1st Aug 2005, 18:11
On the yellowing of the headlights, mine too, had turned yellow over time. I was able to correct the problem by: (1) scrubbing with an abrasive cleanser, like Comet; (2) using a wet sanding paper 2000 grit, and then (3) using a rubbing compound. I finished the process by using a three step process from Maguire's, but probably any good wax/cleaner would work well. The finished product looks brand new! The secret is the abrasion at the beginning. I used this process on my 1998 BMW 540i, also, with great results.
30th Apr 2007, 18:48
I bought a 1995 Jeep Cherokee Orvis.
It has 175,000 miles and I know it will last me. I drive my jeep to and from school and for college. This is a trusting suv. Goes good on gas mileage.
25th Jul 2007, 18:01
We own a 1995 Jeep Orvis, and she seems to be holding up well.
However, the transmission is starting to slip badly, and has a hard time engaging from park to drive. Does anyone have any ideas as to why this is happening, and if so, could you let me know thanks?
17th Dec 2007, 13:22
I have owned this '95 Orvis Edition for 6 years now and I am satisfied with her performance. My Orvis has been extremely, very reliable during this time of abuse. Astonishingly, my maintenance costs have only been on tires (twice) and servicing (oil changes et al.)
I will not hesitate to recommend this truck to anybody looking around for durability and reliability at affordable prices.
2nd Oct 2008, 20:00
I also have the 95 orvis 5.2. I love the damn thing, I have the same exact problems as everyone else on this page ie. I find it hard going from park to other gears, windows will go down but not up, my driver side seat is pretty tore up, and the remote can only be used at close range.
But like I said, I love my truck and plan on doing some things so I can keep it forever.
20th May 2009, 17:48
I recently purchased a 95 orvis edition & also have most of the same problems. as for the rear lamp failure I would also like to know the fix for it. I also have a service 4x4 switch warning. any ideas would be appreciated. mine has 185,000km. the power window problem I have found to be the wiring that is between the doors it seems to break over time.
10th Jun 2009, 19:31
I own the 95' orvis 5.2, awesome very durable vehicle, got the car from my dad with 145,000 miles on it. Now since I've had it, had some transmission linkage work done, new tires, and obviously the normal maintenance etc. After 60,000 (205,000 tot.miles) of my own miles put on it, I've encountered a couple minor problems like the rear wiper going out, possibly the motor.
Also my check engine light popped on, it's the oxygen sensor, though I'm sure 30-40 bucks will cover that. As far as the rear lamps going out, my dad said they went out, he changed them and the interior sensor stopped going off, so everyone make sure you're changing the right lamps. I guess unless there's something wrong with the sensor system itself. But anyways, I recommend this vehicle edition for everyone else, 10 out of 10 rating from me..
12th Jun 2009, 19:29
I love my Jeep Grand Cherokee Orvis Edition, but I changed the distributor cap and now it won't run, and it's been to two mechanics. Now at the Jeep dealer; any ideas???
19th Jun 2009, 19:10
I also have a 1995 Jeep Orvis... I've had the Jeep for about 8 years now... and my transmission is totally done, and also my 4x4 no longer works...
Other than that, the Jeep was very reliable and well maintained, has a little rust by the front fender... other than that, the Jeep was good.
I'm looking to put it back on the road, but money is an issue..
16th Jul 2009, 09:09
I am a fan of the 1993-1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee and currently own four of them. I have a 1993, 1995, 1997 and a 1998. The 1995 is an Orvis Limited and I love it. It was my first Grand and I have driven it everywhere and it has performed without any major problems. No problems with the power windows yet but the power sunroof sticks sometimes. My 1993 and 1997 are both 4.0 litre and are strictly used for off-road adventures. Both have made many trips to Camp Jeep and other off-road events. My 1998 is the special edition with the 5.9 Litre (360) V8. This was the fastest production SUV on the planet when it came out in 98 and can still leave many wondering where I went and what's under that hood. All are holding up good for their age and all still look fantastic.
19th Nov 2009, 11:41
My '95 Grand Cherokee Limited has been good to me, I don't have problems with it except for the alarm system. Other than that, it is perfect after 245,000 miles.
26th Jun 2010, 00:02
I have a 1995 Orvis Edition Jeep Grand Cherokee. I have to say the title is well deserved by this vehicle. I pulled a 7000 lb. boat with this Jeep, and if I didn't know it, I wouldn't have believed it, because the Jeep didn't so much as cough; yes, that strong. I was pleasantly surprised and proud.
I've been been hesitantly thinking about selling my Orvis. I was insulted when a dealer offered me between one and two thousand dollars for it; well I bought the new car, but didn't trade my Orvis in. It has no dents, paint still shines, still runs pretty good, fairly new Goodyear Eagle tires with the nice white letters (what else would you put on it) and it's paid for... Oh, and it has about 97,000 miles.
My questions are what is it really worth, I'm not talking about the blue book value either, I'm talking about what would someone that really knows what these Jeeps are really about, would consider a fair price?
My second question, if a car makes it past 20 years and it's still running and looking good, it becomes a classic, am I right? Then what is it worth, that's only 4 1/2 years away from the time I'm posting to this article.
I truly have to say that the Orvis is a vehicle that is very hard to part with, It really does go where most vehicles can't. I even have the original Bilstein shocks that were ordered with the Orvis when it was new, Oh yes, it runs like a Jeep, but feels real smooth on the road, but you can still feel its power.
Any feedback, would be appreciated. I value other peoples experiences, be as it may, I wanted to share my experiences with the folks that like to read this site, and others that relate to this fine creation by JEEP.
16th Jul 2010, 21:41
We also have the 95 V8 Orvis, and it is almost in mint condition; a stain here and there, and a seam tear that needs attention, but this Jeep was built to last.
I am like the other person who wonders what this model is worth to Jeep lovers. Mine has 34,000 original miles and does need some special attention given to her, but for the seven months I have had her; she has sold me on this make and model of Jeep. Its value would be appreciated.