2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0 I6 from North America
Rugged, dependable, good value
A/C does not work, leaks from evaporator in dash, not worth fixing.
All problems occured over 100K Miles:
R/F Axle U Joint, L/F Wheel Bearing, Upper Radiator Hose, Rear Wheel Cylinders causing complete rear brake job.
Front driveshaft squeaks in cold weather.
Power window lock is stuck on, causing windows to only work from drivers control.
Had to replace speaker wire to front speakers.
Trunk would not open, when finally opened, only had to adjust latch.
Lug nuts chrome caps fell off, replaced with new lug nuts.
Consistently with the vehicle, everything is rusted/seized up and breaks whenever something needs to be replaced. Makes working on vehicle very aggravating.
Aftermarket accessories: Chrome grille from limited edition Cherokees, 2.5" Lift Kit, Performance Custom Exhaust, K&N Cold Air Intake, Pioneer Premier stereo, window tint, 30" BfGoodrich All Terrain Tires.
Maintenance items: Steering damper, tune up with platinum plugs, synthetic oils, premium gas only with fuel additives often, transfer case, front differential and rear differential flush.
Overall, I have loved this vehicle. It is very rugged, powerful, and a solid vehicle. With the work I have done to this vehicle, it has suited me well. The gas mileage is terrible for the size of the vehicle. I do have larger tires and a lift kit, but even before gas mileage was bad. I get between 14-15 mpg.
With the aftermarket accessories I have put into it, this vehicle performs well. Plenty of power from the 4.0L
The vehicle shakes, squeaks, rattles, etc. but that is expected of a Jeep.
When I needed a new vehicle, I looked for other Toyotas, but the cost was too high. I bought my Jeep for $6200 when a 4Runner or Pathfinder with similar options were closer to $10,000. But it was hard to find a Jeep that was not in terrible mechanical condition.
Overall, just take care of the Jeep and it will be a good vehicle.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 19th October, 2007