2000 Jeep Cherokee Saved My Life!

by Kristen
(Garden City, NY, USA)

My name is Kristen. I'm 19 and live on Long Island. I bought this 2000 Jeep Cherokee sport in November of 2010 with 86,000 miles on it for $2,300 (a total steal).

I used it mainly for traveling to school (going from Long Island to the Bronx.) It did an amazing job in all the snow storms we had this past season.

I had to put a good amount of money into it, but I had it in perfect running order. On May 25, 2011 I was hit by a speeding UPS freight tractor trailer. My car was spun around in two 360's and I was sent into a parked car.

Thank God I had this car. All of the police officers I talk to said I would have died if I was driving anything else. I walked out of the accident without a scratch.

I love this car and miss it terribly. It still had PLENTY of life left in it and this accident was terribly unfair.

I just purchased a '97 Jeep Cherokee Country with 144,000 miles for $1,500. Definitely not as nice as my original, but it's a work in progress.

Needless to say, I won't be buying any other brand besides Jeep; the company that saved my life.

Larry's Comment: Yes indeed Kristen...thank the Lord you survived such a terrible accident.

Be safe with your newly purchased '97 Cherokee.

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Blessings to you, I have a 2000 Jeep Wrangler Sahara
by: Mary Stabler

Hi Kristen,

I am happy to hear you survived your tragic accident! I understand how you miss your Jeep. I love mine. I purchased mine brand new with only around 80 miles on it. It was the show room model. It's a 4.0 liter 6 cyl. 5 speed Sahara with hard top, tinted windows, and 3 other soft tops.

I have taken very good care of it the 14 years I've owned it. I sadly have to sell it due to my many medical conditions. I can no longer tolerate to drive a standard. If you would like to contact me to inquire more please feel free to email me at coolta64@gmail.com

I would just love to talk with you about our experiences and fun we have had with our Jeeps. I am thinking of selling it but it's a heart breaking decision. It's been such a reliable, fun beautiful vehicle!

I just put $6000 to $7000.00 into it in the past 3 years. I may just keep it and purchase an automatic and still use the Jeep once in a while. Hope to hear from you.

Take care. Nice to hear your story and that you survived. Too bad the Jeep didn't.


Mary Stabler

My daughter owns 2 Jeeps
by: Anonymous

I sleep like all parents should knowing you girls are as safe a we can keep you...Thank Jeep engineers, designers and an exterior roll cage on the CJ. And a little okay and a lot of help from above. Stay Safe

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