2000 Jeep Wrangler Reviews - Page 5 of 7

2000 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 4.0 from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 4.0 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 1 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance24000 miles
Previous carFord Ford

Summary:

Off road not for city streets or expressway commutes

Faults:

Rotated the tires and created serious road shake. Had to have the tires balanced and front end aligned. The dealer said this is common for this vehicle. This was at 15000 miles. At 24000 miles the air cleaner was clogged and the car would not start. There is a foam pad at the bottom of the filter soaked in oil that seems to really get clogged. With the rag top my jeep was broken into within 2 weeks of owning it.

General Comments:

There is a lot of shake from side to side just going over decent road. There is a lot of road and wind noise. It is not a commuter car or baby buggy. The only time it has been off road was to pull my neighbor's Ford F150 from down in a grassy valley. The Jeep pulled with easy on wet/muddy terrain and didn't even spin a tire. That's what this vehicle is for. The vehicle depreciates quickly - new was $25k and 2 years later only $16k.

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

Review Date: 10th October, 2002

2000 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 4.0 6-cylinder from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 4.0 6-cylinder Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired2 miles
Most recent distance29500 miles
Previous carDodge Ram Pickup

Summary:

Nothing else like it on the road today

Faults:

Drivers side seat slider latch failed at 500 miles, drivers side rear view mirror and drivers side rear glass hinge replaced due to corrosion at 28,000 miles.

General Comments:

This vehicle has meet or exceed may expectations for and American made vehicle. It is with out a doubt the "funnest" vehicle to drive for just about all driving situations. It is small and dated, but that adds to its charm. I will be buying a new one in the near future.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th September, 2002

2000 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0 Straight 6 from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 4.0 Straight 6 Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 0 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
2.3 / 10
Distance when acquired25 miles
Most recent distance28000 miles
Previous carJeep Wrangler

Summary:

Jeep Wranglers are very poorly made and I would never consider owning another one

Faults:

There have been many problems with my Jeep Wrangler. One of the major problems with my Jeep is the top leaks every time it rains outside. I have been trying to get the leak fixed for over a year with no luck. The dealership keeps the car for three days at a time and they do not fix the problem. The last time I took my Jeep to the dealership I got it back a week later, not fixed, and the air conditioner fan was broken. The Compact Disc player quit working about 15,000 miles ago and my rear wiper no longer works.

General Comments:

This car is the only one I have ever owned that was new.

Overall, the car rides very rough and it is noisy.

The 6 cylinder engine is very powerful and thus far I have not had a problem with the transmission.

The overall size of the car is very good for getting in and out of small places.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 18th April, 2002

2000 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0 six inline from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 4.0 six inline Semi-Automatic
Performance marks 1 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 0 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.4 / 10
Distance when acquired50 miles
Most recent distance6700 miles
Previous carJeep Grand Cherokee

Summary:

A low performance overpriced SQUAT car!

Faults:

The Wrangler must not be ordered with an automatic transmission if you are getting anything above the 3.07 axle ratio.

Why would they force a customer to take a 3.73 axle ratio merely because limited slip is ordered? It is a stupid rule and an engineering error because there is no over-drive in the automatic transmission. Curiously, the 5 speed stick shift has over-drive when ordered in the same car.

Curiously, my new Grand Cherokee has a 3.73 axle ratio but it has TWO (2) over-drive gears in its 5 speed automatic transmission.

The Wrangler 3 speed automatic does not have over-drive and causes terrible gas milage and excessive engine wear with a tall axle ratio... even though the car weighs a lot less. Also, this damn Wrangler gets worse mileage on a trip than it does around town ... believe it!

My car also had a problem which caused fuel to leak into the oilpan diluting the oil and reducing engine life.

They would not (could not) fix my Jeep and I lost my bid for repair or replacement under the lemon law act. Still, I did replace it with another Jeep at my own expense making sure the trade-in dealer knows about the problems.

I have grave concerns over the potential liability from selling this car without fixing it under warranty, but that is apparently what they did. I have been trying to notify Jeep Daimler-Chrysler about this, but they appear to be playing Ostrich with me.

General Comments:

I hate these bums for screwing me!

The people in Texas where they adjudicate these Lemon Law cases believe I had 25000 miles on the car when I applied, but in fact I only had 5000 miles on it.

I thought the dealer people were my friends, but now I see they don't care what happens to me.

Why is it that every friendship goes to hell when the almighty dollar is involved?

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th June, 2001

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