i am thinking about buying a 2000 cherokee with 98000 miles on it. my dad thinks that is way to many miles and that it will not last to long until it needs repaired. so i am wondering how many miles you have on your inline 6 cherokees? i also need a few good ways to convince my dad into letting me buy this cherokee. i have a 1993 wrangler right now and he thinks if i sell it, i will regret it later on.
a well maintained xj with a 4.0 will last over 300,000. i have 222,345 on mine and still running well. judt installed my lift kit and im hoping to reach that 300,000 mark and get it rebuilt and hopefully it'll last another 300,000 miles
Mine is a 1997, but I'm in college so I don't drive it very much. I make a few trips to and from home and that's about 250 miles one way. I'm about to hit 75,000 miles. I got the car in 2001 with 35,000 miles on it. So I've more than doubled that amount in the same amount of time to hit 35,000 miles. Most Jeeps have a LOT more miles on it and run really well. Mine drives like a dream. As to convincing your Dad? Jeeps are beasts and will last a LONG time as long as they're taken care of during their lifetime. 300,000+ sounds about right if checked regularly.
jeeps are great. the engines are almost bullet proof and like said above will last easilly 300,000 miles as long as u maintain it properly it will. Its a very reliable car, my jeep is an 89 with 160,000 miles and still running excelent. you may along the line have oil leaks, but none of them are extremly dificult to fix. your suspension may sag over time, but hey itsa jeep lift it right away and that solves the problem. Anyways good luck with your dad, ive had this battle with mine for god knows how many times
2 not being owned by me BUT bought at about 190k and lasting well over 210k miles before 1) clutch went and dude junked the jeep, 2)  Still running =)
My jeep is a 1987 with only 88k miles thou.
96 XJ Country White with UNDER CONSTRUCTION TRIM. Blacked out Bezels and Grill.
235-75-15 Goodyear Wrangler Radials on Stock Black Mesh Alloy Rims
4.0I HO 4WD 160k Miles/Straight Pipe to my FlowMaster Super 44
~ Ain't not place to Jeep like a New York Street ~
i have a '98 and it has about 128.000 on her without anything but a couple tune ups, oil changes, and a new fan belt that went on today, great engines, I LOVE my XJ and wouldnt trade it for a lot of things
'01 TJ 4.7/NV3550, 2" lift, 35's, locked.
'79 CJ7 stock, 304
'98 XJ sold
'79 CJ7 sold
'82 CJ7 parted
'89 MJ sold
SSG David Mejias, SSG Eric Vick, SGT William Bowling, SGT Robert McDowell
I'll drive a jeep for a long time to come; I bought an '84 last year in ohio, that had been sitting quite some time, had tranny problems(wouldn't always shift), and was a 4 cylinder, and had 145k on it. I proceeded to drive that old thing down to carolinas, back up through VA, WVA, OH, Indiana, and Illinois, where I picked up a tandem axle 16ft. trailer, then on to Michigan where I picked up a 2 ton old 48 chevy on the trailer. My springs in the rear were so mush it was ridiculous, so I cut two big blocks, jacked up the rear, and put the blocks between the axle and frame (as my suspension, ouch). I then drove the whole rig back to Oklahoma, thru 3 more states, bumping all the way. I can't tell you how bad-action that freakin jeep was. It was hurting, no doubt (I mean, 4cyl and bad tranny??!), but the thing WOULD NOT STOP. (thank the Lord)
Also, I did the almost the same thing again this year, but with an 87 cherokee that has 172k on it and the 4.0. These things WILL NOT quit. I'd trust my cherokee anywhere, highway, pulling old chevys, off-road, it won't quit. Tell your pops, it's a good invesment.
Well, I have 107,000 miles now on my 2000 and its been great. Bought it new in Nov. of 1999 and have had very few problems with it. The most expensive thing I have had to get fixed (and would have paid for if I didn't have an extended warranty) was the AC evaporator coil got a hole in it and the AC wouldn't work. I hope to have this vehicle to at least 200,000 miles and it runs great. As mentioned earlier in this thread, maintain it and it will last, so far mine has been very reliable.
2000 Sport 4X4 4.0 inline six, AW-4 Automatic, stock
Original Owner 300,000 miles
I bought my 93 back in 1995 with 22k on it. Well.. it's been rode hard and put away wet many times. The engine's got 181k on it and still burns rubber in two gears if I want to. Other parts will deteriorate over time, especially the front end, but that's part of owning a jeep. If you don't go off road, then that will last a long time as well.