1998 Jeep Wrangler User Reviews

1998 Jeep Wrangler Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 29 reviews

  • Performance:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Appearance:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 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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"ride" 16 reviews
"power" 4 reviews
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"fuel economy" 11 reviews
"expressway" 2 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews
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morseif writes:
1998 Jeep Wrangler Sahara Review
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Good Vehicle — There's a few kinks in my 1998 Sahara Edition Wrangler, but it's an awesome ride. The exhaust manifolds on these jeeps should be tossed first thing. The first time you go wheeling, the manifold with crack due to being hot and suddenly exposed to cold. They now make a flew tube manifold that will take that kind of temp change without trouble. The top is easy to remove or put on, it's not too heavy, but could use an quicker easier way to take on or off than using bolts that need tightened of loosened. I have a hardtop so I have very minimal leak problems, BUT, the gaskets that they use on the hard tops are very prone to becoming stiff (especially if exposed to hot weather often). I've had to take the rear window gasket out and lay it out in the sun covered in vasaline to get the elasticity back several times, to prevent more leaks, which then cause mildew and mold on your seats. Drain holes. I do go out in the mud, puddles, ect, and I've had to drill 2 new drain holes in the back seat floor boards and hammer the floors down to slope towards the holes in the front floorboards. OTHERWISE I get a bunch of standing water in my floorboards once I'm done washing my jeep out. It was a PAIN to find (I had to make them) plugs for the holes I drilled in the back floorboards. The bumpers definetally do what they are intended to do, but if you take your beast wheeling with stock bumpers.. I dare you to hit a tree. Those suckers bend like twigs. The only other negative thing I have to say is that Jeep REALLY should've matched the rear dana 44 and put one in the front as well. Instead it has a dana 30. If you get caught in some clay and put it in 4x4. It's likely you won't have the front end pulling you anymore. That dana 30 will blow pretty easy. Other than that, I LOVE my jeep, they are put together pretty damn well, and are one of the most fun vehicles you could possibly own.

Owner for 1 years, 9 months

Miles Driven per Year:11,000

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Rruland writes:
1998 Jeep Wrangler Sahara Review
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Holds its value very well, extremely reliable, awesome in the summer and will go anywhere in the snow

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common jeep rust spots

Rruland
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Perfect New Englad Vehicle — This car is great for cruising around town and the experience you get with the convertible top and doors off is one that I believe only a jeep wrangler will ever provide. I barely put any money into the jeep for the four years I owned it and now that it has almost 100k it only needs normal wear and tear items replaced. Jeeps are great vehicles and in my opinion have great build quality.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Josh writes:
1998 Jeep Wrangler SE Review
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a nice system and runs like a champ.

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lacks a little power.

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Great Looking And Running Jeep Wrangler — this is my 1998 wrangler. nothing to special, quality is very good nothing wrong. Promormence i cant complain much about, however a 4 cyl. with 33"'s and only 4 10 gears is a little much. Gas mileage is about 13 or 14ish with my little tires on i got about 21. But this car has always been fun to drive.

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

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Khaled writes:
1998 Jeep Wrangler Sahara Review
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Powerdful & Fun - Freedom

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Gas Mileage

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If I Find A Nice One, I Wouldn't Hesitate To Buy It... — Performance - Scaring Build Quality - Acceptable Appearance - Robust & Bold Cost of Ownership - Very expensive Fun Factor - This is the most fun car I've ever owned, it gives me the freedom were ever I go... A true legend... It's a JEEP Thing You Wouldn't understand ;))

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

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Sean writes:
1998 Jeep Wrangler Sport Review
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Fun as hell to own and drive

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For a taller person, it could use a little more space in the cab.

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98 Tj Wrangler — Well, I rated performance at a four, because it's not a fast vehicle. Jeeps are torquie as hell, and for good reason. They're not meant to go fast. You want fast, I can't help you. Overall, the TJ is one hell of a four wheeler. But, then again, what Jeep isn't? One thing that Jeep stuck to was the design of their Wranglers. Very minimal changes to the cosmetics and suspension. The 4.0L H/O is a very good motor and is known to last well beyond 300,000 miles, if properly taken care of. Unfortunately, in 2007, the Wrangler JK was introduced bringing a V6, not the I6 as in previous model Wranglers. The V6 has its benefits, such as slightly higher gas mileage and more horsepower. Although, it's not good for off-roading because the torque isn't as present as it was in the I6 4.0L. I, myself, prefer the straight six over a V6 any day. Jeep has always made a strong product. I have had many Jeeps and they have gotten me out of some pretty nasty trouble. That's all I have to say. Again, overall, this vehicle is a blast to drive! What it lacks in space in the cab, it makes up in pure fun. If you want a good video of a Stock TJ, check out YouTube, you'll find a lot of videos there. Thanks for reading, and feel free to ask any questions!

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Patrick writes:
1998 Jeep Wrangler Sport Review
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ride over anything

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a little noisy, if thats a bad thing

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Jeep Wrangers Are Fun — So fun to drive. Take the roof off, the doors off, and take it into the woods. Rip around in snow storms when nobody is around. The wrangler is strong, and easy to work on. The mileage is so-so. Its not the smoothest or most quiet ride for road trips, but again, its so fun to drive.

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Pam writes:
1998 Jeep Wrangler Sport Review
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Green, Soft top

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standard, no storage capacity

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Jeep Wrangler — Runs great. Love the soft top. Standard tranny, yuck! Very pretty green. Reliable, and fun to drive. Not a good grocery getter.

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Dr_Ollie writes:
1998 Jeep Wrangler Sport Review
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4

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Love the Jeep Wrangler, the 4x4 and 6cyl seem to be built proof.  Being able to customize each Jeep to make it your own, is a great attributes, whether you want to put a few dollars into it or full out customize it, it is nice to have the versatility of owning a Jeep.   

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The stock sound system leaves a little bit to be desired, especially if you have the top down or off.

Dr_Ollie
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One Of The Best Suv's On The Market Today....a Must Own — The Jeep Wrangler is in a class of it's own, you can go anywhere in it, and it is one of the simplest vehicles to maintain. The fact of being able to put the top down and take off the doors in a matter of minutes is wonderful. The sound system is weak, however if you purchase an affordable amp all is good. I would highly recommend everyone owning a Jeep at least once in their life!

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36td writes:
1998 Jeep Wrangler Sport Review
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Fun to drive whole family enjoys

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Gas mileage

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Excellent Family Fun Vehicle — This is a wonderful family vehicle. We all enjoy going out on a sunny day, top down and doors off to unwind! The kids enjoy her as well as we do! Fuel mileage isn't the greatest but the fun factor is off the charts!

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

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livinjeep writes:
1998 Jeep Wrangler Sahara Review
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Will go anywhere, 4.10 gear conversion, rear electric auburn ected locker, safari snorkel, 4 inch zone offroad lift kit, 33x12.50x15 super swamper thornbirds,

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Horrible gas mileage, TJ death wobble (think the rims are bent), back brakes will not stay put together,

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Love It But Live By The Jeep Acronym, Just Empty Every Pocket — No dislikes, its wouldn't be a breaking down gas hog had I never put it through hell lol. You jus can't beat a wrangler, so many different things you can do with them. I went with the black and lime green, gives it a mean look lol

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

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