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Originally Posted by Nick1994
That's a great looking Jeep. Are there good trails in Kentucky?
Thanks! That picture was taken on our old farm road. The Land Between the Lakes has several nice trails. A Jeep Jamboree is usually held in that area every year or so.
 
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My '99 XJ with 4.0 and automatic has about 230K miles and runs great. It's mostly stock aside from a few mild upgrades like H4 headlights w/relay harness, LED dash lights, and rear disc brakes. It came with the basic "idiot light" instrument cluster but upgrading to full instruments with a used cluster was a simple bolt-in, plug&play operation. (The only "gotcha" is that the odometer reading stays with the instrument cluster.)
 
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Worst mistake I ever made was selling our pristine 2000 Cherokee Limited. It had everything, including the optional 4WD system with full time/part time or 2WD modes. It was black with black leather. Loved it! Still miss it but cannot find another in decent enough shape to buy.
 
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Thanks for the report. I've known several "for life" Cherokee owners. I wonder if extended idle time in its first life, might have something to do with the high repair rate. Sometimes it's the hours, not the miles.
 
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Originally Posted by GMBoy
Worst mistake I ever made was selling our pristine 2000 Cherokee Limited. It had everything, including the optional 4WD system with full time/part time or 2WD modes. It was black with black leather. Loved it! Still miss it but cannot find another in decent enough shape to buy.
Cherokee prices are insane now. I've owned 3 of them. My last one was a 2000 I bought in 2009 with 80k miles on it for $6,800. It was hard to find them even back then. I went to look at several that had sold between when I called and when I got there. I sold that one a few months ago due to rust issues, and with 185k miles I still got $3,000 for it after being listed for a week. I would've loved to keep it but the windshield frame had rusted and leaked, and it had other rust problems that were beyond my welding capability to fix and would've cost thousands. A good friend also had a 2000 XJ, and it was recently totaled with close to 240k miles on it. He has been searching for a not-so-rusty replacement for months. XJs from the south with 150k miles are still selling for crazy high prices ($10,000+) on ebay.
 
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Originally Posted by MCompact
Originally Posted by Nick1994
That's a great looking Jeep. Are there good trails in Kentucky?
Thanks! That picture was taken on our old farm road. The Land Between the Lakes has several nice trails. A Jeep Jamboree is usually held in that area every year or so.
Nice! Mine is almost identical (1998 Sahara) but in Moss Green. [Linked Image from i.postimg.cc]
 
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Originally Posted by Olas
huge fuel gauge and no tacho?
Standard dash cluster. The gauge package (with or without tach) was optional.
 

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Originally Posted by Olas
huge fuel gauge and no tacho?
Base model/government model. The higher trim levels have gauges for battery, rpm, oil pressure, and temp. I have an aftermarket temp gauge mounted lower on the dash.
 
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