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Expensive Junk
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By Lemonade
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1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee 5.9 Limited 4dr SUV 4WD


Review

I'm one of the few that use this car
offroad fairly regularly for
surveying. Bought the car with just
11k miles on it, and have only managed
to put another 40k on in 4 years.
Why? Because I can't keep it
running. Various suspension,
electrical, and brake problems keep
popping up. Got the 5.9 because I
needed to pull a trailer, and fuel
economy is predictably bad at around
12MPG. There is just no reason why a
6 year old car with just 51k miles
should rack up nearly $7,000 in
repairs.


Best Features

Comfortable car, with a good stereo (which no longer works) Towing ability


Worst Features

This is far and away the least reliable car I've ever owned, and I've owned a Fiat. Based on my son's experiences with his 2001 Grand Cher. it doesn't look like much has changed.


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Grand Cherokee not for me!
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By wildman
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1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4dr SUV


Review

Buyers beware of problems with
drivetrain. Transmission hesitates in
reverse, and suddenly
upshifts/downshifts from 2nd to 3rd
(always has since 45000 miles). Also,
bearings in differential are prone to
go bad - apparently this is a common
problem according to local dealer -
manufacturing tolerances were too
tight. I would not recommend this
vehicle to anyone. Chrysler really
should do something about their
problematic transmissions. I hate to
say this, since I enjoyed the Wrangler
that I previously owned, but it had a
manual tranny, instead of automatic.
I'm now lookind at Toyota 4runners,
based on their good history.


Best Features

Good inline 6cyl engine


Worst Features

Needs more dependable transmission and drivetrain design.


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I LIKE IT
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By FRANK63
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1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee 5.9 Limited 4dr SUV 4WD


Review

THE 5.9 IS VERY TORKY IT REVS ONLY
4500RPM. IF IT COULD WIND UP A LITTLE
MORE IT WOULD BE A HOT ROD. eVERY THING
WORKS GOOD I HAVE AN ACURA LEGEND WITH
52000 MILES AND I WOULD TAKE THE JEEP.


Best Features

HOOD SCOOP RIMS QUALITY OF LEATHER SEATS OFF LINE POWER VERY STRONG.


Worst Features

COULD BE QUIETER. NO SPACE IN THE REAR FOR CARGO. BACK SEAT HAS LIMITED LEG ROOM


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Great SUV...until 70,000 miles
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By Iowa Banker
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1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee 5.9 Limited 4dr SUV 4WD


Review

Bought mine 2nd owner, low miles.
Loved driving it: comfortable, stylish
and plenty of power. Maintenance and
reliability issues popped up after
about 50k miles. Tire/rotor troubles,
replaced brakes, etc. then had the
front drive shaft go out @ 70k on a
roadtrip 500 miles from home. Traded
it before I poured any more cash down
the hole.


Best Features

Power, plush interior, styling.


Worst Features

Fuel economy (shouldn't have bought the 5.9L) and RELIABILITY.


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My so-so Jeep Cherokee
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By SassyOne
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1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4dr SUV 4WD


Review

I've had my Jeep for over a year now,
bought it with about 46,000 miles on
it. I've had to replace my sway bar
links, had to have a my exhaust
manifold fixed, seal on the sunroof,
replaced the drivers seat (heater
didn't work) and have had to replace
several speakers twice. Poor speakers
for the quality of the stereo. Now
while driving if I hit a bump the wrong
way, my steering wheel goes crazy and I
have to hold on for dear life until it
decides to stop, haven't figured out
what this problem is but I hope soon
otherwise I may end up in a ditch
because you can't stop the SUV while
the steering wheel is shaking
uncontrolably.


Best Features

Stereo components on the steering wheel and the vehicle is very roomy.


Worst Features

Please help with better gas mileage.


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