2001 Jeep Wrangler Reviews - Page 6 of 7

2001 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0 from North America

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 4.0 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired5 miles
Most recent distance16000 miles
Previous carJeep Cherokee

Summary:

I love my Jeep. My wife says I'm in my second childhood

Faults:

No problems.

General Comments:

This vehicle is used both on highway and off highway. It is a Jeep and not a Cadillac. With that said, it affords reasonable comfort and great performance. I use the vehicle for local trips in addition to frequent hunting and fishing trips into the back country.

I have installed an after-market suspension package to raise the vehicle 4 inches and allow more suspension travel. I have also added after-market wheels and 31 inch tires. Off-road comfort and handling are great.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd April, 2003

2001 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0 from North America

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 4.0 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.6 / 10
Distance when acquired103 miles
Most recent distance18000 miles
Previous carFord F250

Summary:

Good off-roader with decent manners on the highway

Faults:

Nothing. So far, I am pleased with it's reliability. I do have to add that the black plastic pieces on the wheel wells have faded really bad.

General Comments:

I bought this car because I have always wanted a jeep. It fits into my outdoor lifestyle and I can tow it behind my RV. I am very impressed on what this little vehicle is capable of in stock form. It will climb like you wouldn't believe. I have yet to get it stuck. My opinion of the drive train is that it is pretty much bulletproof. The in-line 6 smooth and powerful. It doesn't get very good mileage around town, but on the open highway I have managed to get 18 mpg with the automatic.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th March, 2003

2001 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0 6 cylinder from North America

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 4.0 6 cylinder Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired10 miles
Most recent distance43000 miles
Previous carDodge Shadow

Summary:

Still lacks refinement, but as expected

Faults:

Two recalls (ignition and manifold)

New tires needed @ 30k (Goodyear RT/S)

Starter failed @ 40k (try a salvage yard $$$$)

LOUD throwout bearing / clutch out.

General Comments:

Handles better than I expected.

Never stuck off-road.

Warm all winter long and quiet with top up (compared to my old 87 w/hard top)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd March, 2003

2001 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0 liter I-6 from North America

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 4.0 liter I-6 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired7 miles
Most recent distance38000 miles
Previous carJeep Wrangler

Summary:

Fun and exciting

Faults:

Dealership had recalled two items on it.

The ignition switch and manifold shroud.

Suspension bolt loosened up.

Dealership took care of all problems, no charge.

General Comments:

It handles terrific off-road, takes anything that I put it under. Handles pretty good on road considering that I have a aftermarket suspension on it and big tires. But Jeeps were not made just for road only.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd September, 2002

2001 Jeep Wrangler Spoert 4.0L V6 from North America

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 4.0L V6 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance11300 miles
Previous carJeep Wrangler

Summary:

Has an awesome engine

Faults:

The transfer case blew up, and I could not shift into 4-wheel drive. I brought it to the dealer, and they fixed it free of charge.

They also recalled the vehicle because there was ignition problems on all 2001 models. Again, they replaced it, free of charge.

General Comments:

Do not buy any optional package. I made this mistake and I bought the jeep with the larger canyon tires, the CD player and overhead sound-bars. After a few months, I started to dislike the sound system. So I ended up buying a sub-woofer, amp, made my own custom box, a Kenwood receiver, and 5" speakers. In short, I bought a brand new sound system. You would also want to buy new tires and rims. Although I am content with my canyon tires, many would prefer larger tires. Personally, I am scared of the "center of gravity" issue.

The engine runs great. Many made fun of my Jeep saying that it could not handle the highway. Although it was kind of noisy inside, especially with the soft top, if ran fine. In fact, they could hardly keep up with me! In the streets, the pick up is perfect and powerful. But of course, it depends on how you shift.

The perfect thing about the Jeep is its road capabilities. Even though I don't do much off-roading, I do enough during winter. On the year that I bought it, it snowed about 15". Guess what... My jeep was the only automobile in the streets. Of course nobody was crazy enough to drive that day, but that's what's great about a Wrangler- you can go crazy! The 4-wheel drive stuck to the road like a thong on a 400-pound fat guy. The following year, it snowed again, and all you can see on the road are my tire marks.

The Jeep Wrangler is awesome! Since I bought it in yellow, I've had so many compliments and head-turnings. You can fix it up really nice, but of course it will cost money. My next project is replacing the exhaust system and adding tubular bumpers.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th May, 2002

Average review marks: 6.1 / 10, based on 20 reviews