This is my third --85, 92 and now 2000--
they keep getting better --for repairs
only been to dealer once in four and a
half years to get ball joints done,
otherwise local texaco does all regular
maintenance -- the expensive 6,000 mile
increment plans at the dealer are not
worth it --300 to 500 each ! absurd!!
Only minor issue --black paint finish
on mirrors and rear hinges did not hold
up well otherwise it is great -- about
to buy an unlimited
Summer time!!! no roof on for four
months -- ( and I am a 51 yr old white
The 2000 6 cyl version has the 190hp
(before this was 180hp) engine which
has good acceleration and excellent
torque. This yr. also allows you to
turn off the pass. side airbag.
Overall, good engine reliability. Ave.
mileage is 18 mpg.
Had it back to the dealership 3X for a
water leak which dripped down in the
driver side area near the pedals.
Still not fixed...
Open air top (soft top folds easily);
off road ability
fix leak around windshield; offer
diesel version with better mileage
I've wanted a jeep for about 10 years
(love the outdoors), finally I traded
in my car for one, a soft top Sport
with half doors. It was a great
decision. I love the flexability, and
the phylums of after market products
to make the car unique. Like driving
a convertable, but not having direct
sun on you? Leave the top on, but
remove all the windows. Or buy a
bikini top and cover the two front
seats only. Need to put something in
back? Take the back seat out - in
less than 3 minutes. It's not a
glorified minivan like most SUV's.
It's designed to go off-roading, which
I need. "Jeep - Takes you where you
want to be"
Flexability. Fun to drive. Great off
road capability. A wind experience
not unlike riding a motorcycle.
Loved it until I moved away and had to
drive hard on the express ways. Not
built for that. No pull. You can push
it and it will make it eventually.
Driving this car is a unique
experience from other vehicles. Fun?
Yeah! For Routine Driving? Not! It's
Soft tops and zippered windows become
a drag in the winter time. Certainly
a warmer climate and off high way car.
top down in the summer time, feeling
the road, if you get caught in the
rain with the top down, just let out
the water with the release plugs on
the floor and nothing get ruined
Better soft tops to make it easier.
better gas usage.
but what the hell, it's a great car!