1991 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L Strait Six from North America


One hardcore machine, that won't ever quit


I twisted off two drive shafts, the engine likes to run hot, there are a lot of weird noises that it makes inside and out. I have rolled it once, there is a knock in the engine that started around 160,000mi. The front U-Joints need to be replaced, all four shocks are blown, the rear leaf springs are completely useless. I've replaced three doors (due to stupid mistakes),and there are many stains on the front seats. oh one more, I had to replace the rear glass from jumping it too high.

General Comments:

All in all I just can't get enough out of my little XJ, she never quits. I have been in many off-road situations where she came through for me (like wheeling off road using only the front drive shaft, cause the rear one broke)

I'm just waiting for the Motor to die, but I thought that at around 160,000 miles and she just won't quit.

Besides getting only 17mpg on average, and frequent oil changes, this little jeep has driven me to the end of the earth and back, looks like she could very well do it again.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th September, 2005

1991 Jeep Cherokee Laredo 4.0L inline 6 from North America


Defines dependability


At 210,000 miles the neutral safety switch is starting to go out, so sometimes I have to put it in neutral to start it. A new neutral safety switch was over $400 at the dealer.

At 180,000 miles the parking brake broke.

General Comments:

My Jeep has now been in four accidents and all four times were other people's faults, it has been fully repaired each time though.

Amazingly after 210,000 miles it still has more power than a lot of brand new import cars.

It is amazing how much torque these Jeeps produce.

The openness of the cabin is very helpful.

The seats kind of conform to your back making for a comfortable ride.

The car seems to suck down the gas in town, but does better on the freeway.

Even with the neutral safety switch problem this car starts every time.

I have the factory window sticker which says the car's manufacterers retail price was $22,895.

This is one of Chrysler's best ideas ever.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd July, 2005

2nd Oct 2005, 15:51

In regard to the neutral safety switch, they are repairable quite easily. Instructions are on the web I don't remember the site address, but just type in jeep cherokee neutral safety switch and you will find it. Cost $0.00.

1991 Jeep Cherokee Laredo 4.0 from North America


Good, but only if you are mechanically minded


The power steering pressure hose, the clutch slave cylinder (as well as the clutch pressure plate), brake calipers, starter, alternator, clutch master cylinder, most of the gauges have needed replacing (although ordering a used cluster is not very expensive).

Although I haven't replaced any other parts, this seems to be a vehicle that needs a lot of TLC, which may not be a problem if you like maintaining and repairing your vehicles.

General Comments:

Good SUV, although it does require a lot of maintenance.

The 4.0 I-6 is an amazing engine, I have never had any problems with it. I live in the arctic, and I can leave my Jeep for weeks and still be able to start it (even in -50 celcius temps).

If you are going to buy one, make sure you get a good mechanic to look over it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 30th May, 2005

1991 Jeep Cherokee Limited 4.0 from North America


Dependable SUV


Front speed sensors needed to be replaced.

Front Axel and universal joints replaced at 225000km.

The water pump was leaking and was replaced at 240000km as well as belt tension adjuster.

The master seal has been replaced because of a small leak.

The fuel pump periodically leaked so it was replaced.

The brakes are done every 60000km, the tires every 80000km.

There is a small amount of rust starting to show and the finish on the wheels needs to be redone.

The leather is immaculate and the power seats work like they are new.

General Comments:

This truck is old, but still runs like a top. I drive it every day and it always gets me where I am going.

The maintenance costs for the vehicle have been reasonable. Most of the maintenance has been found during normal oil changes and mileage checks.

I have two other newer vehicles (a 1994 convertible Mustang and a 2003 Dodge Grand Caravan) but this is by far my favorite vehicle. I call it my baby and love the way it drives and handles.

I am going to take it into the body shop at the end of the summer and have all the rust spots taken care of and get it repainted. I have no doubt that it will run to 400000km.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th August, 2004