1991 Jeep Cherokee xj 4.0L. H.O. inline six from North America


You can always trust it to get you through


Exhaust was hanging off. I replaced it with a flowmaster. The shocks were blown. I replaced them with pro-comps. The lift is an add a leaf for a 3 inch lift. it doesn't allow the suspension to move freely. The 4wd isn't working right now because the hubs are messed up. heater burned up my fuse box. car was overheating. now has electric fan, dual core radiator.

General Comments:

This car handles great and has the power to get through anything (at least what is possible with the 3 inch). I have had this car fishtailing through the desert at about 50 mph with a drop on either side of me. I thought it was going to flip or go off the edge, but I was able to steer it away from the edges, even when whipping back and forth driving completely sideways. I have driven down into a 4wd trail, only to figure out when it was time to go up out of the trail that my 4wd was out. I got stuck only a couple of times, this made me mad, so I gained speed and just powered through about 2 miles of 4 wheeling in 2wd. this is a great car and I wouldn't trade it for anything else. if I drive good I get about 20 mpg.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th January, 2008

1991 Jeep Cherokee Laredo 4.0 liter inline six from North America


I wish I could buy this same model new again, it was that good


General distances only.

Check engine light on dash at 80,000 km for emission.

90,000 km new tires (saved rears).

100,000 km tailpipe replaced (replaced 2 times again under lifetime warranty of same shop). New tailpipe approximately 150,000km old :)

First set brakes at 110,000 km normal wear.

130,000 km master cylinder replaced.

160,000km replaced right front wheel bearing.

180,000 new tires (saved rears)

Clutch replaced at 200,000 km.

Water pump replaced at 210,000km.

240,000 km replaced all 4 tires with an old set I had saved (have approx 60% tread life on them)

286,000 km and the left front brake dragging a bit, so I have to go attend to it (I love this Jeep and I would buy a new one, but they just don't make this model anymore)

General Comments:

The drive train has been exceptional on this vehicle. Though the engine has some blow by, it still burns no visible oil.

Emission tests have gotten better as this vehicle has gotten older; believe it!

The body is as solid as the day I bought it, though the paint is now well aged. It was garage kept 14 years out of 17.

The interior has worn like iron, after 3 kids grown to adults. It is still in great shape.

The vehicle still turns on a dime; best turn radius ever for parking etc.

Used this Jeep for pulling loads of firewood and hauling my boat, and the in-line 6 has plenty of power.

All in all, after 286,000 + km, this vehicle has far surpassed my expectations for its usefulness, and it still is going strong (Thanks Jeep)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd January, 2008

1991 Jeep Cherokee Laredo 4.0 High Output from North America


Jeep has never let me down


The previous owner did some towing and plowing with the Jeep, and a lot of the wiring is hacked up. Other than that, nothing is wrong with it. I have gone through the whole thing looking at every little detail.

General Comments:

This is my second Jeep. My first one was a 1997 Wrangler SE 5 speed. I loved it in the dirt and mud, but once I hit the highway, I hated it.

After that I bought a 1995 Nissan Altima 5 speed. It was better on gas and better on the highway. After 2 months with the Nissan, I got bored.

I just bought this 91 Cherokee Laredo 5 speed. Yes, it has over 250k on the clock, but the body has NO rot on it what so ever. The dealership I got it from says it has a new drivetrain in it (which looks to be true by the condition on it). I put a 3 inch rancho suspension lift along with 15x8" American Racing rims, along with 31x10.5x15" mud tires.

This jeep is great so far on or off the road. The inline six has so much more power than the 2.5, and the Cherokee is just better for driving with more people. I have not had the Jeep for long at all, but I plan on keeping it and building it more.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th October, 2007