1986 Jeep Cherokee User Reviews

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    1986 Jeep Cherokee 4 Dr Laredo 4WD Review
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    Really Hot Jeep, Many Comment About The 350. — I love this jeep. I dont care how much it cost me! its hot!!! Get this, i traded a dodge for it! lol first show this summer in victoria. come down and see all the sexy 4x4's. Wish me luck!

    Pros: has a chev 350 4 barrel

    Cons: as we all know, it always needs work and its best friend is the gaspump

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    1986 Jeep Cherokee 4 Dr STD 4WD Review
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    Good Jeep To Start With — Would not recommend a 2 DR, the rear doors on this were small enough lol Read the pros & cons, Even all that, it was a reliable enough vehicle & fun to go Jeeping in! Could have used a cruise control system though.

    Pros: Plenty of room for storage, groceries, STUFF etc! Good for ground clearance & Jeeping & lookin good lol

    Cons: Not enough power, fuel mileage, or comfort in the back seats for anybody.. The rear liftgate door needed to be adjusted so much so that the Whole thing even needed to be all the way replaced! The throttle body injection made it run a little rough of funky.  Sensors went bad too here & there

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    Saved My Life — was my father in law's great truck. it was a shame that i was in a accident in it. but truthfully if i had been in any other vehicle i would not be writing this now, it saved my life.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: jeep

    Cons: jeep

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    Great Amc Product, Atleast It Isn't A Chrysler Jeep Immatation — I bought this 1986 Cherokee Chief 8 years age. I live in the High Sierras and it spends alot of time in 4x4. The 2.5 4 banger giver 24 highway as long as I keep it at 55-60. Thanks to Jimmy Carter it was built to give best economy at 55 mph, that was th legal speed limit in 1986. If you look at the spec's on horsepower and torque you will see torque peaks at 2650 RPM appx. That just happens to be it's RPM at 58 mph, That explains why it dropps MPG alot after 58mph. At 70mph that little 4 banger is realling humming like a sewing machine...getting 20 mpg. That is too high of rpm's for longgevity as well. If you are driving one of these your not a sports car guy anyways, take it slow enjoy the view thats whaqt a jeep is built for anyways, so don't whine bout power, but they do corner well.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: cornering, safety, visability, room

    Cons: power, fuel economy at 70mph, narrow front seats

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    Hooptie — Picked this up on the cheap.... $200. Had 233,000 miles on it, so I just used it as a beater to drive around locally. Last year that AMC manufactured the Jeep brand. For its age, it seems to have held up remarkably well. Skidded into a curb this past winter pretty hard, but simply drove away with no issues. Took lots of abuse, and kept rolling anyway.

    Pros: great beater

    Cons: it is what it is....

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    Jeep — This vehicle was given to me by my uncle with 218,000 miles so I can't really complain bout it. It was a tank... Nothing could stop it. Not fast by any stretch, but for an 86 it was in good condition. Minimal rust, but a gray color and old. It was a true four wheel drive and sucked gas like no other, but nice in the winter.

    Pros: Metal everywhere

    Cons: Rust

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    As Clean As The Day It Came Out Of The Factory... — 4 cylinder 5 spd 4x4 over 350,000km and still runnin' strong

    Pros: jeep, jeep and jeep

    Cons: 4x4 didnt work :(

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    Worst Car Ever — We had a Cherokee Chief. For the first 2 years, it was fine, but then after that, one thing after another went wrong. I also never understood by AMC (who owned Jeep at the time) did not bother to change the GM keys into Jeep keys (the 2.8L V6 was sourced from GM, and was also used in the S-10 Blazer)

    Pros: Spacious, 4WD

    Cons: Everything

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    A Well Built,and Designed 4wd Vehicle — I have owned this 1986 Jeep Cherokee since it was delivered from the factory.Doing schedualed fluid changes and maintence is all that has been done to it,and it has never let me down.With the 2.8l V-6,2 bbl carb twisting the Command-trac 4wd after 421,556 miles all over this corner of the globe.She has traveled from Barrow point Alaska,to Key west Florda.The eastern coast of Canada, too many places to mention. Never had a lick of trouble,(except for the A/C going out)Shes been a dream too drive.It has gone threw 3 teenagers,learnning how to drive and countless snow storms.

    Owner for 21 years, 0 months

    Miles Driven per Year:15,000

    Pros: Very steady on her feet

    Cons: A/C never worked well enough(west Nebraska heat)after it lost its compresor,we never really missed it

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    The Parts Jeep — Not quite the Jeep my other 2 are but still ok. I really just bought it as a parts jeep. It has a 4in. lift, front and rear custom bumpers, winch, and 34in tires on beadlock wheels. It has a 2.5L 4 cylinder so it is not so hot in the performance department. but it still is a descent all around 4x4 SUV.

    Pros: Had lots of aftermarket parts on it when i got it.

    Cons: 4 cylinder

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2015 Jeep Cherokee Reviews

    Would Not Buy Jeep Again By bostongreekgeek

    No gps when purchased. Dealer blatantly lied to Jeep customer service that they had informed me prior to purchase. Wont be buying Jeep ever again. After signing paperwork, dealer really does not offer... Read More

    Modern And Sweet By adamsenloe

    I finally decided on the Jeep Cherokee. I had looked at the Grand Cherokee, but there were recalls on the 2014's with no resolution, so I thought it best to stay away from the 2015's as well. I deci... Read More

    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

    1999 Jeep Cherokee Reviews

    Well Taken Care Of And Excellent Running. By Craig

    Great reliable, do it all jeep. Efficient and smooth running. Very inexpensive to up keep. Just a solid overall vehicle. From the smooth shifting to the engine power. 4.0 jeeps are one of the all time... Read More

    I Refuse To Get Rid Of It, Currently At 228,000miles By erin9821

    I love my car, it is very reliable. Keep up with maintenance and don't drive like a jerk and it will treat you good. Some parts start to get tired once you get to the higher miles so expect to replace... Read More

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