1992 Jeep Cherokee Reviews - Page 6 of 13

1992 Jeep Cherokee Limited 4.0 High Output from North America

Model year1992
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 4.0 High Output Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired65000 miles
Most recent distance203000 miles
Previous carPlymouth Acclaim

Summary:

Durable, dependable, fun to drive!

Faults:

Fog Lamps no longer works.

Electric antenna no longer works.

Leather Seats cracking.

General Comments:

Great vehicle. I am considering restoring. Very dependable engine, does not use oil.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th November, 2005

1992 Jeep Cherokee from North America

Model year1992
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1997
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10

Summary:

Never Gives Up!

Faults:

Heat control is broke, only very hot or very cold.

Side bumpers have fallen off several times.

Roof paint warping a little.

Glove compartment spring broke, can't open it!

Center console broken, falls off when opened.

Emergency brake broken.

General Comments:

This is a great car. I love the beautiful design. It is so classic. If you are looking for a car that is reliable this is it! My jeep has a lot of miles, but it has never once broken down on me! Other than being a little rough around the edges in comfort, it is a great light truck.

I am going to be sad to give this one up!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th October, 2005

1992 Jeep Cherokee Larado 4.0L I6 from North America

Model year1992
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 4.0L I6 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired50000 miles
Most recent distance178000 miles
Previous carJeep Cherokee

Summary:

Reliable, powerful and a lot of fun

Faults:

My transmission went around 100,000 miles and that does not seem improbable. some will make it three times farther, but who knows.

Fuel pump went around 110,000 miles. pretty quick replacement.

There are some seals/gaskets behind the engine (can't think of their name) that seem to go. they are behind the engine so it's a lot of labor to have them replaced. the ones on my older Cherokee also went somewhere around 80k miles maybe?

General Comments:

The car has a ton of power if you are not hauling cargo or towing. it was faster than my friend's mustang when I first got it (with 55k miles).

I am 6'6" and find the pre-1997 Cherokees to be adequately roomy. I just scoured the area for a 1996 to replace the 1992 one and get the last of this body style.

The car has held up better than anything else I have ever owned. I really considered putting more money into it because it seems like it has a lot of life left in it.

The 4 wheel drive system works great. I use it way more in snow than dirt, but it has never left me stranded. I can go anywhere I want while everyone else is trapped at home.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st September, 2005

1992 Jeep Cherokee Laredo 4.0 Inline-6 from North America

Model year1992
Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 4.0 Inline-6 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10
Distance when acquired130000 miles
Most recent distance150000 miles
Previous carToyota Pickup

Summary:

A reliable, quick, fun and capable 4-wheeler

Faults:

Leaky power steering hose.

Cracked exhaust manifold (happens to almost all 4.0s) Wasn't too pricey at $125 from website (the Jeep dealer quoted me $700 just for the part!)

General Comments:

An all around great car. The 4 wheel drive is awesome and it handles itself very well off-road without any modifcations. Very reliable, and I expect it will continue to be. The 4.0L I6 is more than enough power for this model, and it's a pretty quick little SUV. I've got nothing, but good things to say about it, other than it's too bad about the design flaw in the exhaust manifolds.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th January, 2005

1992 Jeep Cherokee Limited 4X4 4.0 H.O. L6 from North America

Model year1992
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1992
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 4.0 H.O. L6 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance127000 miles
Previous carOldsmobile Bravada

Summary:

One of the 2 best SUVs of the early 90's

Faults:

Exhaust manifold is notorious for cracking. Although mine hasn't yet, it's pretty much a given that it will soon. Everyone's does. Mildly expensive to repair ~$500.

The AC compressor is notoriously unreliable. I've needed to replace mine twice. Mildly expensive to repair ~$600.

The radiator has been replaced twice. Mildly cheap to repair ~$300.

Although built well, the engine and transmission have a few reoccurring leaks.

The engine gets extremely hot and over time can make removal of old spark plugs, hardened wires, bolts etc. very difficult.

Brake rotors have warped.

Various interior electrical components have ceased to work.

Paint is slightly faded and a small area has begun to peel.

General Comments:

See my Oldsmobile Bravada review for a detailed comparison of the Cherokee and the Bravada: www.carsurvey.org/review_71352.html

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th January, 2005

21st Jan 2005, 07:36

The reviewer fails to mention that the Bravada is a discontinued model and brand, which reduces its desirability and used car price accordingly.

24th Jul 2008, 21:12

Great thorough review, thanks for the time and honesty. Reviews like this really help those seeking advice on said vehicles...Thanks!

15th Oct 2008, 11:49

LSD = Limited Slip Differential. Wow!

23rd May 2010, 11:11

I got my Jeep. Dad talked me into the best car I ever had. Love my Jeep too.

12th Jan 2011, 16:19

Wish I had some LSD after reading that. Both are good cars and both aren't made any more. I say the Bravada is a bit more luxury minded then the jeep.

-Sal.

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