Used 2004 Jeep Wrangler

2004 Jeep Wrangler
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2004 Jeep Wrangler

Pros

  • Cheap, fun to drive, classic styling, go-anywhere capability.

Cons

  • Soft top a handful to manipulate, difficult ingress-egress, slow steering, bouncy suspension on the street.

Used 2004 Jeep Wrangler for Sale

Jeep Wrangler 2004
89,504 miles
Used 2004
Jeep Wrangler
SE
Dotcom Auto
8.3 mi away
List$10,995
Est.Loan: $225/mo
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Jeep Wrangler 2004
72,550 miles
Used 2004
Jeep Wrangler
SE
Epovo Auto Group
8.8 mi away
List$11,999
Est.Loan: $245/mo
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Jeep Wrangler 2004 Rubicon 4WD 2dr Convertible SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5M)
109,687 miles
Used 2004
Jeep Wrangler
Rubicon
Victory Motors
19.6 mi away
List$16,777
Est.Loan: $306/mo
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Jeep Wrangler 2004 Sport 4WD 2dr Convertible SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5M)
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Used 2004
Jeep Wrangler
Sport
List$15,250
Est.Loan: $278/mo
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Jeep Wrangler 2004 Unlimited 4WD 2dr Convertible SUV (4.0L 6cyl 4A)
147,131 miles
Used 2004
Jeep Wrangler
Unlimited
List$11,999
Est.Loan: $245/mo
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Jeep Wrangler 2004 Rubicon 4WD 2dr Convertible SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5M)
178,315 miles
Used 2004
Jeep Wrangler
Rubicon
Trust Auto
34.7 mi away
List$11,695
Est.Loan: $239/mo
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Jeep Wrangler 2004 Rubicon 4WD 2dr Convertible SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5M)
102,994 miles
Used 2004
Jeep Wrangler
Rubicon
Malloy Ford
38.4 mi away
List$13,943
Est.Loan: $285/mo
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Jeep Wrangler 2004
135,835 miles
Used 2004
Jeep Wrangler
X
TJ Auto Sales
49.6 mi away
List$9,997
Est.Loan: $204/mo
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Jeep Wrangler 2004 Sahara 4WD 2dr Convertible SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5M)
108,359 miles
Used 2004
Jeep Wrangler
Sahara
H & H Cadillac
70.9 mi away
List$11,956
Est.Loan: $244/mo
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Jeep Wrangler 2004
106,220 miles
Used 2004
Jeep Wrangler
Rubicon
List$12,450
Est.Loan: $254/mo
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Jeep Wrangler 2004 X 4WD 2dr Convertible SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5M)
79,302 miles
Used 2004
Jeep Wrangler
X
List$9,990
Est.Loan: $204/mo
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Jeep Wrangler 2004 Rubicon 4WD 2dr Convertible SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5M)
101,028 miles
Used 2004
Jeep Wrangler
Rubicon
List$11,995
Est.Loan: $245/mo
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Jeep Wrangler 2004 X 4WD 2dr Convertible SUV (4.0L 6cyl 4A)
102,092 miles
Used 2004
Jeep Wrangler
X
ListNot Listed
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Jeep Wrangler 2004 Unlimited 4WD 2dr Convertible SUV (4.0L 6cyl 4A)
86,573 miles
Used 2004
Jeep Wrangler
Unlimited
Victory Motors
19.6 mi away
List$16,777
Est.Loan: $306/mo
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Edmunds' Expert Review

The 2004 Jeep Wrangler has a stiff ride, offers about the same noise isolation as a motorcycle and has a soft top that's a nail-buster to operate, but if you're dying for a cheap convertible or an off-roader that can go just about anywhere, it's hard to beat the Wrangler.

2004 Highlights

An AM/FM/CD stereo and a tilt steering wheel are now standard on all 2004 Jeep Wrangler models. A new aluminum wheel design is standard on Sahara models and optional on Sport models. Right-hand-drive versions are also available for fleet utility service. A Columbia Edition option package is also new for 2004.

Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2004 Jeep Wrangler.

04 jeep wrangler sport
drock05, 12/18/2010
First thing is first i LOVE my jeep. If you dont like bumpy and loud buy a dumb cadillac if you want good gas mileage buy a stupid civic. But if you like wondering on and off road at anytime and having a blast while doing it. then look no further. the sound bar is awesome. ive only had mine stuck once that was in snow that had been plowed 2 days before and was up over my hood and i have a 3 inch suspension lift with 33" BFG A/T.. you can be driving on the street one minute and the next climbing the side of a mountain. no other vehicle can do what a jeep does. i guess you have to be a jeep person to be in love with a jeep as much as i am.
It's the Genuine Article
Jeff D., 11/02/2005
My first GP, a 2004 Jeep Wrangler SE 4 cylinder, 4WD, with soft top and hard doors, has been reliable, versatile, and just plain fun. It's a blast for all seasons ... goes anywhere in the snow (though ice is always tricky) ... doesn't leak in the heaviest of rain ... pulls my 16 ft. boat up a bumpy ramp with ease (especially using 1st gear in 4WD low )... and doesn't need air conditioning (just take the windows out on a hot day or lower the top). However, I do suggest that you keep both hands on the wheel in windy and rainy conditions because of the short wheelbase and wider tires. There's plenty of heat in winter and you can adjust the vents to cover your needs. It has comfortable seats too.
Love my Wrangler!
thill21, 09/17/2012
This jeep is awesome. My only complaints are that it is slow to pick up speed, limited cargo space, and interior could be designed more modernly perhaps with an aux input factory installed. It is fun and easy to drive. Handles well in the mud, snow, ice, rain, etc. The floors have plugs you can take out if you leave your top down and it gets rained in. Its super easy to clean the interior if it gets wet or muddy. So far, i've had to replace my timing belt and gas sensor. other than that, i havent had any problems out of mine.
MY FIRST WRANGLER
sgttony, 03/26/2012
I needed a 2nd vehicle that could get me off road for fishing. Something dependable and good on gas. I have a luxury SUV (gas guzzler), and I really did not want to take that fishing! I chose my 2004 TJ with 28,000 miles with brand new 31" tires, chrome 15" wheels, Soft top manual 5 speed. I can get to 75 MPH on the highway, but past 76 it starts to get a little rough! I am in 80-90 degree weather with no AC, but I take off the upper soft top doors, the side windows, and role the back windw and I get a cool breeze! AC not needed! For more power and better fuel mileage I am adding a cold air intake and replacing the exhaust system! This has become my daily driver and I love this thing!
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Features & Specs

MPG
14 city / 18 hwy
Seats 4
5-speed manual
Gas
190 hp @ 4600 rpm
MPG
14 city / 16 hwy
Seats 4
4-speed automatic
Gas
190 hp @ 4600 rpm
MPG
14 city / 18 hwy
Seats 4
5-speed manual
Gas
190 hp @ 4600 rpm
MPG
14 city / 16 hwy
Seats 4
4-speed automatic
Gas
190 hp @ 4600 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver4 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    DriverNot Rated
    PassengerNot Rated
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    RolloverNot Rated
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Marginal
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Poor
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Acceptable

More about the 2004 Jeep Wrangler
More About This Model

The Jeep Wrangler is one of the few, no-compromises, one-mission-in-life vehicles left on the market today. Like a two-seat sports car, the Wrangler makes a powerful "lifestyle" statement — in essence that the person behind the wheel is a fun-loving and outdoors-living type who actually goes off-road with his 4WD vehicle. Still, there are quite a few Wrangler owners who don't need all-out trail-busting ability, and wouldn't mind extra cargo capacity along with a smoother and quieter ride.

Jeep tried to address this concern over two decades ago with the Scrambler, which was essentially a longer version of the old CJ-7 (the forerunner of the Wrangler) that had two seats and an open back, like that of a small pickup truck. Evidently, folks weren't ready for a stretched CJ, and as a result, that vehicle went over about as well as "Titanic" conversations on a cruise ship.

Now, however, people embrace automotive oddities a little more readily — witness the success of the Cadillac Escalade EXT, a mutation of a crew cab pickup and an SUV. Although that first stretched Jeep wasn't a smash success, we were told by Jeep reps that the new Wrangler Unlimited was a response to current and potential Wrangler owners' requests for a bigger, yet not too different Wrangler.

The Unlimited is 15 inches longer than the standard Wrangler, which represents a 10-inch stretch in wheelbase with the remaining five inches being rear overhang. The majority of the expansion goes toward increasing cargo capacity. Compared to the standard Wrangler, the Unlimited has double the capacity behind the rear seat, for a total of 29.5 cubic feet and a few more inches of legroom for the rear passengers. Another advantage of the Unlimited is increased towing capacity, which moves up to 3,500 pounds (compared to just 2,000 pounds for the standard Wrangler).

Topping things off is a unique "Sunrider" three-way soft top. The Sunrider offers a choice of an open roof over the front compartment (similar to a targa top), along with the standard fully closed and fully open positions. Other standard features for the Unlimited include air conditioning, an automatic transmission, an AM/FM/CD stereo, foglamps, deep-tinted windows, massive Goodyear Wrangler (what else would you expect?) tires and disc brakes all around. Antilock brakes are not available, as the heavy-duty Dana 44 rear axle won't accommodate that technology. The standard (and only) power plant for the Unlimited is the tried-and-true 4.0-liter straight six that puts 190 horsepower and 235 pound-feet of torque to the pavement. More sound insulation and a tip-and-slide feature for the driver seat were added as well.

We initially drove short-wheelbase Wranglers on a mix of city streets and open highways to get reacquainted with the standard vehicle's ride characteristics. This author was immediately reminded why he didn't care for the Wrangler in past test-drives: A choppy ride along with plenty of wind, engine and road noise makes me wonder why so many people choose to use these as everyday drivers. With such a short (93.4-inch) wheelbase and high center of gravity, the Wrangler wouldn't be our first choice for a long freeway cruise.

The next day, after a product briefing, we took the wheel of the Unlimited and set out for a few hours' drive (mostly freeways and two-lane highways) and immediately noticed the difference. Whereas the standard Wrangler felt almost jittery at higher speeds, the Unlimited was secure and planted. Through the turns and over the bumps, it was the same story — the Unlimited was more composed and delivered a much better ride. We also noticed that the overall noise level was appreciably lower. Earlier in the day, the engineers had informed us that they fitted the Unlimited with revised springs and shocks as well as an additional cross member out back to ensure an improved ride and no loss of structural rigidity.

In terms of performance, with a weight increase of 200 pounds over the already pudgy Wrangler (for a total of 3,730 pounds), the Unlimited ran out of steam at higher speeds, particularly when merging into fast-moving freeway traffic. You wouldn't expect such a heavy, non-aerodynamic 4WD vehicle to be frugal with fuel, and with estimates of 14 city and 18 highway, this Wrangler is anything but.

Of course, nobody buys a Wrangler for economical commuting; it's all about off-road prowess. We got a chance to test the Unlimited's off-road skills and they are indeed amazing. Led by a seasoned team of off-road instructors, we popped the Unlimited in 4WD Low and scrabbled up rock-strewn hills and through narrow, muddy trails. Unlike your author, the Unlimited never broke a sweat and the steering that seemed a little slow on the street was perfect in this environment — you don't want any sudden motions when maneuvering over dicey terrain.

Several times, while attempting to get up especially rough passes, we banged and scraped the underside of our Unlimited. Although the sounds made us cringe and gave us a quick adrenaline pump, they seemed to delight the Jeep reps and off-road gurus. They'd grin as they shouted out encouragement such as: "Don't worry about it, that's what the skid plates are for. C'mon, you're doing fine, don't let up and lose your momentum." After we were done playing on the 40,000-acre "Y.O." working ranch(located around 90 miles northwest of Antonio), we understood why there are so many off-road fanatics and why Jeep has such a strong reputation in this area. Not once did we get stuck, and it wasn't as if we didn't try. The off-road instructors informed us that some of the terrain we navigated was rated a 10, meaning most difficult.

With a list price of around $25,000 nicely equipped, the Unlimited presents a viable option for active folks who never would have considered a Wrangler before. Playing in the rough is all well and good, and the Unlimited upholds Jeep's reputation by taking anything you have the nerve to dish out. But in the real world, the one with freeways, potholes and work commutes, the Unlimited shines compared to its rough-around-the-edges little brother. This is a Wrangler we could easily live with, and that's something we never thought we'd say.

Used 2004 Jeep Wrangler Overview

The Used 2004 Jeep Wrangler is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include Sport 4WD 2dr Convertible SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5M), Sport 4WD 2dr Convertible SUV (4.0L 6cyl 4A), X 4WD 2dr Convertible SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5M), X 4WD 2dr Convertible SUV (4.0L 6cyl 4A), Sahara 4WD 2dr Convertible SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5M), SE 4WD 2dr Convertible SUV (2.4L 4cyl 5M), Sahara 4WD 2dr Convertible SUV (4.0L 6cyl 4A), SE 4WD 2dr Convertible SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A), Rubicon 4WD 2dr Convertible SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5M), Rubicon 4WD 2dr Convertible SUV (4.0L 6cyl 4A), and Unlimited 4WD 2dr Convertible SUV (4.0L 6cyl 4A).

What's a good price on a Used 2004 Jeep Wrangler?

Price comparisons for Used 2004 Jeep Wrangler trim styles:

  • The Used 2004 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon is priced between $11,695 and$16,777 with odometer readings between 101028 and178315 miles.
  • The Used 2004 Jeep Wrangler SE is priced between $10,995 and$11,999 with odometer readings between 72550 and89504 miles.
  • The Used 2004 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited is priced between $11,999 and$16,777 with odometer readings between 86573 and147131 miles.
  • The Used 2004 Jeep Wrangler X is priced between $9,990 and$9,997 with odometer readings between 79302 and135835 miles.
  • The Used 2004 Jeep Wrangler Sahara is priced between $11,956 and$11,956 with odometer readings between 108359 and108359 miles.

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