I had a 97, it only had a few issues thru 100k miles. The fuel tank sensor and the steering wheel made a weird noise when cold. The spare tire bounced around a lot when on washboards but I never heard anyone else have issues with it. When I was in Kuwait we had Cherokees with the inline sixes, lots of them had 300 kilometers on them with only minor maintenance. The mechanic told me the harmonic balancer was a bit weak. I never should have traded tha Jeep in.