1988 Jeep Cherokee Laredo 4.0 straight six from North America
A/C compressor after 25 years.
Original alternator at 100,000 miles or so.
Rear end is howling a bit and needs wheel bearings, but it's been dipped in salt water for 15 years launching boats.
Power steering pump at 150000 miles.
Original water pump at 90000 miles - second one still works fine.
Injectors leaked and were replaced at 110000 miles.
Many steering stabilizers in it... they really help keep the front end tight - replace often.
Typical brakes and shocks.
BEST VEHICLE I EVER OWNED! Can't bring myself to sell it.
Seats look brand new still and SO comfy to sit in.
Power windows all STILL WORK 28 YEARS LATER.
Make sure you get the thermostat with the little hole in it (pressure equalizing?) that keeps this motor from overheating pulling hills in summer. Most auto parts stores sell the WRONG ONE!
Use Chevron or other quality gas my Jeep expert says. They carbon up easy with poor fuel. I use Lucas injector cleaner/upper cylinder gas treatment. Keep the tank full or water gets in tank = fuel pump failure. Mine has the original pump still!
I barely get 20 MPG on highway is the main complaint I guess? Bearings bad in the rear may be causing some drag.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 14th January, 2016