1998 Jeep TJ Reviews - Page 2 of 2

1998 Jeep TJ Sport 4.0 Liter Inline 6 Cylinder from North America

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 4.0 Liter Inline 6 Cylinder Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.5 / 10
Distance when acquired45000 miles
Most recent distance121000 miles
Previous carJeep Cherokee

Summary:

Excellent vehicle for the non-conformist. How does anyone go year-round with no wind or sun?

Faults:

Exhaust manifold crack at 80000; that's it. Extremely reliable and low-cost to maintain.

General Comments:

One of the most durable, reliable cars out there. With the proper tires and tire pressure, the TJ is nimble and responsive, with the 4.0 liter engine providing ample power for tooling around town and for interstate travel.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th May, 2008

1998 Jeep TJ sport 4.0 from North America

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 4.0 Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.6 / 10
Distance when acquired45000 miles
Most recent distance48000 miles
Previous carJeep Cherokee

Summary:

Junk

Faults:

Radiator fell apart, inside door latches broke leaving you unable to get out of jeep, rubber hood latches broke causing passing vehicle wind gusts to bend hood, gauges go dead, fuel gauge sometimes dosent work, O2 sensor failed, blower motor relay issues causing melted wiring, seat belts won't retract so they get stuck in door constantly.

General Comments:

Yes it's a jeep I realize. Once a indestructible American Icon, now an American joke. never intended to ride nice or be quiet, nor were the other 5 I've owned. What has Chrysler done to the Jeep name? To think your supposed to trust this thing miles away from help or civilization? not a chance, the buzzards would pick your bones clean before you got out. great car if you like a good project and like being broke.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 29th October, 2006

17th Feb 2007, 14:23

Update, POS dana 35 blew apart destroying carrier bearings and spider gears.

30th May 2007, 11:09

Dana35 is an OK rear end if you run tires no bigger than 31"

If you was running 33's or 35's that's the reason you had rear end problems.

25th Oct 2008, 20:51

I'm a fan of Jeep, but no Chrysler fan (I think they have cheapened the make) - even so - this sounds like an abused Jeep to me.

1998 Jeep TJ Sport 4.0L Strait Six from North America

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 4.0L Strait Six Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance69000 miles
Previous carBuick Skyhawk

Summary:

A solid toy with amazing capabilities

Faults:

Rear wiper motor died in 2001.

General Comments:

I bought this Jeep new in 97 and have been very pleased with it. You have to accept the fact that this isn't a comfortable vehicle to commute with, but if you accept that you'll be pleased. This was my only vehicle until 2000 when I bought a 91 Nissan Stanza to drive back and forth to work. At that point my Jeep only became my fun vehicle. I have had no problems with my motor of transmission (5 speed manual) yet. It doesn't quite have 70,000 miles yet, but I've had no problems to speak of. The wiper motor went before the warranty was up so that cost me nothing. I have also put larger rims and tired on it which has made my speedometer off by about 10%. Over all I have been very happy with my Jeep!

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

Review Date: 13th September, 2003

1998 Jeep TJ SE 4 Cylinder from North America

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 4 Cylinder Automatic
Performance marks 2 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 2 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
2.0 / 10
Distance when acquired100 miles
Most recent distance48000 miles

Summary:

A fun toy that needs constant attention

Faults:

Dashboard electrical problems (speedometer issues).

Transmission failed at 40,000 miles.

Catalytic Converter failed at 47,000 miles.

Blower motor for vents went at 47,000 miles.

General Comments:

Great car for the fun side of it, terrible for repairs which are frequent. Catalytic converter is such a pain in the butt, and I know this is not the last time I'll be replacing that. Great to modify, but buy as second car/toy/fun car... not your main vehicle like I did, unless you enjoy borrowing other people's cars while you get the Jeep fixed. I don't!

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

Review Date: 26th August, 2003

Average review marks: 6.1 / 10, based on 6 reviews