Jeep Cherokee (XJ)
The Jeep Cherokee XJ is one of the most iconic SUVs on the road. But recently, the Jeep has become a status symbol instead of the off-road icon it once was. There was a time when a Jeep Cherokee was a sensible vehicle for those who needed versatility and capability. With the Cherokee becoming trendy, prices for them have skyrocketed (via Readers Digest).
But let’s not forget a short decade ago when the Cherokee XJ fell out of favor. Chrysler discontinued the model in 2001 when the platform was dated and problematic. At its core, the Cherokee XJ was a 30-year-old car, and with that old platform, many issues followed. There were better SUV models from this era that were far less expensive to purchase and maintain.