Used 2008 Jeep Wrangler X SUV Consumer Reviews | Edmunds
ADVERTISEMENT

2008 Jeep Wrangler - Consumer Reviews

2008 Jeep Wrangler SUV

Average Consumer Rating

39 Total Reviews

View reviews for a specific Wrangler model:
ADVERTISEMENT

Sort by

Most Recent|
Most Recent Most Helpful Highest Rating Lowest Rating
This is a little late
3 of 9 people found this review helpful
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By vak1
on

Vehicle

2008 Jeep Wrangler SUV X 2dr SUV 4WD (3.8L 6cyl 6M)


Review

I have been driving Jeeps since 1976 and my loyalty to this company is over. At 45,000 mile the problems on this Jeep are too numerous to mention. I hope that people who read this and other reviews will seriously take heed before purchasing a Wrangler.


Favorite Features

None


Suggested Improvements

To Chrysler, Talk to the consumer before you put something out on the market.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

2008 Jeep Wrangler 2 door X
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By dstanzini
on

Vehicle

2008 Jeep Wrangler SUV X 2dr SUV 4WD (3.8L 6cyl 6M)


Review

Must say I love this Jeep! I've had Jeeps my entire life from CJ 5's to now. This rides like a car. I've had no issues at all. Plenty of power, love the 6 speed stick, amazing turning radius. I must also say this; it get amazing gas mileage. I was certainly not expecting that. The last Jeep I had was a 2000 4 cylinder automatic and the best that got was about 18-19 MPG. This can get up to 24 on the highway, very surprising and unusual to get more than what the deal says. Maybe I just got a good one. But I am extremely pleased. Very fun to drive. I've only put about 60,000 on it so far as it is just a pleasure vehicle


Favorite Features

Great fuel Mileage, great turning radius, Very smooth ride for a Jeep, drives and rides like a car. Good power, transmission is really smooth. Nice stereo. Great, fun vehicle overall


Suggested Improvements

The only thing I can suggest if when the stereo is up loud (with the top off) the overhead speaker cover rattles a little bit. A couple of well placed pieces of paper stopped it. But that is the only improvement I can think of. This is a great Jeep!


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Deep Money Pit
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By chezeppelin
on

Vehicle

2008 Jeep Wrangler SUV X 2dr SUV 4WD (3.8L 6cyl 6M)


Review

i had my 08 wrangler x for four years. in those four years my emergency break broke ( right after the warranty expired of course), i had a leaky rear differential, there was a recall on the fuel tank because sometimes while filling up the gas would over flow and spill, and last but not least, my steering gear box went out. the steering gear box was a 700 dollar fix, too much if you ask me from a 4 year old vehicle. the steering gear box started going out relatively quickly, but the dealer refused to fix it because it technically still worked, when it finally went out around the 80k mile mark, i was in for a costly repair. the jk was loud on the highway, no room, rough, and a guzzler.


Suggested Improvements

do not lift your jk if you have one! if you want an off road toy, or even a "mall crawler" get an older tj, you'll be better off.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Rethinking My Loyalty to Jeep
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By max888
on

Vehicle

2008 Jeep Wrangler SUV X 2dr SUV 4WD (3.8L 6cyl 6M)


Review

Initially purchased 2007 Wrangler 2- door X model. Freedom top (hard top) repeatedly leaked, despite many trip to the service dept at the dealership. Service manager told me, "They all leak," as though it should be expected. Jeep did a buy- back and shipped it back to Michigan. Replaced it with '08. Same thing--top and doors leaked like sieves. Repeated servicing, heavy-duty gaskets installed finally solved leakage problem. Next--the "death wobble." Not a new experience, as '95 Cherokee had done the same thing. Steering stabilizer replacement fixed the problem. Now, the dealership is telling me that at 54k m., the shocks are "seeping," steering damper "leaking." Want $800--NOT!


Favorite Features

4WD, small size, visibility--always liked Wranglers, but doubt I will buy another, since they've turned into CRAP.


Suggested Improvements

Redesign leaky Freedom top (if I had wanted a convertible, I would have bought one,) leaky doors, leaky windows, steering stabilizer (obviously a chronic and DANGEROUS problem for YEARS), and doors that allow water to pour into vehicle when it rains. Could use a bigger engine, too, IMO.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Its a Jeep
12 of 13 people found this review helpful
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By lock3056
on

Vehicle

2008 Jeep Wrangler SUV X 2dr SUV 4WD (3.8L 6cyl 6M)


Review

Bought a 2008 when it was new, I've had it 3 years and have no complaints yet. I think people seem to be confused about what under powered is. Its not a power thing its a gear ratio thing, I have a 6 speed Manual, its a Torque monster. While it may not run 12's in the Quarter mile it will pull a stump out of the ground. Love the Hard top, It is Quieter than our 2008 Cadillac CTS on and off the freeway. Great Family Vehicle. If acceleration is an Issue you can purchase a Bully dog tuner/gauge it makes a world of difference.


Favorite Features

Simple, Easy to repair, and the Freedom top is Awesome!


Suggested Improvements

Hood latches could be a little stronger but there is a safety latch preventing it from flying up if they do fail...


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

ADVERTISEMENT

Write Consumer Reviews

Write Consumer Reviews

Write a review and rate your own car.

ADVERTISEMENT

New Car Buying Guides

See which cars and trucks our editors recommend

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
Have a question? We're here to help!
Chat*
Chat online with us
Email
Email us at help@edmunds.com
*Available daily 8AM-5PM Pacific
Phone*
Call us at 855-782-4711
SMS*
Text us at ED411