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Autotrader Find: Really Nice 1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee

The Jeep Grand Cherokee was one of the very first family SUVs aimed at parents in the suburbs, rather than off-roaders or other drivers who needed a vehicle with serious capabilities. The original Grand Cherokee, which was sold from 1993 to 1998 with a major update in 1996, isn’t easy to find today in nice shape — but it’s an important vehicle in the development of the SUV. This particular one is especially pristine.

Offered by University Motors in Harrisonburg, Virginia, this 1995 Grand Cherokee comes from the final year of the first-generation model before the big 1996 update. It’s finished in green with a beige cloth interior, and the best part is its pristine condition: it’s traveled just 57,700 miles from new, which likely makes it one of the nicest original Grand Cherokee models left. Not many people thought to preserve these, but this one’s been preserved perfectly, in excellent shape with a shockingly clean interior and exterior.

If you’re wondering how this Grand Cherokee ended up in such nice shape, it was sold new in July 1995 in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and kept with one single owner until 2018, with dealership maintenance records at Greenbrier Chrysler Jeep throughout its entire life. A new owner got it in 2018, and then it found its way to University Motors.

These old Grand Cherokee models are rare to see today in any condition, but especially in this sort of excellent shape — and I hope the next owner preserves it like the first owner did. It’s available for $7,998, and yes, it has 4-wheel drive and Jeep’s famously reliable 6-cylinder engine.

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