1995 Jeep Cherokee Reviews - Page 6 of 10

1995 Jeep Cherokee Country 4.0 from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1994
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 4.0 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance150000 miles

Summary:

Great little gas guzzler

Faults:

Simple stuff. Alternator, starter, fuel injector, idle air servo in the last 10 years.

After 10 years, sitting outside the last 6, my baby's body is starting to rust.

General Comments:

Wonderfully reliable car with a great 4x4 system. 2 feet of snow? Muddy creek bed? Enclosed trailer full of crap? No problem. Passes everything, but the gas station (no worse than any truck through).

In 10 years and 150,000 miles I've only had a few issues with this car. Most of them I fixed myself. But its never left me stranded... just ran a bit crappy until the problem was addressed. Parts are cheap and plentiful. I can get parts at 4 or 5 places in my little town.

My only issue is the rust. I can see the ground through the floorboards and other parts of the body are beginning to rust. If you live somewhere wet or snowy, do yourself a favor and remove rust and put a protective coating on the underside every few years. Who knows how long it will last? I neglected the body of my Jeep and now the body will rust out before the engine, transmission or 4-wheel-drive systems will go.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th November, 2005

1995 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0 H.O. from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 4.0 H.O. Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired169000 miles
Most recent distance174000 miles
Previous carBMW 3 Series

Summary:

Great and reliable

Faults:

The Jeep is a 95 Cherokee with a 4 inch superlift, 4.56 gears front and rear, with a Detroit locker in the rear. Sitting on 32 inch pro comps.

It has been a wheeling truck since 125,000 miles. I bought it from someone I knew.

At 170,000, I blew a head gasket, MUDDING of course.

At 173,000, I killed all eight track arm bushings on the front axle. Bent a front driveshaft, and replaced the hubs, even though they weren't too bad. This is all because of MORE MUDDING.

General Comments:

These things go forever if you treat them well. My last Jeep was 1991 Jeep Cherokee automatic 4 liter, and I blew an oil pump mudding with 230,000 miles.

I do not hesitate to hold back on my Jeeps. So stuff breaks. Jeepers creed: BUILD IT, DRIVE IT, BREAK IT, FIX IT, REPEAT!

But overall, pretty much one of the most solid SUVs out there in the American market. Japan doesn't even come close.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th October, 2005

1995 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0 litre 6 cylinder from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 4.0 litre 6 cylinder Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired74000 miles
Most recent distance177000 miles
Previous carChrysler LeBaron

Summary:

This is a very low maintenance and versatile vehicle

Faults:

Driver door hinge replaced at 80000 miles.

Oxygen sensor replaced at 100000 miles.

Motor mounts replaced 4 times between 100000 and 177000 miles.

General Comments:

I have had particular problems with motor mounts repeatedly breaking. I do live in Colorado and use it for light off road use, but nothing hairy enough to warranty 4 episodes.

Outside of the motor mount problem, this is a super vehicle. Inexpensive to maintain and insure and very friendly on the highway as well as off road.

The engine is packs a lot of torque, although get in the slow lane heading up hills (especially at altitude here in CO) as it will be sucking wind to maintain highway speeds.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th September, 2005

1995 Jeep Cherokee Country 4.0L Inline Six from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 4.0L Inline Six Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.2 / 10
Distance when acquired36000 miles
Most recent distance69000 miles
Previous carAMC Grand Wagoneer

Faults:

Let's see...

The Jeep has had an overheating problem since we bought it. We have replaced every single hose on the thing, and the water pump, and had the radiator flushed and it still overheats. There was a "play-doh" like substance in the radiator that all the mechanics in the area could not explain.

The transfer case has leaked for about 4 years now, and they told us that when it goes, the transmission goes as well. This will total the Jeep.

The brakes constantly squeal, and nothing helps that. They are brand new.

The radio display keeps flicking on and off.

The a/c vents will not stay where you put them.

The 4 Wheel Drive is a joke. You may as well get out and walk, you'll get there faster. It spins on dry grass.

The Jeep has had probably $6000.00 of work on the engine alone, just for hoses, water pumps, fuel pumps, etc...

In the last 3 years.

General Comments:

The Jeep does NOT drive comfortably, it's VERY stiff and if you take a curve too quickly (around 10 m.p.h.) it wants to tip over.

Everyone says Jeep's are great in snow, but they never owned this one.

The Jeep is a piece of crap, and I will NEVER EVER buy another Jeep.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 26th August, 2005

20th Sep 2005, 09:20

I regularly drive around tight ineterstate exit cloverleafs at >45mph without tipping my jeep over, so obviously your problem isn't the Jeep, its you and no you shouldn't buy another Jeep since you obviously don't know how to maintain it.

6th Oct 2005, 20:56

I'll offer a hint about your overheating problem... forget the flushing. With a '94, just replace the radiator. If you don't mind getting your hands dirty, you can do it yourself for under $150. Any sludge that didn't come out with a flush is probably blocking your cooling vents inside. If it overheats while driving down the road, it's a sure sign of a bad radiator. As far as the bad ride is concerned, it's a Jeep thing. Might as well see it as a truck rather than a suburban SUV. I have a '94 also and it'll pull anything reasonable, haul any dirty loads that pretty boys won't put in their $30,000 trucks, and will outlast most other American vehicles with it's indestructible 4.0.

Average review marks: 7.4 / 10, based on 36 reviews