1998 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 4L 6 Cylinder from North America
A little bumpy, but worth the ride.
Front brakes went at 50,000. $300. repair.
Power steering pump is going. $250 repair.
Radiator had to be completely replaced, along with belts and labor, cost $1300.
All repairs are 5 star Jeep dealer estimates/prices.
Back seat floor has massive water leak when it rains... had to remove carpet panel because of mildew caused by the stagnant water. Est. cost to diagnose the problem at the dealer was $300 just to diagnose problem. Have not done so yet.
Have had routine oil changes at 3,000 and other necessary maintenance.
Multiple flat tires. I do not drive this car off-road. All happened within a city environment.
The Jeep is definitely reliable. It never fails to start up and get me to my destination.
The lack of space is a nuisance, but that is a given with the size of the car.
The hard top is easily removed, but difficult to store.
The ride is really rough. Potholes are atrocious. I have gotten somewhat used to it, and have accepted it.
The stereo that came with the car I immediately replaced with a decent one, and the sound-bar is great with the top off.
It is a fun car to drive, and I feel very safe in it.
I always wanted a wrangler, and am glad I got one.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 26th October, 2002
21st Dec 2003, 15:31
I have a 1998 Sahara that has proven to be a very good automobile. It has 66000 miles on it and has had very few problem.The only problem was power steering pump went down and was replaced by local garage at a cost of 135.00 parts and labor. THIS IS MY THIRD JEEP. I love the jeep brand and will buy another when is time to buy another. I think they are great cars, mine actually does ride quite well. Fun to own to drive and cheap to operate. Thank you for this opportunity to voice my opinion to speak about my JEEP.