It must be a "Jeep thing" that I just don't understand - this little thing is so overrated. I would suggest it to someone who goes off-roading every weekend, but for a daily driver, it's atrocious. 4 cylinder = horrid performance and gas mileage as well. The highway ride is unbearable with the soft top, but it's another $1600 to get another one with hard upper doors. The reliability hasn't been great - I took it to the shop three times in two months. Minor stuff, but it adds up. If you want something to play with for the weekends or summer, sure, this can be fun, but I highly recommend something else. I'm buying a Toyota.
Um, good in snow. (Slightly) fun in summer. THAT'S ALL.
More power to 2.5 liter - better mileage - a somewhat tolerable highway ride - safer - more reliable - make the soft top workable in less than 20 minutes - STOP PUTTING THE GAS TANK INTAKE BEHIND THE LICENSE PLATE! - allow rear seat access from driver side seat - a full size spare.
With the top and doors off, driving in the summer and on the beach, the Wrangler is second to none. This is purely a second car for fun because when you're on the highway, the noise level is high and you feel EVERY bump on the road. The 1995 S is very basic, which is what a Jeep should be. You can tweak it to your liking. It's a blast driving around town and in the sand on a hot summer day.
Plain and clean style - the 1997 and newer models are too 'slick'. Front and rear bumpers of the '95 and older models. Off road performance.
Weird windshield wiper placement that they finally fixed in the newer models.
I have driven two sets of tires
completely away on my Wrangler and it
has only been to the shop once. It's a
great run around vehicle and fun to
drive on country roads on the weekend.
If you need a smooth ride for long
trips, don't go in a Wrangler. It wasn't
built for trips. Nothing beats taking
the TOP off and cruising on back roads
and to the lake or mountains. Great
second vehicle to drive and get out of
the everyday rut.
Taking the top off. It will go where
you want to go.
If it had a smoother ride on the
highway, it would be a great everyday
The gas mileage is terrible for a 4
cylinder especially if you plan on any
form of oversized tires. I had better
gas mileage in my 8 cylinder
Firebird. This car has absolutely no
power, it is terrible on the highway.
The suspension is so loose that you
feel every single little bump. Do not
consider a Jeep unless you are buying
it strictly for off-road use.
Convertible top, although it is
extremely difficult to remove and even
more difficult to put back together.