1999 Jeep Cherokee Consumer Review: Definitely Won't be in The Mar

1999 Jeep Cherokee - Consumer Review

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Classic 4dr SUV (4.0L 6-cyl. 4-speed Automatic)

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Definitely Won't be in The Market for Another Jeep
By laneoc97 on


1999 Jeep Cherokee Classic 4dr SUV


This car was a hand me down from my aunt. She and my uncle take very good care of their cars, so don't give me the whole "you must not have taken care of it" thing. This car has been nothing but problems. Endless electrical problems is the first issue. In less than a year that I've had this car, the automatic door locks, cruise control, trunk light, horn, airbag, and the windows have all stopped working. I've had several mechanic friends check all of the fuses and everything and they are all completely fine. I haven't taken it in yet cause I can't afford the huge costs. On top of all of that it has completely broken down twice AGAIN in just a year of having it. All in all just a huge pain.

Best Features

When this car is actually working, it's got enough power for any situation you're in. The handling on my sport model is pretty good. The steering feels tight and heavy at low speeds and lightens up on the highway. I like the trunk space and the very basic easy to use switches and nobs inside. Although the opposite of aerodynamic, the design and look of the car is pretty cool and classic jeep. Looks pretty tough and off-roady with its boxy profile and what not.

Worst Features

The worst thing about this car is by far the reliability and electrical problems that are almost impossible to escape. But there is more that I don't like. For one thing, this thing is extremely top heavy. Get ready to go extremely slow around corners, because it seriously feels like it's going to roll even if you're going only a little faster than you should be. Also, it's pretty cramped inside. The back seat is super snug, and the drivers seat even set all the way back doesn't give me enough room and makes my ankle and back hurt on long drives. Gas mileage is also awful. Only about 14-16 mpg in mixed driving, just unacceptable! Last, 2WD models are useless. I've been stuck lots of times.
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