2003 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L AMC inline six from North America


A real SUV that others try to be like


Windshield motor squealed badly at less than 1000 miles after purchase.

Stock tires are a joke. Replaced with BFG All-Terrains followed by Cooper STT tires.

I should have gotten A/C and the heavier rear axle. The Dana44 is good for larger tires and I don't plan on going larger than 31" because it's a daily driver. A/C is for when I leave Alaska.

Rust on full metal doors near window flame = painted on a Monday with a hangover?

No oil pan skid plate.

Like all REAL Jeeps, the windshield is a catchers mitt for stones and the Wrangler is as aerodynamic as a brick.

Driver's floor mat shot in less than 5 years.

Too easy to change the spark plugs and there's no distributor:)

General Comments:

This is a super vehicle! Far better than that plastic Wrangler with 4 doors and mini-van motor known to me as the JoKe/JK. This TJ Sport I'm blessed with has metal bumpers, an AMC in line six (torque at lower RPMs for better four-wheelin'), 31" Cooper STT tires with a limited slip in the rear and an Aussie locker in the front (had help with it's installation).

The only fault I can find with the thing is that it needs a supercharger and A/C along with an oil pan skid plate.

All-in-all, a good buy on the market and the 2003 to 2006 Wrangler is the one to get because of interior refinements, better mirrors and hardtop and the Rubicon package and IT'S METAL.

It's nice having a stick shift with cruise control: what a concept!

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

Review Date: 28th May, 2008

2003 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L AMC Inline six from North America


A real SUV in a plastik world


Windshield wiper motor when kaput when it first got cold after snowing.

Had some warranty work done, but it was minor.

Chrysler made a big mistake getting rid of that AMC 4.0L inline six.

Hardtop does come loose after 3 years and causes rear window to rattle:|

General Comments:


The Jeep TJ is an icon and a real Jeep unlike that plastic Liberty and sorry 4 door JK (JoKe?).

For an everyday driver, don't go bigger than 31" tires because that's what the Rubicon came with.

I'm young and it's a perfect fit for me, and I'm thankful to God for letting me be steward of it.

The German's killed the Wrangler with that new JK with a mini-van engine that makes its power at higher RPM's that's useless for serious 4WD activity. That's their revenge for losing in WW2.

Get a TJ! Even a last model year ('95) YJ is good also.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 9th May, 2008

2003 Jeep Wrangler Freedom Edition 4.0 inline 6 from North America


Let's hit the trails!


Left front axle seal at 36,800mi. - dealer replaced both sides under warranty.

Fuel gauge works about 99% of the time. Seems to be flaky at anything under 1/4 tank.

Randomly started beeping at me as I was driving down the road. No gauges out of line, no warning lights, and only happened once and never came back. Will keep an eye on it.

General Comments:

This is a little different than what I came from (Grand Cherokee), but I've grown up around CJs and Wranglers so I knew what I was in for.

I do love this Jeep though, peppy with the stick shift and pretty good gas mileage. Avg. 18-20mpg.

Its pretty cool being able to fold the top down and go for a cruise. Can't find anything else that you can take both the top and the doors off. Feeling of "freedom" (kind of like the model name).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th October, 2006

11th Oct 2006, 08:06

Are you sure that you didn't leave your directional on when your Jeep started beeping? '03 Wranglers had a nice feature that if you forgot your turn signal on they would beep to remind you after a minute or so. (At least my '03 Sahara did)

17th Oct 2006, 22:20

<<original poster replying to comment>>

No, my turn signal wasn't on. I am aware of that feature though. It had the symptoms like the turn signal was on because it would stop beeping when I came to a stop, but it would start after about a mile or so. Hasn't done it since and I would still love the Jeep anyway.