1990 Jeep Cherokee Reviews - Page 7 of 11

1990 Jeep Cherokee Laredo inline 6 cylinder from North America

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission inline 6 cylinder Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.3 / 10
Distance when acquired170000 miles
Most recent distance200000 miles
Previous carBuick Riviera

Summary:

I Love My Jeep!

Faults:

When I got the Jeep at 170,000 miles, it didn't need anything.

I have all the maintenance records since it was new.

The clutch was replaced at 140,000 miles by previous owners, and at 170,000 miles when my son burned it out driving in stop and go busy traffic for three hours on a hill because of a roadside fire.

New water pump and thermostat at 100,000 miles and new water pump just done at 200,000 miles.

Rebuilt exhaust manifold just done at 200,000 miles.

New brake pads at 50,000 miles and at 139,000 miles.

New oil pump housing and new catalytic converter at 152,000 miles.

New catalytic converter and muffler at 185,500 miles.

New starter at 160,000 miles.

New shift knob twice. Sons (3) grips are too strong I guess.

New valve cover at 170,000 miles due to oil leaking.

Driver seat is loose, rocks back and forth. Broken bolt.

General Comments:

I pulled my son's lifted 1985 Chevy 4X4 pickup out of the mud with my Jeep when he got stuck!

This son also fell asleep at the wheel and went off the freeway at One O'clock in the morning with 3 passengers and a dog. No one was hurt. He broadsided a tree, it put a dent in the side and the tree limbs broke out two side windows. It did not affect the vehicles performance at all! He put it in 4 wheel drive and drove right back up onto the freeway and came home (six-hour drive)!

I have never broken down in this vehicle. There are always warning signs (noises) long before that happens.

It seems quite expensive to maintain, but well worth it if you can afford it.

My youngest son wants to buy my Jeep off of me, so I am looking for another one. I am ready for an automatic since I'm getting older.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd February, 2003

16th Feb 2005, 22:48

What do you think the up or downsides are of having a manual jeep? I'm thinking of purchasing a manual 5 speed?

1990 Jeep Cherokee Limited 4.0 from North America

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 4.0 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired94000 miles
Most recent distance96000 miles
Previous carFord F250

Summary:

A great, affordable, family vehicle

Faults:

The only problem I have had was the drivers seat broke and I was able to fix it fairly cheap.

General Comments:

The vehicle performs like a dream.

The control is outstanding.

The leather seats are very comfortable.

The get up and go has to be tops for an sport utility.

Great family vehicle.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th January, 2003

13th May 2005, 22:15

I found a Jeep Cherokee for $1,200, it's a 1990 Jeep Cherokee Limited 4x4, V6, 4.0L, 4 door. I was wondering if I should go get this! I found it on a site, and its only 20 miles away, so should I go get it? it will be my first car I'm only 17 years old.

15th May 2005, 07:53

YES!!! Go get it!!

I bought my 1990 Jeep cherokee Limited for $775 and without putting more than 1k into it it has been an ultra reliable vehicle. Great Engine and a Great Car!!! ~James.

1990 Jeep Cherokee Laredo 4.0 inline 6 from North America

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership1990
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 4.0 inline 6 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired10 miles
Most recent distance192000 miles
Previous carJeep Jeep Wrangler

Summary:

Highly dependable and a joy to drive

Faults:

Overall, not too many things have gone wrong with the vehicle. Keeping up with regular maintenance seems to be the key.

I have had problems recently with the fuel pump failing, but well past 150,000 miles.

I also have had to replace the radiator and water-pump at 175,000 miles. Not a big deal considering the mileage.

The speakers are starting to buzz a lot with age.

I have rebuilt the suspension recently due to normal wear. Parts are easy to find and inexpensive.

General Comments:

Overall, this has been one of the most dependable vehicles I have ever owned. I will not hesitate to drive it for another 100,000 miles.

The comfort level of the truck is still pretty good considering the age.

Parts are easy to find for repairs. I would recommend one of these trucks to anyone.

The truck still uses no oil and does not have any external leaks of any kind.

Engine performance is still very powerful and gas mileage is still around 20 mpg even after 13 years and 192,000 miles.

The four wheel drive is dependable and predictable.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th January, 2003

30th Apr 2005, 19:58

Hello, I own a 90 Larado 4wdr also. This Jeep has 240+ klms ,but is running strong... after replacing cooling system, alternator (recently). The one problem I do have, is a large quantity of oil entering the air box- via the crankcase breather tube. This soaks the air filter. I have been told this might be due to " blow-by " (?). There is not a conventional PVC valve on the jeep... just a small diameter tube into the intake (vacuumed). This tube does not seem to be big enough for the volume of vapor. This is my only major beef, otherwise a real tough vehicle-- truly "bullet proof".

Average review marks: 7.1 / 10, based on 36 reviews