1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.9L from North America


Can't believe how well they made the 5.9

General Comments:

I have owned the coveted 5.9 for about two years now, after purchasing it in near mint condition with 82,000 miles from the second owner. It has been reliable for a 12 year old Jeep for the most part, never leaving me stranded. I have had to replace some sensors and the usual wear items... but I am so surprised just how much I enjoy my 5.9 with now a little over 100,000 miles.

I originally purchased it as a winter replacement vehicle, when my 2002 Audi TT (daily driver) that I bought brand new was beginning to lose its mint condition due to rock chips from the winter roads.

I thought this would be my "winter beater" that I would not worry about! Well I feel guilty that I do not have room in the garage for it... as I love every time I walk towards it and fire it up!

It is still a great looking vehicle and the comfort, looks and performance are hard to match with many of the new SUVs on the market today.

If you can find one with DOCUMENTED maintenance and history... BUY IT!!


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

Review Date: 22nd July, 2010

1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.0 V6 from North America


Very reliable and low repair cost


Radio died, exhaust replaced at 160k, serpentine belt at 150k, door hinge at 195k.

Now at 226k and the original transmission is starting to slip. This car is amazingly tough.

General Comments:

This thing is extremely tough and dependable. Very low maintenance. The harder you are it, the better it performs.

Wish I had another one just like it. I will always own a Grand Cherokee just because of the performance I have gotten from this one.

I have been very hard on this vehicle, and it just keeps going like the Energizer Bunny.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th March, 2010

24th Jul 2012, 15:05

I owned a 1998 Grand Cherokee since 1998. Changed oil on time (every 3 months), and now its mileage is about 118000km.

Once tuned up and changed some parts. As a result of driving it on a very tough road for 500 km (road made of rocks about 30 cm long), one of the suspension parts got damaged. Fixed it.

Now, I am replacing some small parts of its body, and plan to keep it for maybe other 8 to 10 years.

Overall, since I have been taking care of it, and I am a very careful driver, my car has been excellent. I expect to spend some money on old parts etc., as each part gets old and requires replacement. I'd rather repair this car than buying a brand new car again. It is far more economic.

Overall, great car!

1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.9 from North America


I wish they had never stopped making these, and I wish the new SRT-8 was still more like the 5.9


Sunroof failed, transmission failed, electric fan failed.

General Comments:

This Jeep has had had a few problems, but there are usually easy fixes for the problems without having to go to the dealer. The electric fan is $900 at the dealer, however a Ford Taurus replacement from Autozone bolts directly in and works better for $110.

I have 2 of these Jeeps now, and plan to buy 2 more. No other vehicle has the power, reliability, and easiness to drive as the 5.9. It's worth the extra $20 to drive a rare, and it's a great looking vehicle. Better than all the cookie cutter cars on the road. I also race mine quite a bit, 3-6 times a week every week for almost 6 years now, and it has held up great.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th November, 2009

1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo V6 from North America


My 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee had this same problem with leaking. I was told that this car's AC drains into the unibody, and a repair shop drilled a hole I thought that they said in the unibody, but nothing came out, so they recommended the $800 A/C job. I know that they had to take the dash out to get to the drainage hose, but I don't get the part about it draining in the unibody.

Anyway, now my backseats are completely molded. I was going to trade and just lose money, but now that I know what the repair should be, I will have to see if it is worth fixing the problem.

General Comments:

This was a great car and in great shape, but I immediately started having issues. Thank God I bought a warranty, because it has had to have a lot of major work.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 7th October, 2009