1995 Jeep Wrangler Reviews - Page 3 of 6

1995 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0 High Output from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 4.0 High Output Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.6 / 10
Distance when acquired200 miles
Most recent distance85000 miles
Previous carFord F150

Summary:

Super fun... feel good experience!

Faults:

Replaced water pump at 80000 miles.

Original tires were junk.

Return fuel line to the tank was found to be kinked causing the Jeep to run terrible... very tough to figure out!

General Comments:

Wranglers hold their value extremely well.

Don't buy a four cylinder, they have no power. Spend the extra for the 4.0.

Get the hard doors. Zippers are terrible at a drive-thru.

Wranglers make awesome second or third cars, but as a daily driver, they bite.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th July, 2004

27th Aug 2008, 14:54

The "Splash" Graphics were indeed part of the Sport Option Group.

I was able to get a hold of a 1995 Jeep Brochure and there it was!

1995 Jeep Wrangler S from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.6 / 10
Distance when acquired91000 miles
Most recent distance94000 miles
Previous carChevrolet S-10

Summary:

The most fun go anywhere vehicle there is

Faults:

Catalytic converter replaced.

Parking brake assembly and cable replaced.

Radiator replaced.

Rear differential rebuilt.

Front differential seals replaced.

Front axle u-joints replaced.

General Comments:

The engine and manual transmission are extremely durable, especially the 4cyl. which rarely develops oil leaks.

However, have the covers pulled on the differentials and checked for wear prior to purchase-the Dana 33 ring and pinion wear out around 100k miles. The Dana 44's are much better

U-joints are a plenty on this vehicle so have them all looked at. Over sized tires and lifted suspensions will kill them.

Radiators on these always need replacing before 100k.

Fortunately they are not expensive to buy parts for nor have worked on. They are simple, durable machines that will take you anywhere while you have a blast driving it.

Understand that any 4x4 vehicle with more than 60k miles will probably need servicing/repair if you intend to keep it for very long.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th January, 2004

1995 Jeep Wrangler Rio Grande 2.5L from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.5L Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.3 / 10
Distance when acquired17000 miles
Most recent distance108000 miles

Summary:

Rio Grande is a part of the Jeep Legend

Faults:

Other than normal wear and tear (which is slight). There were two small problems around 100000 miles. For one, the exhaust system failed. The vehicle needed to have the exhaust system replaced. Which included the catalytic converter, muffler, and tailpipe. Secondly, the vacuum switch also failed.

General Comments:

The jeep Rio Grande is a very reliable vehicle. Of course there will come a time when it will need a little care. That is not a problem with the Jeep Rio Grande. It has got to be the easiest vehicle to work on, especially for the do-it-yourselfer. You will not need to hoist or jack up the vehicle to change oil, or do most underbody repairs because of the exceptional ground clearance. On the road the Rio Grande Does have a rougher feel than most are used to. It does not by any means, offer a smooth ride. But that is what sets it apart from the "soccer mom" sport utility vehicles. The peppy 2.5 engine does well in the gas mileage department. The Rio Grande also handles highway speeds very well. Off the road the Rio Grande shines. Remember Jeep is a recognized off road icon. Right out of the box you are good to go! However if you want to really shine offroad, you should probably get a Suspension lift. Large enough to at least fit 31-10.5-15 sized tires. Add sway bar disconnects to the package and you are an off road pro. The list of upgrades could go on and on. The few mentioned are more than enough to make your off roading experience more enjoyable. All in all the Rio Grande is a tank. It will take anything you can throw at it. I highly recommend this vehicle to anyone who is considering a Rio Grande. Whether you are a father buying one for his son or daughters first car, daily driver, or a toy you will not be dissatisfied. Find out what your missing. Buy a Jeep. Join the legend. Get the wave.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th September, 2003

15th Jan 2007, 18:31

I own a 95' Rio Grande and I swapped out the stock engine with a Chevy 350 out of a 88' truck. It runs very well with the suspension lift and the 5 speed manual transmission. I highly recommend this jeep for anybody looking to tare up some dirt. I also agree that the 35 tires bring much more happiness. Enjoy.

Average review marks: 6.8 / 10, based on 18 reviews