I’m looking into buying a 1998 grand jeep Cherokee the mil light is on says it needs an oxygen sensors. Is it worth buying for 1500 with 200k miles. What’s the life span on a jeep
First of all, what’s the vehicle?
The title says 1998 Jeep Cherokee
But in the text, you refer to a 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee
It makes quite a difference
A Jeep Cherokee will have the 4.0 liter straight six, which is generally a very tough engine
A Jeep Grand Cherokee has more engine choices
As for the vehicle needing oxygen sensors . . . have you confirmed that is the reason the check engine light is on . . . and not something more ominous and very expensive?
Don’t take the seller’s word for anything. You need to look at the scanner/code reader yourself.
Oxygen sensors are generally cheap and easy to replace
This might be an okay vehicle for everyday use
Do you need an SUV?
Would a sedan not suit your purposes?
There is no such thing as a life span on any vehicle. Some go a long time and others don’t . Good care and maintenance will improve how long a vehicle lasts. But seriously I would not buy anything that had the light lit.
15 to 20 years like many other vehicles, that is why the asking price is only $1500. You are buying a great number of vehicle parts, all in one package, most of which still work. Fixing up old vehicles can be fun.