Purchased the car new, and have used it primarily as a toy. It has been very reliable and has not required anything but normal maintenance. This is a great car for weekends and vacations, but I would not recommend it for everyday use. It is also great in poor weather conditions. The ride is not super comfortable, but that is expected for the type of vehicle. The hard-top is difficult to negotiate, and it becomes an ordeal to remove each season. The exterior metal is thin and dents easily, and the car burns gas at an alarming rate. I replaced the air filter with K and N, and that improved mileage about 2 MPG. All that said, I still love my Jeep.
Taking the top down and jamming gears. This is a fun traveler for our mountain vacations. It handles great in poor weather conditions. This car can go almost anywhere. The car sits high, and seems very safe to drive.
Both plastic doors cracked in the same spot on top. Fuel economy is poor. Manual transmission doesn't have enough power for a 4.0L V6 given the amount of fuel used. Starting to rust around the rear bumper.
Just bought a used 2003 Jeep, one-owner. Bought it with 36,000 miles on it. LOVE THIS SUV! Everywhere I go, it's great to drive in. Great ground clearance, great handling. Fuel economy is a problem (15mpg mixed). But wouldn't drive anything else! Love it! Really easy to work on!
Soft top, ground clearance, ruggedness, easy to work on, 4x4, handling, power,
Better fuel economy, center console speaker needs to be upgraded.
The build quality of my new Jeep is
simply horrific ! With less than
12,500 miles, it has been in the shop
no less than 5 times !! The driving
lights went out ( replaced whole
harness ), the A/C quit working twice,
the airbags quit working twice, engine
stalled 4 times and the bumper-ette
worked itself loose. The most annoying
thing is the paint quality. With 3500
miles on it, bug juice removed 117
eraser sized chunks of paint on the
grill !! The dealer ( 2 of them )
refused to declare it a warrenty item.
Chrysler defered exclusively to the
dealer. No other car I've ever had (
over 15, brand new ) ever had this
convertible fun, ease of manuevering
Quality is horrible. I will never buy
another Daimler-Chrysler vehicle again.
Customer service is NON existent, they
simply defer all issues to the dealer
who is the final authority. Be warned,
and expect problems.