2000 Jeep Cherokee Reviews - Page 29 of 31

2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0 from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 4.0 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired30400 miles
Most recent distance32000 miles
Previous carNissan Maxima

Summary:

Great SUV for the money

Faults:

Driver side seat vinyl is cracked.

General Comments:

This is my first SUV.

I am very surprised by its low end performance and handling. I think this is due to its relatively light weight.

It is a little noisier than what I am used to (my Maxima) I do hear a faint gear/drive-train whining noise.

The only comfort complaint I have is that it does not have a dead pedal to rest your left foot.

Gas mileage should be better for what it weighs.

Overall, I really like the Cherokee. It has nice, clean design. I just added 17" wheels and tires, which makes it look even better!.

I don't think I would have bought any other SUV. It was either the Cherokee or another car.

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

Review Date: 30th November, 2002

11th Jan 2005, 14:31

The reason the Jeep vehicles have that "faint noise" in the drive train is not because of design flaws or potential problems. Jeep used to be a major military supplier during World War 2 until the early 1980's. Jeep still uses thier old technology in thier engines, the only thing they have really done was take the old fashioned engine and drive train and incorporated it with new technology and mixed it all together. The fact that thier engine and drive train stay the same is because it has been proven time and again in 3 major wars and Jeep has never failed. They were designed to go under decades of hard use and still stay in operational shape. I see many Jeep Cherokees from the late 80's still operating at 300,000 miles on them. Super high mileage for any Jeep is a typical life span for them.

2000 Jeep Cherokee Classic 4.0 liter from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 4.0 liter Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired18500 miles
Most recent distance45000 miles
Previous carNissan Altima

Summary:

Great car, but I wish I had bought a wrangler instead

Faults:

When I first purchased my jeep cherokee I noticed squeky sounds in the rear every time I go over bumps on the road. I brought the jeep back to the dealer where I purchased it and they replaced the rear shocks at no charge. At the present time I am not having no problems.

General Comments:

The Jeep cherokee is very responsive, it feels like driving a sports car.

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

Review Date: 1st October, 2002

2000 Jeep Cherokee Orvis 2.5 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.5 turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance46700 miles
Previous carJeep Cherokee

Summary:

A comfortable executive car, which can deliver the goods when asked

Faults:

Shims in the rear axle started grinding, but were replaced free of charge by the dealer.

Electric motor in the passenger's side front door started sounding strange. Again replaced by the dealer under the warranty with no problems.

General Comments:

I'm very impressed with the standard of build quality on this vehicle. The layout of the various switches takes a bit of time to get used to, but when I sat in the car as a passenger, it all seemed so logical (that's left hand drive for you).

The vehicle is used a great deal for towing a livestock trailer with approx 2 tonnes of sheep in it. Nothing seems to faze it!! It is as happy pulling through the mud across a field as it is on the motorway.

Driving to Scotland non-stop (two of us) is a doddle.

When we compared the level of equipment provided as standard, it far out shines most other 4x4's on the market, and is value for money.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th September, 2002

2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0 I6 from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 4.0 I6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.2 / 10
Distance when acquired10 miles
Most recent distance41700 miles
Previous carToyota Pickup

Summary:

American Ingenuity at it's Best - POS!

Faults:

I owned 4 foreign cars before this jeep, and always heard the horror stories about American cars breaking down, stupid little things like doors locks etc that just stop working etc...

Well, I have 41,700 miles on this Jeep and it's been in the shop for these exact kind of problems roughly 6 times. 3 of the 5 doors have at one point in time had issues opening only when they felt like it. Windshield wipers just stopped working. 2 of the windows at random times decide to open and close on their own (they still do, dealer hasn't "found a problem with them"). And the latest one left me stranded with a $80.00 tow job and a $250.00 repair just a couple thousand miles outside of factory warranty (and the $1,200.00 100K mile warranty I bought didn't cover this either). The ignition cylinoid had to be replaced and re-coded. Car ran fine, but you couldn't tell because you couldn't turn the damn key to start it.

Anyway, that's my experience so far, and the car still has another year+ on the LEASE - So I get to fix Chrysler's car with their problems and my money...

General Comments:

This is my first American car and most definetly my last.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 21st June, 2002

1st Aug 2002, 15:49

It sounds to me like you made up your mind before you even bought the vehicle. If this country is so bad at doing things, why don't you just move out? Maybe other countries would not allow you to bash them the way you bash this one...? I could tell you a million horror stories about your beloved foreign cars, and those problems cost five times as much to fix.

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