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 right: this Jeep is incredible.
Last summer, I drove eight hours to pick up a Jeep that a reader named Matt had offered me for free. But after fixing the boxy SUV, I didn’t have the heart to take it from the college student. A few months later, Matt blew up the engine, but planned to install a new one. Sadly, now he’s got even more problems.
Off-roaders around the world are always trying to fit the biggest tires under their rigs for added ground clearance, traction and also for bragging rights. But sometimes doing so requires irreversibly damaging iconic SUVs—and that bothers me deeply.
The Jeep Cherokee KL gets a mid-cycle refresh for 2019, and now it not only doesn’t look hideous anymore, but it also gets essentially the same 270 horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder as its stablemate, the mighty Jeep Wrangler.
Yesterday I drove over 500 miles to take a peek at a 1979 Jeep Cherokee Golden Eagle and a 1987 Jeep Grand Wagoneer—both of which Jalopnik reader Tammy offered me as a package deal for $3,400. Somehow I resisted buying them on the spot, so now I come to you—my dear readers—for advice.
Last summer, I drove 500 miles to pick up a Jeep that a reader had offered to give me for free. But instead of coming home with the extra iron, I fixed the college student’s Jeep and returned home happy to help. Lots of people read that article—heck, even Adam Savage from Mythbusters tweeted about it. But as pleasant…
There’s this Jeep Cherokee that I love dearly—one that I bought for only $600, fixed up using junkyard parts, and drove all the way to Moab, Utah. But ever since that epic trip, the XJ has been falling apart, and now I’m wondering: is it time to send the Project Swiss Cheese to the ol’ off-road park in the sky?
In a moment of weakness last night, I texted my ex-Jeep’s new owner—you know, just to see how things were going. What I learned is that, as much as I miss that beautiful 4.0-liter manual transmission XJ, it doesn’t look like it misses me. It looks genuinely happy.
Sometimes this sad, sad world doesn’t give us the cars we really want. And while most people just sit there and cry to the unjust car gods, one man decided to break out the welder and become a car god himself.
A Jalopnik reader from Long Island just bought a 4,400 mile Jeep Cherokee from an older owner in Queens in what is perhaps the greatest Jeep XJ barn find of our time. Prepare your feeble minds for photos of a factory-fresh Jeep Cherokee.
Today I spit my Lucky Charms all over my laptop screen after seeing this bone-stock Jeep Cherokee for sale on Ebay for nearly $16,000. The seller’s reasoning for selling the Jeep at such a lofty price was a typical one: it’s a one-owner car. My thought upon reading this: why should I give a crap?
Unable to resist the lure of a free Jeep Cherokee, I drove to Columbus, Ohio this weekend to meet up with a totally random reader who—I was convinced—had plans to harvest my organs. Now I’ve returned from my trip, and while I didn’t have to endure horrifying surgery from a crackhead with a rusty steak knife, I also…
You know those sketchy emails that promise buckets of money, beautiful Eastern European brides and vastly enlarged penises? Do not click them; they are all traps. I know this from experience, and yet, when I received an email offering something far superior than even the finest of penis-extenders, I clicked it. Am I…
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.
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.
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.