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Well before its current incarnation, the Jeep Cherokee enjoyed a long and distinguished career as an SUV that defied convention and introduced numerous innovations that the rest of the automotive industry scrambled to match.

Pioneering a number of compact sport-utility features and characteristics that we take for granted today, the Cherokee’s return after a decade-plus hiatus saw it pick up where it left off in terms of standing out from the crowd.
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Interesting, very interesting.

I had a '74 SJ -- it was a tank hiding behind the Jeep badge. It would go anywhere. The engine was great but the transfer case had issues and the body had a bad case of tinworm. I liked it, but as newlyweds we couldn't afford the maintenance. We learned what many other couples learn: bite the bullet, buy something new, modest, and sans options, then take care of it. I also had a '93 XJ that had a lousy clutch and after an early wreck I traded it in after six months. Many folks loved their XJs, and it could have been very useful for me, but I couldn't waste so much time at the repair shop. I wanted to love it, but didn't.

If I'm blessed to go to Heaven, I hope they have a '77 Wagoneer for me, yellow with woodgrain trim and a roof rack. I don't need a mansion, I'll just sleep in my Wagoneer. I saw one of those coming down the beach sand one day, brand new, and 40 years later I still remember that sight. They should have filmed a commercial right then and there.

Disconcerting to see an XJ with antique plates on it today. Time flies.

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I heard that this jeeps were created for the guy who was a drug dealer is it true?
Huh? Where'd you get that from?
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I heard that this jeeps were created for the guy who was a drug dealer is it true?
What, like, John DeLorean?

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Commercial has nothing to do with drugs or the discussion on this thread, it's just a Jeep commercial 👍
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I thought 'created' meant 'invented.' A picture is worth a thousand words. So a drug dealer modified a Jeep to smuggle drugs. That's good to know . . . I guess.
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These jeeps look awesome.
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