2000 Jeep Wrangler Reviews - Page 2 of 7

2000 Jeep Wrangler Sahara from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission Automatic
Distance when acquired64000 miles
Previous carHyundai Sonata

Summary:

Great -Gorgeous-

General Comments:

My wife just bought a beautiful 2000 Sahara, white with a white hard top! It's very pretty (a girl Jeep) some might say. She's a nurse and has an 80 mile round trip commute. Her previous car a front wheel drive six cylinder was horrible in bad weather! I know longer worry if she's driving off in the snow, well not as much anyway! It has 64,000 miles on it. Is there any preventive maintenance I could do or something I should look out for? She loves it! artkeefe@comcast.net.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th January, 2007

25th Jan 2007, 11:45

Just keep an eye on the exhaust manifold. They tend to develop a crack after 60k miles. Other than that keep the oil changed regularly and the 4.0 liter engine will give you 200-300,000 trouble free miles!

25th Jan 2007, 12:44

FWD cars are fine in the snow unless you don't know how to drive. Giving your wife a bigger more top heavy SUV with part time 4wd (which means its RWD most of the time, which takes considerably more skill to drive in winter, which also might not matter if your wife leaves it on 4wd normal and blows the transfer case driving with 4wd on on normal streets) may not be the best solution. AWD? Subaru.

2000 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0 from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 4.0 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired3 miles
Most recent distance78234 miles
Previous carChevrolet Monte Carlo

Summary:

The most dependable vehicle ever

Faults:

At 50,000 miles one of the connects for my sway bar broke.

Loud banging heard at 60k miles in the rear, was just rocks caught in the skidplate.

Changed the tires at 30K miles for BFG All Terrains, as the Wrangler GSA tires wore very quickly and they did not provide the traction that belongs on a Jeep.

I only get about 15MPG. But that's with 33 inch tires.

After 7 years, soft top needs to be replaced. But still works.

My rear view mirror came loose once. I know I'm really reaching.

General Comments:

In 7 years of ownership, other than the sway bar break, I have not had one single problem. I go off-road with it at least once a month.

Stock front brakes lasted until 72k miles.

Still rolling on the stock rear brakes at 78k miles.

The 4x4 capabilities of this vehicle are beyond match.

With it's sturdy frame and short wheelbase, it rolls through things like a tank.

The 4.0 engine with the manual 5 speed has tons of power and torque.

Chicks dig it.

It starts every time right away, no matter the weather.

I will be buried in this Jeep.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th January, 2007

2000 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0 from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 4.0 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired2 miles
Most recent distance62552 miles
Previous carDodge Dakota

Summary:

One of the best vehicles I've ever owned

Faults:

There have been no problems with this vehicle.

General Comments:

The Wrangler is as dependable as it is fun to drive.

First, Jeeps are not for everyone. They ride a little rough. They are not great highway cruisers. The fuel mileage isn't great. But, that being said, the Jeep is one of the most enduring designs on the planet.

I have a 70 mile round trip commute every day. More than one winter night, plowing through snowdrifts as high as the bumper, down deserted 2 lane highways, my Jeep always gets me home. It is one of the most competent handling vehicles on the snow or ice I've ever driven.

The 4.0 6 cylinder engine makes lots of low end torque. Don't expect great highway power, but the low end is great for finding a back road and exploring it. One of the few straight-6 designs left, the 4.0 takes advantage of the durability and power a straight 6 is capable of.

In the 4+ years I've owned this Jeep, I have had no problems at all. Only routine maintenance and tires. I highly recommend the Wrangler to anyone, as long as you know what to expect from it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th October, 2004

2000 Jeep Wrangler Sport 6 cyclinder from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 6 cyclinder Manual
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance36000 miles

Faults:

Recently, my turn signals, front and back, and hazards stopped working. Brake lights were intermittent as well. Backup, headlights and running lights were just fine. We did an initial check on the wiring harness to see if there was any obvious strain or crimping on the wires and while trying to figure out what worked when, we discovered that the hazard switch was dirty and in switching it on and off quickly several times, it fixed all of the light/electrical problems. We had come to this site in search of answers for our problem and found others with similar problems. Hope this helps.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th July, 2004

Average review marks: 6.8 / 10, based on 19 reviews