1998 Jeep Cherokee User Reviews

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    1998 Jeep Cherokee 4 Dr Classic 4WD Review
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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.

    Pros: 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.

    Cons: 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.  

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    1998 Jeep Cherokee 4 Dr Sport 4WD Review
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    Awsome — i love it the motor is powerful and good on gas but now that it has 223000 mile its fallin apart. goes awsome in the snow and the mud and is a blast to drive on a sunny warm day

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

    Pros: the ablity to go through snow and mud with ease

    Cons: when it breaks it breaks

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    1998 Jeep Cherokee 4 Dr Classic 4WD Review
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    Would Buy Ranked 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4WD better.
    "this would be my first jeep I driven"

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2015 Jeep Cherokee Reviews

    Would Not Buy Jeep Again By bostongreekgeek

    No gps when purchased. Dealer blatantly lied to Jeep customer service that they had informed me prior to purchase. Wont be buying Jeep ever again. After signing paperwork, dealer really does not offer... Read More

    Modern And Sweet By adamsenloe

    I finally decided on the Jeep Cherokee. I had looked at the Grand Cherokee, but there were recalls on the 2014's with no resolution, so I thought it best to stay away from the 2015's as well. I deci... Read More

    2014 Jeep Cherokee Reviews

    Great Design And Engineering In A Mid-sized Suv By ECundiff

    for medium-price range transportation, this is a great choice; the size is large enough to offer four to five people comfortable space with a great sound system and a stylish ride. It easily outshin... Read More

    Nice Car And Easy On Gas. Great To Run Around Town Of Country In. By onlyhummer

    This car is almost as capable as my 07 Jeep Wrangler and much more comfortable and quiet. The cost to operate is much cheaper and easier to drive. I like the standard SAT Rad and U connect is very ... Read More

    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

    I love my jeep because it looks awesome and 4x4's very well. I have front and rear air lockers which make my jeep very capable. However the engine is load and could use more power. The front end sways... Read More

    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

    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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