2002 Jeep Wrangler Consumer Review: Porpoise in Jeep's clothing

2002 Jeep Wrangler SUV - Consumer Review

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Porpoise in Jeep's clothing
By Dave S. on


2002 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4WD 2dr Convertible SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5M)


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.

Best Features

Simplicity of design, driving position, quick heater, parallel parking ability

Worst Features

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.
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