1999 Jeep Wrangler Reviews - Page 9 of 10

1999 Jeep Wrangler SE 2.4 from North America

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.4 Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired22000 miles
Most recent distance33000 miles
Previous carMercury Sable

Summary:

The four cylinder is not the way to go

Faults:

Seats have cracked in the sides.

Top leaks water.

Replaced catalytic converter.

Steering wheel squeeked at 25k miles.

General Comments:

This is a nice second car. It is not a highway vehicle. When I bought the Wrangler it came with Goodyear Wrangler GSA tires and these are not safe. I had to buy Bridgestones to keep the rear end from sliding in the rain.

The four banger does not have the desired power that a Jeep needs. This vehicle does hold resale value, but I would recommend to get a V6; really they ought to offer a V-8 in the thing like they did with the American Eagle, but with a command 4-wheel X-fer.

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

Review Date: 5th July, 2003

1999 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L inline 6 cylinder from North America

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership1999
Engine and transmission 4.0L inline 6 cylinder Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10
Distance when acquired100 miles
Most recent distance43000 miles
Previous carToyota Corolla

Summary:

A fun vehicle that requires some serious TLC for proper functionality

Faults:

Warranty-Dash gauges would mysteriously stop working. Replaced dash unit TWICE.

Warranty-Hose blew from transmission (maybe? can't remember specifically) causing car to idle at 3,000rpm.

420$-Starter "melted" and wires attached to starter melted together. This is the word from the chrysler repair technician.

General Comments:

Does anyone know if the replacement of the dash could have caused the problems with the starter? They seem to be related and 5 other auto-mechanics said it could have been dealer technician error. I have no definite way of knowing... I just want some peace of mind that starters do not melt on their own. This should not happen at 43,000 miles.

I love the wrangler and won't get rid of it, but I won't buy another until they put together a better product.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 28th February, 2003

1999 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L six cylinder from North America

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 4.0L six cylinder Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired26 miles
Most recent distance57398 miles
Previous carVolkswagen Corrado

Summary:

The last true American classic

Faults:

The manifold cracked and burned my clutch cylinder up.

Electrical problem with the fuel gage.

Driver side zipper doesn't always close.

General Comments:

The six cylinder Jeep is the only way to go, the four is way too underpowered.

My straight six gets the same gas mileage as the four cylinder.

No matter what, get the soft top and add the hard top if you want.

The heater can burn you out of the vehicle in the coldest part of the winter with the soft top on because it is well insulated.

I can out corner everything except very nimble sports cars.

There is no tendency for it to roll over even when I have put it into hard power slides and extreme side to side wheel movements.

Nothing can stop the six cylinder Wrangler in regard to weather or terrain.

The parts for a Wrangler are easy to come by and cheap since there are so many made.

My Wrangler is the most reliable transportation I have ever owned.

Be prepared to wave to every other Jeep owner and cute girl with the top down.

Girls always want to ride in my Jeep with the top down.

It sounds just like the Jeeps you have seen in war movies, but rides like a Caddy with the new coil-over suspension.

This machine is made to party on or off road!

The after-market warranty which is not Daimler-Chrysler is completely worthless.

Most Jeep dealerships will not honor the horrible after-market warranty because they cannot get their money from them.

There isn't enough room for more than two people on a long trip.

The zippers on the half doors are a joke and should be substituted with sliding glass doors from after-market suppliers that are in abundance.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th February, 2003

29th Jun 2003, 11:55

I have a '99 Jeep Wrangler Sport with the 4.0 L engine and absolutely love it. The only complaints thus far... my manifold has cracked as well. I've spoken with several owners of '99 models and theirs have cracked as well. Apparently there is a new flex coupling being used which will eliminate this problem. Why no recall? I also agree with your comment on the window zippers; nearly useless.

Other than those two things... I love my Jeep.

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