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1998 jeep cherokee SUV Gas Mileage
1998 jeep cherokee Sport 2dr SUV 4WD, 5-speed manual, regular unleaded 16 combined MPG 15 city MPG/19 highway MPG
1998 jeep cherokee SE 2dr SUV 4WD, 5-speed manual, regular unleaded 17 combined MPG 16 city MPG/18 highway MPG
1998 jeep cherokee SE 2dr SUV, 5-speed manual, regular unleaded 20 combined MPG 18 city MPG/23 highway MPG
used 1998 Jeep Cherokee SUV Overview
The used 1998 Jeep Cherokee SUV is offered in the following styles: Sport 2dr SUV 4WD, SE 2dr SUV 4WD, and SE 2dr SUV. Pre-owned Cherokee SUV models are available with a 0-liter gas engine, with output up to 0 hp, depending on engine type. The used 1998 Cherokee SUV comes with four wheel drive or rear wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 5-speed manual.
What's a good price on a used 1998 Jeep Cherokee SUV?
Price comparisons for used 1998 Jeep Cherokee trim styles:
The used 1998 Jeep Cherokee Sport is priced around $4419 with average odometer reading of 148779 miles.
The used 1998 Jeep Cherokee Classic is priced around $2420 with average odometer reading of 195579 miles.
The used 1998 Jeep Cherokee SE is priced around $3850 with average odometer reading of 208969 miles.
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Vehicle Classic 4dr SUV 4WD
Review This is February, 2016. The car is a 1998 Jeep Cherokee Classic with 84K miles. REALLY. 84K. It's my 3d Cherokee. Prior a 2000 and a 2001 Cherokee Limited. I sold the 2000 to a friend when it had 160K. He reports just this week that he's at 245K and still going! The 2001 was much the same. These cars are, by my way of thinking, absolutely bulletproof. Now. 1998 Cherokee Classic. The only addition to the car is a set of 2000 Limited alloy 16" wheels. Other than that, just as it came from the factory. Within a week of this last purchase, the turn signals just stopped. I bought a $15.00 flasher relay, and back to the road! Of the three I have owned, this was the first electrical problem I have encountered. It handles like a Jeep. Not the best, but predictable as the sunrise. Never let me down. Goes where it's pointed. Never stuck, and NEVER left on the side of the road waiting for a tow. When the A/C is charged, you can almost hang meat in the front seats! The heater is capable of burning your feet. The radio is really not bad (the 2000 had the good stereo with door mounted tweeters and and amp under the back seat...that was REALLY great). I wish it had a CD, but I wish I were taller...neither of those things are going to happen, so the radio is fine. This is a SIMPLE car. Point/coil ignition. Climate control with cables. They're adjustable. Not like the vacuum operated controls. Manual 4WD engagement. Everything in the cabin is push-pull-click. No push-pull-click? Replace switch. Repeat. Read the gauges. DO REGULAR MAINTENANCE! Change the oil (You don't need a lift, or a jack). Don't forget the auto trans, transfer case and the two differentials (I do them every 50,000 miles, but I'm obsessive). Lube the suspension zirks. How hard is THIS? I guess I rant. But as long as I can get these, I'll keep buying them. They're getting rare, but they're findable (I made that word up) with a little searching. The car looks good. Anywhere. Party in the high end part of town? Fine. Running down a dirt road producing billowing clouds of dirt? Fine. Axle-deep snow? Smile. You look good and you ain't stuck! By the way, this is essentially a new car! The long and short of it is, this car is a throwback to a simpler time when things broke but could be fixed with a pretty sparse toolbox. My dad the engineer said these cars operated with "tractor technology". Under the hood it's all simple. February, 2017 UPDATE 15,000 miles later the usual stuff. The A/C evaporator, dryer, and heater core were replaced. After 3 of these cars, I think I can surmise that it's certain these components fail after 15 years. Had transmission flushed, and both differentials and transfer case drained and refilled. Fog lamp and rear window washer/wiper switches replaced. So one year out I've spent a little over $1,000.00 on maintenance items. Total into this car is $10,500 and I expect at least 3-5 more years before I sell it for $7,000.00. February, 2018 Update: Had to get a radio with CD player. 1 Factory Radio LLC in Virginia supplied a re-furbished original AM/FM/CD and gave me $ for the old radio. Transaction took a week, Bolted right in. $200.00. Leaky radiator. As long as I replaced that I replaced the water pump too. I was already in the engine bay anyway. This car is Emerald Green and looks new. I actually get asked (more often than you might think) if I want to sell it! Gas station, traffic light, Costco parking lot, by complete strangers! I was offered $10,000.00 in the Costco lot after the guy gave the car the once-over. I kept the car. 104,000 miles now. Still pulls like a train. And looks great. And I haven't had a car payment for over 2 years.
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Available Jeep Cherokee 1998 SUV Trims: Latitude, Trailhawk, Latitude Plus, Overland, Altitude, L Plus, Trailhawk Elite, 75th Anniversary, Classic, Sport, High Altitude, Limited, SE
Exterior Colors: Granite Crystal Metallic Clear Coat, Bright White Clear Coat, Billet Silver Metallic Clear Coat, Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl Coat, Diamond Black Crystal Pearl Coat, Deep Cherry Red Crystal Pearl Coat, True Blue Pearl Coat, Rhino Clear Coat, Hydro Blue Pearl Coat, Patriot Blue Pearl Coat, Velvet Red Pearl Coat, Cashmere Pearl Coat, Eco Green Pearl Coat, Light Brownstone Pearl Coat, Anvil Clear Coat, Mango Tango Pearl Coat, Olive Green Pearl Coat, Black Clearcoat, Stone White Clearcoat, Forest Green Pearlcoat, Patriot Blue Pearlcoat, Flame Red Clearcoat, Firecracker Red Clear Coat, Lapis Blue, Pearl White Pearl Coat, Black, Emerald Green Pearl Metallic, Flame Red, Moss Green Pearlcoat, Silverstone Metallic Clearcoat, Stone White, Moss Green Pearl Metallic, Poppy Red, Sienna Pearlcoat
Interior Colors: Black cloth, Black premium cloth, Black premium leather, Black leather, Black leather/cloth, Black/Iceland Gray cloth, Black/Light Frost Beige leather, Black/Light Frost Beige premium cloth, Black/Iceland Gray leather, Agate, Black/Light Frost Beige cloth, Black/Light Frost Beige premium leather, Indigo Blue/Brown premium leather, Brown cloth, Black vinyl/cloth, Indigo Blue/Brown leather, Brown leather, Brown premium leather, Camel
Popular Features: Fold Flat Rear Seats, Rear Bench Seats, Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel, Bluetooth, Post-collision safety system, Stability Control, Tire Pressure Warning, Trip Computer, Aux Audio Inputs, USB Inputs, Back-up camera, Alarm, Remote Start, Heated seats, Upgraded Engine, Power Driver Seat, Mobile Internet, Auto Climate Control, Multi-Zone Climate Control, Upgraded Headlights, Power Liftgate/Trunk, Leather Seats, Electronic Folding Mirrors, Keyless Entry/Start, Sunroof/Moonroof, Navigation, Parking sensors, Blind Spot Monitoring, Towing Hitch, Cooled Seats, Lane Departure Warning, Apple Carplay/Android Auto, Adaptive Cruise Control, 3500lb Towing Capacity, Pre-collision safety system, 5000lb Towing Capacity, AWD/4WD