1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee User Reviews

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    1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee 5.9 Limited 4WD Review
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    Love It. — This Jeep Grand Cherokee has get and go, it can tow a lot of things with the big V8 engine. Suffers a bit on gas mileage but it is fun to drive and can hold ten if you squeeze. Yeah.

    Pros: Can handle pretty much anything.

    Cons: Gas mileage is bad.

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    1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee 5.9 Limited 4WD Review
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    I'd Buy One Again — its a jeep what can i say? It is a beast off road, and a wuss in the rain. definatly not a speed deamon, although that 5.9 gets it moving nicely. the exterior held up well to the woods, but the interior is falling apart. damn thing cost more to repair than my old nissan

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

    Pros: 4WD Rocks

    Cons: Damn differentials are crap

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    1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee 5.9 Limited 4WD Review
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    If You Can Afford The Gas Its A Really Fun Vehical. — My Grand Cherokee was Fast for a SUV, one of the most comfortable vehicles i have ever ridden in and it was really reliable. But it only got an average of 13.1 miles per gallon on premium. Comes from factory with decent axles and rear limited slip too.

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

    Pros: FUN

    Cons: horrible MPG

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    1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4WD Review
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    I Love It. — It goes where pavement does not. Believe it or not I beat on this thing some times and it has never given me a problem. A cheap and very reliable off road car even though it is stock. Yes yes.

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

    Pros: Good off road, Fairly good acceleration for a 5000 lb Jeep.

    Cons: None

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    1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee 5.9 Limited 4WD Review
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    They're Usually Awesome...mine Wasn't. — I didn't keep this one very long. I bought it used and it had more issues than I was wanting to deal with. The previous owner must have really neglected it because it needed both diffs rebuilt, and a viscous coupler in the transfer case just to make it roadworthy. Once that was done, it just became a nickel-and-dime machine, with little quirky things needing work quite often. Things like the rear wiper motor, nearly every speaker was blown, the heated seat became inoperative after a couple uses, and the air conditioner never did work. I got more than I paid for it on trade, but the work that I had to do to it hardly made any profit worthwhile. On a positive note, it was a very good looking Jeep, and I'd always wanted a "niner".

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: 5.9L V8 delivered blazing performance, go-anywhere 4WD capability, prestige of having the "elite" of Grand Cherokees.

    Cons: There were a lot of problems with this one, but I can't blame the vehicle as much as the previous owner's neglect.

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    1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4WD Review
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    Hulk — This is the best car for me with high performance and a really big engine and a solid body and its interior is cool and i wish if i can have the same model but the 5.9L and it is a monster and i call it HULK

    Pros: Power

    Cons: Petrol

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    1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited Review
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    Mi Jeep — its an extremely comfortable car. all around quality is good, engine could be better though. couple of engine leaks but nothing major gas is a small problem... it gets costly it's a blast to drive around anywhere. big back seat for a lil "off-roading"

    Pros: comfy seats... big back seats ;)

    Cons: its slow. period.

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    1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee 5.9 Limited 4WD Review
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    Love It!!!!! — This is the only year they put the 5.9L in a Grand Cherokee. I love driving this Jeep!!! It has plenty of get up and go..almost too much!! You can get a ticket very easy. It gives me no problems. The only down side is it takes premium gas only.

    Pros: Fast

    Cons: gas price

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    1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4WD Review
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    This One Got All The Goodies But Lack "space" Utility. — This is a '98 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited I bought after I returned a '97 Laredo when its lease was over. Needless to say, I must like the potential of its chassis and thought a 4.9L V8 engine would be a better match (vs. the 4.2L inline 6 that came in the Laredo). The Limited was the top-of-the-line Grand Cherokee with all-time (viscous coupling) AWD and leather(top grain, creamy smoth)/wood(fake) trim interior. Other improvements included the use of CV joints in the front transaxle and powered/heated memory seats. All these added luxury had transformed the vehicle from a regular SUV to a civilized ride. This was largely due to the creamy smooth power plant (reasonably quiet with plenty of low end torque), and revised spring/damping rates (the suspension now felt softer). Straight line acceleration was sport car fast and there was little body lean when cornering. However, due to its high centre-of-graviy, narrow track, and short wheel base (like most SUVs), abrupt weight transfers had prevented this vehicle from achieving sporty sedan level of handling. Daily driving and highway commutes were well mannered and sporty. Wind noise and road noise was noticeable but not intrusive. All controls felt positive and were easy to engage. The very sophisticated ventilation system was effective but just a touch noisy. Sitting position was as it supposed to be - upright with plenty of leg and head room. This vehicle was designed with exceptional off-road abilities and therefore suffered from having a fairly compact size (to achieve short overhang). There wasn't much "utility" in terms of trunk and passenger space. The full time AWD system did not provide any level of lock-up making driving in snow less than confidence inspiring (unless the low ratio final drive was engaged which will lock the centre differentia, good only for crawling speedl). Fuel efficiency was certainly not there as the fuel guage could be seen literally moving while enroute! The ride was not "luxury" like its premium quality appointment had suggested. As a result, I haven't owned another SUV since, but am at least tempted, only but 10 years later by the more evolved products where superb ride and performance are blended together (think Porsche Cayenne and Mercedes R Class).

    Pros: Sporty ride and improved quality.  

    Cons: Not enough room and truck like ride.  

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    1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo Review
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    '98 Jeep Cherokee — most definitely keeps me on the road when i want it to be. great for off-roading and has absolutely zero problems getting through mud w/ intermediate and narrow tires. Although the gas mileage could certainly be improved, it's a... slight... chic-magnet..

    Pros: useablity... trailer gears (gears other than over-drive) are Very responsive.

    Cons: gas mileage and suspension gets a little loose

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    Reviews From Other Years

    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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