1992 Jeep Cherokee Reviews - Page 11 of 13

1992 Jeep Cherokee Limited 4.0 Liter from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 4.0 Liter Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.3 / 10
Distance when acquired79000 miles
Most recent distance91000 miles
Previous carJeep Cherokee

Summary:

The toughest SUV on the road - bar none - let's see any of those big guys out-perform it off-road!

Faults:

I recently replaced front brakes pads.

Changed headlights, a couple of heater hoses, valve cover gasket.

General Comments:

I paid a pretty price for my '92 Cherokee Limited 1 year ago, but so far it has been worth every penny. She was in tip top shape then (still is), everything works, and the paint job still looks like new. She had only 79000 miles on her and has proven to be fast and very reliable. She handles very well... accepts all challenges on the road, and wins most. This is largely due to an awesome overdrive, which makes her leap forward like a racehorse.

Her 10 year old straight 6, 4.0 Liter engine is pretty quiet and runs like a dream. I had the engine diagnosed on a Pep Boys computer, and they said it was like new... up to factory specs, and no problems. Pretty awesome for a 10 year old vehicle!

The interior - light tan leather - though a little on the close side if you're tall, makes up in comfort what it lacks in room. Only problem is there's really no place to install anything up front! I added a booming stereo system, had to use up the trunk, but am unable to hide the equalizer from vandals.

Overall, this is a great car, my second, even though I have driven others. More comfortable than Ford Explorer, smoother handling than Chevy Blazer, more economical than Mitsubishi Montero, better view that any little car; I even enjoyed driving it more than Pontiac Firebird.

Regular maintenance and TLC will make this car last forever... it's the toughest little SUV on the road. Lotsa imitators, but the Cherokee has earned its stripes and deserves every one of them.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st February, 2003

30th Dec 2004, 22:14

Overdrive won't make your Jeep "leap forward like a racehorse" it is the tallest gear you have... but it is great for highway gas mileage. At 70 MPH the engine only turns 2250 rpm.

1992 Jeep Cherokee Laredo 4.0L 6 cylinder from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 4.0L 6 cylinder Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired121308 miles
Most recent distance128300 miles
Previous carSaturn SL

Summary:

Great vehicle at a great price

Faults:

The fog lights don't work.

The windshield wipers over extend in very wet conditions.

Minor oil leak soon after it was purchased.

Front leather seats are a little worn.

Has problems starting in very cold weather.

Headlights are supposed to shut off every time on a timer, but sometimes they shut off right away.

Carpet is worn in front of the drivers side seat.

General Comments:

I really love this Jeep. It's not luxurious, but it is a sturdy auto mobile. It is comfortable for all passengers. Leather seats get chilly in the cold.

The heat and air conditioner work great! The heat is pretty warm after letting the Jeep warm up only after 10 minutes.

It is awesome in the snow as long as the four wheel drive is on. It also has great handling on icy roads with four wheel drive engaged.

It is not a good highway vehicle. It begins to shake a little at about 50 mph. It really starts to shake over 70mph.

For a used car it is in awesome shape! I have only spent money on oil changes, inspections, and filter replacements since I purchased the Jeep.

Wish there was room for cup holders! But there is plenty of storage space.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th December, 2002

1992 Jeep Cherokee Laredo 4.0L I6 from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 4.0L I6 Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired117000 miles
Most recent distance130000 miles

Summary:

A brick with wheels, don't expect much luxury

Faults:

The radiator began leaking, and eventually had to be replaced at approximately 125,000 miles. At the same time rear brake drums, cylinders, and shoes had to be replaced. Overall however, those are the only maintenance problems I have had since I bought it.

On the subject interior, the heat notch on the climate control has broken, but heat will come out of the vents under "vent". Also, the premium speakers that were factory installed have begun to wear out at about 118,000 miles.

General Comments:

Very good SUV. The part time 4 wheel drive is excellent in the snow. The car has also been in a series of accidents, and only exterior body repairs were necessary. Though the engine may sound quite finicky, it is generally reliable.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th December, 2002

30th Dec 2002, 15:46

My Jeep Cherokee Laredo (92) has a little over 128,000 miles on it. I bought it in August 2002 and have had little problems with it. The previous owners must have taken good care of it. Minor oil leak due to valve cover needing to be replaced. It takes about 150 miles a week on it, driven mostly on New Hampshire back roads. It is very good in the snow, as long as the four wheel drive is on. It slides all over the place in the snow if the four wheel drive is off. I think if this Jeep is maintained on a normal basis there will be no major problems. However, the fog lights do not work, the windshield wipers over extend when the windshield is very wet, it has problems starting at times in very cold temperatures (but it may just need a new gas filter), and it is not a good highway vehicle.

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