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Its A Good Start — I love my jeep, its given me days of fun and enjoyment. its a V6 so its not that powerful, but it has 4 wheel drive. it is a fun car to drive. i wish i had a mustang. dang.

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

Pros: its a jeep

Cons: its not fast

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If You Want A Real Jeep Then You Are Looking At It. — All around amazing Jeep and fun to work on. Almost all years and parts are interchangeable. The development of auto lock ups was a big improvement in the 90's over the air actuated locks that I had on this. I replaced mine with axles off a 2000 Cherokee. Parts are easy to find and easy to replace. Most have some similar quarky little issues that can easily be fixed and most do not affect the Jeeps ability to run or drive. You just might not know how much gas you have or your oil pressure. Ride is rough but they are hard to break. Even after I ran mine into a guard rail and sold it off with 260k miles on it, it is still being driven today. These are very basic but amazingly well built functional JEEPS. They do what you need them to do and are great for modifying and rebuilding. My I6 still ran after I blew the heads and cracked the block. I drove it like that for 120 miles on the highway and it still started up even after it was moved to another Jeep to be sold off as a junker. Only down side is that like most older cars, these usually have a higher level of routine maintenance that is not necessary but will prolong the life beyond 300k miles. Most people looking for this kind of car will fall in love with any 1988-2001 Jeep cherokee.

Pros: Awesome JEEP very adaptalbe

Cons: They stopped making them in 2001 value and insurance may be an issue for some people

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Jeep Xj= Awsomeness — Performance- A good 4X4 right out of the box, i wouldn't wheel any other stock "SUV" Build Quality- Great AMC quallity Appearance- Sexy in a spartan way 2 door all the way Cost of Ownership- Gas milage may reach single digits, other than that cost is rediculusly expensive, what with trail armor, replacement rear axle, lockers, lift, regear... mabe im different than others tho. Fun Factor- This car IS A TOY... duh

Pros: Strong I6 4.0, good power to weight, torque monster

Cons: Weak Pukegoat tranny and D35 rear axle, limited tire size at stock hight

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Jeep Cherokee Pioneer — Did everything in this car. Family car, long trips, modest off-roading, snow vehicle, it did it all. Built very solid and gave a smooth ride. The 4.0 straight 6 was awesome! Easy to maintain and reliable. It was an awesome vehicle. Loved it!

Pros: Solid and smooth ride

Cons: Interior noise

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Jeep Cherokee Pioneer — This is probably the 2nd best car i've ever had. drove it 6,500 miles in a few weeks, from Los Angeles to Boston with various detours, never once let me down. Had her completly airborne twice, drove 18 hours non-stop, had her downtown Hollywood and Manhattan, not one problem. Very very reliable and strong, nothing bad about this truck.

Pros: The whole thing

Cons: n/a

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Gotta Love My Jeep =) — I pretty much love my jeep because it is such a teen car. It performs OK. Acceleration isn't great all the time. It cost nothing because my aunt lets me use it. It drinks up the gas tho, and with the gas my money. Oh well =) It has such a strong engine though that I like it. It's also easy to work on (not that I do) but my dad can, and that means no repair shops.

Pros: Strong, long-lasting, cool.

Cons: Acceleration, gas.

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The Winter/off-road Vehicle. 300k On It And Its Still Truckin. — DD for couple years before given to friend, turned into off-road vehicle, then given back to me. Fun to drive with all four doors off!

Pros: 3" lift. 31x10.50's, Roof Rack, Rock Rails, Dynomax cat-back, Quick-disco sway bars, CB, hood spacers, tow-hooks, class V receiver, Removable doors. Indestructible 4.0 inline 6.

Cons: The dreaded Peugeot transmission, lol.  Mileage above 70MPH sux!

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I'm A Xj Lover To The Fullest. — I have owned about 5 xj's.My first one 19yrs old and i had a blast in all of them non of them had a lift on them but i was still able to go any where i wanted to go and through anything offroad pretty much.To me they are one of the most low maintance and reliable vehicles on this earth.Thats why i call my self the XJ MAN,I love my 88 xj the only thing about it is that it's a 4cil and i can feel the diference from the 6cil.Although the 4cil is better on gas i kinda mis the power of the 6cil,but the gas factor is good for my wallet because i work in construction(carpenter)and i always have to be driving to difrent sides of town.this is the first 4cil xj that i own and eventhough it has less power than the 6cil i still love it and iwant to put a 4" susp lift on it and 32-11.50's on black rims.

Owner for 1 years, 6 months

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Gas Guzzler Jeep — The first car i had in canada. 4 litre cherokee 3 door in white. jacked up and big tyres made it look good and it really could handle the off road stuff well. spent ages in the local sand quarry!

Pros: off road ability

Cons: on road ability & ridiculous fuel consumption

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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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