Pros: "Solid built engine, transmission, 4 wheel drive."
Cons: "Week factory rear springs"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I bought this Jeep after doing some research on my own. I knew the history on the car. The 4.0L I6 is one of the reliable engines every made! I own a rare 5 speed manual that is built strong but I know the automatic is just as reliable. I would recommend this Jeep to first time young drivers, or the weekend warrior."
"I have a 2001 Jeep cherokee xj i bought it in 2013 with 110k miles on it with a 4" lift with 31's i didnt buy it to take it offroad like most do i bought it to be my daily driver at first i was a bit skeptical when it came to handling and reliability but even though it has a short wheel base and a narrow body it does handle just like a normal suv but not like my previous grand cherokee did so i remained happy with it and to this day its still my favorite vehicle ive ever owned ive taken it on multiple trips to visit family down south at 1,000 mile round trips trips to memphis tn 160 mile round trip with the programer i get a calculated 21.7 mpg at 348 miles per tank i honestly expected it to get half that i havent had any major problems with the jeep just oil changes 2 front wheel bearings 1 front driveshaft and shocks (skyjacker) since then ive added more aggressive tires and a front xrc winch bumper from 4 wheel parts 42" light bar front and rear rock guards to the differentials but with all that weight i still get 20 mpg as of now i wouldnt have any problem hopping in the ole cherokee and driving to mexico and back thats how much i trust it i hope my review was helpful because i didnt look at any reviews before i bought my jeep but be aware of the famous 0331 head head cracking it hasnt happened to me yet and i pray it dont have a great day"
Pros: "Reliability, Good in BAD weather conditions, Tough"
Cons: "Gas Mileage!!"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I love this Jeep. The XJ models are one of the greatest Jeep came up with. It has the ever so reliable Bullet Proof Straight 6 engine that runs even when the Jeep looks like scrap on wheels. I have the Sport Trim and it is a BEAST on the highway. I race people all the time on the highway home from work and i either: completely dominate my opponent from the jump or can keep up very close behind them. If you have a Japanese commuter car or a Ford I wouldn't race a Jeep!!
I also wouldn't recommend living too far from a gas station because these babies guzzle gas down faster than a person drinking water after spending weeks in a desert. Speaking of deserts these Jeeps would drive through one flawlessly. Sand, Dirt, Mud, Snow, Rain doesn't phase a Jeep the 4X4 works perfectly and they refuse to get stuck. But they still are susceptible to all forms of Ice so don't get too cocky.
All in all Jeeps are the best. If you don't have one buy one today. Everyone needs at least one in their Driveway."
"That the engine will go forever but the rest of the car is NOT CHEAP to maintain. I bought my Cherokee Sport brand new in 1999 and I am closiing in on the 250k mile mark. It has been garaged its whole life and shows it. It was WELL WORTH the money and I love driving it. So what have I had to do of a major nature to keep it on the road this long? New fuel pump @60k,new heater core@190k,engine head cracked@205k ($1200 repair), I'm on my third starter,third thermostat and third radiator,new window regulator and $400 worth of front end work. No rust and a great 4 wheel drive in the snow. Oh yes, and it rides like a truck but I still love it. It's a tank but I would caution people not to overpay for used ones that have not been garaged and maintained because even tanks can put you in the poorhouse when things have been neglected. Make sure you get a complete maintenance history and try to buy a one or two owner vehicle."
"I GOT THIS JEEP WHEN IT WAS TWO YEARS OLD. IT WAS PRIOR OWNED BY ONE PERSON. I HAVE HAD IT FOR 9 YEARS. IT HAS BEEN THROUGH TWO MINOR COLLISIONS AND ONE MAJOR COLLISION ($6200). THAT BIG CRASH REQUIRED THE FRAME TO BE STRAIGHTENED. I HAVE DRIVEN IT FOR OVER 8 YEARS SINCE THAT WRECK, MOSTLY ON ROAD, BUT SOME MINOR OFF ROAD. YOU WOULD NEVER KNOW IT HAD BEEN BENT. IT HAS BEEN ABSOLUTELY RELIABLE WITH STANDARD MAINTENANCE AND A NEW EXHAUST SYSTEM BEING ITS ONLY EXPENSES. I HAVE NOTICED SOME ELECTRICAL ISSUES, MOSTLY RELATED TO COLD WEATHER. THE REAR WINDOW WIPER NO LONGER WORKS. I HAD CONSIDERED GETTING RID OF IT FOR SOMETHING NEWER, BUT I CAN'T SEE THE SENSE IN THROWING AWAY SOMETHING THAT COSTS ME ALMOST NOTHING TO MAINTAIN, HAS NO CAR PAYMENTS, AND IS AS TRUSTWORTHY AS THIS. WHAT AN EXCELLENT VEHICLE!"