The 1980s and 1990s Dreams Cars Priced under $6,000 (by Popular Mechanics)

8) 1997-2001 Jeep Cherokee XJ

Featuring a unibody construction, with solid axles, four-wheel-drive and two- or four-door body styles, the Jeep Cherokee was quite a capable off-roader. Furthermore, equipped with the optional tow package, it could even handle 5,000-pound trailers.

The 4.0-liter inline-six engine delivered 190 hp (142 kW), enough to help it reach 60 mph (96 km/h) in 8 seconds. A top-notch two-door XJ, with 106,000 miles and five-speed manual, sold on eBay for $4,200.

(vía Carscoop / Popular Mechanics)

This picture was taken at my girlfriend’s parent’s house in Pennsylvania. I centered the license plate. Its just held on with zip ties, so if I ever have to use the front hitch I’ll just take off the license plate. The front bumper is out of production now. It was made by Rock Lizard Fab in 2005 or 06.