Jeep Cherokee Reviews from United Arab Emirates

1995 Jeep Cherokee Grand V8

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission V8 Automatic
Distance when acquired191000 kilometres
Most recent distance191000 kilometres
Previous carPeugeot 405

Faults:

First day I bought it: I switch on the car: 'Battery seems to be empty. 'Good luck I am parked in a petrol Station'.

It is not that. 2 mechanics guy came to check the car and reported that this is an electrical problem. Electrician checked the car yesterday and said it might be the 'sensor' to be replaced. 90 $. He will do the job if I agree.

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

Review Date: 6th April, 2006

2005 Jeep Cherokee Limited 3.7

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 3.7 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired19 kilometres
Most recent distance30000 kilometres
Previous carVolkswagen Golf

Summary:

Acceptable, and reasonably good value for the price, but relies too much on past reputation

Faults:

Engine warning light came on - dealer could not give a reason.

Rear flipper glass began rattling during normal driving.

Serious brake judder that took several trips to the dealer to finally get fixed.

General Comments:

I love the exterior design - it's very modern and much better than the old-style boxy Cherokee.

However, the overall build quality is disappointing. I am used to German and Japanese cars, and even a cheap, low-end Nissan or Mazda feels much better built than this.

The cabin looks attractive at first glance, but on closer inspection the plastics and finishing are cheap, and the controls - especially the gear shift - feel tacky and lack positivity.

On-road performance is adequate, but I expect better from a 3.7-litre V6. Gas mileage is terrible, but fortunately gas is extremely cheap here in the UAE.

Off-road performance is where this car really shines, and it fully lives up to the Jeep reputation. However, since most owners will do most of their driving on-road, much more needs to be done to improve its on-road characteristics.

I bought this car primarily on the Jeep reputation. It's okay, but with the benefit of hindsight I would probably go for something like a Toyota Prado (aka Landcruiser) instead - the Toyotas are much better built, more comfortable, have more equipment, are more reliable, have better on-road and equally good offroad performance, and *much* better gas mileage. They're also more expensive, but you get what you pay for.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th March, 2006

Average review marks: 6.8 / 10, based on 2 reviews