I drive the jeep tj as a daily
By far the best car I've ever had and I've had a few different cars but the jeep tj cand and will take you anywhere you wanted to go and there so much fun
Purchased in November 2013 for A$80,008.00.
My 2005 wrangler now has 180 000kms on the clock and is still an awesome car reliable as the day it was bought. Gets used everyday, great car to drive and I have never had any problems with it, the car is regularly serviced and well maintained by the agents. Probably the best 4x4 I have ever owned.
Not really a daily drive
The TJ Jeep isn't a WW2 jeep at all. It's a 1990s Cherokee with the skin resembling a CJ5. As such it's road manners aren't as crazy as they could be. The 4.0L engine is robust, smooth, loads of low down grunt and drinks fuel. They look great with the wet weather gear off, which is good in SA as it hardly ever rains, but it's fiddly to get back on. They are not reliable enough to circumnavigate Australia on a budget, an old Hilux would be better. Great for extreme off road, beach bashing and cruising the esplanade with a large dog in the back. Pre 2002 ish look better as they don't have proper doors :)
Bought it a yaer ago. It runs really good and works for what i need, its good on the road and its good off the road. Theres a 3 in lift and 32in tires which make it a bit better for going offroading in. Overall it is a good car
Not Tooo Bad
I actually loved my jeep, but my female half couldn't stand it. It's quite bouncy and on the highway not the most comfortable vehicle. On the other hand the car is a beast in 4wd conditions and will go wherever you take, My main gripes were I started having lots of niggly little repairs mostly electrical. Some of the parts underneathe are a bit flimsy and I needed to modify it to make it stronger. Also very chewy on the juice. Not a bad run arround though.
I liked driving it and the sound of the engine, bit of a boys toy.
Not the most reliable and eats the juice.
Got to have it
Awesome vehical to have for the summer, soft top or even hard tops!!! I love mine and would never sell it even if it broke down! Soon ill be getting another and it will be a 2006 this time becuase its cheap all the kinks are out and parts are very common to come by.
I've owned my 2005 Wrangler for almost 2 years (my first) and have gone out 4WDing with my parents in their modified Patrol, and even at stock standard, I am still able to navigate moderately difficult tracks. The main issue with this is the height clearance, especially as the fuel tank is at the back, coming down off heights can occasionally mean a knock to the fuel tank. I don't do extreme 4WDing which requires this, but if buying for its offroad capabilities, I would advise a lift.
On road, it is a little noisy, but it IS an offroad veh...icle! I have mine 'sound proofed' which is not too expensive, and cuts the noise down by over half. The wrangler does chew fuel - however it is a 4l 6 cylinder car. If you like to maintain your vechile so far as appearance goes, it is smaller to clean, but if you have the plastic flares like myself and the soft top, you will need to 'recondition' these surfaces every 2 months or so with a product like "all black" from an auto shop like supercheap. It is not difficult, but really renews the leather and plastic flares. It prevents the soft top fading, and going dry, and will extend the life of your soft top. Summary? A great off road vechile - handles beautifully on sand - and has very much a 'go anywhere' mentality. If you like to do large grocery shops or need to transport more than 3 others at a time, maybe not the car for you, but it is one of the most enjoyable little 4WDs I've driven, and am lucky enough to drive. They also depreciate quite slowly in comparison to other 4WDs, so it is a worthwhile invesment even if you plan to update in a few years on!
If you want to get away, this is THE vehicle for you!
Wanted a fun vehicle to get away camping and seeing Oz bush and this vehicle is perfect! Space wise, it is not a sedan so you are limited but for just myself and maybe one other, once you take the back seats out, you can carry enough: my longest trip was 7 days away and didn't need to resupply. On the road it can be a little rough but as people note it is an off-road vehicle. It's also cool to cruise the highways with the roof down. I had a tow bar fitted and found it's pretty gutsy for towing, launching and retrieving a boat even on slippery b...oat ramps. Found it used a bit more fuel towing on the beach but that's just part of off-road. I've had a bit of practise and can get the soft top down and packed into a boot-kit in about 10 minutes. I do re-condition the 'rag-top' every couple of months to keep it soft and looking good but I also wax the rest of the body as well. Had the underneath sprayed for rust and looking to get an electronic inhibitor soon. As stock it is a very capable 4WD and have had no problem keeping up with mates in lifted/customised 4WD. End of the day: it's a fun machine that'll easily get you to where you want to go with good driving technique. If you're after more extreme then the ability to customise is 2nd to none. Gutsy, fun, plenty of torque, fun, adaptable, reliable. Bought mine new as a 65th anniversary edition. Not a sedan so space is limited. Not aerodynamic but about the same as a V6 Commodore Ute I had prior, for fuel consumption. Would recommend a 2inch lift kit (my Xmas present to me).
Purchased in July 2006 at Mackay auto for A$35,000.00.
it is an awsome car if you want to go off road and want to have a few differnt roofing options/ looks . i have put new stereo in my car and the job is really easy. i love this car .
i have a tj wrangler 99 model i love it great off road, even smooth on road . i have the option to go hard top soft top and no top have had roof down during summmer .
there is a bit of a space issue but other wise fine yeah small boot , with the softtop it can be a little bit hard to get the top off if your on your own, i and if your going to take the top do it ona week end as it a bit of a pain to remove top every day . does chew fuel but what 4.0 liter 6 cylinder cars does nt.
Love it if your single and dont have to carry people around, it is awesome for off roading in the country, and on the road people move outa your way especially if you have a bull/nudge bar!
It can go anywhere.... its really easy to drive on dirt roads and it has a very good turning circle ( small ) which makes paring and 4WD really easy. I also like the fact that i can have a hardtop, soft-top or no top and the doors are removable....i my self havent done this, but will reomve the hardtop in the summer when its hot!
Very small boot space so shopping is a hazard if there are 4 people using the car... umm in the back seat you can feel everything. Not very fuel efficent, bu come on, look at the areo - dynamics!
this is a single young persons vehicle mostly for low impact outriders
this is a good model,safe,efficient and low maintenance
low comfort,not a family vehicle
The car seems OK although I haven't driven it very much at all.
It has had a severe problem with leaking water when it rains and the seals have had to be modified to prevent this from happening (therfore the car is faulty). It also has a clonk which I have been unable to fully identify yet.
As already stated, Jeep Australia do not take responsibility for anything that is wrong with new cars. They will fix it (take as long as they like and drive it as much as they like) before givien it back to you....Go with a different car if you can.
great 4wd. with a few extra dollars spent on suspension and wheel/tyres, its unstopable. it will go more places than any other 4wd.
good strong motor and driveline
zips need special care or they will need replacing sooner than later.
fuel economy is about 15L/100km
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