2000 Jeep TJ Reviews

2000 Jeep TJ Sport 4.0 from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 4.0 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired190000 kilometres
Most recent distance222000 kilometres
Previous carFord F150

Summary:

I bought it because it was designed for off road dependability and not groceries

Faults:

Previous owner replaced the engine at 120,000 km due to irresponsibility. Rear diff was replaced and the clutch at the same time.

Replaced U-joints with stronger ones and steering damper.

General Comments:

Awesome for a rugged off road vehicle.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd July, 2010

2000 Jeep TJ Sport 4.0 from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 4.0 Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired68052 miles
Most recent distance77560 miles
Previous carFord F150

Summary:

A Jeep is a Jeep

Faults:

Oil pressure sensor went bad, apparently it is a common problem. $60 and 10 minutes was all it took to correct the problem.

I suspect a small coolant leak as I can smell it from the engine bay, however I know it's not a head gasket so when the leak is found it should be a cheaper fix.

Other than that it's been a very solid vehicle.

General Comments:

A Jeep is a Jeep. It leaks oil, shakes, pops bounces and makes different noises on almost every trip. But, that's what I bought it for. It has been dead reliable, I've had it (stock) in mud deep enough to come into the cab and have taken it on many 300+ mile trips. The gas mileage isn't terrible (17-21), but my one gripe is cargo space. Once you're in a Jeep for a few months you'll know what I mean.

I can't wait to have a second 4cyl Japanese car so I can build this one up and see what it can really do, however for a daily driver/boat hauler/weekend warrior/fun around town, the TJ can't be beat in my opinion.

The other great thing is how easy it is to work on, especially for novice gear heads like myself.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd July, 2009

2nd Jul 2009, 17:35

You bought it to leak oil?

Dude, not all Jeeps leak. Sorry.

2000 Jeep TJ Sahara 4.0 Liter from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 4.0 Liter Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance43500 miles
Previous carJeep Wrangler

Summary:

The best serious SUV

Faults:

I had to replace a circuit board related to the Sentry theft deterrent key system. This occurred within six months of purchase. No other problems.

General Comments:

My previous car was a '95 Wrangler YJ. The '00 Wrangler TJ Sahara is a vast improvement in every sense.

This Jeep has proven to be a nimble, highly reliable, all weather/all terrain vehicle.

The Sahara package provides reasonable creature comfort (for a Wrangler), without diminishing the vehicle's utility and sturdiness. I bought this Jeep four years ago, and now -- 43,000 miles later -- it's given me virtually no problems, and no operating expense aside from regular maintenance.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th March, 2004

Average review marks: 7.6 / 10, based on 3 reviews