1992 Jeep Cherokee Reviews - Page 13 of 13

1992 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L High-Output V-6 from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1992
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 4.0L High-Output V-6 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance117000 miles
Previous carPontiac 6000

Summary:

Last of a great breed -- the Cherokee Sport

Faults:

Water pump replaced at 115000 miles.

Regular maintenance items -- brakes and such.

Battery replaced periodically.

General Comments:

This is a great car. It has never left me sitting in ten years of ownership. It requires very little maintenance and the repairs are inexpensive to perform.

The dealer left a lot to be desired. At one point they needed to fix the rear license-plate lighting harness. They charged $300 to "jiggle the wires" until the light was working again -- they didn't even replace anything! I subsequently started going to an independent garage.

The ride isn't great, but what do you expect from a car that's meant to be driven off-road? The poor ride quality isn't as noticeable when driving as it is when riding.

I'm 6'3" tall and the comfort of the front seat leaves a lot to be desired. I can't get it back far enough to really be comfortable.

The styling is nice, the car handles well, and I don't have any major issues with it. It's a shame they don't make the Cherokee Sport anymore.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 8th January, 2002

1992 Jeep Cherokee Country 4.0L V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 4.0L V6 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired95000 miles
Most recent distance151000 miles
Previous carPlymouth Sundance

Summary:

One of the best vehicles ever made!!!

Faults:

The radiator had to be replaced after an accident.

The air conditioner needed recharging after about 140,000 miles.

General Comments:

This jeep handles better than any car I've ever driven (my parents own a Cadillac and a Buick Road-master).

It has remarkable power for its size. I've raced several sports cars and never was blown out. It also hauls well. I've moved several times (pulling U-Hauls and other trailers).

Even though I own a 2WD, it still holds its own offroad. I know from experience.

In my opinion, it is one of the best "no-nonsense" vehicles ever made. If you want Cadillac comfort and style... buy a Cadillac. If you want something that performs... regardless of terrain or weather.. buy a Cherokee.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th July, 2001

1992 Jeep Cherokee Laredo 4.0 from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 4.0 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired84000 miles
Most recent distance138000 miles
Previous carHonda Prelude

Summary:

A great workhorse!

Faults:

Driver's seat starting to show its age.

It rattles on the interior quite a bit, mostly from the plastic cover on the tail - probably going to throw some nice trim screws in it.

Full tune-up at 120,000 was rather pricey.

Replaced master cylinder, calipers, wheel cylinders, rotors, drums, and lines at 128,000 - master cylinder was cracked, front left caliper was lazy, rear right wheel cylinder was damaged, lines were old.

Replaced ignition coil at 132,000 miles.

Engine needs a valve job, new lifters, and probably new a camshaft (due to wear from the hydraulic lifters).

Steering is loose - probably needs new ball joints.

Roof rack leaks up front, needs to be resealed (probably due to carrying too much drywall up there on more than one occasion...)

General Comments:

Other than the issues listed above, the vehicle has served me well, and has definitely done more than it was designed for on a few occasions...

No matter what I need to do - go to work, go camping, go on a road trip, get fertilizer, take the dogs to the park, what have you - the Jeep does it all, and does it all well. Definitely an excellent choice for the do it yourselfer, and the all around suburban adventurer.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd April, 2001

1992 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0 L I6 from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1992
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 4.0 L I6 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10
Distance when acquired15 miles
Most recent distance82600 miles
Previous carChevrolet Chevette

Summary:

Great vehicle, always wanted one

Faults:

Had to replace the water pump twice and the transmission once.

General Comments:

When I bought it I was one of the larger vehicles on the road and now I am dwarfed by the current crop of SUVs.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th March, 2001

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