Niggly, annoying, comfortable, fast 4x4
Approved Used Jeep arrived with the following faults:
Blown stereo speakers.
Cracked wing mirror.
Broken luggage cover.
Sand in the headlights.
Gear box skipping third gear. Three visits to the dealer changing ratios. No change. Gearbox pressure sensor changed after a request by me (from web site advice).
Front brake rotor warped (dealer suggested I was driving badly, had done three thousand city miles since purchase???) I have had a Nissan Sunny company car, covered 100,000 driving like a maniac, including off road in Africa no problems with the brakes?
Seat memory failed.
Mirror memory still intermittent.
Front suspension very noisy until the third visit to the dealer.
Brakes still squeak loudly.
Other minor niggles.
Don't go near dealers in the UK. Warranty is difficult to enforce. Expect to at least have niggles, at worst major problems. No apologies forthcoming from the dealer for repeated gearbox and suspension visits under the warranty.
I like the car, has a good engine, comfy, and good on long journeys. Had intended to take it to Africa, but reliability is a BIG question mark. Maybe Toyota next time.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 27th August, 2001