2001 jeep cherokee .
A civilized off road SUV that remains a classic.
2001 Jeep Cherokee Sport
Pros: clean classic boxy car design, easy to work on and parts are inexpensive and readily available. Vehicle is durable and reliable. Plenty of trunk storage space with the seats folded down. High visibility in all directions with no headrest obstructions. Easy to read and well located bare essential instrumentation provides what you need to know and nothing more. Four wheel drive and plenty of low end torque provides excellent traction and maneuverability in all environments. Near bulletproof 4.0 liter inline 6 can easily reach 350,000 miles plus on the odometer. Well thought out driver and passenger cockpit gives ample room for tall and large occupants. .
High ground clearance ( standard) but can be easily modified for off-roading. Overall length is shorter than newer SUVs made today, allows for tighter turning radius and easier parking. Large side door molding keeps vehicle ding and scratch free. Engine bay layout is straightforward and makes checking and changing fluids easy. .
Rear windows roll all the way down instead of partially so you can put your head out..
Cons: gas mileage is poor about 18 city and 22 highway, engine and road noise is high, with a lot of wind turbulence blowing around when windows are down. Relatively rough and hard ride mainly due to its stiff off road suspension. Back passenger doors are small and make it difficult for large and tall occupants to enter and exit. Rear seating is crammed with occupants knees pressed against the back of seats. Acceleration seems to be a little sluggish and lacks pep. Transmission up and downshifts to often and lower driving speeds.. .
Overall: do to its reliability, strong invincible engine, ease of maintenance and low cost obtainable parts. I couldn't ask for a more dependable vehicle.