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1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4WDReview
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Great Little Suv — i loved my jeep, it had leather seat and a sunroof, and would definatly buy another one someday. They are a great looking. gas mileage was about 15 mpg. I loved driving this vehicle. you didnt have to worry about getting stuck. it went through anything

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: amazing vehicle

Cons: nothing

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1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee LaredoReview
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Love It — all around a good car, i have one, my wife has one, my parents owned several through the years. i'll take an inline 6 jeep anyday! use it mainly for work, but on long road trips as well. very comfortable ride!!!!!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Maintenance is fairly easy.  Great family car. I currently have over 270000 miles on it and love that inline 6.  its a shame chrysler doesn't make it anymore

Cons: gas mileage stinks averages about 17 around town

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1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4WDReview
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If You Like Offroad Buy A Cherokee Or Wrangler, Avoid — solid axles off road with a inline 6 is perfect but i would not recommend this to a friend, i fixed literally everything in the drivetrain in the 3 years i owned and numerous other things. buy a different jeep.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: if you go off the beatin path

Cons: commuting and if your not a mechanic

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1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4WDReview
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If You Need To Put Your Good Car In The Garage For The Winter, Consider One Of These. — I bought this vehicle for a winter bomber for my wife when she could no longer drive her '03 Mach 1. This car was a great buy, has never let us down or gotten stuck in any storm or trail, and has not needed anything but normal maintanence(brake job and oil changes). I have always liked the dependability of the 4.0 Litre and auto combo, not huge power but plenty of torque to power the vehicle.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: You can find these cheap!

Cons: Not a luxury car, noisy ride and stiff suspension. Average fuel economy

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1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4WDReview
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Would Be Another Of The Same Make But A Bit Newer Once Mine Dies. —

Over all performance is great. The jeep I have is the strait six 4.0L. Its torquey as heck and has a very decent turning radius for a vehicle of its size. The braking seems pretty standard it has callipers front and back. All Jeeps are some what in need of taking corners better. The Build quality is pretty good I have a 98 and am in no means gentle with it off road and it is in sound condition. Rattles a bit on the front but thats due to the rough ride from a solid front axel. Appearance is fantastic no rust at all on the body I have nicely tinted windows all around except for obviously the windshield, its also black so it looks sharp when its all clean and shiny. Gas mileage is rather decent for an SUV on the highway I seem to be getting around 25ish mpg. I believe this is due to the strait six engine I have been told its more fuel efficient. It requires the obvious regular maintenance that any SUV used for off- loading would. Fun Factor is huge with this vehicle because of its lift and short length it gets into a lot of places that are suitable for fly fishing, camping, hunting and rock climbing ect.

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

Pros: If you love the outdoors and need a reliable SUV to pack all that gear around.

Cons: Some parts are hard to find

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1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee TSiReview
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Excellent Suv — Great SUV from the time that it was purchased. I purchased this SUV in 2000 and since that time have had no major mechanical issues. I would recommend this SUV to anyone looking to purchase a 2nd car to run errands or whatever. There is nothing negative that I can say about my SUV.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Dependable

Cons: Nothing

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1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee 5.9 Limited 4WDReview
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Perfect Blend Of Performance, Luxury, Off-road/snow Capability For Less Than $5k —

Performance Now granted I've never driven a serious sports car but in comparison to my old Wagoneer, the '98 5.9 grand cherokee absolutely flys. The best it mashing the throttle from a stand still or getting onto the highway on ramp: kicks back into 1st gear and I'm thrown into the back of my seat. I can hear the intake kick in at about 3500rpm and the noise increases substantially while I'm flung to 60 in under 7 seconds. As exciting as this car is I can't even imagine what a new ferrari or veyron must feel like being 2 or 3x as fast. I also love how the gas pedal feels. There's a small range of motion where there's no resistance in the pedal feel where I hold it for cruising but anything beyond that and you get going very quickly. The brakes are magnificent A: because the pedal is so much firmer than my last jeep and they have a lot more stopping power. My foot is still used to having to push the brake further and any time I push it down more than an 1.5 inches or so, my face comes off. They're superb. Now I can't speak for the stock suspension for this vehicle because the suspension isn't stock. The previous owner installed Edlebrcock IAS shocks which in short are firm on road and loose off-road. I have yet to go off-road but on road there is no body roll. The wagoneer was veeery wobbley which made it very comfortable however any time you turned the wheel you thought "are the wheels actually turning" partly because the steering was loose and there was a decent amount of play but also because it had a soft off-road suspension. Because my 5.9 has half the miles of my wagoneer, everything is tighter, especially the steering: it's heavy and i can really feel taht the front end is working. Build quality: Same as my last car which now has 250,000miles on it and it never had any real problems. The only thing that doesn't work that i want to work is the cd changer and that has nothing to do with the car itself Appearance: I love the way the ZJ looks, the 98 limited most of all. Silver w/5 spoke 16" alloys and I really like looking down at the hood louvres when I'm driving along. It's quietly aggressive. Cost: repair bills i expect to be low because they were on my last car. Gas on the other hand: the 5.9 takes only premium and gets worse gas mileage than the wagoneer because it's a bit heavier, has a bigger engine and I don't drive in the same thought process of economical. Fun Factor: This car is incredibly fun, especially because it is such a huge upgrade from my last jeep. It's very powerful, handles great, makes an unbelievable noise and has a sunroof, everything a growing boy need in the summertime plus a hott girl of course.

Pros: Power, comfort, reliability

Cons: fuel economy

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1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee 5.9 Limited 4WDReview
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Amazing Vechile — Beautiful interior styling, smooth exterior, amazing power and last but not least amazing acceleration!!!! All that can be asked for from late model mopar. Due to the 5.9L 360ci engine on top of the all time all wheel drive set up the performance is unmatched in a older SUV, even making bad wheather conditions easy to manage. The only draw back to the 5.9L limited is the lack of MPG, but not to worry it is soon over come by the oure enjoyment of driving it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: comfortable and fun

Cons: gas mileage

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1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4WDReview
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This Jeep Is Built Coreectly And Will Wheel Right Along Side Most Zjs With 4-5 Inchs Of Lift — complete beast offroad for having only $600 into everything thats not stock - 3 inch lift with solid dana 30 front and dana 44 rear and swaybar discos make it extremely capable on the technical stuff offroad, allow extreme flex an decent ground clearence - 32x11.50 goodyear mt-r tires mounted on 15x8 procomp rockrawler wheels- the bigest you can fit with absolutly no rubbing on a budget boost- these tires are quieter than some allterains and the bit characteristic offroad is incredible -tow package to 7,000lbs, full engine t case and gas tank skid plates keep me in one piece, factory lift package includes longer springs and extremely high quality shocks (finally warn out with enough flex at 144,000 miles on originals) -best cooling fan u can have (electric), home brewed cold air intake (waterproof) and full length 3 inch exhaust -fully optioned limited gets- v8 5.2L magnum, 3.73:1 gears, full leather power, sunroof, heated seats, automatic climate control, fogs, painted cladding, tow package, up country offroad package -in progress of add or soon to come - complete steel bumper with winch - rock sliders - coming in the spring - custom from ground up long arm system (6 inches) - eventual plan - 4bt

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

Pros: does anything you want, perfect utility vehicle

Cons: bad mpg

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1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4WDReview
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Does Everything Good Not 2 Many Greats — The 4x4 on this thing is great it goes anywhere you have the guts to go. not that good on gas but for a V8 its ok. love the steering wheel controls for the radio. wishing for a safari rack and a lift lol

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: the 4x4

Cons: Electronic issues

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2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Reviews

Best Looking/riding Suv On The Market! Great Value For The Money! By markpentler

This is a great vehicle. When you compare it to the competition, there is not another vehicle that measures up in utility, fuel economy, ride quality, features, and the overall exterior of the vehicl... Read More

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Reviews

An Awesome Suv By frankjesik

Gas mileage, transmission shifts are smooth as silk. Love the interior styling and exterior styling as well. No problems, really, other than intermittent blue smoke on startup seems to be due to fau... Read More

Affordable Quality By Ronald

A great looking SUV that meets or exceeds my expectations. The Jeep Grand Cherokee has been in a constant state of change since it was first designed. The latest body style and trim packages have a ... Read More

2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Reviews

An Iconic Suv From The Most Respected American Auto Brand By dan_roth

The Grand Cherokee is one of the few vehicles in its class that I can enjoy driving. I drive a lot of vehicles, and very few cars feel like they have been properly sorted. It rides well, not too hard ... Read More

Awesome By jgogan

I love everything about the car. From the interior setup, to the options, to the outside trim and look of the car. I absolutely love it and it's my third Grand Cherokee Limited and I'm sure there wi... Read More

2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Reviews

2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4x4 By mahomedi

Very versatile for family and for loading stuff. Brakes are great and the car feels solid. The fit and finish is up to par and there are no cheap compromises. Everything works well and I've b... Read More

Well Rounded Daily Use Vehicle By mdlgan

was impressed with how easily the jeep laredo goes through over 2 feet of snow without missing a beat. it does not have a four wheel drive button it's a "smart" system fuel averages about 17 mpg with... Read More

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Reviews

Excellent Ride By Mostafa

I like the internal space of the SUV. It has comfy seats. I can handle it easily and I feel safe in it. I hear a little noise inside and it has low Miles per gallon in city and High way Read More

Fantastic Vehicle By BurtMang

At this point nothing other than this make, model and year having 3 recalls so far and not sure how many more there will be coming along. Over all this has been a good vehicle up to this point. It has... Read More

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