Used Car of the Day: 1999 Jeep Cherokee

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey

We're going high mileage today.

This 1999 Jeep Cherokee/XJ has over 254K on the clock. And it's being priced at a quite reasonable $2,200.

The owner says it's been well-maintained and has had a lot of key parts replaced recently, or at least within the past few years. There are some cosmetic issues, such as a rock chip in the windshield. This Jeep also has a small lift.

The owner says that there is none of the infamous "death wobble."

If this sort of thing floats your 4x4 boat, it's based in Michigan. Take a look here.

[Images: 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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  • Beachy Beachy on Mar 15, 2023

    ha ha, I’ve got one with 114k, no rust no lift, (no heater no gas gauge).

  • Johnds Johnds on Mar 16, 2023

    I've seen some in similar condition sold as parts only because the frame is rusted out. I would pass for $2200. Seen a few for $500 that looked the same rust, but sold as "Parts vehicle" with a clean title.

  • Golden2husky Have to say he did an excellent job on the C7, especially considering the limited budget he was given. I am very happy with my purchase.
  • Marty The problem isn't range; it's lack of electricity in multi-unit building parking. All you need is level 1 - a standard 120v wall socket - and if you're plugged in 10 hours overnight you get 280 miles per week or more. That's enough for most folks but you can use public charging to supplement when needed. Installing conduit circuits and outlets is simple and cheap; no charge stations needed.
  • 2manyvettes Tadge was at the Corvette Corral at the Rolex 24 hour sports car race at the end of January 2023. During the Q&A after his remarks someone stood up and told him "I will never buy an electric Corvette." His response? "I will never sell you an electric Corvette." Take that Fwiw.
  • Socrates77 They're pinching pennies for the investors like always, greed has turned GM into a joke of an old corporate American greed.
  • Analoggrotto looking at this takes me right back to the year when “CD-ROM” first entered public lexicon