One thing I didn’t mention in my writeup of the wacky Gambler 500 road rally was that my Jeep overheated, and it was all my fault. When I returned from the rally, I frantically shipped off an oil sample to a lab to have it tested. That decision may have saved my engine’s life.
The Donner pass through the Sierra Nevada mountain range is not for the weak. It’s also apparently not for the strong, as even the indefatigable Jeep four-liter engine couldn’t save this Cherokee from being consumed by old-man winter.
The swan ride is one of the most romantic slow rides at the amusement park. Just you and your special friend, slowly cruising on the back of a swoon-worthy bird boat. Why not bring some of that sophistication to the esteemed pastime of muddin’?
In Colorado Springs, some disgraceful human being decided to steal a woman’s beloved Jeep Cherokee Sport while she was inflating her tires at a gas station. But the thief didn’t get far thanks to the heroic efforts of a selfless 4.0-liter inline-six.
About a year ago, I blew up my Jeep’s engine trying to drive through a deep mud pit. The next day, I bought a motor that had been sitting in a field for $120. Well, I just plopped that literal lawn ornament into my Jeep XJ. Here’s how that went.
I stand looking at the 4.0-liter engine I’ve just spent hours installing, sweat and grease dripping from my face. After sitting for nearly a year, my once-hydrolocked Jeep XJ now has a new engine, and it’s all hooked up. But I’m not happy, because on the crankshaft damper sits a breaker bar that will not budge. The…
First, I want to make it clear that the type of hack that the car-hacking superfriends Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek did this time is not remote. They had a laptop physically connected to the car via the OBD port. Let that temper your alarm as I tell you that they were able to get control of steering and braking,…
Earlier today, we got a simple but interesting question emailed to us from a guy named Rich: “Anyone ever notice that on the new Jeep Cherokees, the reflection that you see on the back panel is upside down? This is the only car that I’ve ever noticed this phenomenon. What makes this so?” Best question from a guy named…
After months of wrenching, I embarked on an epic adventure in my $600 Craigslist-purchased Jeep Cherokee. That trip took my Project Swiss Cheese over 4,000 miles of highway and on some of America’s most beautiful off-road trails. Here’s how much the whole adventure cost.
If you haven’t yet fallen in love with the Jeep Cherokee XJ after following Project Swiss Cheese, these five Motorweek reviews might finally push you over the edge. Watch the boxy little beast kick butt as Motorweek tests ‘84, ‘87, ‘91, ‘95 and ‘97 model years.
By the grace of the Jeep Gods, my $600 Jeep Cherokee made the nearly 2,000 mile trek from Michigan to Moab without a single hiccup. As impressive as that was, what was even more amazing was how well the old XJ handled the trails. It kicked ass.
Can you do serious off-roading in Moab with a $600 Jeep? Next Easter, we’ll find out.
The Jeep Cherokee is a crossover that can actually do some real off-roading. What do you need to know before you buy a Jeep Cherokee? Don’t worry, we’ll tell you everything right here in the Ultimate Buyer’s Guide.
Well, our cyberpunk dystopian future is upon us because Chrysler just recalled 1.4 million cars because of their vulnerability to hackers.
You’ve gotta be pretty well dialed with your inner peace to come off the highway, stop on your roof, and say something like; “well that was awesome.”