1998 Jeep Wrangler Reviews
1998 Jeep Wrangler Reviews and Owner Comments
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I am the 3rd owner of this vehicle. It is a 2.5l 4cyl. so it has a weaker transmission and rear axle due to a low amount of power. had to replace whole rear end mechanically 4 years ago. Body/interior is fairy OK for it being 17 years old, but with the design it easily gets rock chips on the grill and windshield. Brakes have been great, only had to replace once in the 7 years I've owned it, mainly because it is so light and I don't hit the brakes hard. Electrical has been fine, just a short somewhere for my light above the spare-tire (not required so why put time and money into it). Engine has been great. I've developed an exhaust leak somewhere under the hood, which I didn't think I'd have to worry too much about getting because it's only a 4 cyl. heating is fine. suspension still stock, but recently developed a power steering leak, and it seems like it is both in high and low pressure areas, yet still gradual. Seeing if oil with stop leak will help.
My uncle purchased this jeep for me to drive to school, in 2009. Its been good to me for the most part, (not breaking down). Needed a tune up and at the end of the year and it finally recieved one ( it kept shuttering everytime I first started it and continuesly when I would run the AC). I have driven it on average about 200 to 230 miles on school weeks and on the weekends I went to visit my father. It will sometimes 'jult when I am driving short or long distinaces. At first I thought it was bad gas but its either very sensitive to gas or It could be the fuel pump. AC works great at night or early in the morning (when there is little to no sun) but I wouldn't reccomend driving it long distances because it doesnt handle heat to well, esp while running the AC. If anyone can tell me why it jults when I am driving, It would be of great help. It will due this regardless whether there is gas at the full mark or even at half a tank. Everytime I take it to a mechanic they never find what I am talking about. If somone could tell me then I can better explain to the mechanics. Its a 4 cylinder, 5 speed manual. Over the summer I really put some miles on her and hopefully after graduation I can do it again. The heater works great, and even though my 98' Jeep Wrangler is just a four cylinder, It still burns through more gas than any other, esp for an engine of that size. Personally I think It is a good solid vehicle that looks great when the top is off. I have pulled trucks twice the size of my jeep out with no problem. Jeeps are good vehicles and can go through some rough stuff. but I wouldnt reccomend driving long destances. My jeep never breaks down but it acts funny sometimes. If you are looking for a manuel jeep make damn sure it at least a six cylinder because mine is a 4 cylinder and it has no power when it comes to highway/road driving, but it always surprises me off road.