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1997 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4-Door 4WDReview
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My Baby — It's amazing. Sure there are a few things that could look nicer but overall it runs great. Gas mileage of course is terrible, but it gets me where I need to go and I absolutely love driving it. I love my baby!

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: I feel like invincible

Cons: gas mileage

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1997 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4-Door 4WDReview
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Good Weekend Warior — sweet. needs bigger tires from the factory. awsome off road should have a rear locker. takes a good beatin and does really good smoke shows. dont even need to have wet pavement. J E E P S are the best

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

Pros: smoke shows

Cons: wiring

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1997 Jeep Cherokee SE 4-Door 4WDReview
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More Bang For Your Buck When You Do It Yourself. —

Accelerates well off the line but likes to drink gas over 70mph. Off road performance is marginal. Wasn't meant to be lifted more than 2 - 3 inches so my 6 inch special means I needed to install a slip yolk eliminator and stronger drive shafts. The cost of ownership for me has been different from what one might expect. In the past 18 months I've rebuilt the engine with all new bearings, oil pump, pistons, crank, cam. I opened up the head and increased the volume at the top of the cylinder to reduce compression to a tame number, the combination of the .030 bore and high flowing heads caused a little pinging on 89/93 RM/2 The fuel supplier for my Mazda offered me 101TEL fuel but only by the 55 gallon drum which is pretty much useless for a daily driver. The 33" BFG RAT tires are a great set of wheels for this rig, but be warned the wider your wheels the heavier you want to be to handle well on the snow / Ice. My axle swap to a Ford 9" rear and a DANA 44 Front was pretty easy and well worth it. Installing an Atlas Transfer case came after I blew up my 2nd NP231. This is going to be a vehicle that I keep throughout my entire life, most likely my children will enjoy riding in it. There's absolutely ZERO rust on it, trust me, I've looked. Chrysler (or someone) did an amazing job at undercoating this XJ. In some places it seems about 1/4 inch thick. The break master cylinder seemed strong and large enough for running the brake systems for the 79' Broncos break system, but after needing a quick stop and not receiving what I wanted I decided a Wilwood conversion was in the cards. I must say, amazing products and great company to deal with. So far I've invested around 3,400 in materials and machine shop labor. I don't factor in my labor, but I'd say around 400 hours. The Chrysler paint is strong, but not strong enough for a regular off road rig. Go for something rock solid that sets up quick. I've messed around with PPG and Kustomz, have yet to find the strongest stuff out there. Some people rhino line their bodies... I think it's tacky. Next up... ENGINE SWAP. Thinkin LS... wait for it... wait for it The supercharged 6.2L LSA.

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

Pros: Simple unibody styling to modify as you choose, a great building block with many aftermarket parts

Cons: Simple unibody. Weak axles, bad transfer case, poor oil pan design, weak oil pump,

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1997 Jeep Cherokee Sport 2-Door 4WDReview
Fares writes:
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Supercharge — 5.7cc limited hemi , very strong , 4 wheel drive , good rims , supercharger , great shift , automatic gear , go to 60 mile in 4.5 seconds i have playstation in it , it is fun to drive , i enjoy when i ride it , but i hope to get jeep cherokee 2008 SRT8

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

Pros: Rims

Cons: Motor

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1997 Jeep Cherokee SE 4-Door 4WDReview
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Reliable, And Comfortable, But Bad On Gas — Bad on gas, but works great! My family has owned it since it was new in 1997, and we've never have had a problem with it. Great in snow, and reliable. Very comfortable and roomy. An excellent first vehicle for anyone

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Great in snow

Cons: Gas mileage sucks

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1997 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4-Door 4WDReview
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1997 Jeep Cherokee 4 Dr Sport 4wd Suv — i absolutely love that that car if u drive it u will know wat i mean it was much more advanced than the other regular cars at its time.the sound of the 4.0 liter engine was just music to the ears all u had to do was just hit the gas on ur on ur way it was a gorgeous car at its time and it still is now if i could buy one right now i would

Pros: the sound of the 4.0 liter engine

Cons: the car was a huge gas guzzler

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1997 Jeep Cherokee SE 4-Door 4WDReview
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Jeep Xj 2.5td Ltd Se — The std. suspension was very poor for a car that was 18 months old when i bought it, so the first thing to do was replace it all for explorer pro comp and lift it. The engine is strong and smooth for a diesel.

Pros: It's a jeep!

Cons: no cup holder

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1997 Jeep Cherokee Sport 2-Door 4WDReview
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Xj — Really Can Not Even Express My Love For Jeeps and Off Roading. I've had a few Wranglers, A Grand Cherokee and a Cherokee, but this one.. my toy.. is Definitely my Favorite. Had to get the 5spd, I-6. It has a 3" Susp Lift wth 31" Mickey Thompson MTZ's. Motor is strong, it runs incredible on and off road. I can't believe the Liberty replaced it, and now they don't even offer this great old I-6 AMC motor anymore :(

Pros: Made In America

Cons: They Dont Make Them Anymore

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1997 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4-Door 4WDReview
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My Jeep — Acceleration is awesome along with braking. handling sucks. It's a Jeep so it always squeaks and rattles. The interior is clean and the exterior has some battle scars. Gas mileage is decent, 16 mpg. My Cherokee is fun to drive on and off the road. If you follow me, you're not gonna make it!

Pros: a fun car to drive

Cons: gas mileage sucks

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1997 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4-Door 4WDReview
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Jeep Lover — This thing really is a great car for a first car, or to have for a lifetime. I feel like i can drive this thing forever and it won't quit on me. With the 3'' lift i have on it it makes it very fun to drive, and the approval of other jeep owners is also a cool perk.

Pros: Great reliability, driver friendly, you can drive it into the ground

Cons: Kinda sluggish, and brakes are iffy, but these are just simple things to get around

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