1999 Jeep Cherokee Laredo 4.0L from North America

Summary:

Junk Each and Every Part

Faults:

From the first week we owned it we experienced fuel pump failure. The problem was never corrected by the dealer and would come and go.

The bakes and rotors were replaced four times before hitting 30,000 miles. Three times it was done at the manufactures expense. Later we discovered that Chrysler mandated Raybestis Life time pads for replacement. These pads are made of a much harder substance than the factory rotors. Thus the rotors will warp every time. Now they are settling a class action lawsuit as a result of this defect.

At 50,000 miles the number one exhaust valve froze shut and the entire motor needed a top end re-build. Costly, “ $1200”.

General Comments:

The Jeep is a sturdy, roomy vehicle, but the biggest money pit in the USA. If you like spending money I highly recommend buying one. My next SUV is a Toyota or a Volvo.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 24th October, 2006

20th Apr 2009, 20:16

I can see that you have had a bad experience with your Jeep. Unfortunately I had a Toyota Land Cruiser that spent more time at the dealership than in my driveway. I have a 1999 Jeep Cherokee Sport that has 220000 miles on it and is still going strong. I also have a 1999 GMC Jimmy with 154270 miles on it and have only had to replace the 4 wheel drive encoder motor as a major part, other than the usual brake pads and timing belts.

17th Sep 2011, 19:49

Are you sure that you have a Jeep made by Chrysler? Sounds like you have an old AMC junk pile, or a Toyota. My wife and I bought a 1997 model new, and it now (2011) has 220k miles on it. Other than normal wear parts (brakes and tires, belt, and shocks), I have only replaced the water pump at 178k. No other vehicle has been this reliable, and I have owned them all as a used car dealer.

1999 Jeep Cherokee sport 4.0 from North America

Summary:

Great car, great value

Faults:

I bought a 1999 Cherokee Sport new and had a few electrical problems from the very start. All corrected under warranty with the exception of the front speakers. Twice installed new, I stopped them from installing new speakers the third time and they fixed "a short." By this time I knew that there was a design problem, but I can't have my speakers serviced as often as I have the oil changed.

I have 155000 miles on it at this point and plan on running the odometer way past 200k. One of these days I'll get around to taking the door panels off and fixing the speakers myself. Neither of the front speakers works at this point, but then I listen to mostly talk radio anyway. Speaker problems are the only problems I've had with this car, and I do pull a boat and take it off road occasionally. Great Vehicle and a great American value!

General Comments:

Great car, great value.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st February, 2006

1999 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L 6 inline from North America

Summary:

It's a JEEP!!

Faults:

The only think that is wrong with the car is little rust on the top corner of the 2 front doors.

-And the rear suspensions are a little weaker (After 250 000 KM) BIG DEAL, let me see another car last this long and have less problems.

General Comments:

I LOVE IT!

Wen I was younger I always wanted a Hummer, but then I realized that you can go more places with a jeep and its easier to maintain, and also with a good set of offroad tires and a 4 inch lift you unstoppable.

This Jeep is my 1rst car and it is honestly one of the smartest choices I have made.

Even with 277 000KMS I know if I continue to take care of it it will last at least till 300 000kms to 400 000KMS.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th December, 2005