Jeep Wrangler Reviews from UK and Ireland

2009 Jeep Wrangler Sport Unlimited 2.8 CRD turbo diesel

Model year2009
Year of manufacture2009
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 2.8 CRD turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired7000 miles
Most recent distance14000 miles
Previous carMitsubishi Carisma


Just fantastic - the car I always wanted!


Nothing has gone wrong with my Wrangler.

General Comments:

This is my third Wrangler, I've had a YJ, a TJ and now an JK. This one is by far the best and the cheapest to run and feed.

Mine is silver metallic; it's a bright, airy 4x4 that never ceases to amaze me with its eagerness - it will crawl along off road, or do over 100mph on the motorway.

I can't think of anything bad to say about this car, although it isn't fast, it's a proper 4x4, it has go-anywhere ability, and removing the roof and doors in the summer will get you some jealous looks when you drive along the seafront.

Well, it isn't the most frugal car on the road, nor can it corner like a Ferrari, but it performs well, the 2.8CRD engine giving it acceptable economy and I'm pleased I bought it.

In short; who needs a Land Rover Defender or Discovery when they can have a Wrangler. (And who needs air conditioning when you can remove the roof in less than 4 minutes...)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th November, 2010

9th Mar 2012, 08:19

Wish the diesel was available in the US.

1997 Jeep Wrangler Sport 2.5

Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.5 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired50000 miles
Most recent distance53000 miles
Previous carSeat Cordoba


A very fun car



General Comments:

Looks great.

Surprisingly easy and fun to drive.

Very comfortable seats.

Women love it!

Watch out for the expensive parts costs. A hard top will set you back about £800, second hand. If you want cheaper parts try Ebay america and get them imported.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st October, 2003

1993 Jeep Wrangler Sport 2.5i

Year of manufacture1993
Engine and transmission 2.5i
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.2 / 10


Cat Converter is achilles heel. After two failures, fitted a straight pipe - still passes emissions. Engine management system failed. In fairness - used heavily off-road with non-standard tyres and suspension lift.

General Comments:

Have bought 1997 TJ Wrangler I-6 so I must like them!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th July, 1999

1st Feb 2001, 16:13

How did you like the 4 cylinder?

15th Jan 2013, 10:31

The 2.5 will be severely underpowered if you plan to add bigger tires... tow anything... or get anywhere in a "hurry".

I have a 2000 model model with the 2.5, and it's getting 10 MPG with 31" tires. 91,000 miles and not a lot of failures, but I still wouldn't buy another 2.5. The 4.0 is the way to go. The engine doesn't have to work as hard during normal use, and offers plenty of reliability and capability. My 1993 4.0 gets twice the mileage of the 2.5.

Average review marks: 7.3 / 10, based on 3 reviews