Jeep Cherokee 2000 4x2 Sport. Good reliable and great looking ancient SUV. The basic design is almost 30 years old, like the F-14 Tomcat, it was retired a bit too soon for a great all around vehicle. ...
Jeep Cherokee 2000 4x2 Sport. Good reliable and great looking ancient SUV. The basic design is almost 30 years old, like the F-14 Tomcat, it was retired a bit too soon for a great all around vehicle. Wish I bought a 4x4 version, that is my only regret. Gets me to where I need to be. It is a shame they don't make vehicles like this anymore. Good power for a uni body design with less weight to push, it is a good performer with a big straight six torquey 4.0L engine. Needs a bigger cargo capacity for work related stuff. Backseat area is a joke, way too small and cramped for adults, only put them in there for less than an hour if you still want them as friends.
It is a 10 year old truck and still running strong. I usually get over 20+ mpg easily on highway, because I baby that throttle and draft off semis whenever possible to help with fuel economy. Looking to get a Ford Truck soon in addition to my Jeep which is my daily driver for more hauling and special apps needs. Constantly loaded with 600-700lbs+ of gear in the cargo area all the time, while it doesn't hurt a thing, but I do know I need to upgrade soon. My Cherokee does it without complaining. In addition to daily commuting, it is primarily a work truck and does it well.
With regular oil changes at around 7-10K miles with the best synthetic oil: Mobil One and Mobil One 301 Oil Filter. Easy oil changes takes 15 minutes to do, the longest part is to wait for the oil to fully drain. With regular maintenance, this puppy is at 150,000 miles, and I think I just broke her in. Rides smooth and still with lots of get up and go power. Compared to all the fancy trucks that are selling out there, this is very plain Jane. Very rugged utilitarian design, basic instrument cluster and no nonsense dependability. All you really need is AC, cruise control, and radio. Need no other distractions like LCD displays, DVD, and etc. Too much distractions gets in the way of driving. Yes, I said "driving", the only entertainment I need is a basic radio, primarily for traffic conditions, news and NPR.
Even though there are still millions of them out there. I highly recommend picking one up for basic transportation and light cargo needs. Some Jeep Wrangler purists bash Cherokees, but that's ok. We are still Jeep and like a red headed step child we are gonna get some love eventually. :)