1999 Jeep Cherokee White
2nd Owner, Purchased in 2004 with 160,000 (bought in VA)
Maintenance: Replaced the O2 sensor and fuel pump and cracked exhaust manifold. I have a folder of any maintenance that was done on this car, from when I owned it. It may be missing a few oil change records here or there, but the larger stuff is all there.
Things that need attention:
-Front Axle has a sporadic squeak, got a quote for a differential bearing swap out for ~$550. The shop said it was fine to drive, and only fix if noise gets worse, which it hasn’t.
-Suspension – Believe it or not, it still has original, factory, shocks on it. I was going to replace them, but got a new car instead, which is why I am selling in the first place. Front switch is simple and straight-forward. The rear should be easy to do as well, but I am assuming a bolt or two will break, which will make it not fun. Quoted at 250.00 for entire shock swap by the shop.
-Due for oil change in 200 miles. I have changed the oil every 5000 miles.
-It is a jeep, it has a small oil leak (never had to add oil between 5k changes). It is the bare bones package. No power locks, no power windows, no cruise control, but it has the 4.0L in-line 6 that is regarded as one of the best motors…EVER. The good thing about having nothing powered is that there isn’t much to break!
Backstory – I love this car. I don’t want to sell it, but I am also not driving it day to day like I used to. It is time for someone else to love this car. I have been driving it about once a week for the past two months (since I got my new car). It runs great, great highway acceleration, and if you need 4 wheel drive, it turns into a literal tank. The BFG tires are in decent shape and should last another 15-20k miles.
My price is negotiable, but I feel this is a real steal at this price. If I post it on Craigslist I will ask at least 2k, but feel like members of this forum would appreciate it more. I got a great deal on this car 12 years ago, and want to pass on the great find to the next lucky owner.
I moved from WA State last summer, so it will need emission tested in CO. I live in Loveland.