I had a 96 and thought I would get
another.Replaced waterpump, sway
barlinks replaced 3 times and front end
still clunks. It has great power 5.2
litre. I am thinking of getting rid of
it with 74000 miles. I had electrical
go out a few times also. An thinking of
an expedition or tahoe. Need something
Fix so the front end doesn't rattle.
Sick of bringing it in a needs fixed
every 5000 miles.
Other than the fact that it's a pure gas
hog, I love this vehicle. I average
about 13 or 14 mpg in the city and
about 18 or 19 mpg on the highway.
There's plenty of storage, which is
nice, and the factory stereo system
was so good that I kept it. That's a
first for me. Usually, the first thing I
do is yank out the factory stereo and
pop in a high-powered sound
machine. It's also very fun to drive.
As far as comfort though, it's not the
best car. It's a little cramped for me,
plus the steering wheel is a little
hard to turn. Other than that, it's fine.
I love the 4WD options and storage
capabilities. I also like the powerful
-Better gas mileage
-Outside or under-body spare
I wish I had read Consumer Reports
Before I bought my 98 Jeep...it's a
troublesome vehicle...in the shop more
than out. I bought it new, and within
the first year I had replaced the
sunroof, differencial, and brakes.
Since then it's cost an average of $800
per year in maintenance "above" fair
wear and tear to keep in on the road.
I (and the Jeep dealer) can't get it to
hold a tune-up, and therefore won't run
right (cylinder misfiring issues every
year) and needs air conditioning
maintanence (not servicing) annually.
MY ADVICE - DON'T BUY ONE!
Make it more reliable for pull it from
deffinatly the best 4x4 there is, have
done immensly stupid stunts and have
gone without a stratch or dent or any
damage. But buying it, i didnt know the
axels where F'd up so after the dealer
wanting $2700 to fix, and not releasing
the vehicle to me over a huge mess, i
finaly got it down to my REAL mechanic
and he fixed it for a mear $500 loosly
rounded off. Also with 98,000 miles on
it, it needed a new water pump. But
new growing fears of the Tranny are
making me nervious ill end up like the
other 3 guys i know who had the
problem, but the review i read on A4's
arent good, nor any other AWD car, so
any advice would be useful.
Power, off road capability, quietness.
seats r very cumfy and the interior
quality is outstanding, as is over all
MAKE THE DRIVETRAIN ALOT BETTER! cant
be THE best when u fall short on the
trans and axels i mean come on.