1999 Jeep Wrangler Reviews - Page 4 of 10

1999 Jeep Wrangler SE 2.5 from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.5 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired21000 miles
Most recent distance44000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Cavalier

Summary:

It's a durable ride for a rough road

Faults:

All lighting in the vehicle went out at 35,000 miles which was fixed after researching a semi recall.

Transmission feels like it is slipping when on a slope from time to time. Started around 40,000 miles.

General Comments:

This Wrangler certainly has its ups and downs. For one it's sharp and a real head turner. Especially when you add on lots of toys for it (which are extremely easy to do as most things bolt onto existing holes/bolts)!

The vehicle is extremely easy on tires and can hold its own in the snow, so don't be afraid to pull the lever for 4WD! Unless you're hot rodding this in the snow there's no real need to weight it down.

The top couldn't be easier to take off and put on. Unlike tops of the past, the new ones require only 1 person instead of 2 to work. Experienced users can have it up and down in 5-10 minutes or less.

The downsides are the poor gas mileage and poor road performance. When I bought the Jeep I was getting 20mpg, but it has slipped to 16mpg on a good day now. It's been cleaned and tuned, but still I can't seem to fix the problem.

Also the Jeep isn't meant for speed demons. If you have dreams of racing down the highway, you'd better hope it's a long highway because this vehicle takes forever to accelerate.

Overall if you want a capable vehicle that's fun to drive on and off road as well as a real chick magnet, grab one!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd December, 2004

1999 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0 from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 4.0 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.2 / 10
Distance when acquired15 miles
Most recent distance162000 miles
Previous carFord Explorer

Summary:

Fun very expensive car

Faults:

Where do I start? the rear differential went out 82k miles, the transmission went out (my first 3 yrs of ownership) ; cracked manifold 120k, head gasket, my radiator cracked 65k. I have spent over 7,000 dollars in maintenance on my car and once again its in the shop while I type this.

General Comments:

A very fun car especially in the summer time with the top down.

Gas guzzler.

Very expensive in maintenance.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 18th October, 2004

14th Oct 2006, 16:29

I have a 1999 Jeep Wrangler, which is in the process of having everything replaced in it, except for the engine of course.

The transmission has had to be replaced twice, radiator replaced, fuel pump replaced twice, errors with the check engine light, gas gauge, and airbag light.

Nevertheless, the exhaust manifold has be replaced because of a crack and now has another crack and needs to be replaced again. I had a diagnosis ran on it and everything was fine, but a belt and exhaust manifold needing to be replaced. I drove it for about an hour and it decided to slow down on its own and break down on a busy street, and I had to pay 100 dollars for a wrecker to come and get it.

My Wrangler will now not start and no one seems to be able find the problem, even Jeep certified mechanics. I want to buy another one, but will I run into these same problems again? Has anyone had theirs not start and got it fixed, if so how?

1999 Jeep Wrangler SE 2.5 liter from North America

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.5 liter Manual
Performance marks 2 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
2.4 / 10
Distance when acquired20 miles
Most recent distance131000 miles
Previous carHonda CRX

Summary:

Most evil form of transportation I've ever owned..

Faults:

Throttle Position Sensor fried.

Had Manual Transmission fully replaced.

Had Clutch replaced.

Alternator blew at only 60,000 miles.

Driver's seat vinyl ripping apart.

Canvas top ripping apart on passenger side.

Goodyear Tires RTL wear quickly.

Rear View Mirrow fell off window.

General Comments:

It may look cool, but please don't let that deceive you. It has many kinks that Chrysler must work out for the sake of the longevity of the car and I like to keep cars for at least 10 years. Not a reliable form of transportation, Public Transportation is more reliable than this true lemon. I will never again buy another Chrysler product, particularly Jeep.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 10th September, 2004

27th Nov 2004, 11:46

I feel your pain. When AMC was bought out by Chrysler I cringed. All you need to do is a simple search on the web with Chrysler and problem to find out why. Their vehicles are not built to last at all, and it looks like they could care less. Look how many you see broke down on the road. There are countless web pages about owners who have gotten screwed and all have the same problems. No other car company has so many complaints online.

Average review marks: 5.7 / 10, based on 31 reviews