1991 Jeep Wrangler Reviews

1991 Jeep Wrangler SE 2.5L inline 4 cylinder from North America

Model year1991
Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.5L inline 4 cylinder Manual
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.5 / 10
Distance when acquired97000 miles
Most recent distance115000 miles

Summary:

Great little truck, lots of fun

Faults:

-When purchased it had a hole in the engine block. We knew this when we bought. Got a rebuilt one a few years newer with about 35000 miles on it since the rebuild for next to no money compared to a new one.

-Bearing in the hydraulic transmission was leaking, causing the transmission to lose fluid after a certain amount of time. This would cause a stuck shifter. Replaced bearing and all was fine.

-Leak in water pump caused overheating. Rebuilt water pump.

-Starting became more and more sluggish after some time. Rebuilt starter.

-Brakes were done once in three years.

-Near the end of my ownership, the synchros in 5th gear went. Caused me to have to limp on the Interstate in 4th gear.

-The top that came with it was in the worst condition. Windows were held in place by metal ties. Ripped in several places. Highway driving was pretty intense. Replaced with a used one that was in much better condition for little to no cost.

-Yellow paint was severely fading. That's what made it stand out in the parking lot at school. Used some rubbing compound, helped considerably.

Not much I could do living in FL.

-Headlights stopped working once. Activated/deactivated the high beams and all was fine. Never had problem again.

General Comments:

My first vehicle while I was in high school. Great first auto for kids.

Was in one accident, messed up a full size Chevrolet pickup fairly well. Jeep fender was pushed in a little. Tank.

The four cylinder is slightly underpowered for highway driving and/or with more than 3 or 4 people.

Little to no electrical problems as with most jeeps. Then again the wranglers never seemed to have as many electrical problems as the cherokees and grand cherokees.

No A/C, living in FL. Actually wasn't that bad.

Always got compliments at school about my faded yellow jeep.

I really liked to vinyl seats. Spilled anything and everything on them, no problem.

Not very stereo friendly. Had my CD player stolen once. Had to bolt all stereo hardware to the body. Hid amp under back seat.

This was the truck I learned how to drive manual on. Fairly tricky. Took a little while to get the hang of.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd March, 2005

1991 Jeep Wrangler 4.0 I6 from North America

Model year1991
Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 4.0 I6 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired160000 miles
Most recent distance180000 miles
Previous carJeep Wrangler

Summary:

Big Nasty

Faults:

Water pump went out at 170,000 miles.

Whole in muffler at 160,156 miles.

General Comments:

This is the best car I have ever owned.

It is a monster on the road and a beast in the mud. This car will take you anywhere you want to go. The automatic locking hubs and shift on the fly are handy too, this keeps you from getting out and locking the hubs and from stopping to drop it in to 4 wheel.

The mods on this car are endless if there is some thing you want on it chances are it can be bought and just bolt on.

This is the best car! Get one!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 31st January, 2005

22nd May 2005, 13:02

Not to be a jerk, but "a Whole in the muffler"?

It should be hole. But anyway, I have a wrangler with the in-line 4 engine, boy is it slow.

27th Aug 2009, 20:23

Dude you need 4.0ho 190hp.

1991 Jeep Wrangler S 2.5L 4 cylinder from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.5L 4 cylinder Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired159000 miles
Most recent distance171000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Camaro

Summary:

A real trooper

Faults:

Gas gauge doesn't work.

Burns oil.

Motor runs weak and knocks.

General Comments:

My Jeep runs as well as I would expect from a car approaching 200k miles. The motors appears to burn oil, but I am convinced this is because of the high mileage, not that it is a poor quality car. My Jeep is very dependable, it's starts without problems and is always able to take me where I am going. My Jeep handles a variety of highway miles between college and home frequently, daily city driving, lengthly road trips out of state and occasional off roading without any major mechanical problems. It does run weak and occasionally struggles up a large hill. Overall I think I got a great deal on my Jeep. My only regret is not getting the in-line six motor.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th August, 2004

Average review marks: 6.7 / 10, based on 7 reviews