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1998 Jeep Cherokee SUV

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By Ironman
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1998 Jeep Cherokee SUV Sport 4dr SUV


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I bought mine with 64,000 miles on it. It now has 112,000 and is still going strong. Overall dependability has been very good, just regular maintenance. Yes, it's loud, mileage is pretty bad & the back seat could be more comfortable, but it's also very practical. Love it ! And, it never feels like it's going to tip over, like other SUV's. I don't have any modifications made - all stock. I never thought I could have this much fun in an SUV !


Favorite Features

The HANDLING! Off road capabilities. Lots of space inside.


Suggested Improvements

Bring it back! Mileage, better back seat.


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Not a single problem
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By Doc Stevens
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1998 Jeep Cherokee SUV Classic 4dr SUV 4WD


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Bought at 15k and driven daily since 2001. A great vehicle. No major issues. Great fun to drive. The 4.0L puts the "sport" in sport utility! Built solidly, no rattles, etc. It is a shame that Jeep stopped making this body style and this porven engine. The new Liberty looks like all of the Japanese SUV's out there.


Favorite Features

4.0L 6 cyl. Nuff said.


Suggested Improvements

Keep making them!


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1998 Jeep Cherokee
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By jeeper
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1998 Jeep Cherokee SUV Classic 4dr SUV 4WD


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Only repairs have been replacement of driver's window motor and window/door lock switch. Replaced tires and battery as a precaution since both were 7 years old.


Favorite Features

Inexpensive and it goes anywhere.


Suggested Improvements

Very primitive interior, not very refined overall.


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My Tank
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By ScootertheMan
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1998 Jeep Cherokee SUV Classic 4dr SUV 4WD


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I bought the Jeep new because I was tired off getting stuck in the snow. The Jeep is like a tank and rides like one also. I take it hunting and drive it over plowed muddy fields without any worry of getting stuck. I have 65,000 mi on it and have had no major problems.


Favorite Features

4X4 I don't have to shovel snow off of the drive. But warning if your girlfriend as a honda you had better shovel if you can to see her in the winter.


Suggested Improvements

If it had 4 wheel independent suspension I think the ride would be much better.


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Excellent, tough truck.
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By IronWagon
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1998 Jeep Cherokee SUV Sport 2dr SUV 4WD


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Cherokee's have always been a tough, reliable 4WD. After owning one for years and 120K miles, I agree. Luxurious, no. Many vehicles are more comfortable. Small, nimble, simple vehicles, yes. Very durable too. One turn signal switch has been replaced. All other items, tires, brakes, oil, etc., were maintenance items. This is a vehicle that has seen many offroad miles in the Southwestern deserts, and it seems to be just breaking in. Offroad, it will leave posuer 4x4's (Xterra, etc) behind, including very expensive ones. The 4.0L engine has more in common with a tractor, but they'll run past 300K with basic shadetree mechanic skills. A simple scan of the used Cherokees bears this out. A+


Favorite Features

4x4 ability. Durability and longevity. Nimble and agile.


Suggested Improvements

Noisy. Simple, cheap interior.


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