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Unread 04-18-2013, 12:45 PM   #1
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I thought these were pretty sturdy vehicles, but after looking around the forum a bit...

Can I do a 1000+ mile road trip with a Cherokee with out worrying about it falling to pieces? Would probably also be towing a bike if that changes anything.

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Unread 04-18-2013, 12:50 PM   #2
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Yes, just make sure your cooling system is up to par.. and check all your fluid levels... You'll be fine.
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Unread 04-18-2013, 12:56 PM   #3
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I think before anyone comes close to answering your question, you need to fill out your profile. I know my '96 XJ with 170K on the clock I wouldn't trust on a 1K trip however that's because the pervious owner did zero maintenance and drove it like he stole it. With that said, if I was the owner from day one or had bought an XJ that was cared for, by all means I would drive it arcoss the country in a heartbeat.

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Unread 04-18-2013, 01:04 PM   #4
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And there's the rub. Not an owner yet. Looked at a few this past week & plan on looking at a few more this weekend/in the weeks to come.
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Unread 04-18-2013, 02:08 PM   #5
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Then this is a dumb question, sorry..... Don't buy a POS and you'll be fine then. Any vehicle can make a 1K round trip if it's not straight broken...
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Unread 04-18-2013, 03:55 PM   #6
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This depends entirely on the condition of the vehicle the same as if you were looking at other vehicle. Abuse and neglect will take their toll on any vehicle, but XJs take it better. Basic maintenance goes a lot further on Cherokees than it does on most vehicles and the 4.0s run a lot longer than your average motor.

http://www.4wheeloffroad.com/techart...n/viewall.html

This article is for picking out a Jeep to build for offroad use, but it's points are pretty much universal in buying one at all.
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Unread 04-22-2013, 08:35 AM   #7
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OK, thanks. And maybe it was a little dumb, but after a couple minutes of reading the "you know you own an XJ" thread, it sounded like these things broke down every 250 miles.

Appreciate the responses.
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