2000 Jeep Cherokee Reviews - Page 15 of 31

2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0 from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 4.0 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance91770 miles

Summary:

One of the best vehicles out there!

Faults:

All problems I have encountered have resulted from the Cherokee sitting for almost a year.

Alternator

Brake/brake pads

Air Conditioner

Rust appearing in doors

Paint blistering in some areas.

General Comments:

I am in love!

This thing runs strong, and I give it credit for all the crap it has gone through.

The gas mileage isn't the greatest, but for someone like me, its not too bad, only traveling to work and back, plus appointments, the farthest of which are 30 miles away.

It's big enough to haul whatever my little heart desires, but small enough that I don't have to worry about the sheer size.

The interior is perfect, although a speaker is going a little crazy. The seats are pretty comfy, and the back a little less because of the lack of headrests.

The Jeep Cherokee can handle whatever I have thrown at it, including paved roads, dirt roads, mud, puddles, and of course, off-road terrain.

I have very little complaints with this vehicle and cannot use words to express how much I love it and it means to me.

I am still wondering why they would discontinue such a awesome, widely known vehicle. The Patriot seems to be the "replacement", but I think in order for it to take off, Jeep should slap some rectangle headlights on it and call it the Cherokee. (personal opinion, no comments, please)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th July, 2007

2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0 from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 4.0 Automatic
Performance marks 1 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
2.0 / 10
Distance when acquired3 miles
Most recent distance34000 miles
Previous carNissan Stanza

Summary:

The 2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport is a huge disappointment, and extremely expensive to maintain

Faults:

At one year, with only 8,000 miles, I had to replace the brake rotors and pads.

At 14 months, I had to buy 4 new tires due to bad wear, and I had them balanced and rotated every 3,000 miles with my oil changes.

At Year 5, I had to replace the tires and brakes again, And there were barely 30,000 miles on the car (less than the guarantee of 60,00 for the top line Michelin's I bought).

At year 6, with only 34,000 miles on it, I had to replace the head gasket, all the CO2 sensors, and get a new battery (remember, this car is only driven about 7,000 miles a year if that much).

The engine light is still on and when I took it to a dealer to fix, they basically said you need a new battery; I got a new battery and now they say, I don't know what's wrong with the car, we probably should just replace the injectors, as that could be the problem. I don't think so.

I took the car to my neighborhood mechanic, whom I trust, and he said he can't figure it out either, but that I do not need to buy new injectors.

My speaker in the front passenger door and the driver door is on the fritz.

The pneumatic riser for the back cargo door is broken.

The car is generally in horrible mechanical condition.

General Comments:

This car is a serious disappointment. I have never owned an "in country" made vehicle before this Jeep, and guess what, I won't ever buy another. I have spent more money on this vehicle which is used as a second car, and is kept in pristine body condition, than I have ever spent in maintenance and repairs in the past 33 years. What a disappointment.

The gas mileage on this car is anywhere between 18 and 21 miles per gallon, which is why I hardly ever use it. The only reason I keep it is that it is paid for, and I can't afford to finance a new one, foreign or domestic.

If I had driven the car more during the first year I owned it, then perhaps some of these problems would have been found and the warranty would have covered the vehicle repairs, but since I didn't realize that, I am paying out the nose for a car that is driven very little.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 20th July, 2007

7th Aug 2007, 13:32

Don't buy another one then. They don't claim to get good gas mileage, and if you had looked on the window sticker when you bought it you would know that, its rated at 14 city 20 highway. I have 176,300 on mine and I have put every mile on it myself and I haven't had any major problem. It is all in how you drive it and maintain it. Yes the rotors warp easily, yes it gets bad gas mileage, and yes it is uncomfortable, but those aren't reasons you buy a jeep. Find yourself a nice Subaru and stop complaining.

Average review marks: 6.4 / 10, based on 106 reviews