This vehicle is the perfect buy for the home repairman.
The transmission completely failed at 101,000 miles. The cost to repair it equaled $2,000.
The steering gear began leaking power steering fluid at 143,000 and needed to be replaced.
The stabilizer bar links failed twice on the passenger side of the vehicle. Jeep changed the replacement part to a fixed stud which have been reliable on and off-road since replaced.
The power steering pump went at 89,000 miles.
The rear differential began leaking at 100,000 miles, but is so small it does not need repair.
Driver side elbow rest needed to be replaced at 60,000 miles.
Driver's seat is uncomfortable for long trips on highway. There never was good lumbar support when I purchased the vehicle at 42,000 miles. I have never had a complaint from a passenger.
Transfer case leaks slightly.
The front differential overheats on the highway and will force fluid through the front passenger side axle seal.
This 4-wheel drive vehicle handles like a dream off-road. I have put years of heavy off-road abuse on the vehicle and she is easy to fix cleans up very well.
I was very upset about the transmission.
I have never gotten stuck in the mud.
The ease of repair makes this the perfect buy for anyone who has hand eye coordination.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 14th August, 2004