24th Feb 2009, 09:21
I had a 2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport, which I bought with 52,000 miles on it. There were a few problems, but just your basic mechanical failures. I beat the hell out of that thing and it lasted through 41,000 miles of my driving. Just maintain them well and they'll take care of you. The only reason I didn't get more than 93,000 miles was the unfortunate accident I was in.
Now I have another 2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport that I just purchased, and so far so good. The dealership replaced the idler motor before I purchased it, other than that it's great so far. Just waiting for some of the snow to clear so I can go beat this one up too! Not all Jeeps are lemons.
24th Feb 2009, 23:37
Oh yeah, you can run Jeeps forever. Beat the crap out of them with just regular maintenance. Right now I have a 2001 Grand Cherokee nearing 200K and still runs fantastic. This is my third Jeep and will not be my last.
27th Feb 2009, 20:52
As one of the other posters said --- it's a Jeep not a sports car.
I have a 2000 Cherokee Sport and I love it! I have about 195,000 kms on it and have never had anything wrong with it yet. The truck will start in -40C weather without being plugged in without so much as a hesitation.
I am planning on buying a Patriot (more or less the replacement) but would have bought another Cherokee if they still made them. I love the rough ride. And mine, for having a big engine, it's great on gas. I drove a Neon before this... and you know what --- I don't think it's that much worse. I don't think I will ever own anything but a Jeep again!
If you aren't a Jeep Driver --- it's a Jeep thing! You wouldn't understand!
3rd Mar 2009, 14:31
I bought my 2000 Cherokee Sport a year ago with 40,000 miles on it. My front speakers both stopped working and my front electric windows are acting up. Drivers side stays engaged after window is all the way up or down but a simple re-tap of the switch stops the motor. The passenger side jumped track and no longer stays closed without help. Rear hatch lifters do not hold hatch up in cold weather. I still love the Jeep. It is a monster on the trails! Unstoppable. I kept up with a wrangler all the way through an 18 off-road course! Any ideas on how to get the speakers or windows functioning again would be welcome. Thanks.
8th Mar 2009, 17:04
I've had a used 2000 Cherokee Sport for about a year. I didn't expect a Lexus, I'm not unhappy with it and it works perfectly for its intended purpose. Chrysler made some unfortunate decisions for the last years of the Cherokee, aimed (I think) at cutting cost and making the mileage look better. They discontinued the front axle disconnect, guaranteeing difficult steering and excess tire wear, and changed to axle ratios that may improve the gas mileage but are a joke for off road. If you are looking for an off road Cherokee get an earlier model.
16th Mar 2009, 20:13
We have a 2001 Cherokee Limited 4.7 V8 we purchased new, we are now at 74,000 miles. I also had the warped rotors, premature tire ware issue, lift hatch and hood failures, both front door power window motor failed and were replaced and today blown head gasket. This was our 3rd and last Jeep. I researched each problem and wrote Chrysler along with documenting each problem.
These are problems you could expect with a cheap built high mileage SUV not a 36,000 dollar investment.
15th May 2011, 09:26
I have 265,000 miles on my 1993 Cherokee. Replaced an alternator, had the driver's door hinge welded, heater doesn't work as good anymore and replaced the radiator. This is the best/most reliable vehicle I have ever owned, and I've owned a lot. There is going to be general maintenance and wear on anything.