Used Car of the Day: 1994 Jeep Cherokee

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey

Today's used car of the day is a Jeep of a different feather. This 1994 Jeep Cherokee is cheap and ready for a good home.

All it takes to get into this 4.0-liter with a five-speed manual transmission is $1,000 and patience. The Texas-based seller says that this two-wheel drive Cherokee runs, but ingress and egress are challenging due to balky doors.

The seller did buy a new fuel pump and fuel tank, but the mileage isn't known.

Sounds like the perfect project vehicle for a Jeep enthusiast with plenty of time and money on their hands.

Take a peek here.

[Image: Seller]

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Tim Healey
Tim Healey

Tim Healey grew up around the auto-parts business and has always had a love for cars — his parents joke his first word was “‘Vette”. Despite this, he wanted to pursue a career in sports writing but he ended up falling semi-accidentally into the automotive-journalism industry, first at Consumer Guide Automotive and later at He also worked as an industry analyst at Mintel Group and freelanced for, CarFax,, High Gear Media, Torque News,,, among others, and of course Vertical Scope sites such as,, and He’s an urbanite and as such, doesn’t need a daily driver, but if he had one, it would be compact, sporty, and have a manual transmission.

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  • ToolGuy ToolGuy on Feb 03, 2023

    The XJ platform is super interesting to me, more so after owning one and working on it some (but not a lot, because it didn't need a lot). The overall size is almost perfect; add more space to the back seat (and carry it to the wheelbase) if we are starting over.

    One could argue, if one knew anything about vehicles, that the 4-door XJ is a major reason why U.S. fleet [all of everyone's vehicles averaged together] fuel economy is so bad in 2023.

  • Namesakeone Namesakeone on Feb 03, 2023

    Is it just me, or was the front clip of this car not original to a 1994? (I believe that style of grille and headlight/parking light bezel was replaced in the late 1980s.)

    • Flameded Flameded on Feb 24, 2023

      Yeh, that grill looks like my 90 did. I remember the 95s looking MUCH better. lol.Maybe it was a trim thing?.

  • 3SpeedAutomatic 3SpeedAutomatic on Feb 03, 2023

    Two big concerns: condition of engine and rust. The XJ platform is prone to rust to the point of collapse. As for the engine, as long as the block is not cracked and doesn't blow smoke like a mosquito fogger, it's a worth while project.

    With a wrench, patience, YouTube videos, and a six pack, this could be a labor of love!!🚗🚗🚗

  • Tim Carter Tim Carter on Feb 12, 2023

    Perfect for David "Rusty" Tracy?