2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport from North America - Comments

9th Feb 2007, 08:51

I have a 2000 Cherokee Sport, runs good as new with 102,000 miles on it. Only repair is the lock cylinder/ tumbler that had to be switched out this morning, normal wear and tear. The thing has gotten me through snow, mud, sand and many paved roads. Looking forward to another 102k with this horse.

9th Feb 2007, 09:50

This is the kind of owner that will never be satisfied with any car. I mean really, complaining about replacing a burnt out headlight?? Or the three seconds it takes to change the hood lamp?? Granted, replacing the water pump and oil pump on a 3-year-old vehicle is bad, but on the other hand somebody who complains about replacing a headlight is a prime candidate for being ripped off by mechanics for unnecessary repairs. He's in for a rude awakening when he finds out that Toyotas need oil changes just like any other car!

13th Jun 2007, 10:03

I have a 2000 Jeep Cherokee with 264,000+ actual miles. Other than oil changes, wiper blades, tires and other things that wear out, I've done TWO mechanical repairs to it. Rear bearings in the diff were replaced at 100,000 miles and a thermostat at 260,000 miles.

Everything else works fine. Windows, A/C, heaters, EVERYTHING! Even the headlights are original.

Oh yeah, one more thing, I've towed a 20' boat for over 100,000 miles with it. No problems through mountains, over deserts, even across a few shallow rivers.

My Celica didn't run this well, and I loved that car.

18th Oct 2007, 17:56

I have a 2000 Cherokee Laredo 4.0 and love it. It has hard city miles on it and I tow a boat. No out of the ordinary problems except...

The old gal slips shifting into 3rd and OD when cold. Any suggestions?

My mechanics says the transfer case is leaking. But this was all repaired a year ago and no leaks on the ground???

31st Dec 2007, 17:15

I own a 2000 Jeep Cherokee sport and do so because I previously drove a 1991 jeep Cherokee Laredo, which I totalled and rolled three times only to have it pulled onto its wheels and drive away from the accident. I was untouched, no cuts bruises or bumps. The rollover was unavoidable and not caused from a raised center of gravity.

What I am trying to say is, the sense of security sold me automatically on my next vehicle.

There are minor electrical problems, my back windows choose to not work very rarely, and it is due to a glitch in the master window lock. I have 124K miles and my Jeep runs like the tank it is, reliable and rugged.

21st Dec 2008, 19:11

..technically it's a Chrysler thing.

6th Jul 2009, 01:18

I own a 2000 Jeep Cherokee Classic. Has 145,114 miles, still runs & looks great!

I have had some of the "Jeep" problems.

Passenger window button works when it wants (the driver side controls always work, so not a big deal).

Front speakers went out (wire) due to the doors opening & closing over 9 years of use.

Changed the radiator & water pump around 115,000 miles.

This Jeep has taken me all over the county, and is still my daily driver!

10th Sep 2009, 07:24

I own a 2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport, which I bought used 6 years ago. Personally I love the vehicle, and have had only normal (minor) issues with it. As for the guy who started this thread, bashing the Jeep Cherokee and other American made vehicles, I say to you. One thing I've learned over the years that seem to hold true in most everything manufactured in this world, no matter by whom. "They all make good ones and they all make bad ones". You just had the misfortune of getting one of the bad ones. As a rule, I think you'll find that a majority of the Jeeps are good, solid and reliable vehicles.

28th Oct 2009, 11:19

I have owned my 2000 Cherokee Sport for 2 1/2 years now. It had low miles on it when I bought it (66000), and now sits at about 85000.

I too have had some issues with this Jeep.

Blown radiator.

New water pump.

Problems with the windows (damn electric windows).

And now it is sitting in the shop with a blown freeze plug and a cracked alternator.

I love my Jeep, don't get me wrong, but I think Chrysler is the biggest con artist of the last 20 years (maybe Bernie Madoff has them beat, hard to tell), because I have owned and drove at least 2 offerings a piece from the big 3, and have never had any problems with Ford or GM, at least nothing major. I also has a 92 Dakota that had horrible electric problems, leaving me stranded on 5 occasions that I can think of. There just has to be a better way to do business than putting together a mess of parts, knowing that sooner rather than later, that that vehicle would be back to have repairs done, therefore lining their pockets a little more.

17th Nov 2009, 10:45

I just bought my 2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport, (93K miles on it) had to get rid of my 2007 Commander (which I agree about Chrysler, had tranny probs with it and they wouldn't give me a loner for free to look at it, Chrysler's policy). Not going off of manufacturers here, but I have the dreaded issues with the 2000 (will deal with the electrical issues), the one I want fixed is the A/C runs cool for 2-3 minutes then hot, the pump has been replaced by the previous owner, any suggestions what else it could be?

20th Nov 2009, 00:22

You could have a vacuum leak somewhere that is making the A/C kick off. Look beside your battery; there is going to be a black or gray plastic line running from behind the motor to the front bumper where your vacuum canister is, and they're notorious for breaking beside the battery box.

1st Dec 2009, 08:41

Looking to buy a Cherokee Sport... 99-2001... What issues should I be looking for when test driving?

30th Mar 2010, 14:57

I have a 2000 Cherokee Sport. When I turn the ignition off, the very aggressive honk starts to blow, so I have to put the key back in and try it again, and it will after a bit. Has anyone else had these issues? What about the headlights not being very bright on dark nights? Any insight would be appreciated.

31st Mar 2010, 10:32

I'm not sure why the original reviewer bought a Jeep in the first place, because he/she certainly seemed to be a bit biased towards imports. That being said, I own an import (Saab) and a Jeep, and am quite happy with both. I think the import vs. domestic argument is old, tired, and just needs to be put out to pasture.

28th Jul 2010, 12:28

I just purchased a 2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport with 37,000 original miles on it. The previous owner must have babied this Jeep, and I plan to do the same. I understand that things go wrong with cars, but if you stay on top of things they will last.

My wife drives a Highlander, and it is a beauty of a vehicle, but I love the feel of this Jeep. It is a blast to drive, and it turns heads as well. If things go wrong I will post them, but for now I am enjoying my new/old toy.