Jeep Cherokee ORVIS XJ for sale
Jeep Cherokee Limited XJ Orvis for sale
What is it?
Born of an alliance between Europe and America, the Jeep Cherokee XJ (1984 to 2001) set the template for decades of Sport Utility Vehicles.
Designed by a team of Renault and AMC engineers, lead by the legendary Richard ‘Dick’ Teague, a ground-breaking monocoque body with ladder chassis rails incorporated was developed with European sales in mind right from the outset. Renault’s François Castaing had joined American Motors, and engineered a ground-breaking, compact powertrain for the new SUV.
A boxy, space-friendly design coupled to a capable chassis and powerful engines made for an ideal combination. All Cherokees are accomplished both on and off the road, with the 4-litre straight six offering the smoothest ride for day to day driving.
Being a car from the magical era before electronic trickery and EU regulated design ruined automotive aesthetics, the Cherokee XJ offers plenty of space on a small footprint. These small dimensions make it easy to live with – a car with American blood and European parking capabilities!
In recent years the Cherokee has been riding an unstoppable wave of increased popularity and soaring values. Finding good examples is extremely difficult, making this one a properly appealing wagon.
What’s it got?
Being a top specification ORVIS model this silverstone silver Cherokee finished with sumptuous soft ruffled Black Leather with walnut interior is fitted with all the mod cons that the mums and dads of the late 90’sand early 2000’s would have cherished. Ice cold Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Driver and Passenger Air Bags, Electrically Adjustable Seats, Power Windows, Power Locks and an Immobiliser take care of the inside, whilst outside benefits from model specific ORVIS Alloy Wheels, brand new Yokohama Geolander all terrain Tyres, Heated Door Mirrors, LED Fog Lights and the all-important Integral Roof Rack for those mountain bikes, ski equipment, wind surfers or surfboards. It’s just that sort of car.
Additionally, the Orvis special edition had Special Orvis badging, special Orvis floor mats (with enamel logos stitched into them), 16″ ‘Icon’ alloy wheels with a two-tone colour scheme, false hood vents, tailgate spoiler with integrated LED brake light, ruffled leather seats with 6-way electric adjustment, leather door-panels, leather spare wheel cover. Orvis logo embossed into each headrest, golden Orvis logo on top of the ashtray lid. AM/FM radio with cassette, remote keyless entry, cruise control, passenger side heated mirror, and air conditioning
How does it drive?
Out on the road the Cherokee performs exactly as a Jeep Cherokee with 17,900 miles should. It’s not a Mazda MX5 but nor is it the Titanic, contrary to popular belief. The boxy design means it has all the benefits of airy interior space whilst being easy to park and manoeuvre, with plenty of power on tap from the accomplished straight six-cylinder engine.
Why this one?
This low owner Orvis example shows just 17,900 miles, with the documented service history painting a picture of a well-cared for family pet. The car spent life its early life in London covering less than 3k miles until 2015. Latterly the car has received some upgrades to include an oversized radiator, heavy duty battery and a stainless steel exhaust.
Coming with 3 sets of keys with immobiliser fobs, all handbooks and dealer guides are present along with the stamped service history.
Back in 2000 not only would this have been an expensive car, but it was a choice selection. With a list price of £23,150 – (some £42,450 in today’s money) it was a discerning purchased who opted for a Jeep Cherokee Orvis over the more humdrum alternatives. The original purchaser didn’t opt for a Volvo or a Land Rover, they went for a Cherokee… That decision could be yours to make. Why not take this Cherokee to offer it a new forever home? This Jeep is sure to be a loyal companion on the school run, on the family holiday and at the summer shows.
A delightful car to own and display, a usable practical classic and an up and coming car… according to all the magazines. Not that any of that matters once you’re in the seat, because all we have to do is get you there. It’s so darn comfortable you’ll just have to drive it home.