This is an excellent small SUV. The 4.0
is bulletproof. It is the easiest to
service 4WD vehicle I have ever seen.
The spark plugs are easy to get to, the
transfer case has a drain plug, the
differentials are easily serviced,
there are no CV boots (straight axle),
etc. Step on the gas and it goes, along
with your fuel mileage though. At
80,000 miles, the only unscheduled
maintenance has been the brakes and a
power window regulator. Back seat is
good for kids but adults couldn't ride
there for long. A lift on this SUV is
cheap and simple and they are available
from mild to wild.
Trip computer, overhead compartments
and the cupholders in this Jeep should
be like this in every vehicle. Easy to
lift and ability to handle bigger tires
a plus. 4.0 will last 200K or more.
The whole design is simple yet
Stiffer springs in rear. I need more
towing capacity and this little Jeep
just isn't made for it. 2,500 lb
trailer puts it at it's max. Time for a
1/2 ton truck. Otherwise, I'd keep it
around for years.
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