Love this car. It has its pros and cons but if you love easy servicing and adventure. It’s for you!
I use this car for a range of applications. Mine is a 2015 model unlimited. I do some 4wd, highway and town. I just love it! I do most of the servicing myself and it hasn’t missed a beat.
The things that aren’t great about it are:
It’s loud inside (I just turn up the radio!)
It handles like an old mountain goat- for the most part it’s great, don’t take it too fast around corners they are known to tip.
Their safety rating: it’s a death trap but I willingly take the risk because I love it
Insurance can be pricey so shop around.
Otherwise it’s a beast and I look forward to having it for many years
Best car i have ever owned!
If you want a car that is always an experience, not just something to get you from point A to point B. Mechanically the car is quite expensive to maintain, but worth every cent!
It’ll take you places you never thought you’d go!
Cons: it gets uncomfortable on long trips.
Pros: bulletproof off-road ability, retro looks, it’ll take you places you’ve never been before.
I’ve had mine three years and no problems at all. The only problem is deciding where to go next!
230k on the clock and still going strong
I use this car every day and goes off road at least one weekend a month. I haven't modified the engine in any way. The only issue I have had in 230k kms has been the 4wd transfer linkage and the plastic bushes. Only things I have changed on the car have been belts, oil, air filter. Only mods are a 2imch lift and bigger tyres. Most reliable car I have owned.
I don't take my car to the dealership to be serviced tho, since its double the price of every where else and they never seem to have parts.
Purchased in March 2011 for A$43,000.00.
I absolutely love this car.
I use this car for local driving, longer distances driving and 4x4. Use it daily and needs to get serviced once a year. Not had any issues and still got a while to run on the warranty. I love the car, its fun to drive and you feel like a boss driving it. Cant get enough of it.
Purchased in November 2019 for A$33,000.00.
Was ok when standard
The car was ok when it was standard but not any more, I put in the most highly rated spring coils with Rancho shocks and it rode like a brick. The 8 ply all terrain light truck tyres did play a role however even with passenger tyres it was still bad
The take away from this message is i don't recommend this as a daily driver. Even when it is stock based on my experience. Especially if you have back pain. Will either buy an fj cruiser again or a prado 150.
I had a 2014 wrangler unlimited sport 4 door petrol, for an everyday car stick to independent suspension and not a live axle
Purchased in June 2019.
LOVE IT, LOVE ME BACK
My jeep is a 2012 sport jk, I use it a lot, commuting, traveling, 4wding, shopping, city, beach driving.
Already has 140.000kms, no problems, it has been the most reliable car, I had to change the battery twice but in 7 years I think is fair. I service it regularly and look after it. Still drives like when I picked it up form the dealer.
Purchased in June 2012 for A$40.00.
We got a new 2018 wrangler JK as a new family car as we just had our first child. Mechanic wise, car drives well. It started off as just a door ajar issue. Got it fixed numerous times before it actually got fixed. One bad rainy day the top panel above the head unit started to leak. Sent it back to City’s jeep (mind you this was the 4th visit in 3 months of picking up the car). We’ve had the seals replaced and had the car sent there another 2 times. Today it’s just be taken back again with more leaking. We keep getting told by city Jeep the car is waterproof. However, the car can’t even withstand a little rain. The service department at City Jeep aren’t very helpful too. Starting to change our minds about the car....
Absolutely love this beast
Nice smooth drive with a 6 speed manual that keepsvthe revs down. Got the 70 year anniversary model with leather interior and it looks Mikky Mouse. Nice high ride, great flares and a pretty ballsy v6. Black on Black, all the fruit. Gunna try 4wd this weekend Wonnerup Beach. Giddiup.
Problems that can leave you stuck up the creek without a paddle
Overall its been a good car but it has had a couple of major issues though. One being the control track light and ABS light constantly on and putting the engine into limp mode. All this while travelling out west, well away from any sort of mechanical service. Turned out to be faulty crank angle sensor wires. This was fixed under warranty after finally making it home travelling 3500km in limp mode. Now, just out of warranty it has sprung an oil leak. Turns out to be a cracked oil cooler housing. Looking online it is a common problem. Not...only in Australia but in the US. but sorry sir, that will be $2,000.00 bucks to fix. Hang on, its a known common problem, why isn't it covered even though its out of warranty. Not to mention it will take up to 2 weeks since as usual, Jeep don't have parts. I guess I will have to walk everywhere. i would never consider another petrol powered jeep. Perhaps a diesel, but considering the 2 problems I have had are both issues that could leave you well stranded or with a completely dead and damaged engine if you are travelling i don't think I would. After all, it is Australia and outback there isn't a service station or town every 20 or 30km. I mean, I never had another 4wd or car that had faulty crank sensors or cracked an oil cooler under 4 years old. Back to Nissan or Toyota for me when I get my next car i think.
Great little vehicle
Whether we're climbing a hill or heading to work, our little 08 wrangler is great fun to drive. It's not the most comfortable vehicle getting around, but it is a serious off road vehicle so you can't expect much there. We were amazed at how quiet it is in the cabin with the hard top on and while it is quite basic on the inside, there is really very little you could ask for. My wife and I are quite tall and find that the interior has plenty of space for us, and the fact you can remove the rear seats is fantastic. That being said though, with the...seats in, boot space is minimal. On the other hand, if you had the top down, the storage spaces that are there can be locked, which is quite handy. One drawback is that with its punchy 3.8l v6, it is very thirsty and with fuel prices on the rise, it's not that friendly to your back pocket. If you're looking for a tough little adventure vehicle, go no further. But if you want comfort, economy and space, this might not be ideal for you.
perfect fot off roads
best purchase ever. no problems so far. done 30k. love my jeep. already been on beach and off road with lot of fun. she is heavy drinker and bit expensive to repair but car expert told me that first 150000km will be perfectly fine and will not be problem with regards to the engine.
Jeep Wrangler, Awesome!
Generation: JK (2007-2018)
Jeep Wrangler. Awesome
5 out of 5, reviewed on Sep 09, 2014
It is the best feeling to own a Jeep Wrangler, I purchased A Gecko coloured Wrangler 4 door, one of the last sent to Australia in that colour. This colour has turned a lot of heads and had a lot of comments and strange looks. The jeep boasts a powerful engine which is responsive when needed. Off road performance was very surprising being very capable at getting up and down mountain trails. If you want a fun drive then ...
Best purchase ever
Although the wrangler is a fuel guzzler, I feel so invincible in it. It’s easily the best car ive ever brought, I love that it’s completely versatile and convertible. So easy to take the front seat roof panels off, and quite easy to remove the hard top. Stereo is unreal, speakers in the roof. Love it
This car is a lemon. But the four wheel driving experience was fun, performance was amazing, the car loves and was built to climb hills, out performs any other four wheel drive. Handling was controlled and steady. Noise was minimum. Easy to go over hills, mounds, rocks, water. Love the interior, heaps of legroom in the front, removable back seats for more room, unfortunately no boot room. Dashboard clean and looks amazing, really love the leather trim wheel and comfort is good. Reliability is terrible, major repairs.
Great Car - one of the best
This was the 2nd Jeep we originally had a Cherokee but the Wrangler is even better. Lots of room, hard and soft top. Good on fuel and great for 4WD. OOnly one small issue is not a great turning circle. Will always recommend Jeep, we have now gone down to a sedan however have stuck with Chrysler, great cars
Overlander - Rock Lobster REd - Fully Optioned - Two Door. 2014
The Jeep is a brand! If you are looking for refinement buy a Japanese car or Europeon car. If you want a fun car, this is the one. You can take off the roof and go Topless. You can have the hard top on. You can remove the bits over your head. It is American so if you like options this is the one for you. The car is a bit industrial. It is not the most comfortable car I have driven. It does great in urban areas. The Stereo is great. THe GPS is faulty. Siri over rides Jeepey GPS. The highway ride is pretty good for a 4wd. The ride ...on the beach is great. We go up to DOuble Island Point and we have never had to let the tyres down. No front hubs so just pull the 4wd lever back and it is on and off you go. You need to apply the 4wd but once you are shown it is easy. No soft button like those other auto everything cars. The tow capacity is real low on this short wheel base. The servicing cost sting if you use Jeep. My warranty was only 3 years so then went to Ultratune. We are not high kilometer drivers. It is about 12,000 km a year. We are upto 50,000 k at the end of 4 years. We just replace the first set of tyres at 45,000. No other issues at all. Never let us down. Replaced battery at 3 years and 3 months. I did rustproof it and think this has saved me some pain. Good clean after the beach. put rubber matts over the carpet when we go up the beach. It is competent as a 4WD but I am not keen to get it real dirty. I like the car and the thought of getting it all muddy hurts me. and scratching it Noooooo!. Jeep continues to put the front and back bumpers made from some plastic stuff that fades in the sun. You need to keep polishing them to bring them back to new look. Don't like how the bonnet has no lock on it so if you are paranoid buy the accessory to lock it. THe back ride for passengers is not roomy. Most people that ride with us are just Jeep fanatics so it is no problem. THe AC holds the temp in Qld humidity. Keeping it in the shade is a better choice to keep it fresh. Don't forget that you need to store the hard top if you remove it. Don't forget you need to sotre the Jeep alternate back canopy somewhere in your house. As my wife says to me honey if you want men to look at you go and buy a Landcruiser!
good to upgrade
luv the jeep
it is not capable off road bone stock but because their is so many upgrades around it is real good once it is upgraded
when it is bone stock it is good for young kids looking for a p plate car, good to take your mates around and cruise round in the city, highly recommend
Biggest mistake in selling it.
Loved the JK 2011 75th Anniversary Jeep. I sold it in 2016 and bought a Mazda CX3, never again I hate this car!
My Jeep was comfortable to drive, a good turning circle for it's size and people didn't pull out on your left, they would reconsider this action!
Drove to Sydney a couple of times and could get out of the car and not feel sore, unlike the Mazda CX3!
The only down side would be petrol consumption, but I did get it down to 9 ltrs per 100 klm on a long trip, which was very good considering the size of the motor. On average it would be ...
Pleasantly surprised by the details!
After many years of searching for a replacement for the ever reliable Landover Defender 110 TD5, a 2012 Jeep Wrangler Sport CRD was found and quickly purchased. With 147kw and 6 speed shift, it has much more torque and less weight so is much quicker off the line. The steering is surprisingly light and precise, while the wind and tyre noise is much less than expected. Little details like the easily removed rear seats are a nice touch. There's the expected rocking from sitting a couple of feet higher, but it's easy to get used to. The cruise control is handy and the economy is surprisingly good! The wait has been worth it!
Questions & Answers
Wine has been accidentally spilt in the back of our brand new Jeep Wrangler JK Overland. It has run into the weather proof speaker and surrounding carpet, which we have been able to clean. However, 2 days later there is a strong rancid smell and we can't figure out where or how to get rid of it. Any suggestions?
Wine has been accidentally spilt in the back of our brand new Jeep Wrangler Overland MY18. It has run into the weather proof speaker, which we have been able to clean out, and have pulled out the carpet, hosed it down and left it to dry in the sun before replacing it. However, there is still a very strong rancid smell and we can't figure out where and how to get rid of it. Any suggestions please?
I have a wrangler jk 2.8 crd with 3 doors. model 2017-2008.
I did it a body lifting.. and I put on 33 inches of tires, the wheelbarrows and the wheelbarrows, what I want to learn is because it is flying me speeds mainly on the 1st, 3rd, it does not hold them and I have to have the hand on the levers of gears, mainly in an anomalous way. the chassis is handled
Ηere in Greece I put oil in the car AMSOIL SIGNATURE 5W-30. I would have to get what thick oil.
what do you suggest?
I have also heard that with body lifting the engine does not work properly, just like the axle that drives the rear wheels. is true.
i will wait for your reply. thank you
|Category||Large / 7 Seater SUVs||Large / 7 Seater SUVs||Large / 7 Seater SUVs||Large / 7 Seater SUVs|
|Drive Type||Four Wheel Drive (4WD)||Four Wheel Drive (4WD)||Four Wheel Drive (4WD)||Four Wheel Drive (4WD)|
|Wheels||18" Alloy||18" Alloy||18" Alloy||18" Alloy|
|Fuel Consumption||11.3 L/100km||11.2 L/100km||11.3 L/100km||11.3 L/100km|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||70 L||70 L||70 L||70 L|
|Engine||6 Cylinder 3.6L||6 Cylinder 3.6L||6 Cylinder 3.6L||6 Cylinder 3.6L|
|Max Power||209kW @ 6350rpm||209kW @ 6350rpm||209kW @ 6350rpm||209kW @ 6350rpm|
|Max Torque||347Nm @ 4300rpm||347Nm @ 4300rpm||347Nm @ 4300rpm||347Nm @ 4300rpm|
|Country of Manufacture||USA||USA||USA||USA|
|Ground Clearance||241 mm||241 mm|
|Maximum Towing Capacity (braked)||1,000 kg||1,000 kg|
|Maximum Towing Capacity (unbraked)||750 kg||750 kg|
|Manufacturer Warranty||5 year(s)||5 year(s)||5 year(s)||5 year(s)|
|Release date||Jan 2018||Jan 2018||Jan 2012||Jan 2007|
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