1975 Jeep Cherokee Review from North America

1975 Jeep Cherokee Chief 360 V8

Year of manufacture1975
First year of ownership1976
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 360 V8 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired73 miles
Most recent distance166323 miles


A true gem to own


I had trouble with the front u-joint of the rear drive shaft.

Had to replace the clutch around 60,000, and then about every 25 to 30,000 miles afterwards.

For the 34 years I've owned it, things that broke were largely due to the way I used it offroad.

Fender flares have rust.

General Comments:

This Cherokee is without a doubt the most durable vehicle I have ever owned. It went just about every place I tried to get to. It was built to go places, and I know they don't build them like this anymore. I plan to get rid of the rust, redo the interior, paint the exterior, and start using it to get around. Great to drive.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th July, 2010

Average review marks: 8.2 / 10, based on 1 review