1999 Jeep Wrangler Reviews - Page 7 of 10

1999 Jeep Wrangler SE 1.4L from North America

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.4L Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired35000 miles
Most recent distance85000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Truck

Summary:

THERE'S ONLY ONE 4x4 CONVERTIBLE TO OWN

Faults:

Airbag light came on and instrument panel died out every other day.

(under warranty)

Steering wheel makes an irritating squeal while turning when cold and rainy. (how do you fix?)

Dashboard leaks when it rains.

(how do you fix?)

Side of driver seat cracked and it looks very bad.

(is it the quality of the material/compounds?)

Zipper tracks for windows on half doors are not rugged enough to be on a jeep.

(?)

Knob to control fan broke twice in less than 4 months.

(is it the quality of the material/compounds?)

Seatbelts in the back wore down after hitting roll bar when top is down.

(?)

Windshield collects more chips from rocks than it does bugs?

(?)

General Comments:

With all of the little set-backs, jeep is still a one and only. it's unique, reliable and down right fun.

I was never in the market for purchasing a jeep, it sort of fell into my lap.

It's rugged enough for any condition. rain, sleet, snow or shine.

I really think daisy duke from hazzard county had a lot to do with making the jeep look sooooo goooood. not to mention the now infamous daisy duke's short-shorts. ***jeep smiley face***

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th November, 2003

1999 Jeep Wrangler Sahara Edition In-line 6 Cylinder from North America

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission In-line 6 Cylinder Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.4 / 10
Distance when acquired36900 miles
Most recent distance37800 miles
Previous carFord Ranger

Summary:

A high priced money sucker, but fun to drive

Faults:

Hard Top leaked profusely when it rained. Dealer fixed by creating silicone gaskets around vents near the back of the hardtop on the left and right hand side.

Instrument cluster shorts out.

Airbag light comes on, and the speedometer and tachometer both fall to zero. What can this be? I hate this problem and I've only had the car for a month and a half. It is my first expensive car.

I am disappointed at where I bought it a Briggs dealership.

I'm going to run it by a 5 star Chrysler dealer for inspection tomorrow. Pray for me and my Jeep.

General Comments:

I find the seats very comfortable.

On the highway it doesn't seem any noisier than my friends Nissan truck.

The interior is nice, but the plastic is cheap and cracks quickly.

Exterior paint, chips easily and is impossible to find touch up paint for. I live in the city and it chips like I was driving in the country. I own a gold 1999 Sahara Edition and I can't find a paint match anywhere.

Doors swing wildly open, in parking lots this is a real problem due to hitting other cars and the Jeep door is the only one that chips its paint.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 29th September, 2003

3rd Oct 2003, 19:10

Why don't you HOLD on to your doors when you open them, so you don't hit the vehicles parked next to you. Or you could not park so close to the next vehicle.

I feel your pain with your reliabilty problems though.

26th Mar 2004, 08:34

I have a 1998 Wrangler Sport, and, like your 1999 Sahara, the airbag light has recently started to come on as the speedometer and tachometer both fall to zero. It's very annoying, especially since my warranty just expired.

1999 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0 Liter 6 cylinder from North America

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 4.0 Liter 6 cylinder Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.8 / 10
Distance when acquired1 miles
Most recent distance43000 miles
Previous carFord F150

Summary:

I wish ford would re-make the 1970 Bronco

Faults:

Blinker switch replaced 3 times.

Heater. Defrost, Air Conditioning, Fan stopped working.

Leaks down through dashboard.

Trouble starting - got vehicle tuned up at 30,000 miles to no avail. New battery has not fixed the problem.

One alloy wheel was out of round from first day of ownership - finally paid out of pocket to replace at 15,000 since it made the vehicle shudder.

Broken climate control knob (twice)

Passenger side seatbelt will not release.

General Comments:

Suffer though winters with this car just to get to summer so I can take the top off.

Other than Land Rover discovery 90 (which stopped selling here a couple of years ago) or older Broncos and Blazers - this is one of the few choices for a convertible 4x4 SUV.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 12th September, 2003

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