1991 Jeep Cherokee Reviews - Page 7 of 10

1991 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L Inline 6 from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 4.0L Inline 6 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired160000 miles
Most recent distance182000 miles
Previous carToyota Tacoma

Summary:

Tough as nails! Relaible and Dependable!

Faults:

Coil wire (from ECU) shorted against engine block (could've been my fault)

General Comments:

Tough as a tank. This vehicle was purchased and built SOLEY to go off-road. I used to own an 88 Samurai and a 99 Tacoma, neither can match the toughness of this vehicle. Reliability wise it's on par with Toyota and Suzuki. This vehicle sits most of it's time with me and every time (even after 3 months) starts up and runs perfectly. It's now running 8" of lift and 33" tires with lockers. NOTHING has broken off-road or on. Transmission is BEYOND acceptable (AW4 model) and engine is awsome. Smoother than my fathers MB E320 in engine and transmission performance! It was quiet the first week I owned it (stock) but even with the swampers howling at 70mph the interior is very quiet (Used to own an MR2 turbo T-top-It's quieter than that). Due to this purchase I also bought a 96 Grand Cherokee. Don't confuse AMC engineering with Chrysler! It's night and day difference, even though the grand was designed by AMC, Chrysler went and messed it up. Stick with the Cherokee (XJ model) and you will not be dissapointed. Could not say enough good about this vehicle. Hardcore off-road drivers should however stay away as the Uni-body design lends itself to body cracking and deformation without crucial body parts like doors and roofs. As a daily driver (which it performed for 8 months as the grand needed $5000 in repairs) it was incredible. However due to MY tire choice it sits most of the time. 12mpg with 33's and stock gears is not bad, my Samurai would get 8mpg with a 1.3L, regeared, and the same style 33's. Then again, when a Sami is that tall you don't drive it everyday, this Jeep I can easily.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 19th March, 2004

20th Mar 2004, 05:55

Now wait just a minute. You RAVE about this Jeep and then you say you would never purchase another one??? Maybe it's just me, but doesn't that seem a bit odd??

16th Jul 2004, 11:37

Goodness! You have nothing, but good things to say, but you still give your car an unsatisfactory rating. What's up with that?

14th Jan 2005, 10:05

I bought and built the vehicle to go off-road on 3+ trails. Not something 99.9% of the people who read this would do. While the drivetrain is solid most of the time the interior is crap, it squeaks A lot, parts tend to wear A lot faster than other vehicles and seem to cost more. The ride is SUV-like when 99.9% of the public want car-like (personally I feel you should just buy a car if that's what you want-I mean I want an SUV-like ride in my car why can't I have that). It's good, decent, and if you travel off-road it's great. On-road in stock form it's not bad either, but I can afford to pay $2.35 a gallon when I'm getting 8-13mpg, not many people can. It wasn't stock for more than a week so I can't comment too much on fuel mileage stock.

Sorry to upset those that didn't read into it. But a Jeep is a Jeep and this will be the last one I own. There are other models better suited to off-road use (like ones with a frame) that don't stop running when they go through 3' of water (alternator sucks).

1991 Jeep Cherokee Briarwood 4.0L High Output from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1991
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 4.0L High Output Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired23 miles
Most recent distance190000 miles

Summary:

This car is very capable and a great family vehicle

Faults:

The brake system had to be rebuilt after 140,000 miles.

Radiator had to be replaced at 10,000 miles.

General Comments:

This car is awesome, and drives nice.

It has never let me down, and I never get stuck.

It has started on -13 degree days and I have driven it on long trips without it over heating.

It has great handling and if you need a 4x4, by a Cherokee.

This Jeep is also great at hauling horse trailers, campers, and whatever else I need to tow around.

This Jeep has been great since I bought it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th March, 2004

Average review marks: 7.9 / 10, based on 35 reviews