This Jeep pulls a 23 ft salt water
fishing boat to the gulf and east coast
twice a year. It has always performed
extremely well. Plenty of torgue for
towing and very reliable. The GoodYear
Wranglers that came on it sucked and
even w/rotation wore out at 32000 miles
I'll buy another Jeep when ready. This
is Jeep number 5. My first was a 4.0
litre Comanche pickup, then two
Cherokee 4X4s and two Grands. You can
have your wanna be Japanese SUVs I'll
take the one I rely on for power at a
reasonable price - Jeep!
Great towing ability. The 4.0 litre in
line six was just fine, but this
Mercedes built 4.7 is incredible.
300lbs of torgue.
Scrap the Goodyear Wranglers and
improve rear seat comfort.
We bought this Jeep as a tow vehicle for
a 20' runabout. I can't complain because
there has been no problems in the last
10,000 mile. From all the reviews I've
read,it seem these jeeps are either a
hit or a failure with nothing in the
middle. Perhaps Chrysler should take
note and increase quality control or
extend warrenties to 10 years.
My came with the V8 and all wheel drive.
Its quick and has fairly good handling
for a truck. We had an early snow storm
this year and it posed no problems for
Gas milage is poor. At 55mph for 200
miles I got 18 mpg. On average it gets
14.5 to 15.5 mpg. I also wish the
front seats would go down further to
accomidate taller drivers.
Baught this vehicle because of the
looks and comfort it is certainly in my
opinion the best looking SUV on the
market and, the comfort is luxurious to
say the least.However,Mechanicly it is
a nightmare.I just had the replace the
whole rear-end at a cost of $1500.00
The rear window leaks,There is a whine
in the tranny.As much as I love this
vehicle its just to much of a risk for
otheres to buy one.If you do, I hope
you keep a mechanic withn you at all
times.BTW,It had 69000 on it when I
Chrysler should do something about
there Q&A department.
I own a 99 JGL with select trac 4wd,
98k miles and have had only 2 issues
with it. (1) The water pump went out
after a grueling 4x4 expediton. Mud,
water forging, steep inclines, and
rock hopping. (2) The transfer case had
a slight leak. Other than these minor
diffculties the Jeep has ran great. It
does have the 'clunk' when shifting to
reverse, but thats the nature of a good
transmission. It also has the hard
shift between 2 and 3rd, but I
speculate the factory told the
computers to shift at a bad time; it
only happens when I take some time to
get up to speed, not when I floor it
when the stop light becomes green.
Hell, in 2wd it's great offroad. It
climbs like a bulldozer in 4 low. The
suspension is great for the offroad, it
gives good flex when rolling over large
objects. This IS as close as you can
get to a stock vehicle ment for the
offroad, even better than the H2 in
A few complaints about the rear bumper
and spare tire compartment.
(1) On hot days the spare tire
compartment seems to get rather wet, a
few inches of water manages to build up
inside of it. Not good.
(2) Rear Bumper, bad design, mud gets
all up inside of it.
Plan on heavy expenses for maintenance
(nothing was covered under the gold
extended jeep warranty). before 45k
miles, I replaced the AC system,
brakes, battery (twice), various
electrical components, power window
modules, memory seat module, stereo
speakers, stereo controls on steering
wheel, etc. Everytime I started the
vehicle, the seat would propel me into
the dash - jeep couldn't find the
problem, not to mention the calls for
a tow truck because it wouldn't start -
so I got the opportunity to spend
lots of time and money in the shop.
Lots of road noise with this vehicle.
It may look good from the outside, but
it's not worth the headaches.
exterior looks, reasonable gas mileage
on the 6 cyl, nice looking interior.
negligible back seat room, VERY POOR
reliability in electronics, AC, and