2001 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0 from North America
Absolute pile of cr*p!
Entire rear end rebuild.
Bad brakes all around (rears are grabby when cold, front won't grip when stopping in reverse).
Rear gate bolts are stripped and gate won't close.
Seatbelts won't work if they get dusty inside.
Doors won't close if the seatbelt is in the way, (they are always in the way).
Radio knob has fallen out.
Everything squeaks rattles and knocks.
Heater core exploded.
Heater controls don't work (stuck on hot).
Seats don't adjust (cables are broken).
Power steering pump is weak (squalls when turning).
Left turn signal won't click off after turning.
Doors can't be unlocked from the inside without two hands.
Door handles are very hard to open.
Transfer case slips out of gear at the worst times.
Auto trans won't shift out of second after a long drive, etc etc etc.
There isn't much about this Jeep that does work as it should. If I can save one person from buying a Jeep, this will be worth the time it took to review.
Engine has plenty of power.
4wd works well when it works.
Love the removable top.
HORRIBLE fuel economy.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 26th February, 2010
These vehicles are better suited as weekend "toys" rather then everyday drivers. I believe if you'd owned an older Wrangler (1995 or older), you wouldn't have had nearly as many problems because the older ones were simpler.. the newer Jeeps are over-engineered and too complex now in my opinion. They should have just KEPT it low-tech, and they would still have sold just as many of them.