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