1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee TSi I-6 from North America


It was the best


The crankshaft pulley separated at 55,000 resulting in a $400 repair. Recalled for Transmission shift lock. Selec-track four wheel drive transfer case started leaking and acted like it was in 4full all the time. Excessive tire wear.

General Comments:

This was a very comfortable and reliable car. I had test driven every SUV before this purchase and loved the Jeep. The last act of this Jeep performed was deploying the air-bags and protecting me from certain death. Jeep didn't survive this crash.

I was so happy with this Grand, that I bought a 2004 as it's replacement. Would love to have my 98 back in it's pre-crash condition.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd September, 2004

1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4wd 4.0 L6 from North America


Jeep can do better than this.


The front brake rotors warped at 50k miles.

Two transfer case seals leaked at 55k miles.

Cloth driver's seat foam wearing out (I only weigh 150 lbs)

A/C clutch worn out at 76k miles.

Rear pinion bearing failed at 76k miles.

General Comments:

The 4.0l 6 cylinder Laredo is a decent vehicle, but acceleration is slow with the auto trans.

Using synthetic motor oil and trans fluid, I managed a combined 20 MPG.

I replaced the OEM shocks with Edelbrock IAS and, despite the cheap General tires, made the JGC stick much better on freeway on/off ramps.

I replaced the front brake rotors with drilled versions and better pads.

The body/hardware held up well.

I purposely bought the last year of that body style, hoping Jeep worked out the bugs beforehand. For the most part, I didn't experience many of the problems others have, but sold the JGC to CarMax instead of shelling out the $$$ for the rearend work.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 19th September, 2004

13th Feb 2007, 08:48

Go for an original Cherokee they are amazing!! At least my 93 is.

1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo I6 4.0 from North America


I have had my Jeep for about 3 years now and I love it! I haven't had any major mechanical problems so far except for one.

A/C compressor went out twice.

Front passenger side floor wet.

Transmission shifts rough at low speeds.

Sometimes, not always, electric shock when exiting the vehicle.

Weather stripping wear down on the front and rear door of driver's side.

Handbrake does not perform like it should in drive, only in reverse. Needs adjusting?

Alternator went out once.

General Comments:

I plan on keeping my Jeep forever. It is very reliable. For being a 2WD model, it's gotten me out of some serious (here in Texas) mud.

Great vehicle for traveling and off road.

It gets the best of both worlds!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd August, 2004

1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 6-Cylinder from North America


Great American SUV


12-Disc Changer hardly ever works (but that's not factory so I don't really know if it counts or not)

Some routine stuff.

General Comments:

This is my family's second Jeep (our first was an '89 Cherokee), and it is a great one. It is black with a dark gray interior. It has a good 6-cylinder engine. It is very sharp looking. Gets about the same mileage as my Honda Accord (!) but costs more at the pump because of the bigger tank. But don't let that stop you from getting one. It's a great vehicle, ours has 146K miles on it and is still going strong. Has great 4-wheel drive and is ideal in bad weather. It is also very roomy. We recently took it on a trip to Ohio and, for the most part, it worked very well.

If you need an SUV then I would definitely recommend a Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd August, 2004

1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo V6 from North America


Great Vehicle


For the time being I had the Jeep nothing went wrong.

I bought the car from a private seller for $7800. It was very well maintained.

I owned it almost a year before I was hit at a stop light and it was totaled.

I have owned 2 Jeeps and been in 2 bad wrecks one deadly and I came out with only bumps and bruises.

In a 1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee I was hit on the passenger side, which flipped my jeep. The only thing was I could not release my seat belt so I was stuck until someone helped me.

I was rear-ended at a stop light by a girl going about 30 and the Jeep held up great on the outside,but ended up being totaled.

I am very happy with the performance and everything else about the car.

General Comments:

The car is great! I would never buy another brand.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st May, 2004