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