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1978 Jeep CherokeeReview
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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

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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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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2017 Jeep Cherokee Reviews

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2015 Jeep Cherokee Reviews

Would Not Buy Jeep Again By bostongreekgeek

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2014 Jeep Cherokee Reviews

Great Design And Engineering In A Mid-sized Suv By ECundiff

for medium-price range transportation, this is a great choice; the size is large enough to offer four to five people comfortable space with a great sound system and a stylish ride. It easily outshin... Read More

Nice Car And Easy On Gas. Great To Run Around Town Of Country In. By onlyhummer

This car is almost as capable as my 07 Jeep Wrangler and much more comfortable and quiet. The cost to operate is much cheaper and easier to drive. I like the standard SAT Rad and U connect is very ... Read More

2001 Jeep Cherokee Reviews

Good Suv By Jamie

Love mostly everything about this car except the roominess of the back seat. Road noise is an issue once we are on the freeway. The 4-Wheel drive was easy to use and great in the snow. Took on many f... Read More

Very Capable, Upgradable, And Reliable Off Road Vehicle. By Lyonsden2162

I love my jeep because it looks awesome and 4x4's very well. I have front and rear air lockers which make my jeep very capable. However the engine is load and could use more power. The front end sways... Read More

2000 Jeep Cherokee Reviews

Wish That Jeep Still Made This Model By ambpd

I purchased this vehicle new, never had any problems other than the usual maintence, Love the high feeling on the road without it being over large. Easy parking, Fantastic in the mud,snow, anything..... Read More

Too Bad Jeep Does Not Still Make Them. By Sly_Fox

This is a great car for mixed use, varied climate. We owned it for 8 years and had a ball with it and it always started and always ran well. Trips long and short were always enjoyable and its load c... Read More

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