1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Consumer Review: Limited 5.9 Still a BEAST

1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee - Consumer Review

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5.9 Limited 4dr SUV (5.9L V8 4x4 4-speed Automatic)

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Limited 5.9 Still a BEAST
By princeofpeace on


1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee 5.9 Limited 4dr SUV 4WD


We bought this as a step up in a second car. It quickly became our favorite. From 0-100 it takes just 16 seconds! Stops from 100 m.p.h. in a amazing 126ft.
This is a 1/4 mile high 14's Jeep!
Bone stock,179K miles still idles at 600rpm smooth as glass. Stomping on the gas lurches you forward without any tire spin just flat out acceleration.
Gets 15m.p.g. overall a stout 18@ 65mph for any length.
The interior is laid out perfect! Cruise and radio/CD control on the steering wheel.Climate control that really works! Slick leather seats in dove Grey.Leather and wood everywhere! Faster than 5.0's n Vettes in the 1990's!
Still shocks kids at red light jumps. Only in a Jeep!

Best Features

180 watt Infinity 8 speaker am-fm cass-cd with controls on rear side of steering wheel,cruise on front. This Jeep is wicked fast! I race from stop lights and 35mph horn starts and this thing eats,Mustangs,Challangers,Vettes. It really stands tall with any vehicle up to 2005 when the Hemi's came out. I gentleman off road in Wisc. and have never been let down.Only wear item repairs ever! Just did full tune up w/tri-fire plugs,cap,wires/rotor runs like brand new!

Worst Features

Needs Premium fuel,I would love to run cheaper 87 octane but it does NOT work on it.
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By dwaterhouse
on 08/17/12 05:30 AM (PDT)

Mine has 300,000 and it still runs like a champ

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