Awesome on, and mainly off the road
The AC compressor blew, weak fuel pump, rough idle when started cold, and that about it.
I love the thing. I love the Silverstone paint job and the stock 4X4 capabilities. I've gone through some super deep sand no problem that other 4X4 trucks have problems in.
Anyway, it's never gotten me stuck, and I use it off road at least once a month, either at the beach or the hill country.
The interior is simple yet functional. The seats are comfortable for short trips, but when the trips get over 4 hours, they get a little painful, but not bad.
Oh boy, let's talk about that inline 4.0. It's a beast. About 200 hp and 225 ft lbs, and the Jeep weighs in at about 3200lbs. Also, I added a K&N filter, which may have helped a little; this thing will go for an SUV. I've done over 115mph in it no problem (I'm guessing because the speedo goes to 100). If you punch it, it'll bark the tires most of the time.
Also, I did a little race from 0 to about 50mph against a 2006 F150 with the 4.6 V8, and he didn't stand a chance.
It's a real shame they quit making these on and off road wonders.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 6th September, 2007