1999 Jeep Cherokee Reviews - Page 12 of 12

1999 Jeep Cherokee Classic 4.0 inline six cylinder from North America

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 4.0 inline six cylinder Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.2 / 10
Distance when acquired18000 miles
Most recent distance89791 miles
Previous carVolkswagen Jetta

Summary:

An excellent low-cost well performing four wheel drive

Faults:

The universal in the front of the transfer case went bad and had to be replaced. That cost about two-hundred dollars.

The clear coat is peeling off from the passengers side rear quarter.

The decorative chrome lug nut covers are starting to come off from wear, by rotating the tires. Cost per lug nut is almost five dollars a piece.

When it came time for a serious front-end alignment the ball joints had to be replaced with off-set after-market ones for proper alignment. The cost with labor reached three-hundred dollars, the most expensive fix yet.

I sometimes have problems trying to get the four-wheel drive system to shift in or out of the four-low range.

General Comments:

This is the best vehicle I have yet to own. I put around a thousand miles a week on it and the repairs seem minimal for the mileage.

I am quite satisfied with the power produced by the straight six.

With the proper tires this vehicle is ready to take on almost anything off-road.

For having such a tight suspension the ride is rather nice. I really enjoy driving it.

The cloth seats are just starting to show their wear, and they still look pretty good.

With a square front on the vehicle it catches everything in the air. I do a lot of highway driving and the nose really needs to be repainted. I would suggest at least a bug guard, A bra would probably save the front end.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st March, 2002

18th Dec 2005, 02:09

I feel that it is a good off road SUV for your average off road experiences. But after all the training I have had in the Military and other places I still managed to get it stuck twice. However it was snow and deep snow. But, it lacks the limited slip and the fully locking differential.

28th Jan 2010, 00:06

$5 for a lug nut? Don't go back there, that's a total ripoff.

I paid $25 for a set of 20 solid lug nuts. By solid, I mean no more chrome caps that can come off.

1999 Jeep Cherokee 4 litre from North America

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 4 litre Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired56 miles
Most recent distance34000 miles
Previous carFord Windstar

Summary:

Works for me

General Comments:

It's just a car, nothing extra. But then that's all you pay for.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th March, 2001

1999 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4 Door 4.0 Litre from North America

Year of manufacture1999
Engine and transmission 4.0 Litre
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10

Faults:

The only problems with the truck were encountered within 2 months of delivery. First, there was a paint flaw on the front passenger side door. It was repaired under warranty. Second, it was recalled to replace the spark plugs because they caused the truck to fail California emissions (I live in Virginia). Third, the regulator in the front drivers door broke causing the power window to fall into the door and not roll up. All problems were fixed expediously and at no charge. It has now been 9 months without any problems.

General Comments:

This is my third Cherokee. The overall ride, comfort, and ergonomics of the newer model (1997-2000) are a marked improvement over my 1995 and 1990 models. The features are now more car-like and the slightly rounded exterior makes for a nice looking but familiar package. The beauty of the Cherokee is that the style does not age. Reliability remains good. With 18K on the odometer in 10 months, I have no reason to believe that it won't also go the 100K+ miles of my last two Jeeps. Additionally, the 4.0 litre engine is responsive off the line and substantially quicker than other more expensive luxury sport-utes. It is a powerhouse in a sleeper package.

I encourage anyone that wants a great sport-ute with features at a price that won't break the bank to consider the Cherokee. If it is trendsetting that you want to do, the Cherokee is not for you. However, if you like the feel of a comfortable pair of blue-jeans, the Cherokee can be your best friend.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th October, 1999

24th May 2001, 11:03

Why would you race with a Cherokee in the first place??

2nd Aug 2002, 09:46

Yeah, why would you race with a Jeep Cherokee, or any jeep for that matter? I agree that it is one of the more quick and responsive SUV's, but they weren't meant for racing. I don't think those Hondas were made for off-roading.

Average review marks: 6.9 / 10, based on 41 reviews