1998 Jeep Cherokee User Reviews

1998 Jeep Cherokee Review Ratings

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  • 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" 25 reviews
"power" 16 reviews
"fuel economy" 9 reviews
"reliable car" 7 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 18 reviews
"power" 3 reviews
"high maintenance" 3 reviews
"expensive car" 3 reviews
"expressway" 2 reviews

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1998 Jeep Cherokee 4 Dr Classic 4WD Review
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Great looking car, plenty of space, never broke down, extremely capable.

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Terrible fuel economy, something like 16mpg city (on a good day)

MSmithContent
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Shouldn't Have Sold It. — This was a great first car but with terrible fuel economy. Classic look that will never go out of style, plenty of room and surprisingly comfortable for what's basically a truck. It never broke down and could climb a tree. Ended up selling it to my next door neighbor, where it terrorized me for three more years, sitting there in his driveway.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1998 Jeep Cherokee 4 Dr Sport 4WD Review
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Great in snow.

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Rear seats are good for short trips but uncomfortable for long trips.

Patton1950
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Good Vehicle — The transfer case died at 85K miles. Had a used one put in for $800. Had to replace bake lines and complete front brakes (needed everything). They locked up while driving and caught fire. But I've had it 15 years and 94K miles I don't have all that much money in it.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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1998 Jeep Cherokee 2 Dr Sport 4WD Review
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Awesome for off-road, trail riding, sand, mud, snow. Mine's a manual, so that makes it that much better.

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Fuel economy isn't the greatest. Usually get around 17 round town and 21 on the highway.

Rusty_007
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1998 Jeep Xj Cherokee Sport — I really like the capabilities of this vehicle, and it's only gotten stuck once since I've owned mine. Gas mileage again, isn't the greatest, but I'll sacrifice some MPG's to have fun and not worry about the snow during wintertime. Rust likes to eat it away as well :/

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1998 Jeep Cherokee 4 Dr SE 4WD Review
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4X4, strait 6.

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15 mpg highway

coryrsx
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Great Jeep! — great 4 wheel drive truck with good tow capacity. great fun in snow or off road. ive pulled a 16 foot trailer with my 98 jeep with ease. its been good in snow and off road in 2 wheel drive.

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

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1998 Jeep Cherokee 4 Dr Classic 4WD Review
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Handled wornderfully

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The maintenance cost could be a little better

GambardellaRacing
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I Loved This Jeep It Handled Great And Fuel Cost Wasn't To Bad — This is an excellent jeep. Got my family to and from vacations, excellent family vehicle. Plenty of space for a family with 2 children. Very reliable,never had a problem. Would buy another 1998 jeep Cherokee Excellent in the winter

Primary Use: Family transportation

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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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1998 Jeep Cherokee 4 Dr Sport Review
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everything

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nothing

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Fantastic Buy — Love my jeep...gon be a jeep person all my life...performance is excellent, quality is grea, love how it looks...18 mpg, and an absolutely fun vehicle to drive. Great four wheel drive vehicle, i have never gotten stuck in mud with it, and does great in snow

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

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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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1998 Jeep Cherokee 4 Dr Sport 4WD Review
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part-time 4WD, longevity/quality of engine

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Rusting on front doors later in its life.

dca1972
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One Of The Best Ever Made — great vehicle, best vehicle to ever have the Chrysler name as the earlier designs were aquired from AMC/Jeep. Only have had routine maintenance on this Jeep until approaching 150kmi, then had to do more - nothing major or concerning, though.

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

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1998 Jeep Cherokee 4 Dr Sport 4WD Review
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your one of the biggest loudest cars around people always stare if ya like that kinda thing

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cost of addiction to offroading and mods

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Its A Great Car I Am Proud To Say I Built Myself — Performance: all the way around pretty good for a jeep with bigger tires need to re gear the axles but other than that great Build Quality Have a few things that need adjusting due to additional lift but should be done soon Cost of ownership JEEP Just Empty Every Pocket....gas milage isnt horrible 16 area, and maintence isnt too bad b.c i stay ahead of it and fix anything b4 its a problem Apearance was good.... dad hit me with 4wheeler and broke a finderflare and dented door and then hit me with suburban and broke the other flare on driverside so it was good got some body work todo other than thst its great fun factor i love driving this car

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2001 Jeep Cherokee Reviews

Good Suv By Jamie

Love mostly everything about this car except the roominess of the back seat. Road noise is an issue once we are on the freeway. The 4-Wheel drive was easy to use and great in the snow. Took on many f... Read More

Very Capable, Upgradable, And Reliable Off Road Vehicle. By Lyonsden2162

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2000 Jeep Cherokee Reviews

Wish That Jeep Still Made This Model By ambpd

I purchased this vehicle new, never had any problems other than the usual maintence, Love the high feeling on the road without it being over large. Easy parking, Fantastic in the mud,snow, anything..... Read More

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

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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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