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Someone Just Paid $51,360 For This Perfect 1983 Jeep Cherokee

The 1983 Jeep Cherokee was the very last body-on-frame Cherokee, giving way to the unibody XJ model that was objectively better in nearly every way. Still, there’s one area where the “SJ” Cherokee trounces its successor: styling. And you can bet that’s a big reason why this 1983 Jeep Cherokee Laredo sold yesterday for…Read more… […]

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This Beautiful Beijing-Jeep Cherokee Is in Trouble and We Need to Save It

The legendary Jeep Cherokee XJ was sold in the U.S. between model years 1984 and 2001, but in China, production continued into the late 2000s under a joint venture company formed between AMC and BAIC initially called Beijing-Jeep (XJ production continued into the 2010s after the joint venture ended). Now one of the…Read more… Continue […]

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My Beloved ‘Project Swiss Cheese’ Died to Give Life to This Two-Door 1995 Jeep Cherokee

Back in May, I sold my 1995 Jeep Cherokee—a $600 rustbucket that just three years prior had heroically stuck it to $50,000 rigs on the trails of Moab, Utah—for $500 to a young man with an ailing XJ. That young man stopped by last week to show me the machine that Project Swiss Cheese’s organs […]

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Here’s What’s Wrong With My $500 Low-Mileage Jeep Cherokee

Earlier this week, I purchased a gorgeous 2000 Jeep Cherokee with only 106,000 miles on the clock for $500. It was a smokin’ deal, but not quite as smokin’ as some of you might have initially thought, since this Jeep has some significant issues, which I will now enumerate.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Here’s What’s Wrong With My $500 Low-Mileage Jeep Cherokee

Earlier this week, I purchased a gorgeous 2000 Jeep Cherokee with only 106,000 miles on the clock for $500. It was a smokin’ deal, but not quite as smokin’ as some of you might have initially thought, since this Jeep has some significant issues, which I will now enumerate.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Here’s What Happened to That Tesla Engineer’s Jeep Crushed Under 10 Feet of Snow

Back in May, I wrote about a Tesla engineer whose 2000 Jeep Cherokee had been buried under 10 feet of snow in California’s Sierra Nevada mountains. The column of crystalized ice crushed the roof, windshield, and hood. Here’s what happened to the Jeep after the snow thawed. Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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My New Year’s Wrencholutions: Sell Some Cars, Fix Some Cars, Buy Something Weird

After a brief visit with my doctor, Tom, the O’Reilly Auto Parts clerk, I’ve learned that living alone in a small house in Suburban Detroit with only nine cars to keep me company may not be particularly healthy. “Talking to your machines isn’t bad. It’s when they talk back that you should be worried,” he […]

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What It’s Been Like Driving In a Michigan Winter With a Broken Heater Blower Motor

Electrical systems. I hate them so much. They are among the only parts of my cars that I’m, frankly, incompetent at repairing. So when my 1995 Jeep XJ went from “Beater With a Heater” to, well, “Beater,” I bundled up instead of trying to mend the issue. Here’s what that’s been like so far. Read […]

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How I’ve Been Saving Money On My 1979 Jeep Cherokee Golden Eagle Project

I’m supposed to be taking my 1979 Jeep Cherokee Golden Eagle to the Toledo Jeep Fest in a couple weeks, and while that’s not likely to happen, there is good news: I’ve been saving lots of money on my project by using forums, Craigslist and junkyards.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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What Do You Wish You’d Known About Your Car Before Buying It?

I’ve made some bad purchase decisions in my life, usually because of sheer enthusiasm to own a vehicle I’ve always lusted after. But sometimes even rational, thought-out purchase decisions like my 1979 Jeep Cherokee Golden Eagle end up delivering nasty surprises. Like my front frame horns, which have been hacked off. Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Here Are Jeep’s Official 1979 Recommendations For Cleaning ‘Vomitus,’ Urine And Other Stains

While enjoying a typical, romantic Friday evening with a bottle of automatic transmission fluid, a few lit MAP torches and my 1979 Jeep Cherokee Golden Eagle’s owner’s manual, I discovered something amazing: a stain-removal table, which includes information on how to clean various fluids including “vomitus,” blood,…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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It’s Incredible How Big Of A Quantum Leap The Jeep Cherokee XJ Was Over Its SJ Predecessor

The 1984 Jeep Cherokee was such a dramatic redesign, it somehow made its predecessor from one model year prior, the SJ Cherokee, look like it belonged in another century. I know this, because I just drove both back-to-back; the SJ is, comparatively, a pile of junk.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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A Few Hours Of Cleaning And Wrenching Totally Transformed My 1979 Jeep Cherokee Golden Eagle

A couple months ago, after I struggled to decide if I wanted to buy a 1979 Jeep Cherokee Golden Eagle, readers told me I’d be a fool not to. So I heeding their advice and hauled the Jeep home through an ice storm. Yesterday, I finally washed the big SUV, and my god were readers […]

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I Just Found My 1979 Jeep Cherokee Golden Eagle’s Original Dealership Window Sticker

I knew my 1979 Jeep Cherokee Golden Eagle was cool, but it took finding this original AMC window sticker for me to appreciate the extent of my latest project’s awesomeness. Just look at how this old Jeep was originally configured when it was sold in December of 1978.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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