by lmnop on Jun 4, 2010 Vehicle: 1998 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 2dr SUV 4WD
I recently purchased my Jeep from my brother. Sure, I drove it once or twice, but didn't love it. I've had it now for just about a month and am sure I will always own one. I enjoy it more than anything I have ever owned, from sports cars, performance sedans, big granny wagons to full size trucks and vans.
by jeepmech on Oct 25, 2009 Vehicle: 1998 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 2dr SUV 4WD
Great auto, it does whatever you want it to do. It has had to have some repairs done to it, but with a vehicle that is designed to go anywhere, things are bound to wear out. The inline 6 is a great engine, the fuel econ is a little low but with knowledge of how the eng works you can improve it dramatically i.e.: a little diesel mixed in the fuel at the right levels sent mine from 16mpg to 20mpg keep the lift low 2.75 inch, run 33inch tires change the trans to an AW4 and I added 4 more now Im at 23mpg. the last thing I did was use a cylinder cut out at 1200 to 3500 rpm (highway speeds) #2 and #5 drop out that added 5 to 6 more depending on who made the gas, now 29 to 30mpg. Anyone can do it.
by Mark326 on Nov 12, 2004 Vehicle: 1998 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 2dr SUV 4WD
I love everything about this vehicle
except the gas mileage. My last tank I
used 89 octane and averaged 15 mpg
city/hwy. Jeep owners are their own
breed of people. Be prepared for some
repairs, squeaks, and bad MPG. The
functionality of this vehicle is
amazing. You can truely go anywhere
with it! I wouldnt recommend this
vehicle for people that have long
commutes to work due to the gas
mileage. The I6 is a very responsive 6-
cylinder engine. I have the 3 speed
automatic transmission with mine and I
think it could be a bit better. I had
to have the torque converter replaced
under waranty when I first purchased
the vehicle. 3rd gear was vibrating
like crazy! Great for short
commutes, not long trips.
Jeep has improved off-road capability by increasing the axle ratio offered with the 4.0-liter engine and revising the torsion bar for better steering. Optional this year on the 1998 Jeep Wrangler are a tilting driver seat, automatic speed control, a combination CD/cassette stereo, a new Smart Key Immobilizer theft-deterrent system and two new colors.