This story is written by Michael (http://motorblogaz.wordpress.com/) about his 1998 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4X4.
This is my 1998 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4×4. This was the first car I purchased when I was 16 and still own to this day. This Jeep is responsible for really igniting my passion for cars. Many weekends were spent driving forest service roads with the windows down and the country music up, or navigating Broken Arrow trail in Sedona, AZ, or wrenching on it. I installed 4 KC HiLites on the roof, totaling 200 watts of American-made electric sunshine. A set of black Cragar steel wheels and a coat of bedliner on the fender flares helped set my Jeep apart from others in my Cherokee-popular hometown. My family actually owns two Jeep Cherokees, combined have traveled over half-a-million miles. The AMC 4.0 Inline 6 engine is bulletproof and was spawned back when men were men, trucks were trucks and engine blocks were cast iron. I have many plans for this Jeep, which, when added up monetarily sum in the range of $20,000. To this day, the Jeep starts instantly, makes 40psi of oil pressure at idle, and the air conditioning functions perfectly.
This machine has been through cold winters, hot summers, yards of snow, and puddles of mud deep enough to swallow a toddler. This Jeep has a go anywhere-do anything attitude. Whether we strap a Christmas tree to the roof, or load the back with fire wood, the Jeep will always comply. I love this Jeep and will be buried in this Jeep, because it’s never been in a hole it couldn’t get out of.
Thanks for sharing your story with us Michael! Your Jeep is a beaut, and I’ve heard great things about the 4.0 liters inline six. I have always admired this generation of Cherokees. If you want to get your ride featured, click here and follow the steps! Thanks again Michael.