1988 Jeep Cherokee Pioneer 4.0 from North America
Highly dependable, utilitarian, fun to drive and economical
Radiator has been replaced twice. Systemic problem with the plastic top separating from the core.
Front wheel bearings went out at 70,000 miles and have been good since!
Water pumps replaced at 90,000 mile intervals.
Brakes don't stop well, no matter who's rotors, pads and shoes you use!
Paint clear-coat shot in less than 2 years of ownership. Aftermarket paint job lasted 17 years before clear-coat breakdown!
Harmonic balancer replaced once.
Very dependable vehicle. Turn the key and it'll start no matter where it is.
Still gets the same gas mileage today as I got the day I picked it up over 20 years ago.
Burns just little more oil than it did when it was new -less than a half a quart each 3,000 miles. The engine has never been opened or touched.
Doesn't drip any oil from either the engine or rear end. Clean driveway!
Very responsive, quick turning, great visibility, terrific off-road (where the Cherokee shines!).
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 5th August, 2008