Both rear wheel drive and four wheel drive models were sold; they were marketed not as trucks or utility vehicles, but as station wagons well into the 1970s with room for six, or 1,200 pounds of cargo. The one in our 1985 Cherokee survived 15 years and 170K miles with no seal issues, but its expensive, electronically-controlled carb was problematic and needed replacement. Only slightly faster than the 2. A Laredo or Country with the 4. The new two-wheel-drive models shared the front suspension from the track bar, control arms, ball joints with four-wheel-drive models. With the benefit of numerous refinements, the Cherokee stayed in production 18 years, right through the 2001 model year.
These were the first off-road vehicles to have independent front suspensions, a thread that would not be picked up again for many years. Archived from on 24 September 2015. We do not spend monies detailing the engine bays and undercarriages as our buyers, in general, plan on driving and enjoying these Grands regularly. The optional engine was the Chevy 60-degree 2. Production under Mercedes-Benz continued in the partnership that was renamed.
Hearty sturdy vehicle, incredible engine, outstanding performance. And it is also a class favorite to work on due to being extremely simple to disassemble. The remaining exterior chrome and aluminum pieces, including the bumpers, door handles, side mirrors and luggage rack, while not new still present in very good condition with only light wear and aging present. I still miss those Jeeps. Based on the Sport trim level.
This is one middle-aged car that I would still love to own. The windshield washer was improved; and a new forward pivoting front passenger seat was added to help rear passengers get into the two-door vehicle. In 1984 the Grand Wagoneer nameplate hit the market and that moniker would be with it to the end in 1991. The Chevy V6 had a wee bit more grunt, and it certainly ran smoother than the somewhat rough 2. And many industries were highly regulated. The new Cherokee is built in Toledo, Ohio. For 1966, most rear drive Wagoneers were dropped.
During the 1990s the birth rate fell again, falling to 13. It is about to turn 325,000 miles and until recently, I would have driven it anywhere. He still talks about his 93, though…. It had the appearance which would be available to Grand Wagoneer buyers through to 1991. For 1996, partially to comply with new U.
When she bought it, I was driving a fox-body Marquis station wagon, and it was uncanny to me how closely they matched up on interior room. My friend has a 97 Cherokee, I forget how many miles but I think just under 200k. But such fun-a real, solid, beast of a little truck. . The spare tire remained mounted to the interior rear quarter panel on the drivers side in the trunk. The most recent model with an updated grille, headlights, and other upgrades was known as the Jeep 2500 and was produced until 2005. A shorter stroke, and fuel injection; and other improvements…but similar enough that Jeepers have been known to take the 4.
General Comments: I have owned many Jeep Wagoners over the years and I refuse to be without one. And off-road, the Cherokee was every bit as much a genuine Jeep as a Wrangler. But the seats need to recline. I recall that it was a real hot rod and an absolute hoot to drive. Their replacement, the Grand Cherokee, would not arrive until the 1993 model year. I can remember getting my hands on the 4.
A new, unique spare tire carrier was invented by Peter Gruich while working for Jeep Special Programs that utilized the trailer hitch bar and a unique pivot bracket and although it was the only external spare tire carrier to pass the full Jeep durability test, it was not offered for sale. Archived from on 13 February 2009. A lane change later, I was swerving into the concrete guardrail and mangling the front end. The nearly identical engine in the Wranglers and Grand Cherokees did change horsepower ratings every few years, though. Photographs of this model can be found here. It was also sold in , but due to the country's strict laws, many used Japanese-market Cherokees have found their way back to the U. A four-speed Borg-Warner automatic with full-time four wheel drive was standard for all Wagoneers — the newly retagged Limited and the Grand Wagoneer.
Sits at 231K miles, but still starts right up. The valves are larger and the pistons are new. Perhaps surprisingly, the Cherokee rode and handled better on pavement than any of its competitors; no doubt its relatively low center of gravity and stiff unibody helped. Briefly replaced by the Limited in 1997, and rejoined the lineup below the Limited in 1998. The base engine on Cherokee was the 258 cubic inch straight-six, but the 360 with a two or four barrel carb and 401 V8s were also avaible, and the three-speed manual could be upgraded to a four-speed with the 360 engines.
Any looseness in the front end will contribute to an oscillation. The Cherokee was also made in right hand drive format, initially for the. I store it at the top of my 600 foot long, 100 foot elevation gain, twisting Wisconsin driveway. The interior was similarly updated with an all-new design and instrument panel featuring the first blow molded symmetrical instrument panel retainer structure. Nice, unmolested ones are getting harder to find. It also has a shorter stroke and larger bore.