1995 Jeep Wrangler Reviews - Page 5 of 6

1995 Jeep Wrangler YJ 2.5L 4 cylinder from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.5L 4 cylinder Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.5 / 10
Distance when acquired62215 miles
Most recent distance98450 miles
Previous carMercury Grand Marquis

Summary:

The most reliable and fun convertible you'll ever invest in!

Faults:

I had only 2 minor problems that I was able to repair myself. My radiator needed to be replaced, probably because the previous owner failed to flush the coolant at regular intervals. (This happened at 80,000 miles) It caused an overheating problem, but took very little effort and cost to repair and it now runs like new again!

The other issue was the exhaust. No problem, your exhaust system will eventually rust and go bad so I replaced it myself for under $300. Other than those two things, it runs like it's brand new!

General Comments:

Very reliable, low cost to maintain!

Best convertible you can buy; doors and top can be removed for a very "close to nature" experience!

"Cute" and rugged looks at the same time!

Excellent 4X4, handles well on and off-road.

Has a bumpy ride on road, but that's what I like!

Very safe in the snow and on slippery surfaces as well as dry surfaces.

Very reliable motor and powertrain, haven't had any problems at all with it and almost turning over 100,000 miles!

4 cylinder is very reliable and is serving my purposes well, but most people may need a little more pep for highway acceleration, but it is truely not bad at all, it has good power!

It doesn't ride like a car at all, so if you couldn't take the bumpy ride, then the Jeep Wrangler YJ would not be for you, it has the historic, off-road like ride like the old CJ models. Lot's of articulation off-road and a slightly bumpy ride "on-road". Hey, I respect it for it's long history and what it's capable of doing, so you can't expect it to ride like a Cadillac!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd January, 2003

29th Oct 2004, 18:32

I to have a 1995 Jeep Wrangler YJ. It is my first Jeep, and is the best car I have ever owned. It is very trust worthy, and I have had no major problems. It handles perfect off road, and great on road. The only problem was the water pump, it had to be replaced, which was pretty cheap to do. Get a Jeep.

Collin.

1995 Jeep Wrangler 4.0 from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 4.0 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.5 / 10
Distance when acquired22000 miles
Most recent distance114800 miles
Previous carChrysler Nissan 2WD Pick-up

Summary:

Excellent long-term value!

Faults:

Believe it or not... absolutely nothing.

General Comments:

It handles great whether through the city, on the highway, or even out in the mountain terrain.

The four wheel drive system is very easy to use.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th December, 2002

1995 Jeep Wrangler SE 4.0 from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 4.0 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.4 / 10
Distance when acquired91000 miles
Most recent distance92000 miles
Previous carVolkswagen Jetta

Faults:

Exhaust manifold was cracked.

Heater fan resistor.

Thermostat.

General Comments:

I recently purchased a very clean Wrangler YJ with 91,000 miles on the odometer. The vehicle was very well equipped; hard top, air conditioning, tilt wheel, sound bar, splash graphics etc. I was amazed at how well the interior and exterior had held up over seven years. The interior appears absolutely brand new. Showing no wear whatsoever. The paint is glossy and show no signs of cracking or peeling.

Mechanically the vehicle appears to have been well maintained. Starting and running like new. My Wrangler is a fun ride, with my only complaints being the creaks and rattles within the interior. But hey, this is a Jeep!

To me, the Wrangler is a very well made, tough vehicle, which should never be confused with a luxury ride. It can go places most other vehicles can't, and it can brave the toughest of driving conditions. The six cylinder engine has plenty of power, and I enjoy the five-speed transmission coupled with the 4 liter. It's a fun combo.

People should go into buying a Jeep knowing what it is. It's not a four-wheel-drive Camry, nor a Miata.

Owning a Jeep can be a great experience.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th December, 2002

14th Dec 2004, 13:40

A year and a half after trading my little 1995 YJ for a 2003 TJ, I still miss it. That was the best little Wrangler

I've ever owned! Sure it was a bit crude, but it was tough reliable, and easy to work on.

8th Nov 2005, 00:42

I just purchased a 95 SE Wrangler about three months ago, and have never had more fun! The person who owned it before me replaced the exhaust with a stainless Borla kit from the headers to the exhaust pipe, as well as added a short shifter and a cold air intake. This Jeep was his baby, but when he moved to LA he couldn't take it with him and I was the lucky recipient. The Only problem I have had is a broken rear shock mount which was easily welded back together. It has 135,000 on it and runs like the day it came off the showroom floor.

2nd Dec 2006, 08:41

The 1995 Wranglers are my favorites.

It is the last year of the AMC designed YJ & the last leaf-sprung Wranglers.

It seems after that (& continuing thru today) Chrysler has softened the Wrangler for mainstream buyers, which may indeed increase sales, but at the cost of ruggedness, simplicity & individuality.

If I wanted a highway cruising SUV I'd buy a Lexus RX, but I'm happy bouncing around in my YJ!

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