1998 Jeep Cherokee Limited 4.0 Liter from North America
It breaks my heart that they discontinued the 4.0 engine
Nothing has gone wrong with this car so far.
This will be the third Jeep Cherokee I've owned. I still have the second one and my dad bought my first one.
In all three Jeeps I've had the 4.0 liter engine and I've been pleased every time. This engine responds extremely well and is very reliable.
In the last two Jeeps I had the 5 speed manual transmission. So I must add, for those who really like the driving experience, I highly recommend the 4.0 combined with the 5 speed manual. You won't believe what the 4.0 can really do unless you get the standard transmission paired up with it.
The only issue I've ever really had was the lack of comfort. But, because of the reliability, performance, and the fact that it's just so much fun to drive, I'll take a Jeep over a Cadillac any day!
Oh, by the way, my second Jeep is closing in on 300,000 miles.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 10th September, 2003
21st Sep 2004, 12:16
OK, so I was wrong about the 4.0 being discontinued. What I really meant was the Jeep Cherokee. Anyway, it is now about a year after my purchase of my '98 and I finally ran into a problem that no mechanic can seem to help me with. When I take off after it's been sitting for a bit it cuts out and almost stalls, then after a bit it runs like a dream. It acts as if the fuel filter is plugged. I've taken it to a local Jeep dealer and had them run a diagnostic check. They told me everything was fine including the fuel filter/injectors, but, I need to give it a full tune up...DONE. Didn't help. So, I've been driving it with the problem and trying to convince myself I may be imagining things (which is hard to do when it sputters and lurches, throwing me back and forth in the drivers seat while everyone at the stop light is watching me and my Jeep dance the funky chicken through the intersection). Anyway, I took it to have new tires put on and I warned them of the problem so when they take it out for a test drive they're aware of it. The Jeep acted up on them (now I can relax...I'm not going insane after all) and they offered to take a look. The mechanic there ran some sea-foam (full strength fuel injector cleaner) and assured me that this fixed the problem. I was all excited and told him thank you many times. I then got into my beloved Jeep and started my merry way home. Guess what... It started again. So I ask you other Jeep fans, WHAT IS WRONG WITH MY JEEP??!! ANY suggestion would be helpful... other than selling it of course.