1990 Jeep Wrangler Reviews

1990 Jeep Wrangler YJ 4.2 Straight 6 from North America

Model year1990
Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 4.2 Straight 6 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired160000 kilometres
Most recent distance165000 kilometres
Previous carNissan NX1600

Summary:

Overall, it's a great little truck that does the job

Faults:

Replaced Exhaust.

Replaced radiator.

Replaced battery.

Replaced rear brakes.

Gas gauge doesn't work properly.

All were replaced at 160000kms when I bought it.

General Comments:

This jeep is amazing and is in excellent shape for its year.

Its very reliable and an excellent performer.

The owner that had it before me left it sitting for a year. I am the second owner of this jeep and I plan on keeping it for ever.

There is very little rust on it and the engine works perfectly. I think I got an excellent deal on this jeep, considering I only paid $2700 (Canadian) for it.

Also, does anyone know how to fix the gas gauge.

My email is bdunham6@hotmail.com.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th July, 2006

25th Jul 2006, 14:49

I'm the original writer of this review and I'd just like to point out that it's a 1990 jeep yj wrangler not an 89.

1990 Jeep Wrangler YJ 2.5 Single Point Injection from North America

Model year1990
Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 2.5 Single Point Injection Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired78000 miles
Most recent distance80000 miles
Previous carFord Aerostar

Summary:

Awesome, great car for cruising

Faults:

At about 75000 miles, the thermostat got stuck open - easy fix.

Corrosion took its toll on my windshield washer fluid reservoir. That kinda stunk, but I figured if it got that terrible, I could just lean my head out the car :-)

General Comments:

Apparently I haven't yet felt the effects of some other Jeeps that are starting to give out on their owners. None of this strut, rotors, gaskets, mount, corrosion (except for my washer tank), or deranged gas gauge problems. Then again I do live in California and my car's got it pretty easy in the garage. I somewhat realize the lack of power going up hills and accelerating, but if you want a car that can get up to the same speed in half the seconds (which is pointless really), you might consider getting a car that doesn't have the aerodynamics of a barn. But when you kick this baby into four low, it's amazing to see where this thing will go. It doesn't even matter how fast you let out the clutch, it just...goes. No one even has to drive it, it just drives itself at 3 mph or something and I could probably drive through a house with little interruption in speed... just kidding, but really, it pretty awesome.

I've seen cars at Hollister Hills, big diesel Ford F-250's, get stuck and lose power on hills, but then comes my car and it's truly a champ.

So if you're looking for some summer fun, or all-year-round fun if you live in Cali., get yourself one of these and go tear up some mountain ranges, even with the 2.5 I-4.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th February, 2006

1990 Jeep Wrangler S 2.5 liter from North America

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.5 liter Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired65000 miles
Most recent distance67000 miles
Previous carMercury Sable

Summary:

There is not a more reliable car out there than a good ole' Jeep!

Faults:

Nothing has gone wrong with the jeep so far.

There is a valve tap that was there when I bought it, but I am in the process of getting that fixed.

The gas tank or line or something had a leak, but it is nothing major, so I took my time and just got that fixed a couple weeks ago. Cost me about 50 dollars.

General Comments:

Overall I love the Jeep, and I plan on keeping it until I die.

It is going to be my secondary car once I get my mustang on the road... but I love the Jeep for fun and 4-wheeling.

The only complaint about Wranglers that I can tell is the the comfort and room. I love taking it to the shore, but with 4 people there is almost no room for anything besides the cooler. Just not a family car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st July, 2003

24th Oct 2003, 13:38

I have to agree with you about this Jeep. I myself own a 1990 Wrangler S. It's a 5 speed 2.5L 4 cyl. with 123,000 miles on it. I love it and so far it's been a very reliable vehicle. Can't wait to begin doing all my modifications to it!

Average review marks: 6.4 / 10, based on 8 reviews