More dependable than my best friend
My driver's side door push lock quit working for some odd reason. I can't figure out why. It will lock when I use the remote, which is what I use all the time anyway. No big deal. I think there's a cut wire somewhere.
Theres very little room in the back seat, which is unfortunate with my kids, and there are no headrests on the backseat, either, which is unnerving for me thinking of whiplash. I have to keep them in high back booster seats just in case I get rearended someday. Call me paranoid.
Serpentine belt was a pain to replace. Literally. Oh, and when I start the car with the air conditioner on and hit the gas, I get a godawful screeching coming from under the hood. Someone said something about a bearing? It doesn't happen if I let the it run for a few seconds before blasting the a/c.
I love this Jeep, and it loves me.
It does very well on and off the road. I've taken it deep into very bad mountain roads with no problems, and drive it 50 miles a day in town as well. Nothing is ever needed for this Jeep beyond oil changes and regular maintenance!
Gas mileage is okay, I'm averaging 16 mpg during my commute, about 21 mpg on the highway.
A bumpy ride, but you expect that with a classic Jeep. The automatic driver's seat is luxury enough for me..
I love Jeeps, and am devastated that the classic is no longer made. I love mine, and will never, ever get rid of it. Sometimes I wish it had just a little more power, but since I mostly drive it in town, it's not a problem.
I'm sorry to say I have a deep emotional attachment to this vehicle. It is the most dependable car I've ever had.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 20th April, 2006