by rlb4227 on Sep 15, 2013 Vehicle: 1998 Jeep Cherokee Classic 4dr SUV
Was reliable until about 100K.
Was constantly in the shop.
At about 118K was in the shop monthly.
Finally overheated on the side of the interstate and was pronounced dead.
I was expecting much more from a Jeep.
Previously owned a 93 Cherokee and made it just past 200K before it died.
by old_marine on Oct 10, 2011 Vehicle: 1998 Jeep Cherokee Classic 4dr SUV
We leased this car in 1997, drove it till the lease was up then purchased it in 2001.
Without a doubt the most reliable car I ever owned.
It now has 387,000 miles and running strong.
The only things I have had to do to it was the AC compressor which died around 360K, and the muffler/plumbing.
Crankcase sensor, had to replace it 3 times, but not for 3 years now.
An idiot (last cc sensor failure) convinced me I needed a valve job, so OK, 270K, go ahead.
He called me to come look at something.
I went, he showed me the clyinders, and you could still see the original cross hatching, and no ridges!
AMAZING, that 4.0!
PLESE bring it back with the 4.0 and I'll buy till I die!
Cherokee Classic and Limited replace the Cherokee Country. A new 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine is now the base engine for the SE, available with an optional three-speed automatic. New colors include Chili Pepper Red, Emerald Green and Deep Amethyst.