Jeep Cherokee's seem reliable, esp with the 4.0L... do you agree?

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  1. Wobistdu

    Wobistdu Guest

    Thinking about getting one. I need something reliable.

    Try and get like a 99-01
     
  2. ls1pimp

    ls1pimp OT Supporter

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    Ford 4.0 > Jeeps 4.0
     
  3. Crossett

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    ford's 4.0 is shit

    ford's 4.9 I6 is damn reliable

    jeep 4.0's will last at least 250,000 miles with only changing the oil
     
  4. borazhasleftthebuilding

    borazhasleftthebuilding Lets Party OT Supporter

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    01_Cruiser An American Classic OT Supporter

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    the engine will outlast the body of the jeep :mamoru:
     
  6. ls1pimp

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    lolz

    It was a joke.
     
  7. Crossett

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    this is true

    they dont get good mileage though
     
  8. borazhasleftthebuilding

    borazhasleftthebuilding Lets Party OT Supporter

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    92 5spd bought new, 240,000 miles

    98 aw4 bought 6mos ago 120,000 miles
     
  9. ls1pimp

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    hahahaha at people thinking I was serious
     
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    i want a cherokee sport... but they don't make them any more
     
  11. B-52

    B-52 Bomb 'em back to the stone age

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    I had a 1997 Cherokee, brand new. It was the biggest lemon I ever owned. I think it just quit about 4 times. I was lucky I wasn't out wheeling at the time. Shorts, computer issues, leaking gas tank...I hope they got better eventually.
     
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    borazhasleftthebuilding Lets Party OT Supporter

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    my 92 bought new....currently 240,000 miles
    replaced
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    buncha ujoints
    patched floor over cat convertor
    then the normal plugs, wires,tires etc....
    tho the plugs have over 120,000 miles on them now...mileage hasnt dropped
    so...
     
  13. ls1pimp

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    My friend Hydrolocked his tho.:wtc:
     
  14. luvmylegend

    luvmylegend Wut?

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    I have a 99 that has been through a transmission, front shocks, front axles, and front wheel bearings.

    It has 110k on it now, and it's fine. I wouldn't consider it a piece of shit, and I would still recommend it if you need an SUV. The WJ body doesn't fall apart like the old one either.
     
  15. 01_Cruiser

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    So you had taken it wheeling before, and you're suprised that it broke? :mamoru:
     
  16. Jennipher

    Jennipher Dontcha know OT Supporter

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    I have a 98' cherokee sport. bought it in 2000, and have never had any problems with it, still runs and looks great.
     
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    i have a 99 with 118,000 miles, the only thing i've replaced that wasnt basic maintence is the radiator. About 2000 miles ago.
     
  18. FreakinSyco

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    Lets see.. when i had my 92'.. It had 75k - 120k miles while I had it.

    Never replaced anything on the engine. Minor brake issues. Blew a U Joint on the drive shaft to bits (just drove it in 4wd like a fwd car).

    When i sold it it began to burn about 1/4 oil every oil change. Nothing significant.
     
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    Honstly unless you want to take it offroad. Don't buy one.
     
  20. Thunderbear

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    No, most of the issues happened before I did much wheeling at all. And I'm not talking about anything heavy duty...some beach work at most at that point. Nothing broke, mostly computer and electrical issues, except the leak in the gas tank that started at 2000 miles, and the a/c quit twice I think. I did go out on the beach one time, no big deal, and it died on the way into town due to a short. Towed it to the nearest dealership, took a week to fix, had to get rides back to get the car...what a pain.
     
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    My 96 just hit 160k. Love the damn thing.
     
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    My roommate has one with 160+k miles on it. It's a 99. He barely maintains it and I've driven it. Still drives great and no issues that I know of.
     
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