1989 Jeep Cherokee Laredo 4.0 I-6 from North America
Bought the Jeep used with 110,000 miles on it. So far has needed cracked radiator repaired and a new switch/motor for driver side power window. Leaks water on passenger side floor during hard rain. There is an annoying buzz/rattle in the dash, the trim pieces vibrate when travelling over bumps, and the catalytic converter buzzes at 1300 RPM. The Jeep now has 115,900 miles many of which have been in difficult off road situations. I have noticed some body flexing when the vehicle is articulating. The headliner has dropped off the ceiling and I have had to staple it to the pad.
I love this car and I am buying a 1999 Grand Cherokee tomorrow (keeping the Cherokee). I love this car; it looks great and the paint and wheels always manage to rub out to a nice shiny finish.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 24th January, 1999
5th Jan 2001, 14:23
I bought my 1989 in 1998 (October, 170,000 miles).
Have had new water pump, fuel pump, clutch kit, CCV unit, valve cover, radiator, hoses, manifold, alternator, battery, transmission mount, O2 sensor, throttle body, coolant resevoir, and some electrical stuff to get the backup lights, fog lamps and dash lights to work right.
The clock is good.
I still need a new front seat, muffler and paint.
The funny thing is, after all of this I could have had a nice new car, but I still love my Jeep. Maybe it's because I feel that I gave birth to it. It's a mind set, and we all need professional help.