1995 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0 from North America
Not too frilly, but downright tough
Replaced the radiator, power steering pump, water pump (three times), serpentine belt (three times), thermostat (three times), exhaust system, flange gasket in exhaust manifold, and added a transmission cooler.
I've also replaced the brakes at least 4 times.
All these repairs were done over the course of over 317,000 miles.
Dollar for dollar, this has been a tough rig to beat. We bought this Jeep new back in 1995, and I am still driving it today. It now has over 317,000 miles on it, and the engine and transmission have never been rebuilt. The inline six has real snap to it.
I've used the Cherokee to tow a utility trailer, motorcycle trailer loaded with dirtbikes, dog trailer loaded with equipment and four large dogs, and our family tent trailer. We even owned an old style, really heavy, travel trailer at one point. The Jeep hauled that around as well, although it got downright scary at times.
I've owned three Jeep Cherokees. The first was a 1988, and that rig was still running strong when I sold it at 267,000 miles. My wife currently drives a 1996 Cherokee, and has 167,000 on it. These inline 6 cylinder motors are good ones. Keep the oil changed, and they just keep going.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 25th December, 2009
25th Dec 2009, 09:14
My mother has a 1995 too, and the thing is bulletproof. It has 200,000 miles on it. It has the same engine, same transmission, etc. She has replaced items that go bad on any car like a radiator, etc.
The funny thing is she has been waiting for this car to die as an excuse to get a new car, but it won't die. With proper maintenance she will get 300,000 no problem.
7th Feb 2014, 23:31
This is a follow up to my original comments on my 95 Jeep Cherokee. Well, I finally sold the old Jeep. It had 357,000 miles on it when I sold it, and it was still running strong. Maybe not quite as strong as it used to be, but the motor or transmission never did have to be rebuilt. I was going to keep it, just to see how long it would go, but the wife said sell, so that's how it goes. Fortunately we still have a 96 Cherokee, and it's going strong as well. It has a mere 220,000 miles on it. So, I plan to be in a Cherokee for quite some time yet.