Generally a money pit. Similar to a Harley
First of all, I wouldn't own this Jeep except for my wife fell in love with it.
There is virtually nothing on this vehicle that I haven't replaced or am about to replace, except the transmission.
Rebuilt engine at 126000. Since then, have replaced carb twice, radiator at least twice, oil pump, water pump, brakes, master cylinder, rear end.
Added rear air and a new paint job in 2002. Jeep is currently in shop getting a new steering gearbox. I also have replaced carpet and seats.
Finally, the transfer case locked up a year ago, so that is on the agenda for this summer, along with improved radiator shroud to keep from overheating when I pull trailers.
A serious love/hate relationship, with not that much love. I love the way it handles on ice; living in TX, I only experience that 1 or 2 days a year.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 11th February, 2003