2002 Jeep Wrangler SE 2.5L I4 from North America
A multi-use performance bargain
After taking the Wrangler to Utah last summer, I found that the finish on the dashboard started to peel. It was probably a mix of sand and water that created friction when rubbed against the dashboard that caused it to peel. However, since the Jeep was under warranty, the dashboard was replaced free of charge.
My Wrangler is wonderful. I've driven it from the Atlantic to the Pacific and it hasn't caused me any problems. I took it off-road driving in Utah, down the Shaeffer Trail at Canyonlands National Park. The Wrangler handled that with ease.
It's true that the Wrangler is a gas-guzzler. However, it's the cheapest truck that I could find that can act as a convertible, go off-road driving, drive city-streets, clear you out of snow-drifts with 4WD and still protect you from the cold winds and wet snow of Northern Ontario. It's the most economical adventure vehicle there is out there.
My Jeep was factory-made as per my specifications. I opted out of the back-seats package. When you don't have those back-seats, you have a huge space that can be filled with back-packs, or moving boxes etc. Those back-seats don't look like they offer you much leg-room.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 9th December, 2002