1999 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0 from North America
Reliable and fun to drive!
Air Conditioning motor remains running even with heat on. Had to unhook. Able to place the wire directly to battery to keep it running, but drains battery if not removed for the night.
Passenger side window works sporadically.
Fog light switch won't work at all now. Used to come on once in a while.
Rear wiper starts and then stops half way up the window. When it does come on, it runs very slow.
Seat belts very difficult to unlatch.
Brakes grab tremendously after rain. When stepping lightly on the brakes when they're wet, I come to a jerking stop.
Other than problems that seem to be electrical, I love the Jeep. I haven't had the problems looked at yet due to the fact that the price will add up quickly for a bunch of small stuff.
Living in the Northeast, 4 wheel drive is a necessity and it works great.
I don't feel that the ride is bumpy at all. I owned a Wrangler and had to sell due to neck problems that were aggravated from driving it.
This car has a great turning radius and accelerates when I need it to.
This vehicle has 141,300 miles on it and hopefully it lasts 100,000 more.
I have no complaints about the body or the molding. A few rust spots about the size of a quarter each need to be fixed.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 2nd June, 2005
2nd Jun 2005, 20:32
I have the EXACT same thing on my brakes. They lock up instantly when wet or cold. Once they get dry or warm, all is good again. 1999 sport as well.
8th Jun 2005, 17:15
I am debating on whether to buy a 1999, 2000, or 2001 Jeep Cherokee Sport, mostly as a second car to my Nissan Sentra to commute to work in the winter. Are there any improvements to the 2000 and 2001 over the 1999? I am leaning to a sharp looking 1999 with relatively low mileage and 1 owner. This would be my first car other than a Nissan in over 20 years. I never had any real problems with Nissan, and wonder if I should stay with Nissan, like an older Pathfinder. Any recommendations?
29th Jun 2006, 04:19
I purchased a 1999 Jeep Cherokee approximately 4 years ago now. It has been a great vehicle except for the manual transmission. At approximately 120K the clutch went. It cost me $900 to replace it. Now at 150K the clutch is sticky when hot. Mabey an automatic would have been better? Otherwise this truck has been problem free.