Tough little sled, inside and out
The car had a vibration at highway speed when I got it. I snagged a front drive-shaft at the junk yard and that fixed the problem.
I replaced the O-ring on the oil filter extension to stop a small leak, and replaced the starter at 140k. Other than that, just brake pads, fluids and a serpentine belt.
Just a simple, reliable car, that does well in the snow, and gets me to work every day.
There are little quirks like weak gaskets on the engine, and the ubiquitous faulty dad-switch for the power windows, but the I-6 and auto tranny are rock-solid, and will last for several hundred thousand miles.
Panty-waists who run crying to the dealership for every little thing will probably not like this vehicle. I-6 motors have a longer stroke and are grumbly beasts, but last far longer than V-configurations, and there are few frills to the Cherokee to amuse the urban brat. But for sensible people who want long-lasting equipment and aren't afraid of slinging a wrench now and then, the Cherokee is pretty tough to beat. GQ types can buy a Toyota if they need the dealer to change their oil... and their diapers.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 13th June, 2010