1991 Jeep Cherokee Reviews - Page 4 of 10

1991 Jeep Cherokee Laredo 50th Anniversary 4.0 Litre High output from North America

Model year1991
Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1992
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 4.0 Litre High output Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired15000 miles
Most recent distance229629 miles
Previous carLincoln Town Car

Summary:

Definition of dependability and offroad fun

Faults:

Fan Clutch has been out for a while, but I hooked up the electric fan to a toggle switch to cool it down until I get ready to fix it. It even makes it idle cool in 100+ degree weather!!!

I replaced Valve Cover Gasket at 226,000 miles.

I replaced Coil at 225,000 miles.

Since it hit 210,000 miles it has become very slow taking off from stoplights, She eats a lot of gas if you try to keep up with other cars. Even with not keeping up with the traffic, she gets around 11 miles to a gallon. She used to get around 17 in town. I suspect a compression leak. So that will most likely result in a total engine rebuild.

Other than that, just routine stuff, like oil changes every 3000 miles...etc.

General Comments:

The interior of My Jeep is not really luxurious, however I really don't care.

I have added a wood dash kit that has brought some balance between luxury and utility. The seats are very comfortable.

If you do not have privacy glass windows, it looks a little similar to a fish bowl. I put 5% all the way around.

The inline 6 motor has plenty of power, even though mine is tired it still has no problems getting on the freeway quickly, that is, if I take it to 3000 RPMs.

It is pretty high geared on for an SUV, it only does about 2250 RPMs at 70MPH.

My Jeep is equipped with the AW4 transmission, and I took it to a transmission shop to have it serviced, the owner told me that it was one of the best transmissions ever designed. They last forever, but he also said if mine should ever fail to just sell the Jeep, because it would be around $2000 just to rebuild it.

There are basically NO blind spots in these vehicles!!! Very open, nice.

The turning radius on these vehicles is amazing! I can get out of almost any tight area.

My Jeep is also equiped with Command trac 4 wheel drive, it works so well in the mud, sand, desert, mountain roads, every where, and I have never got stuck yet.

Fuel economy is not the greatest, but it was conservative for an SUV, back when it had less miles on it.

We have a 2003 Buick Le sabre, and the Jeep rides nothing like it, if you buy one of these, expect to feel every bump in the road. It doesn't bother me though, but some days it's a little jarring.

Only left me stranded ONE time in almost 230,000 miles and that was when the coil went out.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd August, 2007

1991 Jeep Cherokee Laredo 4.0 H.O I6 from North America

Model year1991
Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 4.0 H.O I6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired136000 miles
Most recent distance138000 miles

Summary:

Cute little imports need to watch out!

Faults:

The starter went out some how just sitting in my drive way. So it took 2 or 3 tries to start it.

I went off roading/hunting, and all the weight forced my Jeep to bottom out, and a hole formed in my exhaust, so it had a nice full exhaust sound to it (just like my 1990 Civic).

And it had an overheating problem, fixed with new water pump.

General Comments:

I was glad this was my first car. Since I learned to drive in my mom's '93 Cherokee, I knew how to drive it.

The jeepster had a ton of power. Give it a little rev and the 4.0 shook the whole car. I loved going down town on weekends when people drove their little rice rockets, and wait til they rev their little 4 cylinder. Then all you heard was my 190 HP engine overpowering the Honda's.

I also loved the fact that on the freeway, I could easily outrun the imports. I would just floor it, and in a split second I was forced back into my seat, because of all the torque.

I'm sad to say that I sold my Jeep to a cousin in need, and bought a Civic. Needed to learn how to drive stick anyways. I know, I'm such a hypocrite.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th July, 2007

Average review marks: 7.9 / 10, based on 34 reviews