11th Aug 2005, 21:08

For auto ratings, Consumer Reports is a biased rag of a magazine, not worth the paper it is written on. Their auto "tests" are nothing, but opinionated commentary.

Some of their reports on items other than cars are good, but beyond quantitative ratings of equipment functionality, I take the magazine, and its agenda, with a grain of salt.

16th Dec 2007, 17:06

I bought a Jeep Wrangler about 6 months ago and may I say, one of the best purchases I've made in some time. As far as these particular comments, not only have you probably never owned a Jeep, it sounds as if you've never purchased a used vehicle. Used vehicles are just that- used. And if you know anything about Jeeps, yes they are used and abused, that's the fun. Learn how to turn a wrench or drive a Japanese car like everyone else.

17th Dec 2007, 12:43

My 1995 Wrangler has over 137,000 miles on it and continues to be a reliable vehicle.

The Jeep Wrangler is not a Toyota Camry, Honda Civic, or Mazda Miata, nor is it meant to be.

It is a rugged vehicle designed for on & off-road use. Of course there are compromises in highway ride & handling, but try to take a Camry, Civic, or Miata up a snow-covered logging road, or just across town on unplowed roads in a snowstorm. Here the

Wrangler excells.

It's not a vehicle for everybody, but it looks to me like the reviewer made a poor choice of vehicles for his/her transportation needs.

You can't fault the Wrangler for that.

19th Aug 2018, 08:29

if you don't trust Consumer Reports, then just look here; seems like Wranglers have a pretty bad reputation among people who own them.

19th Aug 2018, 08:31

Most of the problems he mentioned would not have anything to do with being offroaded.

19th Aug 2018, 08:32

There's no way you can tell if a vehicle is reliable only having owned it 6 months. It also sounds like your identity is caught up in owning a Jeep, so you will likely rationalize problems when they do happen.

19th Aug 2018, 08:35

Except that it's not a rugged offroad vehicle. It's an unreliable piece of junk made by the worst US auto maker out there (and that's saying a lot). At 137k any vehicle should be reliable. Drive it another 150k and see where it's at.

19th Aug 2018, 19:12

My oldest son just bought a brand new top of line black Rubicon. Then pretty much totally stripped the body and suspension and added a great deal of aftermarket upgrades. Then LEDs. It’s way too nice to take off-road. They seem to be a very nice vehicle from my brief experience in it.