1989 Jeep Cherokee Laredo 4.0 L6 from North America
Amazing old clunker
Needed extensive repair:
New ball joints and tie rod end.
New suspension isolators and shocks.
New brake rotors, pads, wheel cylinder, and drums.
Replaced wheel studs.
Replaced muffler and exhaust pipe.
Various sensors and electronic components.
Fuel pump and filter.
I bought it as a jalopy, so I wasn't expecting too much. However, 10 years later, it's still a daily driver and keeps sputtering along. It will still do 75 mph on the freeway, the excellent Borg-Warner transmission still smoothly shifts through all the gears, and the old L6 4.0 with Renix fuel injection still runs mostly smoothly. The power windows still work (weird, right?). Heck, the power seats still work (freaky!). The four wheel drive is excellent, and in the backcountry it's hard to stop.
This vehicle by all rights should be scrap metal and parts in a junk yard, but I'm happy: for very little cash, I've had a handy old clunker that just won't give up. I always loved the Cherokee with the 4.0, and wish I could have a newer, nicer one, but this old heap keeps running, so there's no reason to look at anything else. It's like your favorite pair of beat up sneakers.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 11th September, 2018