Bought this Jeep Jan of 2000 had 44K, and now has 146K still fun to drive and still turns heads. Although gas sucks, 17mpg highway, I would recommend it as a second vehicle for fun. Overall it has been a reliable vehicle. But now I'm ready to get sometime for the highway.
I bought a target top which is easy to remove.
GAS and rear UV Joint breaks often so you should check it once a month.
I bought my Wrangler brand spank'n new. I wanted it so bad, when the dealership called me to say my order was in, I made my girlfriend take me up there to look at it all wrapped up! The Jeep Wrangler/CJ is the only vehicle that makes me get excited like some silly kid. I've done some off-roading, but nothing extreme. I've NEVER been stuck off-road, nor in the snow. It's been a pleasure to drive daily for the past 13 years. It's not perfect, by any means, but something I've cherished. Getting almost 170,000 miles on it now, the 4.0 inline 6 is tickidy, but keeps on going. From talking to others, this engine is good for 250,000 or better. And you thought only Hondas got that kinda life.
Convertible, 4WD, what's not to love? I love the ruggedness of it. It's crude in some ways, and definitely noisy, but full of charm. The big grey splash stripe down the sides was way cool in 1993, but definitely outdated in 2006.
The interior could have worn a little better, and the soft top has pulled out the windshield channel three times - first the screws pulled out, then rivets, now HUGE rivets. Gas mileage is horrible. You could buy a 3/4 ton 4x4 pickup with a big V8 and have the same gas mileage.
I purchased our '94 Wrangler with a 4.0L
automatic with 46,000 miles on it in 2000 for my son. It has 91,000 on it in 2005. In 4 yrs we have replaced
the radiator. In 2004 we replaced the
canvas top. Some vacuum problems with
the heater but less that $25 to repair.
The body only developed a small rust hole
on the front fender. We will upgrade the
suspension in 2005. Excellent SUV for
Simple to maintain. 4.0L engine and
automatic transmission is bullet proof. No other
manufacture copy cats
Stronger leaf springs for 4.0L. Seat
vinyl is of low quality (driver seat is
Its still any easy vehicle to maintain,
you can still change the oil and
perform own tune ups with out a
Master's degree. This vehicle goes to
Camp Jeeps and has as much off road
time as on. But still only 35,000 on
it! Great Ride. The only work EVER
needed on this vehicle was regular
maintenance and ego busting lift kits
and big A** Tires. Need to get two
more of these vehicles for my two
kids. Most versital winter summer
vehicle. Its a 4 season vehicle and
don't have to have 4 different vehicles
in the garage, after a long day of
jeeping through mud and climbing
boulders I can still stop at the
grocery store to get milk.
Love the fuel injected 4.0 6cyl
The only way to improve this vehicle to
have more trails to drive it on. If
they improve it any more noone would
use it for the intended purpose.