1998 Jeep Cherokee User Reviews

1998 Jeep Cherokee Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 49 reviews

  • Performance:4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5
  • Appearance:3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Overall: 4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 24 reviews
"power" 15 reviews
"fuel economy" 9 reviews
"reliable car" 7 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 16 reviews
"power" 3 reviews
"high maintenance" 3 reviews
"expensive car" 3 reviews
"expressway" 2 reviews

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Bryan writes:
1998 Jeep Cherokee 4 Dr Sport 4WD Review
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Well built, easy to fix with the right tools, great in all driving conditions

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I can never have enough power,

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The Jeep — what can I say this has it all, good on and off road, smooth on the highway, solid on trails, I've never really had to put it in the shop except for a transmission flush, lots of room that helped me move stuff in and out of school, great sound system, all around my favorite vehicle out of all the ones I've owned

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Joshua2529 writes:
1998 Jeep Cherokee 4 Dr Sport 4WD Review
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Everything. Not one bad thing at all

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If I had to say it, its NOTHING

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1998 Jeep Cherokee 4wd Sport — This is by far the best vehicle I have ever owne, hands down. She has 258,000 miles on her and everything works. I mean even the lights in the ashtrays. She runs smooth, starts every time, has never let me down, and has been up to her wipers in mud and water. I can't praise this vehicle enough. Too bad they went soft on us, joined the ranks of the Malibu, Impala, etc...

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Cody writes:
1998 Jeep Cherokee 4 Dr Limited 4WD Review
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Good gas mileage

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High maintenance

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Good Jeep — It's a Jeep so it needs work a lot. I like the looks, the ease of finding performance parts, the reliability. It gets good gas mileage, mine gets about 19 averaged both city and highway. Usually more on the highway, like 22, and city is about 16 I think. It's fun for me to drive, the stock suspension is soft which is good, I upgraded with a lift kit which is a lot more firm, makes it feel a lot more like a Jeep.

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Aaron writes:
1998 Jeep Cherokee 2 Dr SE Review
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Durability, Cost of ownership

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Looks, comfort

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There's A Reason Jeeps Are Popular. — This thing just won't die!! But to be fair, I'm glad it hasn't. This truck's been through so much and keeps on kicking! It's cheap to maintain, solidly built and tough as nails. It'll probably still be running when I'm in my eighties.

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

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Tony writes:
1998 Jeep Cherokee 4 Dr Sport 4WD Review
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4x4

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188k miles

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Versatility Meets Fun — 100 bucks for a great versatile car. always starts, drives strong, 4 wheel drive. minimal signs of aging. very fun. classic design and legendary jeep performance. no bells and whistles, no unnecessary options, not much to go wrong. just me, the road, and whatever trail i feel like conquering.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Katelyn164 writes:
1998 Jeep Cherokee 2 Dr SE 4WD Review
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Many things!

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None!

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'98 Jeep Cherokee — It accelerates really quickly, but the brakes are a lot less sensitive than my other vehicles. The back hatch rattles a bit when you drive, but other than that, it's nice. It's lifted, so the gas mileage is a bit more than it would be normally, but altogether it's not bad at all. It's a VERY fun car to drive-- offroading in this thing is the best. :)

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Mike writes:
1998 Jeep Cherokee 4 Dr Sport 4WD Review
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compact car with lots of big car features.

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fuel economy and phantom faults

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Good To Own But Getting Older And Harder To Repair — performance ,very good lots of torque. build quality..better than earlier jeeps this is my 5th and newest so i am pleased they got better.appearance very good simple and functional.costs...heavy on fuel but only around town.cheap to repair because i have many resourses to repair without paying labour costs .fun factor great .

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Brandon writes:
1998 Jeep Cherokee 4 Dr Classic 4WD Review
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5

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its different

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no negatives

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Jeep — This is my first car and it's the best first car that a kid could get. The performance on it is awsome has new brakes, and it has a throttle body spacer wich gives it more horsepower. The apperence is like no other jeep you have ever seen it has rubicon decals a rubicon tire rack and a full size tire on it. The fun factor is a 10 it's lifted so i go muding all the time and it beats and truck out there. IT'S A JEEP THING

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Christopher writes:
1998 Jeep Cherokee 4 Dr Limited 4WD Review
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5

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lots of all round useable strength

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expensive parts and fuel economy both make for expense!!!

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Jeep/heep En Espanol Lol — This car rules!! with the sturdy jeep construction and the monstrous 4.0 litre engine and switchable sports box(automatics only) it makes for eye opening acceleration and the power for towing anything from a trailer to a tractor....Off road capability isnt the best, however, with its good design and sturdy construction if you bounce into a few rocks or hitch up on a tree stump dont worry too much(trust me I know)

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mdtobe writes:
1998 Jeep Cherokee 4 Dr Classic 4WD Review
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5

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Great Handling on dry, wet or snowy roads (we have the top-of-the-line 2WD, AWD, 4Hi, 4Lo Transfer Case - HIGHLY recommended)
Great off road capability.
Great acceleration.

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Gas Mileage a bit low (average around 15 mpg).
Minor wiring issues starting to crop up.
Bear in mind, I've now got nearly 200,000 miles on it and it is 16 years old.  

mdtobe
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Completely Satisfied - One Of My Best Vehicle Purchases Ever. — We absolutely love our Jeep. We will probably buy a second one to replace our Ford Taurus Wagon as our other winter vehicle. Our summer cars are both Sports Cars (a Mazda Miata and a Datsun 240-Z) so we're into good handling - and despite being an SUV, the Jeep Cherokee is a VERY good handling vehicle - we have Rancho Shocks on it and the suspension is nice and tight - it takes curves great. Also has very spirited acceleration. It is a blast to drive in snowy weather - nothing stops it (we have Bridgestone Blizzaks on the original 15" wheels for winter and a set of Goodyear Fortera TripleTreds on 16" Wheels for the rest of the year. Gas Mileage is a bit low compared to more modern SUVs (we average around 14-15 mpg). Now that it's getting older, minor wiring issues are starting to crop up (Drivers Door Speaker no longer works, 3rd Brakelight only lights if tailgate is open, Electric Window switches on passenger doors stopped working even when master switch is in "On" position, electric door locks only function when door is in certain positions). Fortunately, the Driver's Master set of switches for the windows still works - so I have all the control... :-) The Engines and Drivelines in these Jeeps go on forever - but as they age, smaller issues happen with wiring, alternator, etc. But bear in mind, I've now got nearly 200,000 miles on it and it is 16 years old. I remember a time when if one got 100,000 miles and 6 or 7 years of good service out of a car (or Jeep) one was doing good. Over all I'm completely satisfied - one of my best vehicle purchases ever.

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2001 Jeep Cherokee Reviews

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2000 Jeep Cherokee Reviews

Too Bad Jeep Does Not Still Make Them. By Sly_Fox

This is a great car for mixed use, varied climate. We owned it for 8 years and had a ball with it and it always started and always ran well. Trips long and short were always enjoyable and its load c... Read More

Good Small Suv By Michael

My wife and I actually had two of these a 99 and 2000. There where good small sized SUV's they both had the 4.0 Liter inline 6 with auto trans which them bot solid runners with more than enough powe... Read More

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1999 Jeep Cherokee Reviews

Well Taken Care Of And Excellent Running. By Craig

Great reliable, do it all jeep. Efficient and smooth running. Very inexpensive to up keep. Just a solid overall vehicle. From the smooth shifting to the engine power. 4.0 jeeps are one of the all time... Read More

I Refuse To Get Rid Of It, Currently At 228,000miles By erin9821

I love my car, it is very reliable. Keep up with maintenance and don't drive like a jerk and it will treat you good. Some parts start to get tired once you get to the higher miles so expect to replace... Read More

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1997 Jeep Cherokee Reviews

Utilitarian By KMXStick

Aside from the sentimental value attached to this Jeep (it was inherited from a dear friend), this Jeep has always been trustworthy and useful. No major engine problems, no surprises with the regular ... Read More

One Of The Best Fowl Weather Beasts Out There By dantheman60

even though this old jeep only gets 15 mph in the city it will go when nothing else will it drives great and runs good for 200+ miles. 4 wheel drive is easy to operate and I feel comfortable when the ... Read More

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