1998 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0 i6 from North America
The greatest thing ever made
All the common things...
Driver's seat broke, and became a rocking chair... Fixed with a U-bolt from Home Depot.
Have replaced the entire tie rod assembly twice. Once at 175,000 and once at 387,000.
Ball joints have needed replacing twice.
Something clunks when stopping and starting to go again, something needs to be greased, but it's been that way for over 100,000 miles, and it hasn't gotten worse, so whatever.
Valve cover gasket at 112,000, 204,000, and 323,000, and about due for another one.
Radiator at 210,000.
Water pump at 145,000 and 360,000.
But hey, I made it to 412,000 before the engine blew (threw a rod).
This vehicle is literally the greatest vehicle ever made. I mean, I maintain my vehicles like you wouldn't believe, but I have never had another car make it past 300,000, and this made it to 412,000!!!
I am still in shock. Original engine, and trans... WOW.
It was always fast, and I didn't start losing any power until I was getting close to 400,000 miles.
Oil pressure was low for the longest time, can't even remember when that started, but it didn't seem to bother the Jeep.
It was all common repairs that go on any vehicle. Nothing major ever needed to be fixed. Even the paint is still in decent condition!!!
I swear, if I had a time machine, I would go back in time, and buy a dozen of these. There will NEVER be another vehicle as amazing as this.
Not a very comfortable ride though, and once I hit 300,000, it was lucky to get 15 miles to the gallon, all highway, considering I always used to get around 22.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 20th November, 2013
24th Nov 2013, 19:32
That 4.0 I6 was one heck of an engine. I see used Cherokees on Craigslist all the time with over 300-400k and still running well, so yours is no exception. The only downfall with this model is occasional electrical problems, but not a big deal when the engine and tranny are reliable.