Have wanted a Jeep since I started to drive. Just purchased a 2000 SE with 80,000. 4cyl. Drives great. Have been making mods to improve performance. Great gas mileage with the 4 banger. You do give up some performance. having fun working on it. Kids are having a great time with the top down. It is only up if its raining.
Conv. top. 4WD, easy to work on.
Installed AME intake with noticeable improvement in low end, city driving. Flow master 50 exhaust is next.
For years, I've wanted a convertible,
but wasn't sure I wanted to spend the
money for a rear-wheel drive Mustang.
Then this summer I saw a friend in a
Jeep Wrangler with the top down, and
owned one myself within the week. It
is the most fun vehicle my husband and
I have ever owned. Another friend says
I'm in mid-life crisis, but if this is
the case, then BRING IT ON!!!
LOVE the convertible top. The vehicle
looks cool. :) Tight turning radius,
can park where no one else fits, and is
a dream in the snow with 4WD. Nice,
toasty heater with soft top. Great gas
mileage with 4-cylinder.
Every few months, my wife begs me to get rid of my
Jeep. "It's bumpy," she says. "I can't hear myself
think." "I can barely climb into it." "My feet don't
touch the ground." (she's 5 feet tall)
But I run my hand along the hood, and I shake my
head. I'll drive this baby into the ground.
It handles like a dream, and has the tightest
turn-radius of anything I've ever driven. I love being
able to crawl anywhere I need to go, and still
get 20mpg on the freeway. With the top down,
this is, for any North Dakota boy who's made his
way to Cali, *the* dream car. I've found it extremely
dependable (I put 20k a year on it), easy to tinker
with, and no end of fun.
Full doors (extra -- don't get the half-doors)
If I had one complaint, it would be about power. I've
got the 2.5liter 4-cyl SE model with standard
transmission. Going up steep hills with the air
conditioning on at highway speeds taxes the engine
the newest jeep wrangler is jeep no
matter which way you look at it. the
only difference is the coil suspension
system, and the upgraded interior. in
my own oppinion the upgraded interior
has to go. i have a 1976 cj7 and a
1981 cj8 scrambler and they have no
interior whatsoever. its just to
pretty inside and way to much plastic.
a jeep is supposed to be a rugged
offroad machine not a pretty city
driven vehicle so keep it true to its
heritage and take the plastic out of
Very happy with vehicle.Wish it got
better mileage w/4.0 liter /auto trans.
Only problems in 30000 mile warranty
period were; Black paint on exterior
parts of alum-alloy (mirrors,door
handles and rear tailgate window hinges
all peeled.All replaced with no hassle
by dealer!Also, with my size 14 shoes I
frequently hit both gas and brake pedal
when stopping! Very scary!
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