Getting firsthand information from an actual car owner is one sure way to get an idea of car performance once it leaves the lot. Autobytel features real consumer reviews that give the unbiased experience of a car.
Never a problem
Cons: A/CVery wonderful vehicle
Pros: The style
Cons: The ride
Advice: Get a second car!!!!!!This is my second Jeep. My first was an 1987 YJ made by AMC. I remember the 2 best days that i had with it...the day i bought it and the day i sold it. I recently picked up a 2005 TJ Rocky mountain. I was surprised by the amount of 'luxury' compared to my old one. I found the engine to be a little lathargic and the 6 speed to be a bit vague. I had a stress crack in the windsheild and it was replaced at no charge by the dealer. I have to admitt that i really do love this thing, despite its insaciable appetite for fuel.
Pros: The waves from other Jeep owners
Cons: The Jeep!
Advice: Do Not Buy for any Price!The test drive was the best part of my Jeep experience. In the winter where snow piles were abound, the salesmen dared me to take on the challange of an 8 ft. pile. Up an over with ease. That is the only positive part of my story. Upon purchasing the thing I had about 1200 miles before the Cam position sensor went and it had to be towed in. After 2 weeks in the shop I got it back. 3 months later (4000 miles) The steering dampener went. Mind you it only saw highway driving and never went off road. It was replaced and shortly after, that one went as well. They replaced it with an aftermarket part but the steering was not the same. After a summer with the convertable top off most of the time, the leaks started. Upon the first frost the windshield cracked all by itself. The crack started from under the gasket and the warranty would not cover it. The tires at 24000 'Cupped' and the noise was unbearable. I finally traded it in for a 2006 unlimited and at 110 milse the transfer unit went. I'm trying to get my money back on it now and have hired a lawer. I would never buy a Jeep product again!
Pros: Elevated because of flash floods in Sou Cal and stereo
Cons: It goes into heat everytime I near a gas station and non-locking hood. Due to gas mileage you need a second car.
Advice: Drive with side flaps off and find some dirt roads off the beaten path. Take you test drive in the Sou Cal deserts.Surprisingly more power than expected. Somehow I have a Rocky Mountain Edition and it is kind of posh for what I expected for a Jeep.
Pros: killer stereo
Cons: low power
Advice: think it over,long test,would make a better 2nd carSolid,fit is good,alot of wind noise at freeway speed.poor power,it does'nt like to pull a trailer,good looking unlimited has better room 15 extra inches,bad mileage 11 to 14 mpg real world.tough great off road
Advice: get one you will not regret it.I love it nothing is as fun driving as a wrangler is.