Ever since I sold my last one, I’ve regretted it. I’ve owned two cherokees (a 93 police package and a 99) and loved them both dearly. They both developed electrical problems and due to time, money, and storage limits they had to go.
For about 6 months I’ve been looking for another one. Jeep stopped making the Cherokee in 2001, so what’s out there generally has about 180,000 to 230,000 miles. I’ve been looking for another 99 due get the best mix of parts interchangeability and reliability, and about three weeks ago decided that if I really wanted an NP242 transfer case, I was just going to have to buy one with the NP231 and swap a 242 in.
That made it really easy to find one in the price range I was looking at:
…And then both the gas heat and the AC compressor went out in the 11 year old HVAC unit the new house had. We had two service companies tell us the unit was bad, and got bids on new units from them and a third company. It was installed yesterday, for almost exactly what I was looking to spend on a Jeep.
Being an adult sucks.