Thursday, July 28, 2016

Blue Thursday: 2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport XJ

To the average guy walking down the street, they probably won't take a second glance at a 20 year old Jeep Cherokee, but to a certain subset of the population, this next feature is the bee's knees.  Personally, I'm ambivalent and would probably get a 4Runner if I needed a 4X4 SUV...but, why drive boring when you can drive turismo?  Find this 2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport XJ here on eBay bidding for $6,001 with 3 days to go, located in Woodbury, NJ.



The XJ generation Jeep Cherokee defined a new standard in compact sport utility vehicles as it was a capable off roader that eschewed body-on-frame roughness for a unibody chassis that gave it relatively good fuel economy and good road manners.  The Sport version was the a mid range option package that included cloth/vinyl uphostery, AM/FM stereo, air conditioning, and optional alloy wheels -- but it was still available with the 4.0 liter AMC 242 inline-6 that puts 193 horsepower and 231 ft-lbs of torque into a 4-speed automatic gearbox. 


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5 comments:

  1. If that thing was a 5 speed, it would be the holy grail of XJ's. Other than the Diesel, of course.

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  2. I'd rather have the Jeep than the 4Runner; these are far more resilient mechanically and whole lot easier and cheaper to repair when they do break

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    1. Owned both, loved the torque of the 4.0 and the 5-spd manual in the Cherokee. Love the road manners and general refinement with the 4Runner (despite being body on frame).
      I prefer the 4Runner. But I've never owned one in the rust belt (my Cherokee was a rust belt car, without rust until I sold it at 150k). I hear up there they don't last more than 150k miles due to road salt.

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  3. Yeah, these are going to be something of a minor classic.

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  4. I used to have a black, manual transmission '01 XJ Sport in mint condition with 89k miles. I let it go for about $6k in 2011. I'm such an idiot.

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