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2002 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4WD 2dr Convertible SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5M) Sport 4WD 2dr Convertible SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5M)
This is my first Jeep and I love it! Got a good deal on a used Wrangler Sport with only 54,000 miles on it and it's everything I expected. Yep, the ride is stiff, gas mileage around 16 mpg and there's a good bit of wind noise but that's what you get with a Jeep! You wouldn't buy a horse and then complain about no air conditioning, would you? Enjoy it for what it is, a fun, go anywhere vehicle that you can modify as much or little as you want. You can get it muddy, run over bumps, drive through ice and water and if you take care of it, it will get you where you want to go. Fill the thing with gas and go find an adventure!
Removable top, no frills design, high clearance.
Hmm, a quicker way to get the hard top on and off would be nice.
2002 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4WD 2dr Convertible SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5M) Sport 4WD 2dr Convertible SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5M)
First let me say that I am 58 years old and always wanted a jeep, but life got in the way. I am a pilot and marine captain. I own a beemer 5 series, an F150, and 2 Ford Focus. So if I want to haul, I take the f150, if I am going on road trip, it's the beemer, if I want to conserve fuel, it's one of the focuses. But if I want to have fun, it's the jeep. Bought it used and I had to replace the starter, the battery, and a few bulbs, but it's 6 years old. The ride is not as bad as I thought it would be. But, folks this thing is too much fun, you will find excuses to go somewhere. I can be heard saying, honey we need something from the store? Get one, the fun factor is worth it all.
It will go in the bad weather and it's a convertible in the summer. It's just a blast to drive. Love the high ride and turning ratio, if you need to park, nothing better, maybe a motorcycle. Didn't mess with the top yet.
Only issue is gas mileage, but if your worried about that buy a hybrid. A jeep is about fun and fun costs money.
2002 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4WD 2dr Convertible SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5M) Sport 4WD 2dr Convertible SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5M)
In 2004 I bought an 2002 Wrangler Sport. I loved it, but in Jan 06 sold it for a 2003 Land Rover Discovery w/ 20K miles. In over a year the Land Rover blew an engine and tried to kill me when the brakes failed. The 15 other annoying trips for service were only minor issues. Now it's 2007 and I am back in another 02 Wrangler Sport. Same color, miles and option as the old one. It's simple, fun and always works. Any problems can be fixed by me and internet Wrangler forums can show you how. It goes anywhere, looks classic and is cheap to purchase. Winter or Summer always bring a smile to my face in the Wrangler. Dump your heap and buy a Jeep.
Fun, simple, easy. Turn the key and it goes. Out of every truck, luxury SUV and sports car I have driven. I still have the most fun in the Jeep.
Noise & small gas tank. I drove an 07 (JK) the other day, it's nice but not worth the extra money yet. It's a more mature version of the TJ but I will stick with the 2002 for now.
I went from a Jeep Cherokee to a Wrangler. Wow what a difference. The Cherokee was bigger but lighter than the Wrangler (because of the unibody) The Cherokee was quicker but not nearly as fun to drive. The paint is horrible. It's so peeley but overall it's built well. The 4.0 is a very very solid motor. Other than a cracked exhaust manifold, there is no problems. Sadly this will be my last Jeep. The 4.0 is no longer made
It's so damn fun!
Better paint. Anyone who complains about fuel is a fool. Diesel would rock.
Before I bought my '02 Wrangler Sport, I used to see the slogan "It's a Jeep thing, you wouldn't understand." Since owning it I do understand. Nothing compares to going off-road, climbing over hills and rocks, plowing through water or mud that is fender high, just to commune with Mother Nature. One thing I will say, the more you want to play, the more you pay. The acronym fits JEEP - Just Empty Every Pocket, but it's been worth every penny.
Convertible top, 4x4, powerful and torque engine, great sound system, durability, reliability, love getting a lot of compliments on how my Jeep is set up, not to mention the looks I get. H2 recovery kit: Standard.
Jeep doesn't really need to change anything, there are so many products out there that one can personalize their Jeep to fit their personality. The only suggestion I can make is, don't try and make the Wrangler into a Hummer, leave that for the Commander.
Yes the exterior mirrors' paint comes off, yes the plastic windows scratch, yes the gas mileage is crummy, yes the interior is cheap, yes the sound system is inferior, yes the ride is bumpy, yes the tires clamshell, yes the softop is a pain, yes you need two people to change back the hardtop, yes the cargo room is small, and yes, I have bought two Jeeps in a row, because the driving experience is something to look forward to every time you get into it, from the day you buy it to your last day with it. Open air driving is incredible. Not worrying about every tiny imperfection, getting a little dog hair in it - priceless. It's stress free driving. Every time.
Open air in the summer. 4 wheel in the winter. Make sure you get it with cruise control. Removable back seat. (I tote 2 labs daily). Getting the Jeep Wave (from every other passing Jeep). My kids love it. My kids friends love it. It's a toy that I can tow my other toys with.
The only thing I would like Jeep to investigate is if they can somehow improve the gas mileage with changes to the engine, without changing the performance.
If a great car should give you a feeling of excitement and happiness when you get in and turn the key, Wranglers have got to be near the top of the list. You don't have to drive a Lexus, BMW or other fussy sled to have a car that actually transports you while adding a kick to your daily life. Wranglers don't go 0-60 in a nano second. They don't fly through a line of cones in record time. Actually they don't climb boulders. At least not in my daily grind. But then, most commuters don't get to drive our country's beltway roads at rush hour going 150 mph. So, for fantasy, why not have a funmobile that is not afraid to pick up the mulch at Home Depot for a fraction of the cost?
I love my Wrangler TJ. I have traveled all over the country. It has performed flawlessly. Ah, there are flaw though. Gas mileage is not that great. It has more torque than hp for speed. Plastic windows will scratch and fog over in time. The accessories will drive your bank account way down. Fun it is. Reliable - totally. Practical - not. Always in the build stage with all the aftermarket parts and accessories on the shelf.
PARTS AVAILABILITY. Height. It is a Lego vehicle and can be worked on too easily.
Improve gas mileage. Update cheap plastic dash. Line floor with a rubber LineX/Rhino type material. Undercoat pot metal underside parts. Change headers to stainless type material. Paint wheel mud guards as they do fade quickly.
The Jeep Wrangler is definetly not a car for everybody, but for people that like a fun ride and don't mind the bumps, this car is great. The pro's are that it has 4 wheel drive in the winter and is a convertable in the summer. So you get the best of both worlds, and how many card do you know that you can do that. Also I like the feeling of freedom I get when I drive this car. Every time I get into my car it puts me in a good mood. The down sides are, it is not really great for groceries because there is not much storage space. And sometimes people complain about the bumpy ride. But all in all for me it is a daily escape and makes driving fun.
I like the 4 wheel drive in the winter and taking the top off in the summer. I also like the look of the Jeep and that it sits up high like a truck, without being a full truck.
I guess I would suggest make the soft top easier to take on and off, sometimes I find it hard to fit the pieces together. I would also recommend more cargo space. But I guess they already improved on that with the new Jeeps. Overall a great car.
If you want to look good at the beach or driving thru your neighborhood, get a Wrangler Sport! Oh, and get one if you want a plastic and cheap interior, awful gas mileage, a hit or miss transmission, absolutely no cargo room, windows that scratch when you breathe, ventilation that turns on and off without turning it on or off, a cd player that skips at every bump, painful shocks, check engine light that is always on, POOR Dealer SERVICE, parts that RUST (screws, attachments on vehicle exterior, windows) and if you like replacing your windshield every three months, GET A WRANGLER. I cannot wait to get rid of this piece of garbage.
It is reliable and fun. Think of this 4 wheeler as a Harley with more aftermarket accessories. Drawbacks, small cargo space, plastic dash, and you will have to downshift to 2nd gear to climb even the mildest of hill inclines at highway speeds. I have driven long distances twice (1200 miles and 1600 miles) and it is compariable as a standard cab small pickup. Mine is an 02 Sport but came with half doors, Khaki paint, and low gears not listed for 02. I think Jeep was experimenting with my '02 and a half Sport for the later Rubicon.
Convertible! High Seating Position! Perfect motor!
Improve gearing for inclines. Change dash to metalic. Overland length plus standard transmission would be best as a standard model (this would improve towing limitations of the Sport too). Large floor speakers to aid Soundbar. Better side mirrors to aid aft blindspots.
Our Wrangler was crashed into the back of a van at 35mph, the airbags did not deploy, the seat belt did not retract and our daughter broke her nose on the windshiel, $9500 damage. We have found other related airbag incidents in similar Jeeps, Chrysler investigated for 3 months and determined "the impact, which did not involve the frame, did not create the longitudinal deceleration to deploy the airbags." This care will not protect you.
The ride in the ambulance.
Redesign the airbag deployment system and the seat belt retract.
Reliable, goes anywhere, 19mpg with a 4.0l engine... what else do you want? Did I mention babe magnet?
Factory alarm system would be nice. Hood mounted rocket launchers could improve any car.
The only problem was a rear axle seal leak that my mechanic brother found during inspection.Dealer said it needed the bearing to be reseeded. One year later when I had it in for inspection and the leak was still there. I took it back to the dealer AGAIN hopefully the work was done right this time.
Fun to drive
This is 2nd wrangler that I ahve owned. I never should have sold my old 92 wrangler. This is a great car with could ride and handling characteristics. provided you are not expecting sports car handling or luxury car ride. It is bumpy and loud. You get good mileage if you stay around 72 mph. Faster and gas gauge drops much faster. There is no possibility of using a cellular phone at any speed above 20mph with top down. Top up increases that speed to about 40.
Capabilities of factory 4 wheel drive system. Convertible top.
Old 87-95 wrangler top allowed the storage of side windows and rear windows inside the vehicle out of harms way. New design does not allow that feature, also parking in garage with an electronic opener prevents putting the top up inside the garage.
very satisfied with this vehicle for the price fairly solid and well made tested this vehicle to the max on and off road and was happy to say it held its own the outside body could have a little more strength, sides could be reinforced
4 wheeel drive large tire option tinted soft top windows heavy steel bumpers
heavy side panels more bottom protection options GPS raidio less costly
The Wrangler has been everything I expected and more. It's one of the funnest vehicles I have ever driven. It will take you just about anywhere you want to go. Jeep has been around since the 1940's so you know they are doing something right. You have to get a Jeep Wrangler.
styling, off-road capabilities, ruggedness, jeep heritage.
gas mileage(that is expected though), nothing much wrong with this ride
It seems to me that this vehicle is either loved or hated for the same reasons. So either you get it or you don't. All I can say is the only people I see waving to each other as they pass on the road are Jeep owners and Harley riders. Not bad company in my book. Just own one and you'll understand.
Putting the top down and cruising to your favorite CD on some back country road. OR passing people stuck in mud/ice/water/whatever..... unless they're fellow Jeep owners, of course.
Better gas mpg, or at least the ability to buy a model with a V8. If we're gonna get gouged at the pump, might as well have a little fun.
My first jeep. Bought it used but you'd never know it to look at it or drive it. I love this thing. Flame red is about as attractive a color as I've seen. Far more comfortable to drive then my "non jeep" friends warned me it would be. For the first time in my life I am anxiously awaiting a huge snow storm.
Looks, styling, ride, and waving to other Wrangler owners.
Having Jeep offer scholarships to get a PhD. from MIT so I can figure out how to work the soft top.
This is the worst vehicle i've ever driven. I have 6 cylinder, wish i had 4 because they put 3.07 gears in mine which makes it suck. I have not used 5th gear yet. can't climb hills in 4th. Gas mileage is about 14 (probably cause i can't use the high gears). Water comes in through floor when i go through puddles or it rains (about an inch, easy). Brakes warped when i got it, warped again at 12000 miles, again at 20,000 miles. Shakes like hell at 60+ mph. They said nothing was wrong. I've had two CJ's, 3 YJ's, and this TJ. Worst wrangler I ever bought. Never buy one again, unless it's an old CJ or a YJ. Plus it cost me almost twice as much as those ever did.
Bring the quality back up to where it was before. Stop relying just on your name. Jeep actually made good trucks once, that's where they get there rep from. Why are they falling behind.
Only two weeks of heavy driving so far, but it all I expected....FUN. Pleanty of low end and mid range torque. Accelerates decently. Getting 17 mpg with mixed, but mostly city driving with the A/C on. Would not be my choice for a family car; but, since my wife has the minivan, the family part is covered. This is for fun and commuting. I cant imagine anything more versatile. Just buy it.
Soft top for versatility. Who has room to store a hard top???
There has to be a platic material for windows that doesnt scratch so easily. What has NASA been up to?
I could not be happier with my Jeep. I've taken it offroad several times and it does awesome!!!
It can go anywhere with the right stuff. Contact me for Jeep stuff.
Only the gas mileage. But really, who cares. If I wanted a vehicle with good gas mileage I'd of bought a Honda.
Prior to my Jeep I had a Geo Tracker... a bit cheaper with alot of options... but after many years of wanting a Jeep, finally a year ago, I was able to purchase a 2000 Jeep Sport, and it's been awesome. I love it's solid feel, and how it drives like a truck. It's a Jeep, it's not going to have alot of pickup, but as mentioned in many of these reviews the gas mileage could be better. Overall... I'm extremely happy with my Jeep... and can see myself driving one for a long time!
It's sporty look. I love to drive with the top off... it's just an awesome feel, especially when it's cool out.
Bigger storage/trunk space, better gas mileage. Bring back the original khaki colors... I really wanted that original army Jeep feel... but settled for white with a tan top!
I love, well...loved, my Jeep. I was everything I had hoped it would be. Mileage isn't great, but the fun factor more than compensates for such pour economy. Nonetheless, I have only had it a little more than 3 months, and it has already been to the shop 5 times for A/C issues. In fact, now I have bubbling interior paint and moldy carpet thanks to moisture from the A/C getting dribbled inside. And I know two other folks with the same issues.
Traditional style and go-anywhere ruggedness. Oh yeah, and the convertible top...
I am filling up twice a week, and my commute isn't that bad (20 min.). The darn A/C and fan blower relay (make it quite).
The Jeep brand is already the best type of car available, but the new TJ takes the cake. It is perfect in every catagory exept fuel economy, but hey, it is an SUV right? I hate all that Honda and Toyota SUV crap because its not real. That goes for pretty much every other SUV on the market as well. It is freeing to drive with the top down and music from the soundbar, almost like a religious experiance exept better. This thing cannot be beat. It is the best offroad vehicle in the world. Dont be fooled any imitations, get a Jeep.
Off road ability, removable soft top.
Get better gas milage, maybe a four speed auto for people that cant drive a stick. Dual dana 44's and some 35s will do too.
Five years and 62,000 miles and I still look forward to going - anywhere. 20 mpg new and still does it. 3.55 trac lock Dana. Feels like the old VW except it weighs twice as much and has 5 times the HP and A/C! Noise? I can't hear the noise. One recall for fuel sending unit. Had oil pressure sensor fail, replaced driver air bag and steering wheel both cosmetic, all covered by Jeep.
Size, handling - it drives the way I do. 4-speed plus one - better control. Seat is comfy, I'd rather drive the TJ than my wife's Grand Cherokee (daughter's Cherokee is fun). It looks like a Jeep and not everything else on the road.
Put a seat belt on the driver's side instead of the lap strap. I want my butt strapped to the seat. Take the hitch to a 2" receiver from 1 1/2" a waste.
If you are looking for something fun to drive with high versatility this is the vehicle. If you want a quiet reliable ride buy a foreign car. My previous '99 Wrangler had 20K miles, the electrical system had a short, the hard top was cracking. I traded that in for a Toyota Tacoma truck. The truck was built extremely well, but it's still a truck. I traded the truck for a '01 Wrangler (currently with 19K miles). I just received my second recall notice, the main seal has failed (replaced after three trips to the dealer), the throwout bearings are making noise, and it shakes at 70 mph. Despite all this its very fun to drive and can go anywhere.
Short turning radius, off-road ability, aftermarket parts selection
After 50 years of producing Wranglers in the same facility I think it's time to upgrade to a better manufacturing facility.
To me, It,s important to have a vehicle that will preform in all types of weather...My jeep does this. To have a body style thats old fashion but not old, practicle with strong features.I can hardly identify all the new cars on the road today...but you know a jeep when you see one. I will buy another unless they radically change.[I,m 62 yrs old and I love my jeep]
High ground clearence, small but very practicle windshield...and very easy to access the undercarrage.My jeep is very stable in a turn and you would have to try very hard to flip one.
The worst feature of a jeep is a unknowledgable salesperson.You should know your product.
The Wrangler Sport is a great addition to any household. It's fun to drive and very comfortable. It even keeps the old Jeep attitude with its "rough" and "tough" ride.
I can't decide!
Fender flares should be detachable stainless steel, It should come stock with a 4 inch lift, NEEDS MORE HORSEPOWER, V8 engine!
Love it and intend to keep it for quite a while. It is not a sports car or a luxury car, but it is a real fun car. It suits me just fine as far as comfort goes. This is my second Wrangler.
Roll up windows versus zipper half doors.
Would like to see better gas mileage and a better choice of tire and wheel pacckages. The tires offered do not have enough tread for my play time.
Was originally looking for cheapest, most reliable convertible top vehicle, and like many, I was hooked upon the first test drive. You feel every bump, but it's in character, and I love every minute of it. That is, until you have to panic stop on the freeway, or stop at anything over 40 mph or so; this thing goes into a very unsettling continous front-to-rear hop, while diving noticeably to one side. Mileage is nothing short of pathetic, but again, in character (amazing, considering it's not carbed!!). For those who definitely appreciate simplicity with a touch of attitude and allure.
Simplicity of design, driving position, quick heater, parallel parking ability
God, please put a beefier, higher- performance braking system on this thing. Soft top glass/plastic gets damaged way too easily. Suspension and undercarriage parts are susceptible to rapid, but minor rusting.
This is my second wrangler and they just keep getting better. The Wrangler speaks for itself. If your serious about off-roading, wait for the 2003 Wrangler Rubicon.
Removeable doors, 30 inch wheel and tire group. For ultimate fun go with the soft top
Need to place the horn button in a better place. Most other suggestions I would of had will now be on the 2003 Wrangler Rubicon.
Wrangler is like an ugly dog...you laugh at them until you live with one for a while. After a while you just love to spend time with them.
Fun to drive
Hardtop should incorporate a roof rack.
I have wanted a Jeep Wrangler for years as a second car. I found myself looking for a new vehicle after my overseas assignment and went ahead and purchased a Jeep Wrangler Sport to stay in tune with my new "back to basics" kind of mode I was in. All I have to say is "wow". This is an incredibly fun car/SUV to own and drive. It makes you feel like you can go anywhere...safely. Looking to go to the upcoming Jeep Jamboree this summer to try it out. I'm a proud Jeep owner now.
Rugged styling and mobility feel...yet very comfortable and safe. I am very impressed with the sound system. The new soundbar and subwoofer in the center console is a great add. Have CD's, sunshine, bags packed...will travel!
If there was anyway to improve upon the gas mileage...that would be great. Even if you could just get it to low 20's.
I have had my jeep for just a few months and it has been more fun than my wildest expecations. I ordered it from the factory and still got it close to 500 under invoice. I have alot of MOPAR and aftermarket options including BFG AT KO 31 inch tires on the canyon rims (A GREAT COMBO.) These tire work great in the desert. Only slight negatives is that it can be a little loud above 70 on the highway with high local winds, and a little bit to handle do to the high profile. Basically, unless you need to move alot of people or cargo..........the TJ is an OUTSTANDING vehicle and a really great value.
Dual Tops, folding front passenger seat, good stock stereo, 4wheel drive system
Slightly more room behind last seat, perhaps a slighly more advanced easy to use soft top.
A true SUV!
Design, design, and the design.
None, it is exactly what a Jeep is suppose to be.
Roomy, quiet, smooth are not words that describe the Jeep Wrangler. But like no other vehicle close to it's price will you get the fun go anywhere, open vehicle, invincible feeling you get every time you turn the key. The 4.0 6 cylinder leaves almost nothing to be desired. The ride is as good if not better than most small cars and pickups. Test drive it. Youll either love it or hate it. Few people are in between. Opt. for the full doors over any other option
Very impressed with the optional stereo/CD with the subwoofer in the center councel. Sounds great and not a very expensive option on Sport Package.
Very much need 4 speed automatic transmission. The 3 speed automatic leaves way to much to be desired and could not be concidered in my purchase.
i love my jeep. it fits me and my personality like a glove.plus its american just like me...
more conviniance groups for the interior
My Wrangler is just the best! I've gone out hunting in places where you see Chevy's and Ford trucks park and their owners' walk! In November, a couple of my buddies and me went to our version of "the Dunes", and the Jeep never let me down once!
The Command-Trac Shift on the Fly 4 Wheel drive system.
Don't ever change this thing!!
I have found my Jeep to be a fun vehicle. My other vehicle is a Mazda Miata, so these two complement each other well. The Jeep is a suprisingly comfortable cruiser. One of the qualities I like most about my Jeep is the ease with which you can customize your Jeep. The aftermarket is full of options. All in all I can safely say that I am very pleased with my Jeep and that I would reccomend the Wrangler without hesitation.
Easy parking, quick acceleration, nimble handling, unable to get it stuck!
It would be great if they could add a foot or so to the cargo area, something like a latter day Scrambler CJ8 would be nice. Other than that, if you know what you are getting into when you purchase the vehicle you shouldn't be too surprised after you've had it for a couple months...