Discussion in 'The Pub' started by FenderBigot, Jan 3, 2018.
Also heard the 9 speed automatic transmission was a major issue with these.
Yeah the inline 6 was done away with right after my year.
It is THE Jeep engine to have. IMHO.
Been around forever. It is so good they finally decided to get rid of it.
A mind scratcher for sure.
My 04 Unlimited was one of the last years with two doors instead of 4.
It has 12 extra inches of wheel base and rides like a dream compared to a regular wrangler but still looks like a wrangler ought to.
488BD374-BF41-4743-AB76-B40DD7C14578 by Glass Onion posted Jan 3, 2018 at 10:18 AM
Mine had the dana 44 rear diff from the factory and the speaker system upgrade. Like an unlimited that was almost to the rubicon level. I have since lifted it 3.25” and put 33s on it.
That pic was a year ago. It is a 2004 with only 81k miles.
She is my baby. And yeah going down the mod route makes guitar gas look like collecting poke mon cards.
This is the one I want. Longer wheelbase for more storage/better handling but 2 door. And D44 rear.
Know what you're doing or get in nice with mechanic or attorney...Jeeps are fun!
Owned two, replaced almost every piece of the car on one and had an out of court settlement with Chrysler.
Good times. They sure look cool and can be fun, but when they go bad, they go bad.
Jeep reliability ratings are not pretty...
I believe you are referencing the "regular" Cherokee, which did have issues with the 9-speed. That kept me from pulling the trigger on one a couple years back.
The Grand Cherokee doesn't offer a 9-speed as far as I know.
Think it would be "Which" Jeep
Taking into consideration on how people used their Jeep
Off roading bound to cause more problems than commuting
I always wanted a Jeep and my 84 dodge pickup died in 2004.
I dont trade in or up. I find what I love and try to stick with it.
This Jeep was my first ever new car at 31 years old.
I love my Jeep.
Fiat owns Jeep, enough said. I would look for an older one that someone did all the cool work on and now needs to sell. I've seen a bunch here locally in Reno.
Always been a Jeep guy.
Best bet is the older style Sport or X with the Straight 6 engine. I prefer the rag top as it is much easier to deal with.
Absolutely A/C unless you want to feel like you're in the middle of a tropical jungle.
The best experience comes from the top being down and the doors being removed. Then you get the feel of a dune buggy which is sort of the whole point in a Jeep.
For the mondo effect, get some beads, grow your hair out like Sammy H and break out the reggae.
Yep like a slightly safer but slower motorcycle.
My neices and nephews love it.
4AD29C0B-ED5B-4713-A484-6518C043CB84 by Glass Onion posted Jan 3, 2018 at 11:00 AM
Well this is a bummer... I just confirmed and you're right! LOL
I live in FLA, it must have AC for June-mid Sept!
Ha. I also figured out why Jeep owners wave at other Jeep owners...they are wishing them good luck, just like the bikers do
I have a 97 Cherokee, same engine and tranny. Runs great and like you, I tend to stick with cars that work. Problem is, those 2004's aren't getting any younger and less rusty, so it's like jump on one now or....
Sorry, I don't mean to be the party pooper. I'm glad you've had reliability. They are the most fun and NOTHING compares to a Jeep when doing off-road. They look very cool stock, and are incredibly capable without a single mod. A stock Jeep will do some serious white-knuckle stuff.
I've had bad reliability experiences, but I shouldn't be that guy who thinks his experience defines the whole brand. My bad. I feel the same way about VW, but people love them, so they must be doing something right!
Another great thing about Jeep is the resale value. One of the highest resale values. For Jeep owners, nothing else will do.
What's not to like? At least from a kids' perspective.