From the time I have owned my XJ, it has leaked some oil; previous owner neglect.
Starter had to be replaced.
Suspension had to be replaced around 185xxx - installed 3 inch lift.
Driver's side ball joints were bad when I bought the vehicle.
Drivers side wheel bearing replaced around 200k.
Auto trans slams if not careful when shifting from reverse or neutral into drive - does shift and drive fine.
Where the pads/caliper sits on the steering knuckle wore down a grove, which caused the pads to not be able to slide properly. Filled in with weld and ground flush.
Rear brakes redone.
A/C condenser has a leak.
Electric radiator fan shroud shattered, and had to be removed and replaced.
Awesome vehicle on road, and amazing off road. With the addition of a 3 inch suspension lift, it's unstoppable.
On the fly 4wd is very handy.
There are however no cup holders equipped on this model.
Damn good in the snow, with the right tires that is.
4.0 liter has plenty of power, and the gas mileage isn't horrible; 16-20, depending on how you drive.
Comfy front seats.
For the age and the miles, this Jeep is awesome. I'm sure that if you bought one with low miles and maintained it regularly, many of these issues can be avoided.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 12th September, 2010