Car of the Month: Luke Strother’s 1995 Jeep Cherokee XJ

Quinn Padovani, Layout Artist

This article’s car of the month is a 1995 Jeep Cherokee XJ owned by Luke Strother (12). The Cherokee has a dark green paint job, features a lifted suspension, a three-foot antenna located near the trunk, and a spare tire on the roof rack. Luke has had his Jeep for about two years and has been driving it ever since he got his license back in June of 2016 and has been accident-free within that time period. The car has compiled over 99,000 miles to its name and besides the front headlights needing to be replaced, the car has had virtually no problems and still has a lot of life left in it.
When asked about his favorite aspect of his car, Luke explains, “The favorite part of my car is the 4.5 inch lift.” He says the 4.5 inch lift makes the car “fun to drive when you are that high off the ground.” Also, when asked about his favorite memory while having the car, he states, “My favorite memory of my Jeep was when I took it off-roading in the woods in southeastern West Virginia and got it stuck in a ditch eventually having to get it pulled out by a tow truck.” Judging by the rugged looks of the Cherokee you would think that it could withstand any condition, but apparently not this time.
In addition, when asked about whether he likes to drive alone or with other people, Luke explains that he likes to drive by himself. He says that driving alone is “more peaceful and allows me to focus on driving free of any type of distractions that could be had with other people in my car.”
In conclusion, Luke has been through ups and downs with his 1995 Cherokee, but plans to keep on driving it as long as he can.

Luke Strother’s Jeep Cherokee is prepared for anything.
(Photo by Quinn Padovani)