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1988 Jeep Cherokee Review
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I bought the Cherokee 4X4 used with about 112,000 miles on it, It has never been stuck and I have driven it for several thousand miles through sand and rough conditions as my hunting and farm use vehicle. Earlier this week the odometer rolled past 277,7707.7 miles, and she is still going. I still hunt and fish and this is now the only vehicle I have left. It sports a camo paint job, has 8/9 fishing rods hanging from the ceiling, and I can repair it myself without having to pull the engine just to change spark plugs. Im 73 years old and unless I happen across something else that I cant live without, I will drive this one until one of us finally gives it up.
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Value Ranked 2002 Suzuki Grand Vitara better.
"Later model, less miles used, more comfortable as a newer vehicle should be, these are the reasons to own this vehicle, great as a towing vehicle and dog hauler and reliable as an off-roader for hunting and fishing."
Would Buy Ranked 2002 Suzuki Grand Vitara worse.
"For someone who lives my lifestyle, a better vehicle has never been made. Replacement parts are available, I still do my own mechanical maintenance at 73 yrs. old and so far its anyones guess which one of us will out last the other."
1988 Jeep Cherokee 4 Dr Pioneer 4WDReview
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Best Vehicle Ever Owned. — If you are looking to get a jeep the xj is definitely the best choice, can fit a truck in the back and tow a semi with it. Went from a ram 1500 to a powerstroke to a jeep Cherokee. No regrets what so ever.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: The best part about these jeeps is the Torque and the reliability. I have taken all my friends offroading in it and we could not help but smile and laugh the whole time. She will go ANYWHERE in stock form and the right tires of course. The only thing I have had to do to it so far is the maintenance and the battery terminals LOL.

Cons: The only two bad things I have to say about it is the open diffs and the gas mileage. I love driving my Cherokee as much as I can but the gas can get pricey.

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Ace — Read the other comments, nothing to add. I bought this from Don A Vee Jeep in Bellflower CA in 1989 NEW for $17k. Somewhere along the line Jeep prices went way north. The candidates for the "new" used car: AWD: CX-9, Dodge Durango, Ford Flex, Chevy Traverse.

Pros: If they still made this model, I'd buy it again. This is the first and only new car. It didn't need an overhaul at 250K but I "treated" myself with one instead of buying another. I put a 3/8 stroker crank and mild high-end cam (baby likes to run...)

Cons: The clutch linkages are wearing and causing the main hydraulic cylinder to leak fluid inside the cabin, gets on the fuse box and causes some issues. When I get a "new" used car, this will be one of the things I'll recondition.

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1988 Jeep CherokeeReview
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Reliable, Rugged, And Simple — Got this jeep a while back as my first car. Around town, it gets pretty bad gas mileage for a student to afford... Does great with power, trips, etc... Very very simple design, which I love. There are no airbags wither, so it is not ideal for a family vehicle, that's for sure. There were so many made that it should be easier to fix, if it ever does break down. Basically, these things are great for utility and fun to drive, too.

Pros: Easy to use, tows great, 4x4 awesome, good control/steering, etc

Cons: Uses gas pretty bad in the city, as expected.

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Im Happy So Far — just got it uber cheap has needed a few repairs with a few more in mind but it handles mud like a champ and have tons of fun driving it plus its not quite as conspicous as my previous car (honda prelude)

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: mud lol

Cons: f!#$$%^ power steering!!! failure is very common

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Solid Dependable All-weather Transportation, Off Road And On — I've had this Jeep with a 4.0 straight-six that I bought for $7000.00 in 1993. I've used it in -40 degrees in Plattsburgh NY,and now in 100+ degrees in Georgia. It's old, with maybe 400K miles on it, but it lasts and lasts and lasts. I put a modest lift kit on it, all-disk brake conversion, but she's in dire need of a paint job. It costs relatively little to maintain, but I often have little "glitches" related to the electrical system. Mechanically, she's a very easy truck to work on, and has a very robust engine, power train, and body. It commands the road well and has a solid feel about it. I am sold on Jeep products so I bought two more used Jeeps, another 1988 Cherokee and a 1988 Jeep Wrangler!!

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: It runs in all weather and all types of terrain and can carry a load

Cons: Too many electronic sensors, that get old and fail

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Great Vehicle But Not Easy On Enviorment — it was a tourqe monster that would go through about anything you threw at it. it wasnt the fastest thing but it was very powerful and reliable. it was a blast in the winter even though it got horrible gas mileage.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: it was a tank!

Cons: mpg

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A Jeep That Would Last Forever. — I have a 1988 Jeep Cherokee Pioneer with a 4.0 Engine (AKA straight 6) with a 5 SPD Standard. The Jeep was originally my Grandpa's Jeep and he passed it down to my mom then finally I got the Jeep Cherokee. It has a total 210,000 miles on the engine and is still going.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: They last like forever as long they have the 4.0 Engine.

Cons: The older Jeeps bodies rust after a couple years so expect to do some body work.

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Cheap Lifted Truck That Sticks Up To Its Jeep Name — for less than 1000 dollars, excellent offroad performance, build quality is great, its lasted this long and still no bubbling of paint!!, fun as hell to drive, the only minus is the 11 mpgs. It still turns more heads than a ferrari haha

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: Offroad performance and eyegrabber

Cons: fuel economy

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Great Budget 4x4 — it looks like poo and has been painted with rustoleumm but it goes anywhere. the vehicle was built with a purpose in mind and has taken 10 years to get where it is today. I just wish I had more time to use it the way it was meant to be driven.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: 4WD makes New England winters a breeze

Cons: fuel economy

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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

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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