2001 Jeep Wrangler

Jeep Wrangler Consumer Reviews By Year:
2001 Jeep Wrangler

NEW FOR 2001

The 2001 Jeep Wrangler gets a number of improvements. All models benefit from a new four-ply soft top that reduces wind and road noise at speed. Deep tint windows are now standard on the Sahara hardtop and optional on Sport and SE models with the solid-shell roof. Two new center console designs are available on all models, as is a premium subwoofer. The add-a-trunk feature and removable side steps have been redesigned to improve functionality, and a new instrument cluster, low-pivot steering column, rearview mirror, airbag cutoff switch, child seat-tether anchors, and multifunction headlight/wiper stalk are standard across the entire model line. The ABS system is upgraded; intermittent windshield wipers are now standard, and the 4.0-liter inline six now meets LEV requirements in all 50 states. Sienna Pearl Coat, Amber Fire and Steel Blue exterior colors have been added, while Medium Fern Green and Desert Sand have been dropped.

PRO

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

CON

Soft top can be tricky to operate, difficult entry/egress, slow steering, limited storage space.

55 Total User Reviews

Average Rating

By tsjay on June 25 @ 11:46 am
Nothing like 'em!
I have found what I have been looking for! After owning my Jeep for 15 months, I am totally satisfied with it. This Jeep is BY FAR the most fun vehicle that I have ever owned, and I have owned sports cars, pick-ups, SUVs, and regular passenger cars. I cannot see ever parting with this Jeep! She is a white Sport with a black hard top, five speed, air conditioning, and some other goodies. Her name is Thelma Jane. :) tom

By BamaTazz on June 17 @ 3:43 pm
Its a Jeep Thing- You Wouldnt Understand
What a GREAT vehicle..Its not a car, its not a truck its a JEEP. Top, no top..doors, no doors..no other vehicle like FUN to drive..very reliable GO GET ONE!

By T. E. Turner on August 5 @ 1:56 pm
My new 2002 Wrangler S.E.
I am pleased with my new Jeep. We got a Wrangler SE with the 2.5L 4cyl, and the 5 spd. manual transmission, along with an upgraded cloth interior. Transmission is silky smooth. The 4cyl. has more than adequate power for my use. I am impressed with the build quality - tight & rattle free, and even the convertible top is quiet.

By TK3 on May 4 @ 3:00 am
Jeep
Though missing several parts at delivery. It is still fun to drive.

By RC on January 12 @ 3:00 am
Jeep
This is the only Vehicle I will ever Buy

By Matt376 on December 7 @ 3:00 am
Jeep Thoughts by Matt
This is the first SUV that I have purchased and was ecstatic to get it. It has a unique appeal and holds it own niche in the SUV market. It's a blast to drive and true that Chicks dig guys in Jeeps. The V-6 is powerful and responsive, though, would caution newcomers to the world of the Wrangler, that it takes a bit of getting used to the increased road noise. After adjusting, I feel like this is probably the best purchase I've made of the 5 cars I have owned. Basically, if you have been thinking of taking the plunge and purchasing one of these marvelous vehicles, get off your keester and do it

By Roc Ingersol on September 11 @ 11:00 am
All-Kinds O'Fun!
This is a great toy... NOT a commuter vehicle – if you want to commute, get a Diesel Golf or a used Audi A4, same money either way. Gas mileage is not good in any condition, but who cares if it is a toy. Take it on or off road, this Jeep is VERY capable right off the showroom floor.

By Hokie Jeep on November 28 @ 11:00 am
GO JEEP GO!!
I love this vehicle. It is versatile, it is powerful, it is reliable, and most importantly, it is fun. I purchased mine with both tops, a decision I have yet to regret, especially in the wintertime. If you enjoy quiet and smooth rides, this is not the vehicle for you. This is the perfect car for off-roading and sun bathing (nothing better than having the top down during the summer time). And the slew of accessories by Mopar makes customizing my Jeep a lot of fun.

By M. Bishop on March 28 @ 11:00 am
Its the Swiss army knife of 4x4's
This is my 2nd Wrangler, my first a 2000 model, got destroyed in a wreck with a Semi truck 5 months after I bought it. As soon as the insurance company paid off the 2000, I was at the dealer ordering the 2001. Not only do I drive it to work everyday, but also take it off-road a lot. I got mine with the full steel doors, and softop. I was planning to keep this one for a long time but most likey I will sell it and get the new Rubcion edition when it comes out. If you looking at getting a 4x4 convertable the wrangler should be at the top of your list.

By James Qwilleran on March 25 @ 11:00 am
Die before buying a Wrangler.
We cannot stand this unacceptable car. It is extremely uncomfortable, breaks down often, has cheap interior materials, ghastly fuel economy, and we could go on and on.

By JeepConvert on August 28 @ 11:00 am
Most fun you can have with the top down
Fun to drive, on or off road. I've had several cars, this is the best thing I have ever paid money for. It is worth every penny.

By J85 on June 1 @ 11:00 am
Jeeps are great
if there is a car that is fun to drive and is as affordable as a wrangler i have yet to see it. this is the ultimate and original off road vehicle

By tac on September 29 @ 11:00 am
love this thing
great would do it again it just needs more room

By Brents Jeep on November 19 @ 11:00 am
FUN FUN FUN
I love it. The most fun I have had with a vehicle. At some point everyone should own one. It looks great, drives great and will go anywhere you want it too. Not to mention it is great for parallel parking.

By mudpuppy on May 19 @ 11:00 am
What jeep are 4
The jeep is bad on gas, yup, but not that bad. Everything is nice. Now go take the top down, find some power lines or a mud hole, and put in first, maybe second that’s it, go slow, up and over everything, enjoy life, the clean air, get lost. This is why you buy a jeep, I mean you do not have to go nuts wheeling, just put the top down, find a quite dirt road and smile. I have owned many this one is only 2 or 3 months old, I have found only a small squeak where the spare is attached. I have added some hella 500 driving lights and tow hooks, small shovel and some other items, so I help other stuck people.

By Mudpuppy on May 19 @ 11:00 am
What jeep are 4
The jeep is bad on gas, yup, but not that bad. Everything is nice. Now go take the top down, find some power lines or a mud hole, and put in first, maybe second that’s it, go slow, up and over everything, enjoy life, the clean air, get lost. This is why you buy a jeep, I mean you do not have to go nuts wheeling, just put the top down, find a quite dirt road and smile. I have owned many this one is only 2 or 3 months old, I have found only a small squeak where the spare is attached. I have added some hella 500 driving lights and tow hooks, small shovel and some other items, so I help other stuck people.

By atlaw on April 14 @ 11:00 am
JEEP WRANGLER*****EXCELLENT
Stylish & priced right, this is the solid, trouble free status symbol that you can afford. The Wrangler turns the heads of Mercedes convertible owners and horseback riders. The reputation is backed up--I've needed not one warranty adjustment or repair in 30,000 miles. Everything works, and works well, and everyone you meet wants one.

By jeepinspence on March 27 @ 11:00 am
A LOT o' BANG FOR THE BUCK !
This is my second "Tj" model Jeep Wrangler in a row, and they just keep getting better! While mine is a "base" model SE it came with a ton of upgrades to make it a very liveable unit! Mine came with a the premium sound system and sub woofer option as well as the new 4ply soft top for better sound and climate insulation. I also bought mine with the automatic transmission and upgraded grizzly aluminum rims. All in all in makes for a very nice looking package in Stone White paint with black top and trim! The only option I regret NOT getting is AC...don't fall into the old trap of "it's a convertible , you don't need ac!"

By CORONADO FLYER on December 23 @ 3:00 am
LOVE MY JEEP!
I BOUGHT MY JEEP BRAND NEW. IT HAS GIVEN MU UP TO NOW TROUBLE FREE SERVIE. SO FAR IT IS SOLID AND BUILT RIGHT. NO LOOSE BOLTS AND SUCH. SUSPENSION IS EXCELENT. HANDLING IS QUITE GOOD. ENJINE IS A LITTLE NOISY. INTERIOR NOISE COULD BE BETTER. GAS MILAGE IS ITS ONLY REAL WEAKNESS. INTERIER IS CONFORTABLE. LOOKS ARE GREAT. FACTORY SOUND SYSTEM IS NOT SO GOOD. FINALLY INSTALLED A PERFORMANCE SOUNDSYSTEM IN FACTORY AREAS. SOUND IS QUITE GOOD NOW. I'VE BEEN OFF ROADING THREE TIMES. IT HANDLES GREAT AND DOLLOWS ATV'S WHITH NO PROBLEMS IN THE DUNES. ALL MY JEEP IS PRETTY MUCH FACOTRY. NO REAL UPGRADES. I PLAN ON KEEPING THIS ONE FOR A WILE. IF YOU ALWAYS WANTED A JEEP THEN GET ONE.

By gangof5 on July 31 @ 11:00 am
Nothing like it.
What can you say about a Jeep! It's flat out the most fun vehicle to drive on or off the road. Top down, windows open, on a hot summer day is the only way to go. I love my Jeep, its a very cool orange (amber fire according to the dealer). I can't wait to go on a Jeep Jamboree up the Rubicon Trail in California.

By bbockmon on December 4 @ 11:00 am
Jeeps Rock!
I got my Wrangler Sport new in '01. I just rolled 36000 miles and it's only been in the shop once. It's absolutely the best vehicle I've ever owned. I added a lift kit and larger tires with lockers in the diffs at 8000 miles, and still had no problems.

By csulli on June 11 @ 11:00 am
Awesome Sahara
I love my jeep wrangler. It is the first car i have ever owned and i havent had any problems with it.

By Wildbl1500 on January 17 @ 11:00 am
4x4 Fever
Bought my '01 Sport to get back to basics- no auto trans, no power windows, no ac. Just bare bones, top down, stereo up, go anywhere I feel like in any conditon 4x4!

By Martijp on January 17 @ 11:00 am
2001 Jeep Wrangler Sahara
We love this vehicle. I had been in older jeeps, and thought I'd never own one. But this Jeep rides and drives so much better. It's much more refined than its predecessors. We're only selling it because we want more room.

By sheissekopf on October 13 @ 11:00 am
2001 Jeep Wrangler Sport
It must be a Jeep thing. When I bought mine new, I was a little concerned about long trips, but August of 2001 it went on an 1800 mile trip to Canada and back, drove from Southeast PA to Northern Maine in one day, and the ride was better than our 2003 Toyota Matrix. When the weather warms up, you can't beat taking the top down, and in the snow, you just can't stop these things (and I've tried)

By geb brown on December 20 @ 3:00 am
never apologize it is a Jeep
I live in rural Southwest-it gets me thru the monsoons in summer-snows in winter-across the rocks anytime I want to take a shortcut home and always starts when I need it. It is reliable and fun-I could buy any car I wanted- but this is Jeep and Truck country and thats just the way we want it. P.S. Keep your hi-lift auto zone princess jeeps in Phoenix or Las Vegas where you both belong.

By decktout1 on October 7 @ 3:00 am
Solid vehicle
This vehicle is rock solid. I am 6'-3" and sit comfortably. Stereo with subwoofer really kicks for a stock system. Car goes anywhere, nimble. Convertible is fun, soft top is tight, and hard top keeps the heat out. Great AC. 4.0 V6 gives all the kick in the butt you need.

By brehardt on November 8 @ 3:00 am
Lots of fun
I have owned a Jeep Wrangler for almost 3 years now. I have not had one problem with this vehicle and it has not had to go into the shop for anything other than routine maintenance. I feel that I can go just about anywhere with this vehicle. Can handle most any terrain. No worries about getting stuck. I would recommend a Wrangler to anyone. Things you have to know before purchasing: low gas mileage, noisy interior on the road, a bit of a rough ride. All these are to be expected though.

By DerekB on August 30 @ 3:00 am
Why drive anything else?
This is my 10th vehicle, but my first 'suv'. The wrangler is very capable of doing anything that needs to be done....and with the vast amounts of aftermarket support, your options are near limitless. As far as gas mileage, it isn't the best, but look at other trucks/suv's and you will see that it's by far not the worst. The interior is designed for ruggedness and comfort at the same time. Forget to put your top on during a rain storm? A normal occurence that would destroy most vehicles, is simply taken care of with a Wrangler. Just pull the plugs and empty the water, and go for a drive to let it dry out.

By bandy on June 20 @ 3:00 am
good car/not so good gas mileage
solid car but guzzles gas. Love driving it but not good if you have kids because there's not enough room. Great for singles and teenagers. Trustworthy car that you'll love to drive.

By Pennst on October 27 @ 11:00 am
Not to bad so far
I got this Jeep about a year and a half ago. I'm sure I am not the only one experiancing a little rust around the hinges, that's about it. Ride quality is o.k.. I marked gas mileage a 2, I think a 1 would be reserved for the H2. I really like it, never any problem's with the Chicago winter's. The only thing is that the stock GS-a tires aren't to good in the snow.

By ludovico on October 21 @ 11:00 am
jeep 2001
I like my Jeep because it is reliable and fun to drive. It performs exceptionally well off road. The downside is the four cylinder is sluggish at times going up a steep grade on a roadway. A solid vehicle otherwise.

By Jeepin' Tom on August 12 @ 11:00 am
I love my Jeep!
I bought a Wrangler because I thought it would be a fun vehicle to drive. Oh, Man! I didn't have a clue! My Jeep is a hundred times more fun than I thought it would be. Nothing like a topless/doorless drive on a nice day. And going off road, well.. that's the the ULTIMATE! You have to be willing to give up a lot of the things that most people feel are so important in a vehicle, like fuel economy, smooth and quiet ride, passenger and cargo room, sporty handling, etc. But the reward in terms of PURE FUN is well worth the sacrifices!

By turtle on May 23 @ 11:00 am
get one
problem free since purchase, best car i ever own

By Mazer on February 12 @ 6:46 am
It's a Jeep thing
i bought it used in April '05 with 17,000 miles on it. The 4.0L is perfect for highway and city. Love the low end torque, feels like it could pull down a house. It's awesome with the top down.

By Eric on January 6 @ 11:10 am
Brings out the kid in you
Don't buy a Jeep Wrangler expecting Corvette performance or Cadillac comfort. This vehicle offers minimum luxury and very little power. The great thing is the positives definitely outweigh the negatives. Everything else about this vehicle is awesome! You feel like a kid again when you drop the top and hit the beach. The Wrangler is amazingly versatile also. You’ll ride comfortably in a business suit to work during the week, while enjoying open air driving in shorts during the weekend. If you love the off-road, then there are plenty of options for rims/tires and lift kits. So far, I have spent very little on maintenance. I highly recommend the Jeep Wrangler.

By Dr Jay on July 20 @ 3:53 am
have fun
Great car and probably the most fun to drive. Has seen me through many a snowy winter and always got we where in needed to get to. Very reliable and easy to work on. Great many things one can add, which have the bonus of not only being toys, but also useful additions.

By Ang & Mic on September 21 @ 6:03 am
My Joyride
I love my Jeep. I wasn't really sure but after a trip to the mountains and being able to take the top off and enjoy the breeze and going through a drive through zoo. It was awesome letting the animals come up to the Jeep. A camel was looking above us and a zebra tried to eat our back seat. It was just a great experience and I would not trade my Jeep for anything.

By tom on August 21 @ 12:00 am
Great Deal
I have been wanting a Wrangler for so long, took a while to find the right one for the right price. Got my 5 speed standard transmission, cruise and low miles. I love my Jeep; used to have the Cherokee, but have fallen head over heels for this Sahara. Not the greatest of fuel economy, but it's the funnest vehicle I have ever driven. Rides like a Jeep, but is actually a lot smoother riding than others I have driven. I find it comfortable and very reliable with the inline six and the indestructible transmission; definitely one of the more reliable vehicles out there.

By jroads on May 12 @ 12:20 am
Fun to drive
This car has been fun to drive. As for being an "SUV", it sure doesn't drive like one, is very maneuverable, and a breeze to park about anywhere. Where it DOES match an SUV is gas mileage. I've had no major problems with it to date, and enjoy every drive I take.

By Keith on September 29 @ 1:36 pm
Love Wranglers, Can't Afford Fixing it
I love my 2001 Wrangler as a vehicle that is great in the snow, mud or even on road. Top on or off it is the best vehicle for all situations. Anything i throw at it, it takes it like nothing i have ever drove. Stock height with 31x10.5R15 made it a blast for any trail navigation i wanted to take it through. I could drive circles around most the huge trucks and even other suv's like a lifted Cherokee (not so much a lifted titan on 34's.

By Deb Shaw on March 14 @ 8:43 am
2001 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4WD
I always wanted a Jeep Wrangler. Now that I have one, I realize why I always wanted one. It is a blast to drive, especially with the top down and with the dogs harnessed in. It has so much response to it. I don't have to guess if there's "Enough time to pass this guy". The A/C rocks. The sound bar / system also rocks. I wish it got better mileage though. I get between 14-16 running around town, but never got more than 17.1 on a 500 mile trip. Oh well. I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to have a "Fun" vehicle. My husband & I never take it off-road. It is fantastic in snow though. It is really put together sturdy

By Scott3249 on January 26 @ 10:43 pm
It's a Jeep Thing
Got this Wrangler in July of 2001 after my 98 Wrangler got total. Was surprise at the improvements to the top. Great SUV, not gonna win any MPG awards, but hey its a Jeep. I've put close to 90k miles on it and just replaced the radiator, was my fault for not flushing it out. Has been been a great jeep.

By Overgaardman on November 24 @ 10:33 pm
Super Reliable and Fun Vehicle
What a great vehicle! This thing is fun and totally reliable. I have over 51,000 mile on it and it even has the original battery!! In Arizona about 3 years is the normal life for a battery. I read consumer report which of course finds this to be a CRUDE SUV. These people just don't get it. I love this thing and it goes everywhere. I also owned a Maita and now a BMW Z4 and Chev Truck and Yamaha FJR 1300 as well, but the Jeep is just more lovable and will go anywhere. I have owned Honda's, Toyota's (Tundra--bad truck)and many others and the Jeep is more reliable. What it does need is a better radio as the one that come with it is poor at best. Wonderful Vehicle to enjoy!

By jrjeep on November 4 @ 10:43 am
Over 100,000
I bought/ordered this Jeep from the factory in 2001. I have both tops and have installed a 4 inch lift kit and have 33 inch tires on it. It has been a great vehicle that takes me anywhere I want to go. I have had absolutely no trouble with the Jeep. I'm still on the original battery too. The only parts I have put on is brakes. It has been driven on numerous long trips Ex. (North Carolina to El Paso, Texas)and been trouble free. It's not the most comfortable ride, but it's reliable.

By juice1 on March 11 @ 8:26 am
incredible vehicle
I bought my jeep ten years ago the first day the 2001 models were at the dealership and it was the only smart thing I did in my twenties. In all this time i have only had to invest in oil changes, a new top, and a battery. The top and battery I just replaced last year! It doesn't handle like a sports car but it's no supposed to. if anyone is interested in reliable vehicles buy an older jeep and don't let go. It handles great and is a much better ride than the newer ones which I just bought (thanks Chrysler). It's dependable, fun, goes through anything, and it girls love it. What else is there to say

By 60885 on November 28 @ 10:20 pm
a go any where vehicle
I'm a senior. In year 2001, we had a bad snow storm. I had to abandon my Volvo and started to walk the 3 miles home. A guy in a jeep gave me a ride. I was so impressed I went and bought a Wrangler. 60yr anniversary for Jeep and same for me. I still have it. I love it and can't part with it. Got less than 60K miles on it. It bounces and it jounces, my wife hates it, the dealership wants me to trade it (they're salivating) but I can go on the beach, cast to the surf and enjoy my retirement.

By alex on October 11 @ 5:20 am
Loving my jeep
I have had this jeep for about a 1 1/2 years now. It replaced my cj7.This has to be the best all around veh I have owned. As far as comfort (it's a jeep) not built for that. It's a fun no nonsense type veh. I did replace the fan to an electrical type.Installed Banks cold air intake, mickey thompson rims and tires (15X33.12.50) and a 4 inch lift with one inch body lift. Reliability has been great. I love this truck and I recommend it to anyone.

By twilliams on January 22 @ 2:13 am
solid 4x4
Bought mine new w/only ac. Put 2"lift on & 32" tires. This gave much better handling due to 15% stiffer spring rate. 2.5l sucks gas but is heavy 4x4 for its size. If you put larger tires on u must change the axle diff. Ratios. This will give you better performance, better mileage, and less strain on drivetrain. For a 4 cyl. I was amazed at what it would do off road w/open diffs. Granted I was running 4:56 ratio in axles but still, this vehicle truly shines off road. It has the best turning radius of any vehicle I have owned. Sold it @ 58,000 miles and never had a problem with it- off roading and all. Plus, it has the highest resale value - period. Beats them all.

By taggart on March 1 @ 11:00 am
My favorite ride
I bought this Jeep new in 2001 in Georgia. I have driven it twice to Moab Utah from Georgia once pulling a trailer with a Goldwing on it The little 4 cyl is a great engine. I have been on the highest rated Jeep trails here in Moab and this Jeep is a stock Jeep no lift kit. By far this is the best vehicle I have ever owned. It may be a bit noisy at 75mph but hey, I have been in bad snow storms and downpours and always felt very secure. The Amber Fire paint job still looks great and at 120,000 it still preforms as it did when new. I replaced the rag top at 100,000 as well as the front brakes. It is simple to tune up and real fun to drive. I am totally into jeeping out here in the desert.

By jamesdoolin on February 26 @ 4:46 am
Most Versatile, Fun, Sexy, Reliable Vehicle Ever Built
I bought my Wrangler new in June 2001 and now have 193,000 miles as of Oct.2011 Still runs STRONG. I've used it to pull a 28' foot parasail in open fields. I own a boat rental business and have been pulling and towing 5000 pound trailers for years even though its only rated to pull 2500. Can take a while to stop with 5000 pounds behind you though :) I use my Wrangler for advertising, I've got a large removable neon sign hanging between the roll bars in the back! Love to take the top down and the doors off and blast my music! Did a little 4x4 early on and it can handle it. Ice, snow, beach, no problem. Wranglers are great fun, if you don't like em then you're not fun. I'll keep mine 4ever.

By tjinsaanich on July 15 @ 7:51 am
My forever Jeep
I've bought it used the first day of 2007 at 72,000 KM and I haven't regret it once. I have made many mods to it and now it sport Aussie lockers, 3" lift with 31" MT, snorkel with Body spacer air intake, body armor all around with flat fender, Bush bumper with winch, striped down interior and a truck bed liner paint job. Needless to say it is an off-road machine but I also use it as my daily driver most days. My other vehicle is a VW Eurovan camper that is great and comfortable but it ain't my Jeep and if I had to choose I'd take the Jeep any day.

By Jack Phillippe on July 22 @ 1:58 pm
Last purchase of a car 2001
First, I have purchased Jeep's in the past and have overwhelmingly been totally satisfied. When I purchased my 2001 Jeep Sport Wrangler, I knew it would be the last car purchased by me because of my age. I'm now 78 Years of age and can afford a new model if I wanted to but it wouldn't be a wise investment because of my age. I love my 2001 Jeep and found over the years that all it cost me, besides and oil change once a year (my millage now is only 5,500) and the price of gas. It performs wonders in snow and was my main reason for buying it. I'm the only one in my neighborhood who doesn't have to dig out because of a snow storm. It is a go any where car. There were two early recalls when I first purchase it. I wouldn't purchase any other car on the market, if I were to buy another car----period. " I still own the 2001 Jeep Wrangler and it still runs fine with little expense. I'm adding information, this in the year 2017" DITO 2018

By Christopher L on May 31 @ 3:19 pm
Sweet 16 and still rolling
Humans aside, not many things hold their allure after 16 years. Furniture, TVs, Cell Phones & Computers, and clothing are few examples of items that we'd rather part with after a long run. Most of the time vehicles fall into this category as well. From time to time though a few slip through the cracks and become timeless friends that make us smile when we turn the key. Such is the case with the Jeep Wrangler. Part truck, part convertible, fully modifiable is is this little machine that started life on paper as a mode of transport for soldiers is now a part of the land scape in modern cities and suburbans. My particular Jeep is a 01 SE base model example. It's previous owner graced this Jeep with optional AC, rear sound bar, 31 inch tires, 1 inch body lift and color matching fenders. A feature only found on Safari models that year. Fitted with half doors and a soft top has made winter morning and evenings a bit nippy, but in typical fashion the Chrysler equipped heater and blower are far more the adequate of keeping it's occupants warm. The AC too blows cool enough to fend of summer heat waves. Rust, a word often associated with Jeeps seems to have missed my unit as its frame and underbody are free from such assaults. Careful and methodical attention to salt and mud will assure the next 16 years are equally rust free. Finally, the expensive bits, engine, wiring, transmission and transfer case all operate well. Despite having only a three speed transmission with overdrive, my Jeep with the 2.5 litter inline 4 returns a whooping 30MPG on the highway and a respectable 18MPG in the city with stop and go driving. A four speed automatic would have been a preferred feature to even out shifts in traffic and getting up to speed. If sourcing a Jeep for yourself, attempting to snag a five speed manual would be ideal if more time will be spent in urban trekking than rock crawling. Other items that leave me longing are squishy breaks that do get the job done, but have you a bit more concern then confidant and a lack of cruise control on all but the Safari edition. Still, if removing the chances of ever getting stuck in light to medium snow while being able to enjoy convertible driving in the summer checks your boxes, then the Jeep Wrangler may just be the vehicle for you.

By Bryan on November 5 @ 1:07 pm
One of the best cars I've owned.
Bought my '01 Wrangler Sahara with the auto transmission about 3 month ago with 87k miles on it and I love it so far. I'm a VW guy, but my GTI's handling in the snow isn't great, so I was looking for a secondary car with 4wd capabilities to battle the harsh northeast winters we have in NJ. My Wrangler came with a bunch of aftermarket modifications, including a lift kit and big 33' tires, which drastically changes the ride quality and control of the jeep. So I'm not going to comment too much on that. The Wrangler itself is super reliable for a 16 year old car, I've only had minor parts that needed to be replaced, such as the starter and solenoid bearing(even then the parts were relatively cheap and I was able to do a lot of repairs myself right in my driveway with ease). The jeep itself is so much fun to drive, I've also taken it off-roading and it handles the abuse like a pro. The I6 4.0L engine is super reliable and bullet-proof if you keep up with proper maintenance, and the auto transmission is responsive and shifts smoothly. Only cons I have are if you have a hard top, it's damn near impossible to take it off on your own to enjoy the convertible aspect of the Wrangler, and the gas milage, well, don't expect to get a thing better than 18 Mpgs highway. Regardless, it's a reliable, fun, do anything, go anywhere truck! I drive it more than my GTI now!

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