I've got a '97 Cherokee Sport (5 spd, 4.0L, 4x4, 2 door)... and I love it. However, my wife and I are going to have a kid in the near future, and she says it won't do. We need something with four doors and an automatic tranny. I'd like to get another Cherokee (4.0L, 4x4, automatic, 4 door). She's not convinced. She wants something comfortable, but I care about what's under the hood.
Does anyone have any experience with Cherokees and babies? Will new mom be happy with it?
My wife and I tried the 2door thing with our son for about 4 months, It is a Pain in the *** to get the kid in and out of the back all of the time, We sold our mustang for a 4dr XJ . The rear doors make it so much easier to get our son in and out. I will NEVER use a 2dr vehicle for hauling around a Baby that still in a carseat Remember up until they are 2 they must be in a rear facing car seat, Have fun getting them in with a 2dr vehicle !
I have a 6 month old girl, and the XJ is a perfect all around ride. There are better options for baby hauling, but the XJ does it very well. No problems, no whining, nothing. I'm 6'2" and I find my lift makes it even easier to get her in and out. Wife is 5'2" and has no problems either. However, mines four door. Had a two-door in the pre-daddy days but I don't see it flying too well now. Don't try to tell yourself it will be ok. I did that. And it was ok for a week and I HATED it. 4 door or bust.
Side note: this is the only scenario where I would suggest against a 97+ 2 door ax15 XJ haha
- '99 XJ Sport -
Lifted, Locked, Stiffened
July '13 and '14 COTM - '88 MJ Pioneer -
Build In Progress - '04 Sierra Z71 Crew Cab -
No better family ride, mine is on 7 inches of lift, and 33s. My wife can drive it confidently and my kids love to take it. All three of my kids are convinced they will get one when they turn 16. But I agree with the earlier statement after a few years of car seats, 4 door is the only way to go.