2000 Jeep Cherokee Classic 2.5 turbo diesel from Portugal


Robust and good looking!


Since I own it, it had the Inter-cooler tubes replaced (Filled with oil).

The rear brake pads were changed also as they were locking the weals as soon as I pushed the brake pedal.

General Comments:

Since I'm able to drive that I wanted to have one of this Jeeps. I remember to saw them brand new on the streets.

Now I had the opportunity to buy one and I'm very pleased with it.

The manual gear is very smooth and precise.

The Diesel engine is very power-full and the torque (290 NM) is good.

If you are aiming for a fast SUV, forget it, this is strength but not fast.

In all road is very good and it handles very well.

In Portugal this model has an advantage over the Grand Cherokee, as it pays less toll on Highways.

Fuel consumption is not bad, having 9l/100Km in city traffic.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 25th March, 2008

2000 Jeep Cherokee Laredo 6 cylinder 4.0L from North America


Is it safe?


Wow, too many comments, I should have read this web page before buying the Jeep.

The Jeep was great, no problems then 5 months later it started missing some fluid. This happened two or three times. Then I got stuck in traffic, the Jeep overheated so fast it was crazy. I pulled it over right away, but the head gasket was gone. Anyway, 1500 dollars later cause I live on Maui, my Jeep is back. I just found out the radiator is leaking from the plastic cone that comes off the box where the cap is located. Crazy, what purpose does this cone have? It looks as if there is a screw out piece in the end, can that be replaced or should I just seal the whole damn thing up? Or do I need a new radiator?

Well, now I came home yesterday and the front end started shaking a bit, looks like some more money out of my pocket. I should have got a Chev.

General Comments:

If I fix these couple problems, will the car last or should I just get rid of it and buy something else?

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 9th February, 2008

10th Feb 2008, 06:29

Get your mechanic to identify the source of the leakage and fix it. Then continue to use your jeep.

2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0 I-6 gas from North America


Time tested and proved excellent truck


Faulty valve on torque convertor (resolved over heating issue).

Replace thermostat (resolved over heating issue).

General Comments:

My father first bought this car in 00' to replace a totalled Bronco. He used it for approximately 4 years for generally construction, but included general use as well.

While satisfied, he gave the car to my sister who lived in Kentucky; replacing it with a more fuel efficient wagon. My sister needed something aside from the Hyundai Elantra she was using at the time. because its lack of "heavy duty" design and inability to travel safely in moderate snow and ice. The Hyundai ended up getting pushed to the side because she enjoyed the Jeep so much.

In 05' she returned to Florida and brought with her both cars. The Jeep, aside from its gas mileage, proved to be an excellent vehicle and a family favorite. Interior room was more than adequate for hay bails, horse feed and bringing our dogs to the store with us (all while it still being mint conditioned).

The ride itself proved a little edgy, although it is a Jeep. Interior noise was tolerable / being what you'd expect from this type of vehicle. Though don't get me wrong, it wasn't like VW Bug noisy ;).

The towing capabilities were amazing for the powerplant size. Thanks the inline 6, it proved extremely torquey and powerful. One could emit tire smoke just about through 1st gear. For genuine use though, my sister in Kentucky removed a Ford F-350 from a mud soaked horse field with bystanders in awe.

In sub-par weather conditions, it proved unstoppable. Snow, ice, mud were no threat to 4 wheel grip and the ultra low if necessary. Full time 3:55 dual traction was the standard grip.

The stereo was of moderate sound, while the interior shared the same characteristics. But all while staying durable and moderate. A/C and heat were very good. No complaints elsewhere.

Gas mileage was pretty set at 15/16 city on regular with highway being 21. While the inline 6 was removed recently from the Chrysler line up in favor of the gas guzzling, underpowered 3.7, it will prove to be big mistake. While mileage might have jumped 1 or 2 mpg with it, the ruggability and power are way gone.

The truck eventually got traded in for a new van against some of the wishes of other family members. But it remains one of the best vehicle buys ever for us, with nothing but compliments for what it provided.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd January, 2008