1989 Jeep Cherokee XJ 4.0 Straight Six from North America
It will keep pace with all other rigs on the trail
I had a big problem with breaking coolant reservoirs and cooling hoses. The standard two core radiator was not good enough for trail action and would not keep the engine cool. Went through a lot of thermostats.
Stock suspension had to be replaced after 100,000 miles.
Most of the rain and water seals had to be replaced after 65,000 miles.
At around 170,000 miles and one rebuild I rolled it and blew the engine in the process.
I loved it once I got it all trail ready and fit for crawling. The amount of different things that someone can do with their Cherokee rival that of the wrangler and CJ. The interior is basic and not very fashionable unless you find one with leather seats. The bucket seats I had in mine were awsome though and when I took them out I put them in my mud racer because they work so well.
At around 170,000 miles I rolled it into a river and bent the frame, broke a few windows, broke a coil spring and shattered my ego. Other than those things everything else held up to the punishment perfectly with no other problems. I even drove it out of the river and back home!!!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 8th January, 2006