1995 Jeep Wrangler 6 cylinder, 4.0 from North America
Fun at first
The rear slip yoke design is poorly built. The rear U-Joints needed to be replaced about every 4000 miles due to the fact that the Slip Yoke will wear out causing it to become unbalanced.
Had to replace the vacuum lock for the 4 wheel drive to engage 2 times. Finally replaced it with a manual cable lock.
The rear tailgate hinges became so worn that they needed replaced.
There were other problems, but these were the most common and costly.
The YJ jeep Wrangler in my open is one to avoid.
For having a 6 cylinder it felt underpowered. It was fun driving with the doors and top down, but that gets old quick when your top starts to dry rot.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 10th November, 2008
I'm sorry that you had so many problems with your 1995 Wrangler.
I have owned 2 1995 Wrangler Sports (with over 100,000 miles on them), and both have been extremely reliable with none of the problems that you experienced. If fact I still own a 1995 Wrangler and it is as reliable as any new car I've owned.
I used to sell Jeeps and in my opinion the 1995 Wranglers are very reliable.
The Jeeps to avoid are 1999 Grand Cherokees, as this was the first model year of the redesign, and they were very problematic. Grand Cherokees tend to go through brakes often, and I would suggest replacing the stock rotors with high quality aftermarket rotors.
The XJ Cherokees and YJ Wranglers are probably the most reliable Jeep models. The TJ Wranglers are fairly reliable as well, but some experience electrical problems and rough shifting with the automatic transmission.
Overall, Jeeps are relatively well-built vehicles.
I finally rebuilt my 1995 YJ 4 cylinder at 380,000 miles, only because it was starting to show color under load. Otherwise, no problems.