Jeep Cherokee Reviews from Italy

1992 Jeep Cherokee limited 2.1 turbo diesel

Model year1992
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.1 turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10
Distance when acquired350000 kilometres
Most recent distance370000 kilometres
Previous carRenault 5

Summary:

Solid, convenient buy - especially used

Faults:

Rear differential bust.

Vacuum problems engaging 4wd.

Odd rattles from doors.

Clutch fan packed up.

Thermostat been replaced.

Steering fluid flask has cracked.

Headlining has dropped.

Various oil leaks.

Rpm counter shakes.

General Comments:

You can expect some pains from such an old car, but not this many.

When it works I'd say it runs better than some other recent cars, which are mostly with cheaper build.

No pain - no gain.

I would probably still buy a more recent one. You feel safe in them.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 18th November, 2004

1992 Jeep Cherokee ltd 2.1 turbo diesel

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.1 turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.4 / 10
Distance when acquired140000 kilometres
Most recent distance149000 kilometres
Previous carRenault 5

Summary:

These cars are good value for money if you can handle little breakdowns

Faults:

Back differential bust, replaced with a more recent Cherokee back axle which is also a little bigger.

Fan clutch went, replaced with an electric fan which has also unladen some weight off the engine.

Power steering resorvoir cracked, leaving me without oil.

Minor vacuum leaks, solved easily.

Headliner is dropping, will replace it soon "do it yourself".

Air con leaks a little condensation inside, this happens to new jeeps to and doesn't really bother me.

The minor oil spot on the floor, which any car this age would do.

General Comments:

I really like this car, not too bothered about it's little faults which any old car would have. it drives smoothly, isn't too expensive, quite comfortable and gives you that feeling of driving something serious, safe and strong. very good for its age.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th July, 2004

5th Feb 2007, 19:29

Wow you are very patient, if in just 9000KMS of owning a vehicle all that occurred to me I would be looking to bail on that truck. I have a 92 limited myself 4.0L AWD 4x4 309000KMS on the clock, so far so good I love it drives great. Coming from a back round of a Japanese vehicle driving family I must say I'm impressed by the feeling of my Jeep, very solid and secure! I'm still sceptical and still not trusting of American brands despite the Toyota transmission. I've had the Jeep 2 weeks, flawless up till now except while I was shifting from full time 4WD to 2WD the horn went off and didn't stop until I pressed the horn button. I hope that is not an indication whats to come, mysterious electrical problems. Definitely a classic vehicle of a different era. Nice truck.

4th May 2009, 03:59

I agree I purchased the same Jeep Ltd in Aug.08 with 89000 kl. on it for $200. Did a major tuneup and had no problems with the Jeep, and some have over 300.000. I should be able to enjoy this one for years.

Average review marks: 6.1 / 10, based on 2 reviews