If you want to live in luxury, it’s today Good price or no dice Jeep is not the car for you. If instead you like the idea of tweaking your own windows and changing your own gears, we’ve got a lot to cover. This includes the price of this simplified Cherokee.
Comments to yesterday 1990 Chevy Corvette ZR-1 he followed two main lines of thought. The first was something like “meh, this C4,” while the second was much more lust driven and had a noticeable amount of suggested drooling. A starting price of $ 17,900 sealed the deal for lascivious droolers, providing the ZR-1 with a solid 75% win at Nice.
A fairly common meme is a picture of a guy tapping a finger on his temple with the quote “you can’t ____ if not ____”, suggesting that the lack of some subtlety relieves you of the problems that these courtesies sometimes have.
This all brings us to today 2000 Jeep Cherokee 4X4 because it’s as basic a car as you can imagine which means it shouldn’t cause too many problems as there really isn’t many on it that could go wrong.
This Jeep has a modest 94,000 miles on the odometer and has a clean title, both attributes they support we have a good start. It also has a fresh coat of paint, which the vendor says is “grout to the rust” and … well, that’s pretty much it.
Everything else is as basic as it gets. It is a two-door XJ which is quite rare, and that means fewer door seals to fail, and less chance of water and rust stuck in. This body rolls on black painted steel rims, which are a timeless design and should serve without problems for years. Inside is all upholstery fabric and manual crankshafts to do the trick with a bit of a mess and fuss.
Even the mechanics are quite simple and this is where stinginess can get in the way. The issue is 2.5-OHV liter four under the hood. It’s a derivative of the larger straight six, but with just 120hp and 139Nm of torque, there’s less muscle. Luckily, it’s paired with a five-speed manual rather than a party slushbox. The Selec-Trac four-wheel drive system is simple mechanics
According to the ad, this “Works great,” and the dealer says the Jeep is ready to drive and enjoy. The ad also says it has new leaf springs at the rear and has undergone a recent “electric overhaul” although no details have been given as to how extensive it was.
The interior shows some wear, especially when torn the side of the driver’s seat, but in no way uninhabitable. Continuing the minimum theme, the instrument cluster consists of a speedometer and a fuel gauge so that all other information is communicated through warning lights and potentially strange noises. Being a model built in this century, it has at least a pair of dashboard airbags. However, I am not sure if it also offers air conditioning.
As I mentioned, it’s not much, and that means not much can go wrong. Except for the four under the hood, everything here looks like a perfectly satisfying ride for someone who just wants to get by and isn’t just flashy baubles or the latest fashion. How much should such a frugal customer spend to find out if less really is more?
The seller asks for $ 7,499 for a Jeep, and I’d like you to weigh the truck and that price right now. What are you saying? ANDIs this very simple Cherokee worth $ 7,499 as depicted in the ad? Or maybe the Jeep just doesn’t have enough kit to command so many convertibles?
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Craigs Listor go here if the ad disappears.
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