BaT Turn-Away: 1994 Jeep Cherokee – Sold Locally

October 7, 2021 Update – After we were unable to attract a suitable bidder in the Seattle area, the private seller elected to list their XJ locally.

September 9, 2021 Update – The high bid of $2,500 did not meet the seller’s reserve of $8,000, so this Jeep is now listed on our “Rides Still Available” page. If you are willing to pay the seller’s reserve of $8,000 or want to make a counter-offer, then click the blue “Buy Now or Make an Offer” button below.

Guys With Rides is excited to offer this 1994 Jeep Cherokee Country 4×4 in a reserve auction.  Bidding opened Wednesday, August 25, 2021, and runs fourteen consecutive days through Wednesday, September 8, 2021.

This 1994 Jeep XJ Country currently resides on Bainbridge Island, Washington, approximately one hour west of Seattle’s Sea-Tac International Airport.

Current High Bid = $2,500

The reserve of $8,000 has not been met, so use the blue “Click Here to Buy Now or Make an Offer” button below to pay the seller’s reserve or make a counteroffer.

Reserve Meter – the green bar indicates how close the high bid is to the seller’s reserve price. When the green bar is full, the reserve has been met!

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To inspect all of the pictures provided, click on the photograph below to enlarge it and then click on the gray “<” and “>” icons to navigate through all of the other stills in this carousel:

While still under American Motors Corporation (“AMC”) and Renault combined management, designers started developing a smaller replacement for Jeep’s SJ Cherokee. Development accelerated when management learned GM was busy designing the new S-10 compact SUV and pickup line.  When it debuted for the 1984 model year, unit-body construction helped the new XJ be 1,200 pounds lighter, 31 inches shorter, six inches narrower, and four inches lower than the Cherokee SJ it replaced.

In addition to unitized construction, engineers combined a ladder-boxed chassis integrated into the monocoque unit rather than relying on traditional separate body-on-frame construction. The design was rigid and sturdy and lightweight enough to facilitate the use of AMC’s new 2.5-liter/150-cubic-inch four-cylinder engine, which was really a Pontiac “Iron Duke” four. Optional and much more desirable was a modernized version of AMC’s virtually indestructible 252 cubic inch inline-six.

Jeep marketed XJs as Sportwagons, a precursor to the modern sport utility vehicle (“SUV”) before that term came into vogue. The XJ spawned competitors as other automakers noticed the design cannibalizing sales from traditional station wagons and later on, minivans. Built in various trim levels through 2001, the Jeep XJ Cherokee earned a reputation for off-road toughness that has even earned the respect of ardent CJ/XJ/TJ “Jeep Peeps”.  It’s becoming increasingly difficult to find unmodified examples of XJ Cherokees, so the example being auctioned here is special.

Offered from 1993 through 1997, the Jeep Cherokee Country Model featured two-tone paint similar to “Laredo” trim models with an upgraded color-keyed pinstripe. A combination cloth-and-vinyl “luggage fabric” upholstery came standard with leather as an option. The upgraded interior featured faux mahogany wood accents, silver-painted lace-spoke wheels, an AM/FM radio with cassette player and four speakers with the option for six Jensen AccuSound speakers, an optional overhead console, infrared remote keyless entry (when equipped with power locks), optional dual power seats, and air conditioning.

Erika, the seller and fourth caretaker of this much-loved XJ, reports this Jeep has dependably served her family for nearly thirteen years. During their ownership, they added fewer than 55k gentle miles during this time, primarily local driving. She reports her XJ runs very well and receives the nod of approval from random Jeep-loving strangers whenever they are out and about. The sale includes four keys, the owner’s manual, a Chrysler Corporation service manual, extra engine oil, oil filter wrench, two sets of like-new snow chains (highway service link chains and reinforced link chains), as well as a service/maintenance log spanning 2009-2021 and service records.

The picture below provides the link to the complimentary CarFax confirming four owners, a clean title, and no accidents.

Click on the picture below to review the complete report.

To help you make informed bids, we’re providing a link to, the analytics and search engine for the Classic Car market, that provides an interactive graph of recent comparable sales in the past two years. By clicking on the green dots, you can navigate to each comparable car sold as a way to help you make an educated bid on the car we are featuring for auction here:

If you have any questions about this 1994 Jeep Cherokee Country, please leave a comment below or feel free to call Rudy directly at 877-468-6497.  Thank you for looking and happy bidding!

  1. Hailey

    Hi there!
    I’m brand new to bidding on vehicles and I have a few questions about it. Are there extra fees that you have to pay on top of what you bid if you win? What is a reserve?

    Thank you! Hailey

    • Guys with Rides

      Hi Hailey! Thank you for checking out the website and asking questions. The reserve price is the minimum bid a seller agrees to, before an auction starts, they are willing to sell their vehicle for. While a seller can never raise their reserve price once an auction begins, they can remove it or lower depending on how the bidding is going.

      Our buyer’s premium (fee) is among the lowest in the industry. On auctions that started before September 1st such as this Jeep, we charge 2.5% with a minimum $225 and a maximum of $1,000. On auctions after September 1st, that changes to 3% with a $300 minimum and $3,000 maximum.

      If you have any additional questions about the process, please do not hesitate to ask on here or call us at 877-468-6497 and we’ll be glad to help.


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