2000 Jeep Cherokee Reviews - Page 23 of 31

2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0 from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 4.0 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.6 / 10
Distance when acquired38000 miles
Most recent distance51000 miles
Previous carOldsmobile Alero

Summary:

Well designed Jeep

Faults:

Drivers side seatbelt sticks from time to time.

General Comments:

The Jeep is fantastic! Level 3 snow emergencies cannot stop the Jeep. Myself and other Jeep owners were the only ones to make it to work that day.

Plenty of ground clearance.

Tremendous torque right on demand.

It's incredibly easy to get into 4 wheel drive.

Perfect for long trips and daily driving.

I would recommend a Jeep to anyone.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th February, 2005

23rd Jul 2005, 09:46

I must agree that the Jeep Cherokee Sport I just purchased is a very strong and easy handling vehicle. It has everything a person may need in a vehicle. Automatic transmission, 4x4, power steering, power brakes, dual air bags, 6 cylinder engine, automatic windows, child protection safety locks, and heated side mirrors, why didn't I purchase one long ago.

2000 Jeep Cherokee SE from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired26000 miles
Most recent distance60000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Lumina

Summary:

I wouldn't purchase it again

Faults:

I loved my Jeep until one year ago when things go wrong. It began when I noticed the transmission shaking during the time it would shift out while accelerating. It continued to worsen. My husband had the Jeep placed in the shop. The mechanic advised that the torc converter was worn out. We replaced the torc converter ($600.00). Everything was a go, until coming home from vacation six months later, shaking continued. Contacted mechanic, of course warranty expired, the torc converter was fine, but the transmission was causing shavings to be forced into the new torc converter, thus, ruining it. The mechanic re-built our transmission ($1200.00) versus a new transmission ($2000.00). Let me add that we had a new baby on the way!! Just to clarify why we went with the $1200.00 other than the $2000.00. After second round of repairs, the Jeep was a go, again! Since the repair, the control that determines when the Jeep shifts into overdrive has broken. Luckily, it was covered in the warranty for the transmission, so no costs. But, in order to get it back into perfect timing, it's all trial and error. The Jeep has been in the shop a grand total of eight times for things relating to the transmission.

One more problem, the window up and down control as broken and been replaced twice.

Let me add, my husband and I are both very particular with our vehicles. We do not add wear and tear other than everyday use. We keep up with maintenance and appearance.

General Comments:

This car is very comfortable and handles well.

However, the mechanics of it all is less than perfect.

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

Review Date: 14th January, 2005

2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 4.0L Automatic
Previous carMercury Grand Marquis

Summary:

Questionable at this time

Faults:

Just purchased the vehicle at 68,000 miles. I bought it from a name brand national chain used car dealership. 1 day after the purchase, the vehicle shot Transmission Fluid all over the exhaust while driving down the highway. Dealership fixed it, saying the Transmission Case bolts were loose. 3 days later, it happened again. This time, the dealership told me that the vehicle simply had too much transmission fluid in it, and that it was just the extra blowing out. Funny thing is, they can't find where it is coming out of. Any suggestions...?

General Comments:

No problems with vehicle shaking at any speeds.

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

Review Date: 5th October, 2004

11th Oct 2004, 20:52

Your comments are very interesting. I purchased a 2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport on October 9. Today I noticed a major transmission leak. The Jeep has 17,xxx miles on it. I will be taking it back to the selling dealer for repair. Anyone else have this problem?

17th Dec 2004, 08:24

The dealership's statements do not make sense. Fluid should never come out of the transmission unless you have bad seals (loose bolts might cause the problem, but a bad seal is more likely). If the transmission had too much fluid in it, and if the pressure in the transmission got too high, fluid would escape through the dipstick tube in the engine bay (the dipstick tube is also where fresh transmission fluid is supposed to be added).

Check the rear output seal on the transmission for leaks. The output seal is at the back of the transmission where the drive shaft meets up with the transmission's output yoke. Sometimes after many miles of wear and tear, the drive shaft's u-joints wear down or the transmission yoke wears down and begins to wobble. The wobbling will cause the rear output seal to rupture. I know this because it has just happened to me (mine is a 1996 with 109,000 miles on it). You may want to have your mechanic look at the drive shaft, u-joints and transmission yoke as well as the general problem with the leak. Good luck.

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