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#1 slusher

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 07:41 PM

 2014 Jeep Cherokee Test Drive
 
http://autos.aol.com...nk2&pLid=378042



#2 Joe Handley

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 08:25 PM

I'll keep my XJ.

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 01:22 AM

Nine speed transmission?  :blink:

 

But I would have to say that for today's markets, this is exactly what is needed. You have to go up to something based on a full-sized pickup to get a serious SUV these days with everything else being based on a car platform. All Jeep's competitors in this size range are similar, based on a mid-sized car. Can't blame them for wanting to complete appropriately.



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Posted 20 September 2013 - 03:00 AM

It is a few steps above the competion, it actually is an off road vehicle........however, seems the could have relaced the Patriot and or Liberty with this then brought out a more deserving of being called Cherokee. Why not build a unibody wagon that is loosely based around the Wrangler's drivetrain and suspension without being as stupidly big and heavy as the 4dr JK Wrangler.

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 03:02 AM

The above said, I do like the chromed badging, it would look a whole lot better on my '98 than the current lettering ever did, even when new!

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 03:42 AM

Over seas there is no such thing as the liberty, it's always been the Cherokee. It's really not new. Other then the ability to park it's self, which really is needed right...?

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 07:25 PM

Uh, that sure is ugly. It doesn't look like a Jeep, I think, it kinda brings some kind of European SUV into mind with that body style. I guess the 2002 Cherokee will stay in this Family. ^_^



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Posted 22 September 2013 - 02:03 PM

Drove Jeep Cherokees for almost 20 years (88-07) and loved them, I don't recall ever getting stuck in winter and on occassion drove through snow drifts as tall as the hood. Retirement and steadily increasing costs of fuel told me I needed something less expensive and more fuel efficient but I still miss my Cherokee and everytime I see one on the roads my mind goes back to the days when I was a Jeep driver.



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Posted 22 September 2013 - 08:30 PM

Sounds like a nice vehicle, too bad it's not so nice-looking.

 

The author also did sloppy research with historical dates and kicked sand in the faces of XJ Cherokee fans and those who love Jeeps with a couple of comments.

 

A poorly-written review of what sounds like a better-than-average-engineered vehicle with spectacularly bad styling.

 

Charlie Larkin



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Posted 22 September 2013 - 08:57 PM

Yea, sounds like you got that dead right Charlie!

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 11:28 AM

Definitely distinctive looking..saw one in traffic briefly last week.   I think if I moved back to a snowy climate, though, I'd be looking into the updated '14 Grand Cherokee to replace my '00 Grand Cherokee....I've been very happy w/ my GC over the last 13 years.


Edited by Rob Hall, 25 September 2013 - 11:31 AM.


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Posted 25 September 2013 - 04:49 PM

I'd probably go for the current Grand if I could afford one to replace my XJ.......not that Cherokee.................