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Posted: Monday, October 17, 2016 8:57 PM


Howdy! So with much regret (before even selling it!) I have decided to sell my 2001 Jeep Cherokee Sport. I have had it for a number of years now, and it has been a company car for my small business, but has effectively been used as a secondary daily driver for me. It has been well maintained and is a fantastic vehicle overall. It has a clean title, unlike a lot of the salvage and rebuilt titles you see for these Jeeps a lot of the time. It's the last year of the real Cherokee made, so you're not going to find a newer one! It's black too so you can't find a better color either :) Totally stock, so it hasn't been messed with or taken four wheeling. This thing would be great for either a daily driver or the perfect base vehicle to build your own wheeler out of with the parts you want. Your call!

I'm going to try to cover all the basics, but feel free to email and I can answer questions on there or we can talk on the phone.

The best part about this Jeep really is the fact that it's got pretty low mileage for the year at only 143xxx miles on the clock. It's pretty rare to see them with anything lower than this since they've been out of production for almost 15 years now. With the way these Cherokees last it's probably got another 150K+ of life left in it! This one is not only running, but it is running really well. Fuel economy being poor (compared to what it "should be") can be an indication of a poor running vehicle that needs major engine work. This one is running awesome. I recently got about 22 MPG on a long highway trip, which is fantastic for a Cherokee.

It is in nice shape for its age, it is not one of those beat to death Cherokees out there. I have popped it into 4WD a few times over the years (which works great of course), but I don't go 4 wheeling or anything like that. The guy who owned it before me bought it for his high school aged son, who then proceeded to do something dumb to tick him off, so he decided to not give it to him and sell it instead. He only owned it for a few months and never even really drove it while he had it. Apparently the guy he bought it from had had it for a long time (since brand new or close to it, I can't recall for sure if he was the 1st or 2nd owner) and never off roaded either. So I'm either the 2nd or 3rd owner if you don't count the guy I bought it from, since he never actually even drove it really.

So it's been adult owned and well maintained its whole life.

The Basics:

143,xxx Miles
4.0 Liter Inline Six
Automatic transmission
Black exterior
Grey Interior
It has power options (windows, locks etc)
Features the upgraded sound system with the speakers in the roof in the back
Tires have plenty of tread left, and it includes a full size spare
Has upgraded alloy rims from a higher end Cherokee vs the stock steel rims most Sports have
Has a tow hitch, although I've never used it
No leaks or known mechanical issues of any kind
Passed smog in the city of Seattle fine last time around.

In short everything important works great (4x4, lights, heater, rear defrost, etc), and it's as reliable a vehicle as exists! See below for the couple minor things that aren't working 100% perfectly.

Exterior condition overall is pretty nice. It is a very presentable vehicle, not a junker as mentioned earlier. It is not 110% perfect, and does have a few minor dings and such, but it looks good for a vehicle this age. The couple minor imperfections all happen to be easy to fix things if someone wanted to make it cosmetically perfect.

Interior condition overall is also very nice. The driver's seat has a bit of wear on it in the form of the vinyl on the side having a crack or 3, but otherwise the seats and upholstery are all pretty nice.

Recent Work On It:

I just recently had the hood repainted as it was not looking so hot (chips and so on).

I just replaced the headliner. Even if you find one where the headliner isn't drooping yet, but is original. . . It will be soon. They ALL start to sag after 10-15 years, and the shops around Seattle mostly charge $400-500+ bucks to redo them for a Jeep! So won't have to worry about this one for a long time to come.

The brakes were recently redone, rotors and pads all around. I opted for the higher end ceramic parts here as well, which last longer and brake better. So lots of life left there!

Recently fixed some minor electrical issues which tend to crop up on these Cherokees.

In the last few years I have also replaced the coil pack, headcover gaskets, battery, alternator, and numerous other small things I can't even remember off of the top of my head.

Things To Note:

There are really only a couple of things I can think of that are worth mentioning.

It has a few car stereo related issues. It doesn't pick up actual AM/FM radio, but the cassette and CD player both work fine. I'm not sure if this is something actually wrong with the stereo receiver unit itself, or something to do with the antennae. Where the antennae plugs into the back could literally have just jiggled out over the years for all I know. It's been like this since I got it and I've just never bothered to look into it. Car Toys could probably figure out what's up in like 15 minutes.

A couple of the speakers sometimes cut out. The front passenger speaker I know 110% just needs to have the speaker connection re-spliced as this is a common issue on the Cherokee because of the way they did a wire splice in the door. Easy fix. The rear ones I'm pretty sure just need to have the plugs that go into the speakers themselves double checked and probably plugged in more securely as this only cropped up after redoing the headliner. I may end up just fixing these myself if I get around to it, or I can explain what's up if you're handy with stereo stuff since I know the exact situation on this rig.

There may be one or two other super small things I'm forgetting, but that's basically it for all the flaws on the rig. Everything else works great!

When you're buying a Jeep you want to look for good "bones" on the vehicle. Little things can and will go out on any vehicle, but if you get one with a solid body, solid engine, solid tranny, all of that little stuff can just be taken care of. This Jeep has good bones. So to sum it all up this is a solid Jeep that will treat you well for a long time to come.

I'm starting asking $5500, but I am open to reasonable offers. The only trade I would consider off the top of my head is for a reasonably lowish mileage 2007/2008 on up minivan or maybe some varieties of 7 passenger SUV. Depending on particulars I might want cash on top of for my Jeep, or perhaps give you cash if the fair market value is more than the Cherokees.

I would be glad to answer any questions via email or on the phone. If you want to talk on the phone email me with a good number and time to call and I will call you back, I don't want to put my number straight on the listing. I am available to show it pretty much any day of the week during the afternoon or evening.

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