2008 Jeep Wrangler Consumer Review: Rethinking My Loyalty to Jeep

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Rethinking My Loyalty to Jeep
By max888 on


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


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!

Best Features

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

Worst Features

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.
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