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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    3 out of 5 stars

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23 reader reviews for Jeep Cherokee 4x4.
  • 3.7 V6 Limited 5dr

    Peter Morris Date: 01/11/2004
    • Overall verdict
      2 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      1 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Horrible, absolutely horrible. I had the dubious honour of driving the V6 for six months. The only good thing about it is that the fuel consumption is reasonable.

    What didn't I like? The transmission was harsh, noisy and vague. It performed well off-road. Maybe not as well as the other 4x4's but you get what you pay for. My wife drove it for five miles, pulled over and vowed never to drive it again.

    I stated that the transmission felt a bit vague, but that was nothing compared to the steering and suspension. It seemed if I drove over a matchstick the thing would almost lurch across lanes. The suspension, in true American style, meant that you were never sure if you'd make it out of each corner in one piece.

    I thought that I may have had a pup, but I used another Cherokee while the regular one was being serviced. The same! If you like your cars rough (and I mean rough) and ready, then this'll do for you. If you want a vehicle that makes you feel confident and comfortable, then find something, anything, else.

    Happiness was dropping off the beast back at the hire company the day I collected my LandCruiser. Yes, more money - but chalk and cheese.

    Jeep Cherokee, you are the weakest link. Goodbye (and good riddance).

  • 3.7 V6 Limited 5dr

    Dave Smith , Durham . Date: 16/10/2004
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    OK, so the fuel consumption is poor but what the hell - it's fun to drive.

    For the money, it must be the fastest 4x4 in terms of 0-60mph.

    I love the car, before I got it (it's a company car) I had a Discovery, Trooper and a Frontera V6 on a week's test drive each and I by far prefer the Jeep.

    For the price, I think it has the best spec and performance. Only the Frontera came close and who wants to drive a Vauxhall!

    If you are looking to spend around £21,000 on an off-roader then I would 100% recommend the Jeep. I use it for general driving, towing a horse box with 2 horses (total weight 2+ tonnes) and I go fun off-roading and it's a great, fun car!

  • 2.5 CRD Sport 5dr

    Pamela Eustace , Oxon . Date: 15/10/2004
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have just bought the jeep after having a Rav4 for a few years.

    I am finding the Jeep a lot slower and more noisy - definitely a diesel. The Rav was very quiet and more like driving a car. What I find with the jeep is that it feels like it will do the job, ie towing or pulling off road. The Rav was not really an off-road car in the same sense.

    The jeep is very comfy to drive, although it is a very heavy car. I didn't like it at first but am getting used to it, I also find it quite heavy on fuel although the gears are lot lower so it goes easier and quicker into 5th gear.

    The spec inside is good and practical. It has quite a lot of boot room and the back seats fold down to give lots of space. It has a good heater and the windows and mirrors are heated so no problems first thing in a morning. I go off road every day with it to the horses and although it has taken me a time to get used to the 'chunk' of it, I am satisfied over all.

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