2005 Jeep TJ SE 2.4 from North America
Like new, and fun to drive
The Jeep was bought from a dealer and had just come off a lease. The brakes needed a rebuild for safety inspection at the dealers expense. I was told it was at a cost of $1700. I also got new Wrangler tires in the deal.
So far there has been no problems. I put a year old spiral grid battery in it from the van I traded in.
The six speed transmission works fine, but has taken a bit of time to get used to after driving a automatic for quite a few years. I find that the shift from 1st to 2nd is a bit slow, and likely a bit annoying for anyone behind me.
The engine has enough power for me since I don't do much freeway driving; mostly city and country roads. Four wheel drive works good.
I have both tops and the Jeep is in excellent shape, not a scratch, it had been leased by a lady driver. I might trade for an Unlimited in a couple years if I can get one offlease in similar shape.
I could use a bit more cargo space, but I am enjoying the TJ.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 23rd January, 2010