2000 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0 liter from North America


Poorly constructed and designed


There is a constant leak in the passenger floor compartment. Took it to the dealer 4 times, keeping the vehicle there at least 3 days a piece and its still not fixed.

The alternator went in the first 6 months, draining the battery and ruining the starter. All replaced under warranty.

The speedometer housing on top of the transfer case broke, causing the fluid to drain from the transfer case without my knowledge requiring a transfer case replacement at 44000 miles.

Right front ball joint needing replacement at 44000 miles.

Steering stabilizer and control arm bolts needing replacement at 44000 miles.

Total repair costs to date: $2800.00.

General Comments:

This vehicle has had numerous problems, some major, which should not be occurring on a vehicle this new. From day one, I have had to have things repaired/replaced and its seen the dealership more than any vehicle I've ever owned. This jeep doesn't see any off roading, its primarily a daily driver around town. Its not driven harshly and the maintenance schedule is followed. I cannot understand this. I fully believe the truck is a lemon and that Chrysler has made a defective product. I know of two people who, after purchasing wranglers themselves, had to trade them in for a more reliable mode of transportation after the rear ends went within the 1st 2 years. That said, I absolutely love this truck and I'm dismayed at its lack of reliability. I wish I could keep it forever however my wallet can't keep taking the hit. I'll be looking to Toyota or Honda for relief soon.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 28th May, 2003

22nd Dec 2003, 18:46

I have a 2000 Sport as well. I am a HARDCORE off-road enthusiast. To date, I have had my Jeep at the dealership for oil changes only. I did blow up a serpentine belt pulley, but I had also installed a York on-board air compressor and tank under the hood requiring a re-rout of the belt (and a longer belt). I put the new pulley in myself.

I don't know if you just got unlucky, or it's where you're from, or what. I belong to two off-road clubs and have never heard of any of the problems you seem to be having.

I live in Scottsdale, Arizona and trail mostly in Arizona.

2000 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0 in-line 6 from North America


It's a Jeep thing!!!


Nothing at all. I have only had the Jeep for one week, but I can tell that this thing is rock-solid and I have a great dealership that stands behind what they sell if anything should ever go wrong.

General Comments:

This thing is AWESOME!!! It's build quality is exceptional, performance is great (from a 4x4) and it will go anywhere. I would highly recomend the Jeep Wrangler to anyone who wants a smaller 4x4. Don't be fooled by the outside appearance, it's pretty roomy inside. I'm 6 feet tall and I fit comfortabley in the back seat.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th March, 2003

28th May 2003, 13:22

Not for anything, but you said it yourself that you've only had your jeep for a week so please don't comment on quality. I was told that a Jeep Wrangler has a life of 3 years.. the same as the standard warranty, before things fall apart. This was told to me by 2 gentlemen who both had rear ends disintegrate without off road use. My jeep has had so many issues its embarrassing to tell people. I have to lower my head whenever I see the gentleman driving the '96' civic I sold him speed by. He hasn't had a problem since I sold it to him, and its now 9 yrs old. I love my jeep though and I'm not looking forward to getting rid of it, but its just so unpractical to have to pay this much to own a car.

23rd May 2005, 21:49

It IS a Jeep Thing!

I bought my 2000 Jeep Wrangler Sahara used in April '03 and even though I drive it everyday I still get a rush when I get behind the wheel.

The only two things that have gone wrong with my Jeep: New radiator and thermostat ($350) and I will need to replace my (5 year old) top in the next few months.

It has driven beautifully after all of my off-road misadventures, including, being bogged down half way in some really thick mud (took two trucks to get me out). I don't tread lightly on my tires and my Jeep still runs perfect after 75,000 miles and lots of abuse.

4th Dec 2009, 00:59

I own a Wrangler Sport 2000. I love my Jeep and really take good care of it. It only has 31000 miles on it. The only problem I'm having is the rear end seems to be going out on it. I bought the Jeep brand new and have never taken it out offroading. I need some feedback on this problem. Should I take this problem back to Chrysler?

Overall I'm happy with it.