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Jeep Cherokee, SUV
#616 of 2588 jpercel Re: differences
Mar 28, 2002 (5:54 am)
In newer models, 1996 forward, there are basically 4 models. The entry level is the SE, one step up is the Sport, the DeLuxe model is the Classic, while the top of the line is the Limited. The differences between them are the level of "options" that are standard, and the interior/exterior trim. Prior to the Limited (in 1996/1997) the top of the line was the "Country". In 1998 the Country gave way to the Limited. These all have the 4.0Litre 6 Cyl motor, while many (but not all) SE models have the 4-Cyl motor, which is too small for the vehicle, and not really desireable. The six cylinder was an option in the SE, but less than 1/2 the SE(s) had it. 95% of all Limiteds have leather interior and dual 6-way power seats and heated seat feature. It was standard equipment in all 98, 99, 2000 Limiteds, and went to the option list for 2001, but most 2001 had it too. The Classic is basically a Limited, with manual seats & cloth interior.
The build split is appox like this: 60% are Sports, 9% are SEs, 20% are Classics and 11% are Limiteds. Most dealer (other than Jeep) have no clue of the differences, calling them all Cherokee Sports. They think that is the name of all of them! I have gone to look at "Cherokee Sports" only to find it's a Classic, or Limited or SE !
Mar 28, 2002 (9:56 pm)
I am already in withdrawal. Sold my 97 Cherokee Sport had to buy a (pause, sniffle) minivan. First time I am without a Jeep since the 80's. 1978 CJ 5, 1980 CJ 7, 1997 TJ (Wrangler in the US) and a 97 Cherokee. Loved them all. The problem I have now is I can't drive an automatic, pull up to park turn it off and unable to get the key out! Oh yeah, you have to put it in park, thanks for letting me get some of this off my chest. As soon as the kids (1 and 3 yrs old) are older, it's back to Jeeps for me.
#618 of 2588 brake rotors
Mar 29, 2002 (9:01 am)
at 10,ooo miles i had to have my front brake rotors replaced, this was a warranty item, today I took it in with the same problem a shaking steering wheel when breaking, milage is now 24000. now they tell me they need to machine the rotors. this seems excessive to me two break jobs in 24000 miles? not happy about this at all. this is a 2000 classic. this vehicloe has been only ok, it is my first jeep and will be my last,
Any input on the break issue would be helpful
Mar 29, 2002 (10:21 am)
I think you meant brake jobs and braking.
However, under the circumstances, maybe not.
Mar 29, 2002 (12:51 pm)
sorry for the spelling, have just talked to the service manager and he says tough luck, denies a problem with rotors. Many posts on ntsb site about this. he asked me if iwas usuing it to tow.have never towed a thing. chrysler has chosen to ignore this, i will not be buying from them again
Mar 29, 2002 (1:08 pm)
If I held a grudge against every vehicle I'd had a problem with I'm not sure what I'd be driving.
The unwritten DC policy on the rotors is the first ones are free during the 36K warranty. Second ones are on you. Technically, they are only covered under the 12K warranty. My first set were swapped at 24K, and I have a slight vibration again at 36K on my '01. I've found that they vibrate worse after towing or very hard braking. They make aftermarket rotors that will fix the problem, but they cost about $200. I don't think you'll find too many manufacturers willing to put $200 rotors on their vehicles, particularly rather cheap ones.
Mar 29, 2002 (1:37 pm)
Is this true of Wranglers as well? I have a 1997 Sport.
Mar 29, 2002 (4:15 pm)
I had the same problem with my rotors. I am very happy with my Jeep, but this problem is an annoyance. They fixed them for free the first time, after giving me the runaround. The Jeep is a fantastic car overall, though.
Mar 29, 2002 (5:03 pm)
I think I'm beginning to develop the same problem at 17k km. I'm not happy but I've found a really good dealership and I'll see what they do about it. One thing I just heard from the XJ-List(http://lists.off-road.com/mailman/listinfo/xj-list) is to have the dealer check and make sure that the rear brakes are working properly. The reason being the front brakes are too small as it is and if they end up doing all the work they will warp faster.
The thing is I heard about this problem happening on Grands and Cherokees and I baby my brakes. No hard stops and if it's even a medium stop I make sure I have enough room to roll a little to move the brake pads around.
BTW, the main cause for the warped rotors seems to be improper torquing of the wheel lugnuts and hard braking.
Mar 29, 2002 (5:06 pm)
I have seen other posts from seabring 95 talking about the after market rotors. why should I have to shell out that money to fix chryslers screw up, I have had lots of cars in my life, some cheap some more expensive, but have never had this brake rotor issue on any of them. The other thing that torqued me off was the service department trying to blame me, and for at first saying that they have not seen this problem, only after talking to the service manager did he admit he has seen lots of these rotors fail on both Cherokees and gc's