2001 Jeep Wrangler Reviews - Page 7 of 7

2001 Jeep Wrangler SE Sport 6 cylinder from North America

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 6 cylinder Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.4 / 10
Distance when acquired30 miles
Most recent distance18000 miles
Previous carFord F150

Summary:

Fun good looking Jeep

Faults:

Great jeep (not a car).

Went through brakes at 15000.

Was told I ride the brakes to much (rubbish).

Funny I have owned five cars, never had that problem.

Seat doesn't go back far enough, I am 6 foot 2 inches.

Steering wheel and mats are wearing badly.

Problem with the soft top leather straps that hold the window - they ripped.

Paint chips from small rocks from the freeway.

Rear seat a monster to get out.

Ride is a little rough, but it's a Jeep.

General Comments:

Great jeep (not a car).

Problems have been with the dealership and service.

Dealer lied to me about my purchase.

I went to the Jeep website and built my Jeep printed out my needs and order.

Gave it to a salesman who told me that a Jeep on the lot met all my need except no ABS brakes.

Well he lied, it was missing the sound system I requested and underplating that I requested.

In all missing 10 items I requested.

The dealership is Joe Keerley in San Jose (Do NOT buy a car from them).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th February, 2002

22nd Oct 2004, 07:33

Great comments, I want to know more about your experience of the Jeep itself. Would you recommend someone buying a new or used Jeep? I am currently in the market for a Jeep Wrangler.

2001 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0 from North America

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 4.0 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired4 miles
Most recent distance13000 miles

Summary:

Note to self; it's not a car so don't compare it to a car

Faults:

On rare occasion it wouldn't start because something about the shifter wouldn't recognize that it was in park. Dealership fixed it in a day for free. No problems since then.

General Comments:

For over 5 years I've wanted a Wrangler. I didn't buy it to look cool. I didn't buy it expecting a smooth ride, great gas mileage, or for a roomy interior. I bought it because I knew what it could do, I respected its roots, and loyalty is bested only by Harley-Davidson owners.

I don't want to be a SUV poser but I'm sad to admit that I've only taken it off-road only once. I took on a path that only had dirt-bike tracks. I got stuck because of my inexperience but was able to get out without assistance nor a winch. I went up sharp inclines that were winding around water-erosion pits, through ditches that had walls higher than the wheel clearance, and over obstacles that would halt others. I can't wait to do it again but next time I'm bringing some friends along.

I love this thing... plus it's American-made.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th January, 2002

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