1988 Jeep Cherokee Reviews - Page 8 of 12

1988 Jeep Cherokee Pioneer 4.0 from North America

Year of manufacture1988
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 4.0 Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.5 / 10
Distance when acquired120000 miles
Most recent distance147000 miles
Previous carOldsmobile Cutlass

Summary:

High maintenance

Faults:

The engine went bad. Transmission went bad 2 days afterwards. Radiator went bad 1 day afterwards.

The rear axle soon went bad 6 months later. Passenger seat collapsed 2 months afterwards. Then the transfer case went bad in 1 month.

General Comments:

When parts of this vehicle start to go bad, then all parts start failing afterwards.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th January, 2004

1988 Jeep Cherokee Laredo 4.0 from North America

Year of manufacture1988
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 4.0 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired200000 miles
Most recent distance210000 miles

Summary:

Amazingly all around great car at a very low cost

Faults:

Accelerator cable broke, $75 fix.

General Comments:

This is my first car, and its awesome. It has no problems excluding the ones I have caused.

I only paid $2000 for it, and that was after it was inspected by AAA. They said the car runs like it is brand new with all original parts, and they expect it to go atleast 300,000 miles.

It goes everywhere I want it to without problems. It has good pickup, suspension and brakes.

It has a minor oil leak, so I have to add a little oil about once every other month, but it has lead to no other problems.

I got into an accident about 5,000 miles ago going about 20 mph. I hit a brand new Toyota Avalon, and I plowed through that thing (sorry!). That car was totaled and needed to be scrapped. Mine had only minor fender damage!! And I didn't feel a thing.

It is without a doubt the most comfortable car I have ever driven, and that includes new: BMWs, Mercedes', Land Rovers, and Volkswagons. The front seats never leave you sore.

It also has the features of most new cars, including power: windows, locks, side mirrors, seats, and A/C & heat, cd player, rear wiper & defrost, etc, etc...

It got a new paint job about 5 years ago, and it looks amazing. That combined with limo tint on all windows, and chrome all over, it is hands down the best looking car on the road also.

I am so saddened by the fact the the 88's were the last year Jeeps were made by American Motors, because Daimler Chrysler really cheapened these great vehicles.

Ill be expecting this car to last me until I'm done with college in another 4 years. I just wish I could buy more just like it, nothing else competes!!

Note: The only reason I have Dealer a 0/10 is because the new Jeep dealers (Chrysler) don't give a sh*t about me.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd November, 2003

22nd Oct 2008, 21:24

Just one comment, to fix the slight oil leak try adding a bottle of Lucas HD Oil Stabilizer. My 88 loved it and hasn't leaked since. But that is true, they were the best vehicles that money can buy!

1988 Jeep Cherokee Limited 4.0 from North America

Year of manufacture1988
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 4.0 Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.0 / 10
Distance when acquired156000 miles
Most recent distance156500 miles
Previous carVolkswagen Karmann Ghia

Summary:

I am disappointed

Faults:

I have been told my the dealer/mechanic that I need to have a valve cover at a cost of $350. A rear main seal needs to be pulled at a cost of $750. A transfer case at a cost of $225.

General Comments:

I just purchased this vehicle. I have been told of recalled parts. Unfortunately, I was told that certain parts have been discontinued. Not what I expected at all.

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

Review Date: 14th July, 2003

28th Nov 2005, 18:07

I have had my jeep for a year now and have expected that things will go wrong being it is an old vehicle. I have put a lot of money onto this jeep and it is worth every penny. If you love the off road adventures and love a real climber you wouldn't mind putting some money into it. I love my jeep we go on road trips, 4 wheel drive adventures, hunting, and anything and everything! All around great friend, please let me know of any ideas to improve my ride. ellhoneyman@aol.com.

1988 Jeep Cherokee limited 4.0 from North America

Year of manufacture1988
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 4.0 Automatic
Performance marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.8 / 10
Distance when acquired96000 miles
Most recent distance124000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Malibu

Summary:

This car is somewhat reliable and good looking, the repairs are at the medium price range

Faults:

Inside of car has leak problem, unidentified area, definitely smells like a Mold factory, Transmission lags, TPS linkage in transmission constantly needs replaced. Paint is starting to fade.

General Comments:

This vehicle looks nice.

Front passenger seats are extremely comfortable.

Rear passenger seats not as comfortable.

No Head room for medium to tall people.

A V-6 motor is not enough power for the weight of this vehicle.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 9th May, 2003

Average review marks: 7.6 / 10, based on 42 reviews