Excellent performance on/off road. Problems: 1.) No where to mount CB radio for off- road communications. This is major design flaw. 2.) On dry paved city streets, ESP and Sway Bar will activate for no apparent reason. May or may not deactivate even when motor is restarted. Occurs frequently in hot AZ weather. 3.) Annoying squeal from left front wheel. Dealer can't identify. Most noticeable at low speeds (10 mph and less). Other than 3 items noted, vehicle is fantastic. Solid performer on the trail and comfortable for long road trips with family. Would buy another one in an instant.
Storage space. Front seat comfort. Gas mileage not as bad as expected (avg. 18 mpg). Control button lower left instrument cluster gives important info. Sway bar disconnect, ESP disengage and axle lock.
Grab handles. CB mount or built-in. Motorized side mirrors. Padding for arm rests. Larger locking console.
This Wrangler rides great. Traded a 2003 Rubicon in on it. What a differance in ride. Jeep keeps doing better and better. Just keep the solid axles. i.f.s. would ruin the Wrangler
Lockers front and rear (not just a rear locker), electronic sway bar disco. awesome! No more getting out in the mud to pull out the lynch pins on the discos just push the button. This thing is huge on the inside (I looked at h3&fc but this seems a lot bigger and faster and better on/off road
Less plastic or make the offroad bumpers in a package, a hemi would be nice but would settle for a diesel. Leave axles alone unless making equal to dana 60's
I have 15,000 miles on my Unlimited Rubicon and I love it. It's fun, it pulls my boat, carries wife and kids, and protects us all with electronic stability controls. No complaints whatsoever.
The ABS, taction cntrol, sability controls, and brke asist, among other electronics, plus the stock lockers, and disconn sway bar means I can play from day one. And feel safe letting the wife and kids ride along!
Needs a few more interior refinements...but Ilove it just like it is.
Horrible on fuel and surprising lack of power. Probably due to the large tire size and it aggressive nature. The door locks automatically lock when you put the vehicle in drive but only the drivers door unlocks automatically after being placed in park. This is extremely annoying with children and retrieving items from other doors. All things considered, we do love this vehicle and its a joy to drive on a nice summer day w/ the top down. We would certainly buy it all over again as in our case as a second vehicle.
Its abilities on rugged terrain. The ability to remove the hard top yet have a soft top for the summer driving season. Its rugged looks and feel!
Again, the door locks not unlocking to retrieve items once the vehicle is placed in park. Lack of power on pavement.
This jeep is a lot of fun but the quality of the jeep is crap. I hope this is because it's the first year.... Roof leaks hard and soft tops. Hinges corrode and rust on the doors, visible in the cracks of the hinges and eventually the paint on the hinges. Interior plastic scratches very easy with a fingernail...and I mean very easy!. The new motor is a bit underpowered for a 4dr but liveable. Hey it's a 4x4 but you'd think a V6 would get better fuel economy than 15- 19...v8's are getting better mileage than this 6. It's a blast to drive with the top off or on, it's can climb a wall. I hope the new Chrysler takes note and fixes the issues with the 08 model.