1. Welcome to Jeeps.net!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Jeep discussion topics
    • Transfer over your build thread from a different forum to this one
    • Communicate privately with other Jeep owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Advice for first time car and jeep buyer

Discussion in 'Cherokee' started by maxdoesthemost, Nov 25, 2021.

  1. Nov 25, 2021 at 11:20 PM
    #1
    maxdoesthemost

    maxdoesthemost [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2021
    Member:
    #6094
    Messages:
    1
    Hi all,
    Looking to buy my first car(jeep cherokee xj) soon.
    I am going to be using it as a daily driver, mostly for getting around town and carrying some light woodworking materials/tools. Not looking to go offroad really, but i want something that can handle rough dirt roads if needed.

    Currently have my eye set on a 1999 4.0L Auto 4x4 in seemingly great condition, lots of minor things replaced recently, clean title and good tranny.

    Please give me advice you have for first time car buyers, and especially things to look out for on used jeep cherokees 1997-2001 models.

    I've read on some forums the tranny on these cars runs hot, would an intercooler solve this problem, or only help somewhat?
     
  2. Nov 26, 2021 at 7:44 AM
    #2
    aggrex

    aggrex Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2016
    Member:
    #203
    Messages:
    4,539
    DE
    Vehicle:
    Backcountry '16
    Tuffy>AEV>TTO>JW>STech>EVOcage>MagnaFlow>SpiderTrax>RockHard>TF>SpringTail>67design>Bolt>GPCA>Curt>
    I think you're referring to an auxiliary transmission cooler. The aftermarket has a wide selection, relatively inexpensive and relatively ez to install. For a '99 probably not the first thing to be done but its a nice add-on to help keep ATF temps in check once the radiator/WP cooling system updates are complete.
     
    JKBob 25 likes this.
  3. Jul 18, 2022 at 7:40 PM
    #3
    cpttuna

    cpttuna Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2020
    Member:
    #4257
    Messages:
    47
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    earl
    Vehicle:
    XJ-98-00-01-and 01
    ss exhaust-viper coil
    99 is a good year. price? mileage?
     
  4. Jul 19, 2022 at 9:09 AM
    #4
    MTgeezer

    MTgeezer Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2022
    Member:
    #6297
    Messages:
    52
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    John
    Vehicle:
    55 CJ 3B
    441 sbc/AGEM22W/"Super"D18/D44s-ARBs-Dutchman
    Another that thinks you probably found the absolute best vehicle for your use. You shouldn't have to really change anything.
     
To Top