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2003 Jeep Wrangler

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Definitely Glad I Bought One
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Fun To Drive
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By TBNNashua
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Vehicle

2003 Jeep Wrangler X 4WD 2dr Convertible SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5M)


Review

After my SUV was totalled in an
accident, I decided to get the vehicle
that I wanted since I was 4 years old -
a Jeep. I am so glad that I did. I
cannot imagine getting anything else in
the future. The Jeep does not have
much pickup and not so great fuel
economy (I do have the V6) compared to
other vehicles, but that is fine by
me. I can deal with that one item for
all the other pluses.


Best Features

There is nothing like riding around in the summer with the top down and doors off. It handles an incredible amount of snow - In the northeast, it is a necessity to have a vehicle that can handle a variety of weather. The Wrangler can do it all!


Worst Features

Better fuel economy and better sound system.


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Best Decision I've Ever Made!
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By ABaker
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2003 Jeep Wrangler X 4WD 2dr Convertible SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5M)


Review

People tried to discourage me. My dad
said it was unsafe, my mom worried,
friends said it was not practical. I
AM SO GLAD I did NOT listen! I have
never had so much fun!!! It is VERY
versatile and can haul a lot. It's been
to the beach, camping & highway driving
EVERY day. It really has been fun. It
came with a hard top, but I bought a
soft top and I cannot imagine putting
the hard back on. The soft top is so
versatile and fun. It stays off all
weekend. AND it is NOT that hard to
manage. I think the Editors' reviews
were too harsh-- sound like a dad's
review! ENJOY IT


Best Features

The soft top


Worst Features

Better gas mileage, but that goes for all SUVs!


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My New Jeep
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By doober
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2003 Jeep Wrangler SE 4WD 2dr Convertible SUV (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


Review

The SE model with 2.4L I-4 engine is
underpowered and uses a lot of gas for
an I-4. The engine seems rev
happy for an offroad engine. Gearing is
awesome in the 5 speed transmission,
although 3rd gear could stand to be a
bit lower and closer to 2nd's ratio.
Highway sppeds in excess of 65mph are
hard to reach even on a flat surface
during a calm dry day. Design, both
interior and exterior, is classic bare
basics Jeep. Overall a great car if you
are into Jeeps.


Best Features

4.10:1 gearing, highly customizable, unbeatable offroad prowess, excellent city handling, solid as a rock, very utilitarian, awesome articulation, able to fit a 31" tire in stock form.


Worst Features

Needs more low and mid range power. Standard Hard Top. Shorter front bucket seats. Gorund clearance is less than 2002 and earlier, ditch the Rubicon skid plates.


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tom'd used jeep purchase review
Performance
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Build Quality
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By trtrudey16
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2003 Jeep Wrangler SE 4WD 2dr Convertible SUV (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


Review

These cars are a "gas" to drive. You
want to throw on aflannel shirt and
your hiking boots and head for a
field. The other people who drive them
wave to you so you feel as if you are
part of some "club". I'm not certain if
its a vehicle or a "lifestyle". I love
it so far.


Best Features

ride height, utility, sure-footedness, visibility


Worst Features

none


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Nothing like a Jeep
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By Frederic S. Gionet
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2003 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4WD 2dr Convertible SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5M)


Review

This thing has a personality like no
other, and makes Canadian snowstorms a
really fun experience.

The mechanical aspects are pretty
rudimentary, as the inline 6 growls
without putting much power, and has a
drinking problem worse than some of my
party buddies (from 11MPG in winter to
19mpg in a smooth highway drive). The
4.7 V8 or new Liberty Diesel would
most likely be smoother, more powerful
and probably better on gas.

Both Hardtop and Soft top are fairly
quiet and insulate from the elements.
Heater and AC are powerful enough to
counter the elements.

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Best Features

Unique look, non-pretentious character, off-road capabilities, high seating...and of course the fact it is a convertible.


Worst Features

Drivetrain should be updated to something more modern with better fuel economy. Put more retro-looking dash/guages instead of plastic...and make the soft top easier to put up and down.


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