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This List Of The ‘Most American’ Cars Shows How Shallow That Concept Has Become

Every year, Cars.com compiles a list of cars assembled here with the highest percentage of parts sourced from the U.S. and Canada. These are “the most American-made cars.” The Ford Ranger tops the list this year with 70 percent, but what’s always interesting about the list is how many foreign automakers make it, which…Read more… […]

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Why This British Contraption On Ebay Is The Craziest Jeep Project Ever

Someone in Bristol in southwest England let their love for automotive weirdness go too damn far. They’re selling an incomplete project that consists of a Jeep Cherokee XJ front end, a Reliant SS1 chassis, a Mazda Miata motor and transmission, and a hodgepodge of other British car parts that will definitely leave you…Read more… Continue […]

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Why This British Contraption On Ebay Is The Craziest Jeep Project Ever

Someone in Bristol in southwest England let their love for automotive weirdness go too damn far. They’re selling an incomplete project that consists of a Jeep Cherokee XJ front end, a Reliant SS1 chassis, a Mazda Miata motor and transmission, and a hodgepodge of other British car parts that will definitely leave you…Read more… Continue […]

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Why This British Contraption On Ebay Is The Craziest Jeep Project Ever

Someone in Bristol in southwest England let their love for automotive weirdness go too damn far. They’re selling an incomplete project that consists of a Jeep Cherokee XJ front end, a Reliant SS1 chassis, a Mazda Miata motor and transmission, and a hodgepodge of other British car parts that will definitely leave you…Read more… Continue […]

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Should I Rebuild My 1979 Jeep Cherokee Golden Eagle’s Motor Or Save Money By Buying A Fresh Motor?

I’m facing a dilemma right now. My 1979 Jeep Cherokee Golden Eagle—a beautiful machine—has a bad motor. I know someone with a recently-rebuilt AMC 360 V8 that he’s letting go for $1,000. Do I buy that or do I try to keep my machine numbers-matching and undertake the arduous task of rebuilding my motor from the […]

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British Land Rover Nerd Drives A Jeep Cherokee XJ And Realizes Its Greatness

A dozen folks have sent me a recent video showing legendary British car journalist Harry Metcalfe realizing—ostensibly for the first time—just how incredible the Jeep Cherokee XJ is. It’s a beautiful moment caught on film, and you should all watch it.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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British Land Rover Nerd Drives A Jeep Cherokee XJ And Realizes Its Greatness

A dozen folks have sent me a recent video showing legendary British car journalist Harry Metcalfe realizing—ostensibly for the first time—just how incredible the Jeep Cherokee XJ is. It’s a beautiful moment caught on film, and you should all watch it.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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British Land Rover Nerd Drives A Jeep Cherokee XJ And Realizes Its Greatness

A dozen folks have sent me a recent video showing legendary British car journalist Harry Metcalfe realizing—ostensibly for the first time—just how incredible the Jeep Cherokee XJ is. It’s a beautiful moment caught on film, and you should all watch it.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Help Me Decide If I Should Adopt These Free Jeeps

“Free beach vacation in return for taking my rusty Cherokee” reads an email from a Long Island-based reader about his 1995 Jeep XJ. This comes just days after a Pennsylvania-based reader told me about his 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee: “If you’re interested in it it’s yours for the taking…That’s right… Free.” Now I…Read more… Continue […]

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How To Remove Pistons From An Engine

Since Michigan has a stay-at-home order due to the coronavirus, I’ve been partaking in what I am now officially dubbing Wrenchfest 2020—an all-out repair assault on my various broken cars. Last weekend was a good one for my Jeep Cherokee Golden Eagle, as I cracked into its AMC 360 V8 engine. Here’s a look at […]

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People Are Stealing Jeep Cherokee XJs In The Middle Of A Pandemic And It’s Just Messed Up

“Here we are in the midst of a pandemic crisis, my best-est little bud almost died and my ‘97 XJ was stolen,” reader Mike Dyer wrote in a depressing email titled “My girlfriend’s puppy nearly died and then some @$$-hat stole my ‘97 XJ.” This is not right, and I, for one, won’t stand for […]

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This Super-Rare Diesel Jeep Cherokee XJ For Sale In Idaho Shares Its Engine With A Winnebago

Diesel Jeep Cherokees are a dime a dozen in Europe, with the most common ones coming with the overheating-prone VM Motori 2.5-liter turbodiesel. In the U.S., though, diesel XJs are pretty much nonexistent, because very few were ever sold here. The ones that were had a gutless engine shared with a Winnebago; Here’s a…Read more… […]

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Hmm.

Hmm. What’s the right caption for this image? It is “What did you do with your weekend?” Nah, that’s too generic. What about “An AMC 360 V8 engine rises from a Golden Eagle like a phoenix.” No, I can’t have two birds in one simile—I think there’s a law on that somewhere. Instead, I’ll just […]

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A 1,500 Mile Road Trip In My $500 Low-Mileage Jeep Cherokee Proved That I Scored The Deal Of The Century

It seems that every time I go on a long road trip in a sub-$1,000 car, I wind up stranded on the side of the road, covered in oil, wrenching on some part that shouldn’t have failed but did for whatever reason (the Jeep gods want to spite me, I’m convinced). But I recently returned […]

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The New Jeep Cherokee’s Taillights Have An Idiotic Design

Everybody, everybody, get over here! Drop what you’re doing! Surgeons, fling those scalpels to the ground! Pilots, land wherever you can, immediately! I have super-important taillight news and shaming to conduct here, and everyone needs to pay attention! Everyone here? Good, because it has come to my attention that…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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The New Jeep Cherokee’s Taillights Have An Idiotic Design

Everybody, everybody, get over here! Drop what you’re doing! Surgeons, fling those scalpels to the ground! Pilots, land wherever you can, immediately! I have super-important taillight news and shaming to conduct here, and everyone needs to pay attention! Everyone here? Good, because it has come to my attention that…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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The Perfect Jeep Cherokee XJ Has Sold For $16,250

By now, it’s well established that I love old Jeeps. And while my love spans a variety of models, engines, and architecture types, there’s one Jeep that will always be my favorite: The Jeep Cherokee XJ, the true jack-of-all-trades Jeep. And of all XJs built between the 1984 and 2001 model years, there’s a very…Read […]

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