1995 Jeep Wrangler RIO GRANDE 2.5 from North America


A reliable fun tractor that you can take anywhere


The major problem with the Wrangler is the catalytic converter. I drive 100 miles every day and have gone through 7 so far. Other than that, the worst thing about the jeep is that you have to deal with a dealership when you buy one. They have room for improvement.

General Comments:

I have over 200000 miles on this jeep and can't wait until the next 200000. This vehicle is so easy to work on and very reliable to drive. Parts are very easy to find as well as cheap. I will always keep this vehicle as a second car. It's a 4x4 convertible that you can take to work or on a camping trip and she always brings you home. I just waxed my jeep and after 200000 miles she looks like she just drove off the show room floor.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 9th October, 2002

16th Feb 2006, 23:16

Well I have put about 500 miles on my 95 Rio Grande since my last comment in Dec.'05 and really satisfied I bought it. As stated before, I wanted to keep it in nice stock condition like is, but did do a few things my self to improve the stiff ride. First thing I did was replace all the shackle bolts with greaseable fittings and that really helped for spring flex. Also I installed new Rancho 9000 adjustable shocks with the lowest setting of #1 for street use. Those 2 things I did really improved the ride considerably with out adding the big tires or body lifts. My brother in law has a '97 Wrangler which of course has coil springs and it does have a smoother ride than my '95. But I like mine better because it rides like a real jeep.

1995 Jeep Wrangler S 4.0 Straight 6 from North America


The one vehicle you will always be proud that you have owned


Replaced the top on it when I got it. The factory soft top had deteriorated and the windows had started to cloud up. Not bad for a six year old soft top at all.

General Comments:

The Jeep is easily the sharpest ride on the road. When you buy one you become part of an exclusive club and are acknowledged by the rest of the Jeeps that pass you buy, along with other people that give you that knowing look on the road. A look that is nothing short of envy.

The cost of parts and servicing a vehicle like this are minimal compared to other vehicles. I replaced the entire interior (only because I wanted it to be a different color, not because there was anything wrong with it) for a little under $1000. That includes adding a console and sound bar, all new front and rear seats, new carpeting and new roll bar covers (and also the new top). What other vehicle can you get all that for under $2000, much less under a grand?

Haven't had the need for them yet, but other parts for it (engine, transmission, exhaust and every other mechanical part) are cheap as can be as well.

Overall, it is the greatest vehicle anyone can ever buy. The cost of ownership is peanuts and you can only be limited to where you can go by 10 foot reinforced concrete walls. Even then, your Jeep might be able to take it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th May, 2002

2nd Jan 2003, 20:11

Excellent review! I absolutely agree with you! I also own a 1995 Wrangler YJ "S" model and absolutely fell in love with it the day I bought it! It's about to turn over 100,000 miles and I'm very confident it will go to 200,000 miles some day. It still looks like new, and runs like a dream, also in part because I'm a mechanic and know how to maintain it very well =) It is by far the most fun convertible anyone can ever own and definitely the most reliable, I've only replaced my exhaust and the radiator so far (I bought it at 62,000 miles), but other than that, it honestly runs likes it's brand new! I'd recommend this historic, "take the doors and top off ride" to anyone!! Jeeps rule, enjoy your YJ!! Jeepman95@msn.com.

25th Feb 2003, 10:25

These reviews are true and accurate. I also own a 94' Wrangler S that I picked up used a few years ago with the 2.5 and an automatic. Yes, it is slow, but, I put it in drive and off I go! Hills are,well a little bit of a challenge. On trails in the Eastern/central California this vehicle is right at home taking on almost any stump or rock. I visit the mountains on the weekends and still drive to work during the week in the flatlands. With 75k miles I also see that my radiator is going to need to be replaced soon. A cheap part ($200 if I buy it new). A mild lift of 3" and some 31 inch tires are a great ad on along with thousands of other aftermarket goodies. I strongly advise a hard top. It increases the vehicles value and makes it more enjoyable above 40 miles an hour. The paint and interior are like new thanks to prior owners taking care of it. This Jeep is one of the best if not the best second vehicle you can have in my opinion. I would buy another, but, it looks like this one will outlast me!!!

Steve/94 YJ Wrangler S with 75K miles 2/25/2003.

1995 Jeep Wrangler S 2.5 I-4 from North America


An off-road basher vehicle, but definitely not for the Lexus crowd


Absolutely NOTHING AT ALL!!

General Comments:

Its pretty much OK with the manual (I have experienced a 4-cyl/auto, and it's no fun) when it comes to performance and off-road handling. The torque from just 150 cubic inches is simply amazing!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd March, 2001