1998 Jeep Cherokee Reviews - Page 4 of 17

1998 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0 from North America

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 4.0 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired125000 kilometres
Most recent distance155000 kilometres
Previous carVolvo 850

Summary:

Trusted and very solid

General Comments:

This car is the best I ever owned. Handles very well and is very comfortable. Never had any problem with it. It's solid like tank.

4X4 works well off road. It is expensive on fuel, but has great power running up on hill.

This is one of the best sport utilities today. Will keep it forever.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd May, 2008

1998 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0 I6 from North America

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 4.0 I6 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired138000 miles
Most recent distance171341 miles
Previous carChevrolet Monte Carlo

Summary:

Wonderful

Faults:

Plugged and rattling catalytic converter at about 150,000.

Front wheel hubs at 170,000.

Neutral safety switch needed adjustment at 167,000.

Suspension at 170,000.

Water pump at 138,000.

Cylinder head at 138,000 due to previous driver overheating and continuing to drive.

General Comments:

Still has great power at 171341 miles.

Great ride.

Been in an accident at 30 mph with a steel state park gate and fixed in the driveway. Very durable.

I get 15mpg city. And at over $3 a gallon...

The body is in great shape, no rust and for living in Massachusetts winters that's saying a lot.

I will never own anything else if I can help it.

Too bad they stopped making the Cherokee.

With basic repairs and maintenance these Cherokees will run forever. Even if Daimler Chrysler has given up on them the aftermarket hasn't. They have more of a following now more than they did while still in production.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd March, 2008

1998 Jeep Cherokee 4.0 I6 from North America

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 4.0 I6 Don't Know
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired85000 miles
Most recent distance135000 miles
Previous carFord Ranger

Summary:

Cheap to own, aside from gas

Faults:

The axle shaft U-joint went bad and was making a terrible clicking for months before I tried to fix it on my own. The dealership wanted 400, the backyard garage wanted 300 and I did the job myself for 25.00 after the cost of renting the huge socket. I'm no mechanic, in fact I'm a nerd programmer by day. Other than that, its been awesome!

General Comments:

This jeep is a bit of a gas hog. I drive reasonable on the highway and I'm lucky to get 20-25 miles to the gallon. If you're looking for something that's easy on gas, this isn't it. But, for the cost of low repairs, the fact that it always starts in sub zero temps and plus 100 temps, the fact that its unstopable in the snow are all factors to consider. I wouldn't think twice (providing I could afford the gas) on driving this thing anywhere in the nation.

The interior isn't really luxurious... well, not at all really. But, its practical. I don't have a lot of gadgets to break on me, nor are the parts really expensive if they do break.

I've had it three years and had very little troubles with it. Aside from routine nonsense like oil and tires its cost me 25.00 in repairs total.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th January, 2008

1998 Jeep Cherokee classic 4.0 from North America

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 4.0 Don't Know
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10
Distance when acquired41000 miles
Most recent distance163000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Blazer

Summary:

Chrysler/Dodge should keep their vehicles simple like the Cherokee Classic.

Faults:

Common and usual, electrical problems., Also low octane pinging. Electrical cured with standard electrical diagnostics (not expensive).. Found out through gas station change that this will go away with using 100% gas and not using gas with possible 10% ethanol..

General Comments:

The only other issue I have is that the vehicle is made by Chrysler,. I have owned other Chrysler/Dodge vehicles, and had have nothing, but problems. You name it it has gone wrong..

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

Review Date: 12th January, 2008

1998 Jeep Cherokee sport 4.0L from North America

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 4.0L Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired21000 miles
Most recent distance198000 miles
Previous carJeep Cherokee

Summary:

Chrysler screwed up by replacing it with something else

Faults:

I am looking for another one of these at a good price, because I have had so few problems with this one. The only major component I had to replace is the power steering pump, which was less than 50 bucks. This thing runs as strong now as when I got it. Replaced a few belts, couple batteries, 3 exhaust systems (rust belt state) and fluids and tune ups. I use Amsoil and go 20,000 miles between oil changes. I have had other cars and I realized how much I wasn't working on the Cherokee. I am looking for another one for me, and another one yet for my son. Unfortunately, I am loosing this one in my divorce!

General Comments:

Runs excellent, never left anyone stranded, handles like a go-cart. I should have bought another one years ago. If I had to complain about anything, I would say some of the body lines hold water, which promotes rust. (Corners by the windshield, and lips under the doors.) Bullet proof drive train. Easy to work on.

The not so fantastic gas mileage is off set by the not so frequent, and inexpensive repairs.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th July, 2007

Average review marks: 7.2 / 10, based on 62 reviews