2003 Jeep Wrangler X 4.0L I-6 from North America
Always wanted one, very happy to finally have it
I have only had this Wrangler for a couple of weeks, but I have not had one problem. This was a Jeep factory employee driven vehicle, and appears to have been well cared for.
I absolutely love this vehicle so far. I do live in Illinois, so I have had the pleasure of driving early in the morning with some VERY cold temperatures, but the heater worked great! It has very good power from the 190 horse I-6. The only complaint I have on power is that first gear is VERY short, and pulling away from a light on a busy road irritates some folks behind me. Starting in second has worked well.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 6th March, 2004
I have had a problem with shifting from 1st to 2nd. It doesn't grind, but it's very, very hard, and kind of jerks the Jeep. It makes kind of a boom noise. I can feel some slow grinding in all gears as I go through the gears. The Jeep dealership said this was normal. I only have 17000 miles on this 2003 Wrangler X 4.0. Is there a scheduled maintenance that I may have missed (clutch adjustment at 15k or 20k), or is this really normal? It's my first Jeep.