2003 Jeep Cherokee Review from Australia and New Zealand

2003 Jeep Cherokee KJ 2.8 diesel

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 2.8 diesel Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired20 kilometres
Most recent distance36000 kilometres
Previous carJeep Wrangler

Summary:

Serves its purpose well

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

Great tow vehicle. Not great for off Roading as too easy to damage sills which are fairly low to the ground. Need a ladder to clean the roof.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd February, 2006

21st Apr 2006, 11:30

Cherokees are not KJ's.. they are XJ's and the KJ are the crappy Liberty's and also in North American the Cherokee wasn't made past 2001.

28th Jun 2007, 04:16

Have had quite a few issues on my 2003 KJ Cherokee Sport.

Serious oil leak at the rear of the engine. (60K)

Blown heat seal on an injector. (70K)

No1 injector failed causing the vehicle to stop and required towing. (70K)

A number of smaller issues that normally don't occur on a vehicle with low Kms.

Cost of spare parts are just out of this world.

1 injector - $1300

No confidence in the vehicle.

I am bailing out.

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 1 review