I thought when I bought this car I was buying a girl car, but getting a good deal for the money I paid. I was plesantly surprised that this car is fantastic and really fits my needs. It is my family's second car and fits perfectly in that role. Not the best for family's or long road trips, But it can drive in town with the best of them. I have found that i get sufficent gas milage. Plus it fits neatly into small places.
I like the small turning radius and the sporty feel to the drive.
My tailpipe rusted off 3 years after I bought it & found that you could not just replace the tailpipe; you need a 'complete' exhaust system. The price of the system $18,000 (not including labor). At 5 1/2 years, my front "Crossmember Stablizer" RUSTED off (with NO WARNING); it cost $350.00 for the part and another $200 in labor.GM would do NOTHING because it was over 80,000 miles. WHAT MILEAGE HAS TO DO WITH A "RUSTING FRAME" THEY COULD NOT EXPLAIN? Anyway, I'm happy with the vechicle over all, but watch for rust underneath. it is 'very light' metal.
Gas mileage, Interior Egronomics
Better electrical system. Heavier sheet metal on frame, Better quality door handles especially the rear cargo door!
Purchased with 62k miles, looked great.
there was a problem with no. 2 spark
plug tube oil seal. Easy to fix
ourselves. We set this car up for
towing behind our motorhome. My wife
liked it so much she drove it 7k miles
around town. More fun than her El
Dorado. Last week it became the center
car in a chain reaction. We were fine.
We drove it home. The other cars were
towed. Car still runs/handles like a
dream. That's well built. We're going
to fix it as insurance offered us 60%
what it would cost to replace it. Real
cost far excedes everybodys 'book
values'. At least here in California.
Cute. Handles great. 4x4 on the fly,
electric hubs. Open the top and back at
the beach and have a ball.
2.0 automatic needs a little more
power. Top could be a easier to put up
and down. I wish it had the head room
of the older Tracker. It still has
better head room than a Wrangler.