2004 Jeep Cherokee LX V8 from North America
It has great design, but poor reliability
Installation of dealer-installed accessories.
The Jeep is fun to drive, has a great design, is comfortable, but is not as reliable as my previous vehicles (Japanese cars). I was disappointed with the warranty. My brake rotors needed to be repaired at 11780 miles, but were not covered by warranty as I had owned the vehicle for over one year. Customer service informed me that the life of rotors is variable depending on driving conditions. I operated the vehicle only on well-paved roads with varying short and long-term drives. The rotors should last longer than 12000 based on my driving patterns.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 6th December, 2005
25th Jul 2007, 22:44
This isn't meaning to sound rude or anything, but:
The Jeep Cherokee was discontinued after the 2001 model year. There's no possible way you could have bought or acquired a 2004, unless you meant a Grand Cherokee.
31st Oct 2007, 13:44
The "new" Jeep Cherokee was renamed as the Liberty for the US home market only.
In Europe (and Australia I believe) the "Liberty" continues to be sold under the Cherokee name. So it is perfectly feasible to buy a 2007 Jeep Cherokee!
29th Mar 2012, 01:17
Absolutely correct, the US Liberty is also sold throughout Europe and Middle East as the Cherokee (post 2001 I think) with a 3.7l V6 petrol engine. In our experience, not exactly the most reliable car ever made. Nothing like as competent or reliable as the much older Land Rover Discovery that we replaced with our Jeep.
18th May 2015, 20:55
2.5 Jeep Cherokee CRD LTD with 70,000 miles. Bought 2nd hand, very comfortable, well kitted out. I like the 'old truck' feel and grunt, hate the plastic rattle... though it does add to the endless game of where's that rattle from on a long run. And there are a few, but it rattles, has for 20,000 miles without a single problem. Fuel has been 30-33 MPG constantly.
If you want an off roader that does, then this is it. If you want a car, then buy a Honda or Mitsi. If you want to be laughed at, buy a Freelander!