1995 Jeep Cherokee - is this a good buy for $3000?


#1

I’ve seen one of these at my mechanic’s shop with 400K on the clock without the engine ever coming apart. They say this motor is indestructible.

This example is a single owner truck with 111K on it. The ad is slim on details and the photos are terrible, with almost no shots of the interior, a hood that appears to not close quite right, and a blue color that I doubt to be original, and seems lacking for clear coat. That said…for $3000 (or maybe $2000-$2500) is this a good beater truck to park outside, carry junk, and go to the beach?


#2

It look like excellent “beater wagon” material to me. As long as it’s running and driving properly, a truck like this is never going to be worth less than about $2500, so there’s no real depreciation risk. Assuming the powertrain is in good shape and the interior doesn’t need much more than a good detail, you could probably put new tires on it (and maybe some OE wheels while you’re at it) and drive it without much fuss until the cows come home.


#3

FYI, looks like it may be the same Spinnaker Blue as this 1991 model currently being offered on Bring a Trailer: