not the best front seats...Americans can't make a great seat...??? But with my yakama racks and station wagon like back end...it's a great 4x4 for way out...camping or exploring rig. I love this SUV I did some light mod on porformance for engine and gain horsepower and even a little Real..time MPG to..like on freeway 2-3 gain in miles per gallon. It has one of the Best inline 6 engines and very Very..reliable period. even when station in the middle east...and Europe I've own 2 of these 4.0L cherokee, it's the REAL best SUV 4x4 in the world.
In the years I've owned this vehicle it has seen every type of terrain and weather. It has towed a 4000 lb boat everywhere. It holds kids pets and luggage with ease. It has yet to ever get stuck or have difficulty. The 4.0 engine is more than enough power. It's a shame they don't make vehicles like this anymore
This is the 5th Cherokee I've had.
I pulled this one out of a swamp, 3 feet of muddy water, left there for about 6 months.
Had about 5 gallons of water in the engine.
Engine was stuck.
Unstuck the motor with PB Blaster and patience, replaced ALL the relays, alternator, starter, radiator, numerous other stuff.
Runs like a champ now.
No smoke, no knocks, very powerful and spiffy, the way they should be.
Only problem now seems to be the speed sensor, it's not shifting down properly and check engine light is on.
Will fix this week.
Oh, btw, the AC is ICE cold!
I like my jeep cherokee for its low maintainence costs and
reliability,however, its a very tireing vehicle on long trips.It handles very well
in adverse weather conditions.I now have 126000 mi. and still going strong.
It has been serviced as specified in the owners manual.This is only my
second set of tires.Never had a front end problem or any major repairs.
Back seats hard to manage for older people,also not a smooth riding vehicle
Never did any off road driving with this car..
It is with great sadness that I have finally, after over a decade and some 185k miles, come to realize that my Country has finally reached the point of economic infeasibility. Bought gently used in '98 (only 28k mi in 3 yrs, car was spotless throughout, thank you 1st owner). Car was very reliable over the first 10 years of ownership. It is only now that it is beginning to fall apart. Engine, Tranny still original and still doing just fine, which is huge. I'd say the cooling system was the only component that was less reliable than you'd want. Everything else exceeded expectations.