2006 Jeep Wrangler Reviews - Page 2 of 3

2006 Jeep Wrangler Utility 3.0 6 cylinder from North America

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 3.0 6 cylinder Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.2 / 10
Distance when acquired3 miles
Most recent distance18644 miles
Previous carSaturn L300

Summary:

I love my Jeep

Faults:

My steering wheel locking handle keeps unlocking on it's own. It unlocks and the wheel falls down while I am driving it. I brought it in to get tightened (I thought that is all they needed to do to fix it) and the dealer informed me that I needed a new steering column, and that I had to pay for it because my 3/30,000 expired 12/08.

After talking with him, I stated that this is not wear and tear, this is a safety defect and should be fixed by them.

I have been unsuccessful in getting it fixed at their expense, and in finding any recall for this problem.

General Comments:

I love my Jeep and I will keep it until it dies.

I just wish this defect was handled more professionally on their end.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 7th March, 2009

2006 Jeep Wrangler X 4.0L from North America

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 4.0L Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.4 / 10
Distance when acquired8 miles
Most recent distance11000 miles
Previous carDodge Ram Pickup

Summary:

Love it love it love it!

Faults:

I am happy to say nothing factory related as of yet!

General Comments:

Gas mileage sucks, but who buys a Jeep for gas mileage?

It gets me anywhere I want to go. It's like a four seater ATV on steroids. Mine is lifted 4 inches thanks to Pro Comp and rides on 33" Pro Comp XTerrains. The chicks dig it and so do I. I use it to commute back and forth to two different jobs and for fun when I can. One word of advice, if your are looking for a vehicle that is great on gas, smooth and quiet, civilized and refined, and comes with a bottle of wine... This is not the vehicle for you. If you are looking for something that has proven itself at home and over seas for over 60 years, is dependable when you need it, fun when you want it to be, and takes a beating without complaint... Go get a Jeep. Get a Wrangler. And don't forget to wave back at all of your fellow Jeep owners when they wave at you. It's a Jeep thing!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st July, 2007

6th Feb 2010, 21:31

I couldn't have said it better myself!

2006 Jeep Wrangler X 4.0L from North America

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 4.0L Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired75 miles
Most recent distance9500 miles
Previous carChevrolet Tracker

Summary:

Reliable, capable, a blast to drive!

Faults:

Clutch was faulty at approximately 7500 miles and was replaced under warranty.

Tailgate rattles over hard bumps.

Occasional leaking (very little though) from rear window (soft top) and front windshield.

Cowl was misaligned, causing it to rub on the passenger side fender and chipping the paint. This was also fixed under warranty.

General Comments:

In general, this is a GREAT vehicle. This is my first brand spanking new vehicle, as well as my first Jeep. The color is Midnight Blue Pearlcoat metallic. It is a 6 speed manual tranny with the 4 liter and I-6 motor. She also has a soft top with the black tinted rear and side windows.

The dash layout is nothing spectacular, but is very well laid out and easily accessible while driving. Seats are quite comfortable for a "rugged" vehicle. Visibility from all angles in the wrangler is great.

I am really enjoying the looks I get (I replaced all factory hinges with stainless steel), as well as the "Jeep Wave". It has been 6 months since I bought her, but every time I get in to drive somewhere, the thrill still gets to me. I intend on owning this vehicle until the wheels fall off!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st May, 2007

2006 Jeep Wrangler unlimited 4.0L from North America

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 4.0L Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired20000 miles
Most recent distance26000 miles
Previous carDodge Ram Pickup

Summary:

Great Basic 4x4 for daily use but not for everyone.

Faults:

I have had no problems with this jeep.

General Comments:

The only thing I see as a weakness is its power seems to be weak.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th May, 2007

8th Sep 2010, 08:47

It feels weak because its power is in the low end. It's not geared to get you up and moving quickly. It's meant to drive up a steep hill from a stand still, push itself through a ton of snow/mud or recover one of your buddies on the trail. These are all slow speed, high torque requiring functions.

Average review marks: 6.4 / 10, based on 7 reviews