1993 Jeep Wrangler 4.0L High Output I-6 from North America


I will keep this YJ until the DMV pulls my license due to old age


Exhaust manifold cracked at 60,000 miles. Dealer notified, but dealer elected to put off service until I could leave vehicle for at least four to five days. When I left the vehicle at 80,500 miles for injector cleaning, dealer insisted that I had not reported manifold problem until after 80,000 mile emissions warranty had expired.

Automatic transmission pulled and serviced at 120,000 after foaming up en route to Las Vegas from L.A. (112 degree F weather, of course).

Radiator replaced at 125,000 miles, 70% restricted.

General Comments:

This truck performs extremely well as daily driver and fully capable off-road vehicle, handling obstacles and trails that would make anyone pucker up.

Suspension is not stiff, and other than slight "speedboating over whitecaps" on wavy stretches of freeway at certain speed range (about 25mph), the ride is as good as many cars on the road, at normal driving speeds up to 80mph.

4.0L engine is powerful and runs like new, even after 130,000 with regular oil changes and recommended service.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th October, 2003

1993 Jeep Wrangler YJ 2.5 from North America


Jeep drivers rock!


Catalytic converter has developed a fault.

I will be replacing it with a straight pipe.

Cowl Seal leak.

The original cowl seal leaked. Replace it for $15 from online supplier.

Soft-top and spreader bars.

Rear side windows would constantly flap. Soft-top was also frayed in places. Replaced for $250.00. Spreader bar were replaced with after-market spreader bars for $40.

Clutch master-cylinder.

Replaced for $100.00.

Windshield washer pump.

Replaced for $15.00.

General Comments:

This is the most reliable car I have ever owned. Even when I have experienced a failor of a component I have been able to drive it home with no problems. This car is rock solid.

Jeeps are not the most pleasant vehicles for driving long distance, but they rock in the mountains.

Fuel consumption is not great (13 miles per gallon) and storage is tiny. If you are looking for an SUV get something else. However if you want pure enjoyment and rock solid reliability then a Wrangler is the way to go.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th April, 2003

1993 Jeep Wrangler Sport Utility 2D 4.0L I-6 HO from North America


A sturdy, sporty, fun ride


Exhaust Manifold went at 90000, was moderately costly to repair.

U-joints went at 94000, not a costly repair.

Clutch went once at 60000, and again at 97000. Very costly to repair.

General Comments:

Not a good car for fuel economy.

Virtually no cargo room. But hey, it's a Jeep.

Hard-Top is definitely better than soft.

Has a lot of torque and acceleration.

Handles great.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th February, 2003

1993 Jeep Wrangler from North America


A good vehicle for running around.


The engine had to be rebuilt at 126,000 miles.

The alternator failed at 135,000.

Bouncy ride and no cruise control makes long distance travel tiring.

No leg room in the back seat for bigger kids.

General Comments:

The interior is simple, even with higher mileage there was not a lot of little things to break down.

The seats are comfortable and vision is good.

Taking the top off on a summer day makes you feel like a kid again.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd October, 2002

1993 Jeep Wrangler 6 cylinder from North America


Worst nightmare


Where do I begin?

Fuel pump was replaced within a year of purchase.

Clutch was replaced a year later.

Synchro-mechanism went out in the transmission - had to replace the entire transmission and have since learned that this is a common problem with Jeep Wranglers.

Top ripped and had to be replaced.

The starter went out which totally cut all power to my car.

General Comments:

The ride is terribly uncomfortable, it is light weight so it isn't good in the snow despite being four wheel drive and I get approximately 12 miles to the gallon. All of this is topped off by the annoying "Jeep wave cult" in which Wrangler drivers become default members.

This was the worst car purchase I have ever made. I strongly encourage all readers to look elsewhere when considering a car; if you don't want to believe me, check Consumer Reports.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 21st August, 2002

25th Jul 2004, 11:01

Jeep Wrangler is not the vehicle for someone who really wanted a Honda Civic or some other simple reliable street transportation. If you bought it used, there's always the likelihood that some kid took it offroad and drove the heck out of and traded it off rather than repair damage. Had my '93 Wrangler since new and it's been all over Colorado. Yes, the hydraulic clutch went out while still in warranty, but the repair has held for about 9 or 10 years. I shelled out the transfer case somewhere, but I've thrashed it hard in places you'd never get to in a street vehicle. If you can't handle a wrench, you probably shouldn't get a Wrangler, but mine has been very reliable since new despite occasional bouts of serious abuse I subject it to. I'll probably keep it until it wears an antique tag. I'll just add that were I to buy another, I wouldn't buy a used one unless I planned to turn it into a trail machine and rebuild or modify some of the weaker components.