31st Oct 2007, 21:12
My 92 Wrangler has served me fine for 14 years. As of 11-07 has 165000 Mls and is still going. It has been off road only 15% of its use. "It's a jeep thing and the commentator never got it"
2nd Sep 2008, 09:15
Probably another who bought a Jeep for the "image" and not because it met his/her transportation needs.
Owning a Jeep Wrangler can be a very positive experience if you buy it for the right reasons and understand that it is not a substitute for a Camry.
If your needs dictate a rugged 4x4 that is great for running errands, easy to park, and fantastic in snow the Wrangler is worth considering.
If, on the other hand, you are looking for a comfortable highway cruiser that gets fantastic mpg's - look elsewhere.
The Jeep Wrangler is a fantastic fun vehicle, but is certainly not the most practical family vehicle.
It is loud, rides rough, can be a handful at highway speeds
(especially on a windy day), and doesn't get the greatest gas mileage. Even so, owning and enjoying a Jeep Wrangler can be a very rewarding experience.
I've owned several Wranglers, and hope to keep my current Wrangler for many years to come. It is an absolute blast to run errands in. It is fantastic in the snow. I drive it daily and couldn't imagine not owning a Wrangler - but I wouldn't want to drive it across country. Trips over an hour or so each way at highway speeds are best left to a vehicle made for comfort and high speed travel. But as a fun run-about that can handle any and all weather conditions - a Wrangler is about as good as you can get.
I believe people need to seriously consider how they intend on using their vehicle before making a decision to purchase.
If you buy a Wrangler or any other vehicle that isn't best for your needs, you'll end up regretting it, and you might even write a rather negative review.
12th Nov 2008, 14:53
My 92 has 190,000. Only problems I had were, (other than tires, light bulbs, etc) : Rear UV joint, clutch master cylinder, top and radio. All of these I fixed myself. I do the scheduled maintenance, etc. I would not hesitate to drive anywhere with this vehicle. I love my jeep.
7th Jan 2011, 11:20
I have a '92 4 cyl Wrangler, and it's been great. I live in a shore area, and it's finally starting to rust in front quarter panels and around the window rubber. It's now 2011; that's not bad! But she runs great. I did replace the engine at 130,00 miles, but I didn't have to. That I got a brand new one for cheap, is the only reason I did. Jeeps are a great vehicle if you use them for what they are intended; not for commuting, that's for sure! Top speed for me is 55 to 65 on the highway really!
11th Jan 2011, 19:13
I just bought a 1992 Wrangler Sport. I looked at a lot of Jeeps, I owned a 1979 CJ7, and it was a blast. The nice thing is the parts are low cost, and it is fun to drive. The miles on it are 305,552. That's right, three hundred and five thousand, it was like a barn find, most of the miles were being towed behind a motorhome, drive train is perfect, hardtop, soft, top bimini top, safari top, and it looks great.
First thing, raise it up a couple of inches, different wheels and tires. My wife loves it, does seem that some people that are unhappy, are unhappy with everything.
25th Jan 2012, 22:59
The fact that people expect their Jeep to go 10 years (and some even 15-20 years) and never break is funny. If a Rolls Royce can't do it, why should a Jeep?? After all, it's not like a Jeeps are expensive to begin with. Man up, fix it when it breaks... enjoy the fact you can take it anywhere. If you don't like it, buy a Honda like your girlfriends.
26th Jan 2012, 13:16
YJ's were & are great Jeeps. I reluctantly sold my '95 this past summer, & it was still a great looking & running Wrangler.
Driving a Liberty now - yes it's more comfortable by far and more practical for a family, but nothing can match a Wrangler's simple ruggedness & character.
17th Mar 2012, 21:08
I do not own a Jeep, but I can connect all those problems to what I'm guessing was one problem. The heater, radiator, water pump and all those other parts attached that he had to replace, probably got wrecked from either not having enough coolant, only water (it corrodes metal), only coolant (it is to thick and gums up), or even having something accidentally fall in. He might have got a small radiator leak and put in radiator stop leak, and it gummed everything up... Just my opinion, seeing as all his problems could have been caused by coolant issues...