My parents bought this car new in 1992, towards the end of the model year. It is a basic Cherokee Sport, 4.0L High-output Inline 6 with automatic transmission and Selec-Trac 4WD.
I learned to drive on this car; my sister learned to drive on this car. I drove it to college, my sister drove it to college. Finally, mom and dad decided to get something new, and I was given the car in November of 2007 for my birthday.
Very few problems with this vehicle. I can't remember any recalls being done. Dad kept every service report done, and most were related to ball joints, brakes, and tires.
The rear main seal in the engine has been replaced twice to cure oil leaks. Most recently I had it done along with the oil filter housing o-ring and oil pan gasket.
The valve cover gasket has been replaced three times.
Basic tune-ups, plugs, wires, etc., as well as front brakes, tires, and oil changes have really been the only major repairs done, and these are considered maintenance items.
Water pump has been replaced twice, power steering pump once. The power steering pulley bearings went out when I was in college and I put a new pulley on the old pump for dad. Years later, the pump itself had to be replaced.
Shocks have been replaced twice during the ownership of the vehicle, maybe 3x if I look back at the receipts.
I didn't like the car when I was in college -- as a young guy, I wanted something that suited my personal tastes, not reflected my parent's tastes. However, as a 29-year-old adult, I really appreciate the durability of this vehicle, and as the current owner, I hope to have it for a long time.
Dad had tracked and when they transferred it to me at 180,000 miles, it had gone something like 81.7% of the way from the earth to the moon, in mileage. I plan to "take it to the moon" and keep driving it until I hit that mileage and beyond.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 30th December, 2007