Ours was a superb buy, and we'll keep it going as long as we can
Front brake rotor disk corroded and consequently snapped off, causing brakes to fail. This part was later recalled by the dealer.
Simultaneously, it was discovered that the emergency brake cable had stretched significantly and was ineffectively loose.
Dome light stopped working due to short.
Front right sway bar link broke.
This car has been one of the best investments we've ever made. The problems listed above all began at approximately 150,000 miles (only routine maintenance - for the most part - before hand), and it's still running strong with a little repair work.
The original V6 engine continues to run fantastically.
Comfort is not bad at all for a base model Jeep.
Entire interior (no carpeting) is still in perfect condition. The vinyl interior floors are unbeatable for spill and general "crud" clean-up. No cracks in dash, and minimal wear on the front seats.
Body and exterior (white) are still in perfect condition with only a couple of small rust spots which have been easily repaired. Not bad for an 11 year old off road vehicle!
4-wheel-drive still performs like new.
Spare parts are readily accessible and relatively inexpensive.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 25th November, 2002