1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.9L from North America


Fun, powerful and hard on fuel


Front CV joints at 188000kms.

Ball joints at 188000kms.

Brakes disc/rotors at 165000kms.

Headlight module at 190000kms.

Throttle position sensor at 195000kms.

Catalytic converter at 200000kms.

Front seat motor (mechanical) at 190000kms.

General Comments:

This thing puts a smile on my face every time I drive it. It has amazing pickup for age and mileage.

It has factory stainless exhaust that I upgraded to high-flow catalytic, amazing sound.

It can haul a boat/trailer/car whatever.

Amazing in the snow (all wheel drive).

Leather interior and Infinity sound make it easy to be in for long periods of time.

Quiet ride, even after 10 years.

If you have one long enough, expect to replace stuff.

It is a safe vehicle. I hit a large bear with it, and my wife T-boned a car with it. Our family came away every time without injury.

Hard on fuel, but other things make up for it.

If it has been maintained correctly, the 5.9L motor is good for over 400,000 kilometers.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th October, 2008

1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee 5.9L gas V8 from North America


They broke the mold after they built this; the BEST of the BEST in my opinion!


Nothing has failed except for common wear items such as shocks, ball joints etc.

Interior shows no wear at all at 145,000 miles!

Exterior is rust free, and I live in snow and salt country.

General Comments:

This is one of the best cars I have ever had. It costs a lot to operate from a fuel mileage perspective, but otherwise it has been flawless. It is fast and reliable, and will go anywhere I want on road or off.

At 130,000 miles I decided I should replace it, so I bought what I considered to be a reasonable replacement, a Mercedes ML55 AMG. After living with the Mercedes for a few weeks, I decided to sell it and keep the Jeep as it was superior to the Mercedes in all areas except handling. Boy was I happy that I didn't sell the Jeep to anyone!

At $4.50 a gallon for premium (which is what it has to have to run properly) and 12 MPG it isn't cheap, but I typically put 10,000 or less miles on it a year, as I have other cars, so it's not that big a deal.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th August, 2008

1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee SE 5.2 from North America


Sold for life!


Well I personally enjoy having this car, and even though it may be a little more maintenance than a Toyota or Honda, it's worth it to me.

The only problem that I have had with it, is sometimes in the morning when the engine is a little cold, it will make this funny whining or whistling noise, but then it always goes away, so I'm not sure what it is. Other than that, I think it's an amazing SUV.

The 5.2 engine is faster than the BMW X5, and they are about half the cost of an X5, so I'm pretty impressed. They are also amazing at towing!

If anyone has any tips or pointers about owning a Jeep for me, then I would appreciate all e-mails! Rideblue86@aol.com


General Comments:

I think it's one of the best American made cars that you can buy, especially for an SUV.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th April, 2008

1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L I6 from North America


Probably the best SUV on the road!


Radiator went at 130,000 miles.

Wheel bearing went on drivers side at 145,000 miles, so I replaced both of them.

Exhaust manifold cracked (common problem with the In-line 6)

Replaced intake manifold with exhaust manifold since I had it already removed.

General Comments:

I really beat this car since I am a Penn State student in State College. I drive a little over 200 miles every three weeks to come home to visit family, and another 200 miles to get back home.

I knew that since I was moving to an area with a lot of snow, my Lincoln Town Car just wasn't going to cut it. So I went out and bought the Jeep Grand Cherokee since I see a lot of the ZJ's still on the road today, which leads me to believe that they are reliable vehicles.

I must say, I am very pleased with it. Besides normal wear and tear and one common Jeep problem (the cracked exhaust manifold), this Jeep doesn't owe me a dime. The parts for it are expensive, but with how easy it is to work on, I just buy the parts and do the work myself.

Climbing up the Appalachian Mountains is no problem with this workhorse. The 4.0L I6 still has tons of power to climb up the mountain with ease. The Selec-Trac 4WD is very dependable and works perfectly.

I am very pleased with this vehicle and wouldn't hesitate to buy another. It is unfortunate that Chrysler does not make the In-line 6 anymore. But then again, there is always the Hemi!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd November, 2007