29th Dec 2008, 19:12
I bought a 1993 JCG 5.2L Limited when I was 17 in Sept. 2006 for $1000. Ran fine with no problems. I bought it with 121,000 miles.
2 years later it has 150,000 and I've replaced the fuel pump, t-case (my fault didn't realize the CV axle was broke and it stripped the gears).
I have a 3in lift with 31x10.50x15 and I couldn't be happier. Have also rescued 4X4 wannabe foreign pieces of junk out of horrendous conditions.
A/C never worked. Visor clips broken. But it's 15 years old and still going strong.
The 318cu. in. motor has outstanding power. The tranny recently lost overdrive and doesn't want to stay in gear. Still drives, but I have parked it till I fix the tranny. But I would start it up and rescue another wannabe in a heartbeat, just to say darn near broke and still got you out. I'd never buy anything without an American name to it.
31st Dec 2008, 11:15
I am in the market for a used SUV... Guess what it will be? A Jeep. Jeeps last forever and ever and ever. I have even seen a few push 400,000 and talking to the owners they tell me they TRY to keep on maintenance, but not religious about it.
If you have problems with your Jeep then either you did get an actual lemon (not likely) or you didn't know how to maintain it, and guess what, Jeeps don't need a lot of attention.
I used to sell cars, and I was amazed at how many rich people thought you should just be able to put gas in it and go. Go check out other reviews on here and all over, and tell me what gets better reviews than a Jeep.
It's a Jeep thing! Sadly most rich people don't understand.
9th Apr 2009, 11:10
I have a 95 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited V8 5.2 ltr, and I love it, the starter went and that's the only thing that's gone wrong. Learn how to maintain your stuff and you won't have problems.
23rd Oct 2009, 18:58
I am looking into buying a 95JCL. Of course a little research is a good idea when buying anything. I noticed that there are some reoccurring problems with this vehicle. I think, however, that for 500.00 bucks I can't go wrong. I would like to reiterate maintenance and common sense as some have offered. I am a maintenance guy, and see more times than not people not taking responsibility for their actions or inaction. I will buy a Haynes manual right after the title work is done. Not rocket science.
3rd Jan 2010, 11:17
I have a 95 Jeep GC Orvis and has been a very good SUV for the most part. It still is in very good shape, but only has 165K miles on it. The 4.0L is 1 of the best engines ever made (reliability wise). Passed it on to my daughter now and hopefully will get another 100k out of it. I know the engine can do it, just hoping the rest of it will hold up. I used to beat on it a bit in the snow and mud when I had it.
23rd Feb 2011, 15:44
I have a 95 Limited V8, and can't for the life of me figure out how to get the shudder when driving to stop... everything looks good... drive shafts, tie rods, ball joints, springs, engine purrs, tranny feels fine... there is a light on the monitor that says 4wd switch service, and I have no idea what to do or how to fix this... Any help will be appreciated...
28th Apr 2011, 12:03
I have owned my Jeep Cherokee 1995 Limited Edition 8 cylinder for almost 3 years!
I bought it at a car auction for $2500 dollars. It is and still is in pretty good shape. I had to fix the heater which cost me $300.00, fix the front axles on both sides for over $300.00. I never use the overdrive, the passenger window on the passenger side is eclectic and won't go down by itself. I had the transmission flushed about 2 months ago. That cost $167. The tires wear out fast.
It picks up speed pretty fast on the highway. I never really use my 4 by 4. I change my oil every 6 months. Now the back rear door won't open. It is struck it seems. That is a pain! Have to put my groceries all in the back seat. It didn't come with a manual. I have to watch that I or my other drivers don't hit potholes. The compass thing works as does the temp thing. I have never had a problem with my radio or cd player. They both play really good.
I sure will will not get a Jeep Cherokee again. I will get another Chevy Malibu 6 cylinder like I used to own.