1989 Jeep Cherokee Laredo 4.0 Liter 6 cylinder from North America


One tough as nails truck


The steering gearbox at 99,000.

The water pump had a small leak at 110,00 replaced before it went.

Alternator at 145,000.

Rear brake cylinders at 152,000.

General Comments:

You cannot get this rig stuck. Mud, ice, snow, and sand it handles them all.

Extremely easy to fix, and parts are relatively cheap.

Makes up for the gas mileage (17cty/21hwy) with its sheer reliability and cheap parts.

Engine still feels as strong as day one, transmission still has no whine in it. Even though the rig spend 100k towing a large boat.

Jeep has got my loyalty, would only trade it for another Cherokee or a Wrangler.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st January, 2005

31st Mar 2005, 06:44

Its awesome that it is still in good working order. My dad just gave me a 1989 Jeep Cherokee Laredo. It has got some problems.. Such as the e-brake is broken, that's minor. Hole in the oil pan, Which I heard that this happens to all Jeeps.. And it overheats in 60 + degree weather. If you've got any idea on this overheating problems, can you help me out?..email me at specialiswe@yahoo.com, It would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

1989 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L Straight 6 from North America


Scary good! All around awesome car!


Noise from drive train in the back end at over 50mph.

Noisy fuel pump.

Folding seat doesn't work. (apparently a common 2 door model problem, but an easy fix)

Clunky transmission.

Electrical problems. (bought with custom stereo, may have a wiring problem)

Shocks blew out. (may have been my fault... found a badger hole though)

Slow start.

General Comments:

This rig worries me in that, despite the few groans and clanks, nothing has gone wrong in the 4 months I've owned it (though I've only put on just under 1500 miles).

The few problems it does have (above) are typical problems found with this model of car at this age, and are not yet bad enough to warranty repair according to my mechanics.

I've taken this vehicle where I probably shouldn't have, but its gotten me out every time. Has more power than I suspected from such an old yuppie rig.

Cosmetically looks great, runs even better and at 3k purchase price, with 21mpg/highway the cost is just gravy.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th October, 2004

1989 Jeep Cherokee Laredo 4.0 litre gas from North America


It is an all around excellent truck


It leaks oil from two of the engine seals.

The seat tracks broke on the front two seats.

Left rear brake line broke.

Clear coat faded and cracked, not real pretty.

General Comments:

I love this Jeep, it is the most reliable truck anyone in my family has owned.

At 215k miles it still gets 15 mpg, and around 200 hp.

It has real nice interior, not a whole lot of leg room, but plenty of cargo space.

Steering is real easy, brakes work real good, and plenty of power.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd August, 2004

1989 Jeep Cherokee Ltd V8 from UK and Ireland


A comfortable, classy and affordable SUV


The only problems I have had with this car is when the weather gets humid the power sun roof does not want to open. Also my passenger side mirror does not seem to remember where I set it, so I have to reset it every time I enter the car. My factory warranty (that I extended) should repair that.

For having a V8 engine it does very well on gas. As a matter of fact, much better than I expected.

General Comments:

The V8 engine is very strong and runs smooth.

My Jeep has plenty of power and going over very steep passes I can still reach 80 miles per hour without any hesitation.

The down fall is that it runs so smooth on the open highway, if you do not pay attention, you easily find that you are going much faster than you anticipated.

Jeep Grand Cherokee, Ltd., is very comfortable and spacious. The extras that come with this model make driving very enjoyable.

It also handles very well on the highway and in mountain driving. (highway and off road).

I would recommend a Jeep Grand Cherokee, Ltd. to everyone.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th August, 2004