I am sad to report that word has reached us that the 1992 Jeep Cherokee that had just recently announced its retirement was pronounced dead by mechanics at a local Redfield, SD garage. Although a valiant effort was made by the emergency towing service, the Jeep ultimately succumbed to the ravages of age and electrical issues. Mechanics pronounced the Jeep, also known as the Wagoneer, at peace with its maker at approximately 9:30 a.m. with friends nearby.
While the Jeep leaves many former owners, but no direct descendants, instructions have been made to make body and engine parts available for transplant.
The Jeep was born in 1992 near Dearborn, Michigan and was known for its high traction along with it legendary gas consumption. With its “4 on the go” and “shift on the fly” it was truly a mechanical wonder.
During the last few months of its life the jeep enjoyed hunting and long drives at sunset. An incurable romantic it spent most of its time “parked” with close friends.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to a local AMC dealer for use for caring for those that are less mobile.