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Unread 11-22-2010, 03:47 PM   #1
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Jeep Cherokee Sport

I am thinking about buying a Jeep cherokee sport, most likely years 1999 or 2000. Are there any chronic problems specifically with the year and make of this particular jeep that I should look out for?

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Unread 11-22-2010, 06:45 PM   #2
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I would look for one in the 97-99 year range, those were the last years of the HP D30 front. Also in 2000 is when I believe they changed the exhaust manifold and ran into cracking issues.
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Unread 11-23-2010, 11:05 AM   #3
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for the 97-99 makes, is the body more durable than any older or newer models? I was hearing that the bodies on the cherokee sports are VERY tough..
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Unread 11-23-2010, 11:10 AM   #4
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Every Jeep with the 4.0 has the manifold issue my brother has owned a 93, 94, 95, and 96 and I have owned a 97 and 98 and every single one of them had a cracked exhaust manifold.
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Unread 11-30-2010, 12:24 PM   #5
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so how much would it cost to repair a cracked exhaust manifold, and would it be a reoccurring problem i would have to fix constantly?
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Unread 11-30-2010, 12:40 PM   #6
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Used to have a 2000 Cherokee Classic, lifted, tire on the roof and brush guard on front... I miss it.
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Unread 11-30-2010, 05:55 PM   #7
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So what's the difference between the Jeep Cherokee Sport and the Jeep Cherokee Classic?
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Unread 11-30-2010, 06:01 PM   #8
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So what's the difference between the jeep cherokee sport and the jeep cherokee classic?
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Unread 11-30-2010, 11:35 PM   #9
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all cherokees are the same. What comes after is a trim package. so a sport is basic, limited nice larado is loaded. Figure out what options you want and go from there. the 2000 and 2001 have a coil over plug ignition system. and the body is stronger due to a sheetmetal redesign to omit noise and vibration.
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Unread 12-01-2010, 03:16 PM   #10
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The Classic Vs the Sport one thing I know of is that the bumpers are painted the same color as the body (classic). If that is something that concerns you.
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