1998 Jeep Cherokee Sport 2.5 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland


First 6000 miles were a nightmare with the car back to the garage for most of the first week due to heater coil solenoids sticking open and flattening battery. Three door locks were replaced; speedo and its replacement were reading 25% too high; at least 3 separate rain leaks into the car. I was about to demand a replacement.

General Comments:

The car has (touch wood and fingers crossed!) settled down. A 3000 mile continental trip freed the engine etc and, now at 17000 miles, it performs really well. Acceleration is very good, pulling power is phenomenal and we like the diesel sound and shudder. 4WD has been very useful at times. Comfort on 1000 mile jaunts is superb. No more piles and sore backs and the high view point is instructive in several ways! The dealer has been superb.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 20th August, 1999

20th Aug 2001, 13:04

Right rear door hinge was replaced.

Transmission mount bolts came loose, needed to be securing by the dealer.

Fog lamps not working, again.

Button on emergency brake handle broke.

27th Feb 2003, 18:53

Did you have any problems with the front axles?

30th Aug 2003, 03:36

Saw your question. I have a Cherokee 2.5 from 1990, the front axles are due to be changed at 205,000 km.

10th Dec 2005, 10:57

My plastic handbrake button broke also and so did the plastic button on the radio stereo control.

My main concern is that I have trouble dis engaging 4WD. This has cost me one front diff so far.

A bit heavy on fuel in the city, but 24mpg country.

Otherwise, I love the car and would have to say It's close to being the best I have had yet.

1998 Jeep Cherokee LTD 4.0 petrol from UK and Ireland


Very Little. The fuel computer gives misleading readings when the tank is nearly empty (it says there are 0 miles where there are still a couple of gallons in the tank), dealer was unable to fix this.

General Comments:

This is a very reliable car. It gives great performance, and for a 4 litre it doesn't give that bad economy (similar to a 2.9 Granada).

Contrary to popular belief you will not hit your head if you are 6 foot (I'm 6'3" and I have no trouble fitting in), however the car really isn't as big as it looks.

I would thoroughly recommend one (test drive first, some people don't like the power !!).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th June, 1999

1998 Jeep Cherokee 2.5 Turbo D Ltd 2.5 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland


Horn wouldn`t work when new, took one week to fix.

General Comments:

The diesel is an absolute dog, it`s slow and noisy, the cabin booms / resonates at low revs. Unless you drop the clutch in at high revs, you have to be very careful pulling out at roundabouts etc.

The gearbox is crap and the clutch is heavy. Buy a petrol model instead. If you`re over six feet your head will rub on the roof lining.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 26th July, 1998

18th Apr 2001, 07:29

I'm looking for 2.5L TD used engine "Jeep TD VM system".

Contact me at jeclave@yahoo.com