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1978 Jeep CherokeeReview
scubadan writes:
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Jeep In The Sun — I bought this for $300.00. Guy said it needed new transmission i said ok and found out it was a vaccum hose wowowowowwo......what a deal i got....its a BEAST!!!!!! Hope all can find a deal like me..... Its a dream to drive and floats like a cloud on the road. I am restoring so if anyone can help send me links to this Cherokee Chief.....Dan

Pros: Love the Power of the 5.9 V8

Cons: Fuel Mileage sucks, Cant find parts

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1978 Jeep CherokeeReview
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Best Inheritance Ever! — When I was 7, my grandpa got the 401 cubic inch four barrel version in the Sun Orange option. After he passed away, grandma gave it to me. Well cared for and with only 63,000 miles on it, this is a rare classic beauty. Almost all of the 63,000 miles were off road, though you'd never know looking at it or driving it. At the ripe old age of thirty, she handles interstate speeds, goes four-wheelin, starts up and idles beautifully, shifts flawlessly, burns no oil, and still has a nice glossy shine on the original sun orange paint job. I recently drove it from New Mexico to Louisiana nonstop, and other than a replacement of the original alternator, it drove just like it was new. I will be restoring the well worn interior as close to original as possible, but the engine and exterior need virtually no work at all.

Owner for 30 years, 0 months

Miles Driven per Year:1,000

Pros: Durability and ruggedness unlike anything you can buy new today.  A lot of power and space.  Great 360 visibility.  Good workhorse for towing.  

Cons: Gas guzzler, especially in stop/start traffic.  

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1978 Jeep Cherokee Review
mskllGuru says:
Cherokee was much better at keeping it value and can carry people around where the truck is limited, also 4 wheel drive is always important when needed.
vs1978 Ford F-150
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Looks/Style Ranked 1978 Ford F-150 worse.
"more useable and resale value is held."
Family Car Ranked 1978 Ford F-150 worse.
"more seats"
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2021 Jeep Cherokee Reviews

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2020 Jeep Cherokee Reviews

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2019 Jeep Cherokee Reviews

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2018 Jeep Cherokee Reviews

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2017 Jeep Cherokee Reviews

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