Did you know that Northstar Motor Group sponsored ProBlogger accommodation for Redcliffe Style and I this year? Well they did, and not only that, they were generous enough to lend us a Jeep Cherokee Sports to drive to the Gold Coast and back. Thank you Northstar Motor Group, you are the best!

I was so excited when I heard we would be driving a Jeep. I used to own a Jeep and it made me feel like Lara Croft! I was hoping for the big traditional, rugged, off road, giant-wheeled Jeep, but quickly got over my dissapointment when I slid into this stylish ride. It is absolutely luxurious, with all the mod cons and a ton of room.

It was a super comfortable ride, and luckily we didn’t get any tickets! The 5 inch touch screen made adjusting the air conditioning and radio very simple, and the park view rear back up camera made reverse parking a breeze. As a passenger on the drive down, my main concern was comfort and I was very comfortable indeed. Plenty of leg room, plenty of cup holders, leather seats, a sober driver – what more could you want?

As a driver on the trip back, let me list the things I particularly loved about the Jeep Cherokee Sports.
  • The fuel economy. If you are like me and watching your budget, you won’t want to spend a lot of cash on petrol. The round trip to the Gold Coast took approximately 3 hours, with the air con blasting all the way, and we didn’t even use half a tank of petrol. Incredible. I am gobsmacked, and I think Jerry at Northstar Motor Group was a bit surprised himself. 
  • The engine seriously has grunt! I thought I was driving a 6 cylinder at least, but it turns out the 2.4 litre Tiger Shark engine is a 4 cylinder. 
  • It has plenty of space inside but drives like a smaller car. The car I normally drive boats around corners, and my old Jeep had a particularly scary notice on the sun visor warning you not to turn too suddenly, or the car might roll. The Jeep Cherokee Sports was doing U-turns as if it was a little hatch. No more embarrassing 3 point turns at the traffic lights, yay!

Other things that might make you excited are the price, it is only $35k drive away. Something else that might blow your skirt up is the transmission; it has a dual transmission so you can switch from automatic to manual, depending on your mood, the traffic, or the terrain. 

I was sad to leave ProBlogger but excited for the drive back to North Brisbane. Even the hotel valet couldn’t believe how much space was in this gorgeous ride! Two giant suitcases, with enough room for more!

Thank you again, Northstar Motor Group!

If you are thinking about upgrading your car to a new or used model, please visit Northstar Motor Group at Kippa Ring. They are super friendly and make the best coffee.

Northstar Motor Group
320 Anzac Avenue, Kippa Ring
(07) 3480 8600 or 1300 894 655

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7 thoughts on “What I love about the Jeep Cherokee Sports

  • 09/09/2014 at 8:42 AM
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    Wow that is very reasonably priced, and stylish! I have a big car similar to this and I will never go back to a low one, the view is just too good to give up! x

    • 09/11/2014 at 8:52 AM
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      It's kind of tardis-like, it doesn't look like a big car, but it has high seats and plenty of room inside. Plus it handles like a sporty little thing, which I love.
      xx

    • 09/11/2014 at 8:53 AM
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      It is, and we are! I felt very stylish – more Angelina Jolie than Lara Croft.
      xx

  • 09/10/2014 at 4:03 AM
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    Looks like a gorgeous car! Boot space is important…especially after a big day at the shops 😉

    • 09/11/2014 at 8:53 AM
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      You said it! I do need a lot of trunk for my junk..
      xx

  • 01/26/2015 at 7:27 PM
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    So, you had a jeep like the one which Lara Croft drove? Cool! Where is she now? I understand how you feel about preferring rugged, off road, and giant-wheeled Jeep over luxurious ones. For one, the latter is more difficult to maintain – preserving its sleekness alone means a regular use of good car wax to protect it from damage. Anyway, I hope you're still having fun with your Jeep!

    Diane Wilson @ Fletcher Chrysler

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