1990 Jeep Cherokee Reviews - Page 8 of 11

1990 Jeep Cherokee 4.0 from North America

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 4.0 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired140000 miles
Most recent distance190000 miles
Previous carJeep Cherokee

Summary:

It simply won't quit running

Faults:

Replaced Head Gasket at 170,000.

Rear Bumper brackets need replacement.

General Comments:

This truck is actually too reliable. I am wanting a new one, but can't justify replacing this one.

It always starts, even on the coldest of days. Handles Buffalo snow like a breeze.

The handling couldn't be better.

The room inside amazes me even after all this time. I helped a friend move and his entire apartment only took three trips. Fold down those seats and you could live in the back of this thing.

As I inch toward 200,000 with a motor that doesn't seem to want to die, I wonder if I am ever going to replace this thing.

My only regret is that Jeep doesn't make a vehicle for a larger family.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 10th January, 2003

1990 Jeep Cherokee Laredo 4.0L 6 Cylinder from North America

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership1990
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 4.0L 6 Cylinder Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10
Distance when acquired52 miles
Most recent distance250500 miles
Previous carChevrolet Celebrity

Summary:

This Jeep has been great and Daimler's influence can only improve the line.

Faults:

At around 150,000 miles the Cherokee developed a mysterious problem with starting. The dealership was clueless and just wanted to throw parts at it until the problem went away. It didn't! My friendly community mechanic bypassed a wire around the wiring harness and the problem didn't come back.

Drivers side seatbelt clip spring broke and dealer gave me a run-around about fixing it under warranty.

Rear main seal gave out at about 125,000 miles and now needs to be replaced again at 250,000. Major expense!

Clear-coat died after about five years, but I have heard that is a general problem with all Jeeps.

General Comments:

This is the most dependable vehicle I have ever owned. It hasn't been fault free, but even with one $750.00 rear-main seal and another one creeping up on me, I have had no other major trouble. (since I learned to keep it out of the shyster dealer's shop)

No other vehicle since my 1965 Falcon has been as much of a workhorse.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th January, 2003

1990 Jeep Cherokee Limited 4.0 from North America

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 4.0 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired110000 miles
Most recent distance235000 miles
Previous carNissan Sentra

Summary:

An ultra strong Vehicle

Faults:

I have had minor repairs for such things as the water pump.

I have an oil leak at the rear seal.

Recently, the serpentine belt pulley fell off on the freeway.

The paint job has long lost it's gloss.

General Comments:

My Jeep is otherwise very reliable.

The Jeep has great acceleration for a "light truck".

At 235,000 + miles, I can't complain about the items that have gone wrong.

Performs very good with negligent care by owner.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th December, 2002

1990 Jeep Cherokee Laredo 4.0 from North America

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 4.0 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired140987 miles
Most recent distance143000 miles
Previous carDodge Shadow

Summary:

Best Car I have ever owned like a dream

Faults:

Well my Jeep When I bought it it had a lot of problems. I have put a lot of money into it. When I got it it had 4WD, but only the 4low worked. It needed tie rods, new brakes, new rotors, it had a lot of rust, it needed seat belts in the back. It needed tires and the TPS adjusted. It also needed to have the Shift interlock replaced. It also needed emissions work and I had the dampers and rust fixed. The Tailgate Supports were shot and it had no radio and an oil leak the drivers side power seat does not go up, but it goes forward and back.

General Comments:

It is extremely fast.

It rides real well.

I think I will keep this one as long as I can.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th December, 2002

1990 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0 Litre 6 cylinder from North America

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership1992
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 4.0 Litre 6 cylinder Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired76000 kilometres
Most recent distance390000 kilometres
Previous carChevrolet Blazer

Summary:

One of life's true bargains

Faults:

MAP sensor failed. Replaced ($85) and failed a few days later. Bypassed with a piece of wire and a switch and has worked fine since 1994.

Head gasket needed to be replaced at 115,000 kilometers. Covered by standard warranty.

Recalled to replaced an oxygen sensor in the mid-1990's.

Engine needed a rebuild at 140,000 kilometers. I blame poor service by the previous owner who had apparently fiddled with the oil pump.

4WD is unreliable. I suspect a problem with the vacuum actuator inside the transfer case. No plans for a repair unless I have to open the transfer case for other reasons.

Rear window wiper broke off recently. Looks like metal fatigue. The wiper was, in any case, unreliable and tended to stall.

A few spots of rust starting to show up.

General Comments:

This vehicle has been from Florida to Tuktoyaktuk (driving on the Arctic Ocean), California to Cape Breton. Extremely reliable, extremely easy on gas (I could get 36 mpg if I cruise at 90 kph), and has an armchair quality on long drives. I live at the far end of the infamous Dempster Highway and yet the Jeep barely rattles.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th August, 2002

7th Oct 2003, 22:01

The is no vacuum actuator in the transfer case.

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