1992 Jeep Cherokee Reviews - Page 10 of 13

1992 Jeep Cherokee Briarwood 4.0 Liter from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1992
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 4.0 Liter Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired10 miles
Most recent distance101000 miles

Summary:

Extremely well engineered

Faults:

The interior mysteriously leaks from the floor on the driver's side, up into the carpet, when sitting stationary in the rain. This is unfortunate for such an otherwise great vehicle.

General Comments:

I bought this vehicle new in the Fall of 1991 as one of the first 1992 models, and it is by far the best vehicle that I have ever owned. The reliability is outstanding. After twelve years, this vehicle still looks distinctive and distinguished. It has never really broken down. At 101k miles, I recently replaced the water pump, and that's almost it. Yes, maintenance is important, but on these Jeeps, it pays off in the end.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd November, 2003

1992 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0 I-6 HO from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 4.0 I-6 HO Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired51000 miles
Most recent distance166000 miles
Previous carHyundai Elantra

Summary:

A Dependable SUV

Faults:

This has been an excellent truck. Its only a 2 wheel drive, but it is still an awesome truck!!

The truck has 166,000 miles and the only things that have been fixed on the truck is a battery at 164000. I also had the radiator replaced at 165000. The valve cover needs to be replaced, but I haven't gotten around to it yet.

The Black paint on the hood and the top of the truck have formed oxidation spots and made the paint look really faded.

The factory speakers have started to crack a little, but as long as you don't turn the bass up too much, it doesn't bother me.

The front seats are starting to wear a little bit, and every once and a while they won't fold up.

General Comments:

The truck is very basic looking, but it has a good solid build and has been amazingly reliable. As long as you keep them regularly maintained, they will run forever. My buddy has the same year and truck as me, his is a 4 door and he has over 250,000 on it, and his still runs awesome! I would recommend it to anyone looking for a reliable truck.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th October, 2003

1992 Jeep Cherokee Laredo 4.0 from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1992
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 4.0 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired34 miles
Most recent distance240000 miles
Previous carBuick Century

Summary:

A reliable car that will last for years

Faults:

The interior ceiling carpet has begun to sag.

The glove box will not lock.

A sensor that allows the jeep to accelerate with out " bucking" was replaced.

The central computer was replaced.

The left and right axles have been replaced.

Left fender replaced due to accident.

General Comments:

I love this Jeep.

It is important to consider the miles on this jeep when looking at the maintenance performed.

It still has the power of the 4.0 engine; I can easily take most vehicles (get going faster then them) off the line at red lights.

I almost think that jeep made a mistake with this model and built it too well; I and you may notice that you still see many on the road.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th May, 2003

1992 Jeep Cherokee 2 door sport 4.0L I-6 HO from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 4.0L I-6 HO Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired118000 miles
Most recent distance140000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Suburban

Summary:

This Jeep loves mud, trails, beach, dog and kids.

Faults:

Replaced starter (took on too much mud and water)

Replaced valve cover gasket.

Replaced clutch slave (inside bell housing $450 P&L)

Shift knob stripped out (not replaced yet)

Tail light cracked (not replaced)

Drivers door not lined up (hinge bad)

Front fender bent because of door not being lined up.

General Comments:

Installed third row seating. (now 7 seat belts)

Went through 3 1/2 feet of water/mud with no lift.

I put on 30/9.5 R15 tires with no mods or rub.

I did not 'high center' when girlfriend's CJ5 74' did on ATV Trail.

Installed front military hook and two tow hooks to the factory front bumper. It had a 2 inch rec in the rear when I bought it. I normally have a 'hitch haul' attached to the rear with a tool box that I use as most people use their trunk, but I can remove mine and bring it with me (God bless the hitch haul with a tool/truck box on it)

I've been stuck 2 times total so far.

Once in the Outer Backs when I tried to help someone else out while they were stuck. The sand was very deep and loose and I ended up sitting on the diffs spinning all the wheels.

The second time I got stuck was in a place called 4 corners in Virginia. It is just a big mud hole which all the locals go and play around in. I could have drove under most of the trucks there (that's a lie, but they all have 6 inches lift plus and 38's.) That is where I blew up my starter and clutch slave. They said I would never make it, but I did 4 times in a row!!! The mud/water went all the way up to the window seals.

I have 1 girlfriend, 4 children and 3 dogs. If I use the 'hitch haul', I can bring everyone and all the stuff.

Best part of this Jeep, I only paid $1000 for it!!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd March, 2003

22nd Apr 2008, 12:53

I'm glad to hear that this vehicle doesn't "high center"--I'm thinking of buying one for my first car, and my mom is worried because SUVs are reputed to roll over easily.

Average review marks: 7.7 / 10, based on 50 reviews