I always say this in every Jeep thread, but your year of Cherokee is THE one to own. Best year. Reliable as the sunrise, powerful and capable and cheap to mod. And they look super cool with a mild lift. I would say my favorite 4x4 of all time is that generation of Cherokee. It will climb anything, and keep your gear warm and dry. And you drive home in comfort. I used to show up to 4x4 meets with my Cherokee and the guys with monster Rubicons would look down their noses at it...until they saw it climb. It's a billygoat with automatic transmission! Solid front axle and the bulletproof engine. Air conditioning, power windows, back hatch for gear. And you can buy them really cheaply nowadays. What's not to like? It's too bad they discontinued them because they are getting older every year and finding a clean one is getting more difficult.