Had my Sahara since Feb. of 2000. Has 85,000 miles on it. Have had to replace the differential and the axle seals (twice). Probably have spent about $2k in replacement maintenance since purchase. Biggest complaint is noise! I have both the soft and hard top, unbearable on highway with soft, mostly unbearable with hard top. Can't even have a conversation with the other passenger. Guzzles gas like an F150 at half the size! But put the top down and drive it in the mountains, heaven.
All my life I've dreamed of owning a Jeep Wrangler. Now that I have one I'll never let it go. Its go-anywhere capability is an understatement. I installed a MileMarker winch on it and was actually able to pull out a 12,000 lb. dump truck with a full load! The gas mileage is a small sacrifice for the fun and freedom of this vehicle.
For years, I've wanted a convertible,
but wasn't sure I wanted to spend the
money for a rear-wheel drive Mustang.
Then this summer I saw a friend in a
Jeep Wrangler with the top down, and
owned one myself within the week. It
is the most fun vehicle my husband and
I have ever owned. Another friend says
I'm in mid-life crisis, but if this is
the case, then BRING IT ON!!!
LOVE the convertible top. The vehicle
looks cool. :) Tight turning radius,
can park where no one else fits, and is
a dream in the snow with 4WD. Nice,
toasty heater with soft top. Great gas
mileage with 4-cylinder.
Every few months, my wife begs me to get rid of my
Jeep. "It's bumpy," she says. "I can't hear myself
think." "I can barely climb into it." "My feet don't
touch the ground." (she's 5 feet tall)
But I run my hand along the hood, and I shake my
head. I'll drive this baby into the ground.
It handles like a dream, and has the tightest
turn-radius of anything I've ever driven. I love being
able to crawl anywhere I need to go, and still
get 20mpg on the freeway. With the top down,
this is, for any North Dakota boy who's made his
way to Cali, *the* dream car. I've found it extremely
dependable (I put 20k a year on it), easy to tinker
with, and no end of fun.
Full doors (extra -- don't get the half-doors)
If I had one complaint, it would be about power. I've
got the 2.5liter 4-cyl SE model with standard
transmission. Going up steep hills with the air
conditioning on at highway speeds taxes the engine