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my crap jeep
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By Andrew
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1998 Jeep Wrangler SE 2dr SUV 4WD


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For off-roading and driving in the snow, This car is a lot of fun to have. However, if you have to drive it everyday, this is not a great car. Also, if you are looking for a car that is very reliable and does not require a lot of maintenance, this is NOT your car. it takes a lot of "upkeep". But its damn fun off-road!


Best Features

4X4, inline engine


Worst Features

everything but the 4X4.


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Most legal fun you can have
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By J1E9E9P8
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1998 Jeep Wrangler Sport 2dr SUV 4WD


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Jeep wave says it all. You are part of a family of out going people who just like having a good time enjoying life. Always changing to suit my needs because I enjoy buying things to make my Jeep a one off creation. Fun to drive, easy to park. Top up, top down, rear window out or all button up with the a/c on. Ever changing with my mood.


Best Features

Fun to drive. Easy to add stuff to.


Worst Features

You make your own improvements to make it suit your needs. MPG could be better. But you got to pay to play.


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Best purchase I have made
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By WBSobe
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1998 Jeep Wrangler Sport 2dr SUV 4WD


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I bought my Wrangler used last year with 72,000 miles on it. I have been loving my Wrangler since I bought it. Living in MA it's a great year round vehicle, top off in the summer and 4 wheel drive in the winter. I haven't had any mechanical problems like other have stated. I had to replace the rear brakes but thanks to it being a domestic vehicle it cost A LOT less then replacing brakes on my old Toyota. It's been a life changer in the past year I have been hiking and camping more than ever. It gives you a great respect for the outdoors. A Wrangler is not for everyone you have to be a specific type of person to buy one and to enjoy one.


Best Features

Convertible, 4 wheel drive, ride on & off road, heat,


Worst Features

Fuel economy, maybe build a hybrid or diesel model,


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Disappointed so far
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By TmDe5
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1998 Jeep Wrangler SE 2dr SUV 4WD


Review

I have had my Jeep for a couple months
now. I love the whole Jeep experience
but I am a little disappointed with the
reliability. In New England we've
already had some cold mornings... had
trouble starting... then the
electrical didnt work until the engine
heated up. I bought it from a friend
so i know it wasn't beaten on, just
normal commutes. Two weeks ago the
power steering gearbox failed and
leaked every where. Haven't fixed just
yet. Also a vent line fell out of the
pumpkin axle and I had to crawl under
and put back in... I'm not too happy
right now. Puts a bad name on domestic
products.


Best Features

The Jeep look. Can't wait to put the top down. Off road capability. 4X4. Lots can be done to them.


Worst Features

Worst 4 cylinder ever. It's gutless and it somehow still gets very poor mileage. I do a mix of highway-town driving and get appoximately 17-18 mpg. Better reliability seems to be the trend.


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Love the truck, MPG lousy!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Mark326
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1998 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 2dr SUV 4WD


Review

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.


Best Features

The features are endless. Bolt-ons and accessories for the Wrangler never stop. I love the 4WD in the snow. Never get stuck. Small truck with plenty of interior room.


Worst Features

The only thing that has to get improved is the gas mileage, and to make it a bit more water-tight.


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