Now...with the disclaimer that I have never actually owned a Jeep Cherokee, I can say I have always wanted one, and I have never really heard anything bad about them aside from raw towing ability. The 4.0 liter straight 6 engine they had is reputed to be a hacker, so much in fact, that if I ever do decide that I want to adopt the hobby of car maintenance, my two choices would be a late 90's Cherokee, or an mid 90's Bronco(Junk yards are full of F-150/Bronco drive trains).
This announcement that the Cherokee name is coming back should be met with rejoicing, and would be if they simply started cranking 2001 Cherokee's off the line again. I would be one of the first people in line for them, assuming they priced them in the mid 20K range.
However, these are New and Improved. And more than a little, well, ugly.
|Picture from yahoo autos. |
It still might warrant a little bit of interest on my part, but it won't keep me from looking on craigslist for a 2000 in great shape.