Running like a tank! Even after heavy offroading!
Transmission went out about 176K miles, had it rebuilt.
Camshaft gasket blew due to high oil pressure, had it replaced.
Oil pressure regulator switch went out, had it replaced.
A/C went out.
Exhaust broke off before muffler (due to heavy off-roading).
Front u-joint axle replaced with new CV axles due to play/clicking.
Power steering pump started to leak, had it replaced.
Rear sway bar broke (due to heavy off roading).
This was/is my first car. I've driven it for a few years now and I must say I've fallen in love with it. Of course some things have worn and broken, but it's at 196K miles so that's expected. And for an old Jeep, I beat the HECK out of it offroading. Everything is still stock too, and somehow, it manages to handle hard trails like a tank. I've jumped it on trails too, and the suspension is still going strong!!
They say these 4.0L engines are the strongest and I'm proud to say that my Jeep is proof of that. I'd strongly recommend buying a ZJ (Grand Cherokee '93-'98) model, but I'd also recommend getting a 1998 just because they updated the equipment. This Jeep is going to go well over 200K miles.
Wouldn't leave home without it. :)
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 7th June, 2010