2005 Jeep TJ Reviews from North America

2005 Jeep TJ SE 2.4

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 2.4 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired60200 kilometres
Most recent distance61250 kilometres
Previous carDodge Caravan

Summary:

Like new, and fun to drive

Faults:

The Jeep was bought from a dealer and had just come off a lease. The brakes needed a rebuild for safety inspection at the dealers expense. I was told it was at a cost of $1700. I also got new Wrangler tires in the deal.

So far there has been no problems. I put a year old spiral grid battery in it from the van I traded in.

General Comments:

The six speed transmission works fine, but has taken a bit of time to get used to after driving a automatic for quite a few years. I find that the shift from 1st to 2nd is a bit slow, and likely a bit annoying for anyone behind me.

The engine has enough power for me since I don't do much freeway driving; mostly city and country roads. Four wheel drive works good.

I have both tops and the Jeep is in excellent shape, not a scratch, it had been leased by a lady driver. I might trade for an Unlimited in a couple years if I can get one offlease in similar shape.

I could use a bit more cargo space, but I am enjoying the TJ.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd January, 2010

2005 Jeep TJ Sport 4.0L

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 4.0L Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired134 kilometres
Most recent distance15600 kilometres
Previous carJeep TJ

Summary:

I love it (only in a Jeep)

Faults:

I've had no problems thus far.

General Comments:

What can I say (it's a Jeep thing). This is my 3rd TJ Sport. I'm not really sure why I love them so much. They don't give the best ride or great gas mileage, but there is just something about a Jeep that makes it so fun to drive. A Jeep gives you the best of both worlds; a 4x4 in the winter and a convertible in the summer.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd December, 2007

Average review marks: 8.3 / 10, based on 2 reviews