1991 Jeep Cherokee Limited 4.0L 6 cylinder from North America
It really puts the
New water pump at 105000km.
New front axle u-joints at 87000km.
New transfer case seals at 95000km.
Front pads and rotors last approx. 40000 to 50000 km.
New exhaust from the cat. converter on back at 75000km.
New fuel pump at 90000km.
ABS Brake problems at 115000km.
My Jeep has served me well, primarily in the harsh Canadian winters when I use it the most.
These vehicles require a higher than normal amount of maintenance, and you have to stay on top of it or things will go wrong fairly quickly.
Fuel economy is poor, but on the other hand power is excellent, no problem passing other vehicles.
The interior is nicely done, and the leather seats fit like a glove. My Jeep has a lot of squeaks and rattles, but I don't even notice them anymore.
If you have a choice, avoid the models with the Bendix ABS brake system, it can be expensive to repair and the pedal effort is on the high side. Some of the parts have a lifetime warranty however.
The engine is very reliable, never had a problem with it. Most older 4.0L engines get noisy with time, suffering from "piston slap" or noisy valves, but this has no impact on reliability or performance.
With the rear seat folded down, lots of cargo room is available. When hauling people however, the back doors make entry and exit difficult.
All in all, a great vehicle for those who keep up with regular maintenance.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 17th September, 2003