1991 Jeep Cherokee Limited 4.0 L6 (straight 6 cylinder.) from North America
A worthy investment and a fun ride!
Muffler and tailpipe were replaced, but catalytic converter still in good shape.
There was a recall on the rotors (corrosion) and also the Anti-lock Braking System; both were replaced / repaired in a timely matter with no hassle from the dealer. ABS still having some problems due to a speed sensor on one wheel needing replacement (not part of recall).
Original water pump replaced at 136,000 miles.
There is an oil leak (not too bad). The rear main seal needs to be replaced, however, it will cost around $400. (Ouch!) Also, oil leaks on the air filter, causing more frequent changing.
The springs (front suspension) are very worn and need to be replaced. Jeep is leaning to one side and bouncing passengers around. Cost to replace = $300.
Engine and transmission still going strong at 140,000 miles. Also, very quick for a truck!
Looks great except for the paint; the clear coat is starting to wear off on the roof. It is strangely peeling on only ONE door. No rust on body! :) When it's clean, people sometimes guess that it is about 4-5 yrs newer than it actually is (unless they know what year Jeep changed the body style).
Power everything and leather seats are nice.
Gas mileage is not great, but not too bad for a truck.
Not a very comfortable ride, but hey, if you want comfort, get a Caddy or a Buick!
It has never left me stranded. It even waited until I pulled into the driveway for the water pump to go! ;) Also, it overheated, so it automatically shut off the engine so it wouldn't self-destruct, which I thought was very cool (no pun intended).
Very fun to drive and great on and off the road! I now understand Jeep pride. :)
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 4th April, 2002
11th May 2002, 18:44
I have a 91 Jeep Cherokee Briarwood with 199925 miles sitting in my driveway right now. It's still going strong! My Cherokee has had everything to go wrong with it just like this one! It's still going strong!
16th Sep 2002, 21:43
Original owner of a 92 Briarwood. Mobil 1 oil and grease since new. Changed drivetrain fluids at 50k intervals. Compression, oil consumption, oil pressure, still check as new after 185,000 miles. This cars drivetrain is bulletproof when properly cared for. You will experience problems with paint, trim, front brakes, oil main seal, muffler, water pump, and normal wear items. In my opinion the factory towing capacity is overrated so watch your temp gauge in the summer. I added a new radiator and a larger transmission cooler, but the car still runs hotter than I care for even when not towing on a hot day. I like the fact that few of these cars were made with this trim package. My car has been very reliable overall and I notice no performance decrease even after 10 years.