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Jeep Cherokee Problems Keep Vehicles from Dealerships

October 22nd, 2013

2014 Jeep Cherokee

Going from a manual transmission to a car equipped with a continuously variable transmission (CVT) can be a bit jarring. I’ve driven a 5-speed for as long as I can remember, and sitting down in an auto-equipped car sends my senses into no man’s land every time I step on the clutch pedal that isn’t there.

The feeling is amplified when I drive a car with a continuously variable transmission, since my brain is programmed to feel a shift of gears at very precise moments in an engine’s rev cycle. When shifts don’t happen, I get dizzy and confused.

Strange, I suppose, but true.

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Whoa! 2014 Jeep Cherokee Goes Rebel!

February 25th, 2013

2014 Jeep Cherokee

To be clear, what you’re looking at is not the 2014 Jeep *Grand* Cherokee. What you behold above is the replacement for the Jeep Liberty, which will carry on the Cherokee legacy.

Most of us remember the old Jeep Cherokee as a utilitarian box of off-road prowess that shuttled plenty of hunters and backpackers safely into the back country. The Cherokee was as utilitarian as an SUV could be, and almost as ugly. Well, some called it ugly, while others appreciated the basic simplicity of what the Cherokee represented.

So when rumors flew that the Cherokee name would return as the Liberty retired, it was natural to wonder if the boxy retro goodness would come back, too.

Nope.

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