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Do these things ever die?
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By MaxHops
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1996 Jeep Cherokee SUV Sport 4dr SUV 4WD


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I have had my Jeep for 12 years and have only had standard maintenance work done. Water pump, brakes, shocks, serpentine belt, tires, oil are the only thing I have had to replace. The V6 in this is called the iron maiden for its extreme reliability. I think I could drive it for another 10 years if I need to.


Best Features

Classic look, toughness, reliability.


Worst Features

Cup holders needed. I bit noisy on the highway compared to newer SUVs.


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Jeep!
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By thennig
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1996 Jeep Cherokee SUV Sport 4dr SUV


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I bought this vehicle about five years ago and still enjoy driving it! The inline six is a tough and reliable engine (original AMC engine design with some Chrysler modern mortifications). The vehicle is truly a SUV, it’s nothing to brag about, it’s very thirsty, and it’s very versatile. What can I say, “It’s a Jeep!”


Best Features

4x4, inline six, SUV


Worst Features

None, they discontinued this model in 2001.


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96 XJ SE
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By pocoPAT
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1996 Jeep Cherokee SUV SE 4dr SUV 4WD


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I got the Jeep in2001 with 120000 from my mom. I've had it for 6 years and it's been great. It was problem free until it got over 150,000 miles; it now has 207,000. In the last 50k miles I've replaced, 2 water pumps, starter, rotors, alternator and all the normal parts. The headlight switch has gone bad twice, the doors don't latch well and the inside handle has broken off along with the rubber stripping. It's got a 3"skyjacker lift, Rancho shocks, JKS links, Flowmaster muffler, throttle body spacer, cold air intake. front tube bumper rear hitch. I got this vehicle when i was 19 and I've driven it hard. Before it was mine I learned to drive on it, hard miles.


Best Features

The straight six.


Worst Features

Door latches,handles.


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Jeeps are the Best
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By Kunkemotorsports
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1996 Jeep Cherokee SUV Sport 4dr SUV 4WD


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We have owned this Jeep for about 5 years and there have been no breakdowns and only regular maintenance. This Jeep is very fun to drive; the 4.0 litre straight 6 has a lot of torque. These Jeeps are very off road capable even in stock form. Because of the light weight and disc brakes, this Jeep stops almost on a dime. The 4 wheel drive is very easy to use (shift-on-the-fly). The interior is very roomy for a compact suv it can comfortably seat 4 adults or 2 adults and 3 children comfortably plus dogs or groceries or whatever in the back. Over all this is a great SUV.


Best Features

Favorite feature has to be the 4.0 litre engine; lot of power and 18-20 mpg efficiency, and the easy 4-wheel drive operation. On the interior the rear seats fold down to give a huge amount of space for hauling big and irregular stuff.


Worst Features

None!


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165,000 Miles and Still Going Strong
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By M. Oberstaedt
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1996 Jeep Cherokee SUV Sport 2dr SUV


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Have owned the Jeep for 10 years and it's still fun to drive and knock down a Mustang or 2 with it's fantastic acceleration to 70MPH. (Speedo only goes up to 85MPH) Best engine that was ever put into a Jeep. Even my wife gets a kick out of it. Have only put in approx. $600 in repairs needed over the 10 years with the biggest expense being to replace the radiator with a new aluminum one with a lower pressure cap. This happened at 163,000 miles last month. Interior carrying room is also great and I remove the lower back seat and put the back down to get more room than that offered by the new SUV imitators. Wish they still made this one.


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