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1998 Jeep Grand CherokeeReview
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Well, they are more rust than jeep at this point, youre lucky to find one without some extra....airflow well call it, usually around the floorboards and quarter panels if you have a limited with the 249 t case, its going to eat your tires and drives haft until you either fix the viscous coupler or drop in a 242 from a Laredo or a 231 from a wrangler or cherokee, and your front dana35 axle is going to chip a lot of teeth until you fix it...but itll get you where youre going for a long time without fixing it, as long as where you want to go isnt anywhere near pavement. The VIC will tell you all kinds of useless information, most of it incorrect, theres a cool 3d printed cubby you can replace that with. Its a unibody so its worthless as an offroader, which is actually a benefit because it hasnt had the same gold plated treatment as either of its body on frame cousins, plus its got more room than a cherokee, more comfortable seats, as long as you drive it with the windows cracked it runs better without the ac compressor and with all the overheating issues a pressure cooker fits perfectly in the space made available from deleting it. The inline 6 is bulletproof but wont take you anywhere fast, the 5.2 is also gutless...but its a v8, sounds great when you cut the cats off and delete the muffler. The fan clutch is always bad but that wont make it overheat less, but its really cheap to swap the radiator and while thats out the water pump is front and center, if youve yanked the ac compressor out you have great access to the thermostat and coolant sensor, which the VIC will always tell you is bad. The shift linkage will always slip and get unseated at the pivot point so you get great at picking flat spots to drop it into 4lo while it sits in full neutral and youre under it, hoping the parking brake will hold it for one more minute. The lights are awful but an ebay lightbar is pretty cheap. Its never going to charge righr no matter what alternator you drop in, the battery temperature may save it. If you do take it offroad, any time you get a little flex at the springs, the unibody Id going to tweak and open your tailgate...and its highly unlikely youll hear your tools spilling out over the straight pipes. Speaking of tools, youre going to become an expert with all of them and youll always be guessing whether or not this bolt is metric or standard...which doesnt matter because theyve all been wrenched on for the last 25 years so none of the fasteners are going to . Back to the rust, its actually a blessing in disguise, when you throw a 4 inch puck on the springs and throw 33s on it, youll worry about rubbing, after a few miles youll no longer worry about rubbing. The heat blows like a hot day in Arizona except the little humidity sounds like coolant and burnt oil. I paid $600 for 2 of them running and driving, one of which was rolled down a mountain pass, and still drove to my house. Its a real piece of crap, dont buy one if you have any other options. And if you do, find a wrecked truck for the axles and a rear ended 96 or later 1500 and drop in that 5.9 magnum, unless you have the 4.slow, then find aa limited with a blown engine. If you want to do any true redneck stuff, frame stiffeners and a scrap metal cage. Oh I forgot about the death wobble, youll learn about that soon enough. Itll run like crazy, forever.

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1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4WD Review
carsalesfl says:
vs1998 Ford Explorer 4 Dr Eddie Bauer 4WD SUV
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Cargo Capacity Ranked 1998 Ford Explorer 4 Dr Eddie Bauer 4WD SUV better.
"The jeep has the full size spare in the back which takes allot of space."
Value Ranked 1998 Ford Explorer 4 Dr Eddie Bauer 4WD SUV worse.
"The limited had more options and a better radio. More capable off road."
1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee LaredoReview
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Excellent Suv — Jeep Grand Cherokee has an excellent transmission the handling is good. The Best Jeep Grand Cherokee built in the 90's Generation of Jeeps. Love the Long lasting battery life. i love the factory tinted rear windows, the Laredo Tire Rims look nice.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: very reliable

Cons: interior dome lights should have a dimming feature

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1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee LaredoReview
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Reliable Dependable — I would like to have a collection of Jeeps Love them :) I Love the ride when going off road, I Also like the handling on the highway. I like the auto dimming lights in the interior, The Jeep Grand Cherokee is built excellent!!! by Chrysler.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Long Lasting Tough

Cons: no negatives

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1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee LaredoReview
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A Beautiful Mess. — The jeep grand Cherokee in my eyes is the perfect mix of luxury and rugged fun. What makes this Jeep special is that is the last of the ZJ model and also one of the last Jeep models to stick to its roots by using the straight 6 4.0 engine.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: I love that I can always depend on this jeep for anything.  Always gets from point A to point B

Cons: Sometimes it will decide to run like a champ other times it might want to act tired.  It is top heavy and is terrible on gas.

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1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4WDReview
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Reliable Family Car — I like the fact that it had 4 wheel drive when you need it and not always engaged like some of the newer vehicles. It also has a part time mode for when it's a little slick out with rain or snow

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: This car is a good functional everyday vehicle. It is also good for long trips and light off road

Cons: the gas mileage could be better but it's not terrible

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1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4WDReview
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Buaty And The Beast — I do love this jeep it has been a good friend for the past 13 years...weve had our moments of joy and dissapointment, but i would do it all over again. The syling is very very good and 4 wheel drive solid. trany is a bit of disappointment but still a value for time owned and now it was rebuild its life will be extended at least another 10 years.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Very nice looking vehicle. good in snow. sound system good. engine like a bullet solid and dependable

Cons: transmission oly made it 110k before needing replacing and front differential only 120k

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1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee 5.9 Limited 4WDReview
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Jeep Luxury + Jeep Performance = Awesome —

These things are ROCK SOLID, with tons of room for upgrades. Extremely comfortable. From the stock 150 AMP alternator, to the Infinity speaker system, to the heated leather seats, you will fall in love with every aspect of this Jeep. They have a new Jeep commercial, showing how even despite the weather you will be the one who still makes it to work. Living in Maine, I can tell you this is the honest truth for any year Jeep with 4WD. And this Jeep has AWD. Owning a vehicle like this and expecting good MPG is like eating McDonalds 5 days a week and expecting to lose weight. There is a song by Lonestar called "What About Now" and he refers to "The last dinosaur that Detroit made". This is the 98 Jeep GC Limited. The only weak point is the original Quadra-Trac transfer case. It doesn't have a huge flaw that would make anyone stray, but part of it will wear out eventually which causes a minor issue when making extremely HARD TIGHT low speed turns, like in a parking lot. This Jeep turns heads as it is, and garners respect and enthusiasm by any passenger. With some upgrades (which I have done almost everything except lift it) this thing will get people talking to you at every gas station, even pulled over by police who just want a peak under the hood. If you ever get a chance to snag one of these up in mint condition, and don't care about MPG and want a real SUV (not a SMV, Soccer Mom Vehicle), pick one up. Or any of the other many Jeeps out there, the original and best SUV.

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

Pros: Luxury, Power, Style, Upgrades, Comfort

Cons: Fuel Economy

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1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee 5.9 Limited 4WDReview
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If You Got The Money It's The Bawls — I love this thing!!! Purrs like a kitten and is an extremely comfortable ride. If it were better on gas I would keep it forever hands down. This thing has some strength to it too when you press that gas it pushes you back into the seat!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: I love it, luxury, nice looking jeep

Cons: fuel economy

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1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4WDReview
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Betsy — She does not get the best gas milage or is she the quickest vehicle out there, but she's comfortable and reliable. She's got about 150k miles and is still going strong. Great truck to have for camping and fishing, and handles the snow better then any vehicle i've ever had previously.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: comfortable, excellent turning radius, great in the snow

Cons: bad gas milage, slow

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