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Unread 01-01-2014, 09:19 PM   #1
tampacannon
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Just got a 2004 Cherokee...

Bought it cheap from my parents to get out of my expensive car payment I had before. It is 2wd auto and has around 135k on it and seems to run good. A little rough idle but I've seen the fix for that here on the site. Anything else I should be on the lookout for or expect to go bad soon. They kept it in pretty good shape and changed oil regularly. Thanks for input.

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Unread 01-01-2014, 11:26 PM   #2
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Well, I doubt your parents would hide anything from you to cheat you out of your money. If they would do that, then I wouldn't keep it. If they are good parents and you like the Cherokee OK, then I would keep it. BTW, keep away from future expensive car payments.
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Unread 01-02-2014, 09:56 AM   #3
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I meant future things to look out for. They are good parents and have done nothing major besides a brake job.
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Unread 01-04-2014, 07:25 AM   #4
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Keep it well maintained by the book. Check fluids on a regular basis and it should be good for 200k plus. Between now and then, it will need a timing chain replacement, possibly a valve job, but little else. No major rust problems in your area except some surface stuff from the sea air. Keeping it waxed will help that.

Good luck!
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Unread 01-04-2014, 08:04 AM   #5
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I'm hoping to get 200k at least. Thanks for replying.
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