You don't buy a jeep thinking it's a car ! It's a jeep! , these things are tanks and will take a licking and keep on ticking! Rust is a issue if you don't keep up on washing the undercarriage. Rides like a old truck , creaks pops and rattles but your in a old jeep !
This is my second Yj wrangler, they are very fun to drive. Not bad on the freeway with a hard top and full doors. Very easy to take on and off. There are so much you can do to this ride to make it your own. Nothing can beat driving a wrangler with the doors off and top down on a nice sunny day!
options are endless, easy to replace and upgrade, just like a lego
I had alway wanted a Jeep and I finally bought one. First of all I love mine, but you need to realize what you are buying. These are loud and ride very stiff from the factory. I have the 4 Cylinder and like it because I get 18 - 20 around town. The downfall with the 4 is that it is not fast. I think 75 mph is pushing it on a flat surface so it is not great for going out of town in (although my daughters will drive these when they get their first car) I recommend the soft top, although loud one person can take it down and back on in under 5 minutes. The hardtop is a pain to get off and on and is a multiple person job. If you have both the hardtop is ideal for winter. Mine has been reliable.
You buy these for the ability to take the top off and have a 4X4 and this is perfect for that reason. Tons of accessories are available to personalize. Being able to take the doors off is one of my favorite features. Gas mileage with the 4 cylinder being at 18-20 in town. Go anywhere ability.
Until recently the Jeeps came with terrible wheels (style wise). Gauges in these years of Jeeps are not all that accurate. Needs a center console but I bought an aftermarket one. Better looking bumpers like a tube style bumber would be nice.
Looking for a dependable, strong, go-
anywhere fun Jeep? This is it. I opted
for the 4 cylinder because it has
plenty of power with better fuel
Wranglers are for adventurous people
who want to have fun - not for people
who want a comfortable cadillac. Since
the Jeep is not the most comfortable -
but does what it is supposed to
Fun factor & offroad capabilities. Also
great on ice and snow driving.
The only thing I can think of is for
reclinable seats - the driver and
passanger seats are fixed back, non-
reclinable. Not a big deal though.
My jeep was the best suv i think i will
ever own. I used it for off-roading and
i drove it throw a mud up to the middle
of the windshield and it powered right
throw. It was crazy off-raod. I had Mud
Kings 235/75/15 that is only 2 sizes
bigger then stock. There was no lift in
it. I had to replace the tranny once
but i was rough on the jeep when i was
off-road. Other then that it just
needed basic maintance.
I am sad to say that i totaled my jeep.
The 4 by 4 system was the best it would
go throw any thing i put it throw butit
would not pull any one out.
Jeep should have stayed with the square