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The Wrangler is a distinctive vehicle. Love it or hate it, it’s not your typical truck or SUV. It has a fun, bouncy ride, with uncanny turn radius. It’s the go-anywhere car that gives an underlying sense of freedom. They haven’t changed that much over the years, mine is the 2018 JL model. The upgrades in the top removal (hard and soft) are awesome. On and off with ease. Though still bouncy, it’s a smoother ride. The only drawback I have come across is the Uconnect entertainment system. It freezes on occasion and it’s difficult to get it to unlock. Overall, a joy to Drive.
The Jeep Wrangler is the pinnacle of off-road SUVs. It is versatile, easy to maintain and offers more accessories than any other vehicle I have seen. Due to the popularity, it is a little more expensive than where it should be, but has a great resale value. It is also a fun vehicle whether on the highway or off road in the mud.
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Well built. Notable improvements over the years. Jeep hold value well. Jeep Wrangler usage in all types of climate. Goes from standard vehicle to convertible to 4x4. The vehicle to have for WHEREVER you live or plan to travel. Going from snow to warm weather it's like changing your clothes. It suits all!!
I purchased a 2017 Jeep Wrangler Sahara Unlimited in 2017 & haven't regretted it. It rides much smoother than the 2-door & is pretty comfy & spacious inside. The gas mileage isn't too bad; it averages 19 mpg in summer on secondary roads (17.5 mpg in winter) & 23 mpg on highways in summer (18 mpg in winter). The Wrangler is a very stable vehicle with quick response to driver changes. The 4WD is a good feature for driving in snowy weather & unpaved roads (if you go there).
Acceleration is great for a vehicle this size & gives other vehicles a run for their money. Stopping distance is short for this vehicle; the brakes really grab & can stop it pretty much on a dime. I didn't get the fancy navigation or radio options (although I did get the Sirius XM package), but I did have the opportunity to use it in a test drive & it's definitely a nice feature if you want it. Jeep has a wide variety of options for this vehicle, from navigation to tow packages, slick colors & luxury interiors. I would definitely recommend this vehicle for anyone looking to have a little fun & experience "freedom".
My wife and I purchased a 2017 Wrangler Unlimited Sport brand new from a Jeep dealer in San Diego. Around 11k miles we noticed the vehicle overheating when going up a steady grade and needed to stop several times. We took the vehicle to a dealer since it was under warranty where the thermostat was replaced and the radiator flushed, and the problem was fixed...WRONG. Continued to have overheating problems and back and forth to dealer for repair. The Jeep failed engine test and thought the vehicle would be repaired.
Oh no, as the consumer, we were told by corporate level management and the regional master engine tech that the Heep was operating as designed and would overheat under load when going up a grade. Wow, heck of a way to stand by product Anyway, after weeks of arguing with Jeep management and having a mechanical inspection which validated our complaint - the engine block was cracked, and a new engine block was installed. Encountered coolant leak from thermostat housing, which is plastic and took it to a dealer on 08/10/2020. Picked it up on 08/10/2020, and was informed the thermostat was replaced and had to pay $100.00 for the repair (co-pay under warranty). However, I told the service rep that the thermostat had been replaced in 2018, showed the invoice and that the part had less than 10k miles. Just the consumer, still have to pay.
The commercials on TV about experiencing a Jeep adventure has been a Heep nightmare for me. Quality and reliability are poor and interior is poor quality. More importantly, customer service and consumer respect is non-existent. The Jeep has the coo guy factor, but merely speaking it is lipstick on a pig. Had a few other mechanical problems. To date, it has under 24k miles and we do not have any confidence in the vehicle to go adventuring. I am looking forward to see the Ford Bronco.
My husband bought me a 2018 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon JK in 2019. Since getting it last year I have had intermittent issues with it starting (it won't start, makes no noises but all lights and radio works) and has recently started randomly turning off while I am driving it with no warning or lights. I have had the car to three different Jeep/Chrysler dealerships. I am being told by the last dealership that we took it to, that you can no longer modify anything electronic or electrical on the newer Jeeps because it can cause these types of issues. Mine has an after market Alpine radio (which was recommended by the service manager at the first of the Jeep dealerships I went to) and after market drop down running boards that were on the Jeep when it was purchased.
When we purchased the Jeep it was used, but only had 3400 miles on it (still has under 8000 miles). The fact that it was still under the factory warranty was one of the pros for purchasing this particular Jeep. Their recommendation was to remove all after market items from the Jeep! I was told that even after market light bulbs can cause these problems in the newer Wranglers!!! The last dealership even told me that the Jeep Wrangler I have, which has a factory "off road package" cannot be used off road without VOIDING THE WARRANTY! They said that the new Jeeps are "not made to be used off road"!!!
I absolutely LOVE my Jeep but I am so disgusted with Chrysler and these dealerships that it makes me literally sick to my stomach!!! I am now faced with the choice of pursuing legal action or going to a performance garage and seeing if they can fix the issue!!! I am so frustrated and disheartened by Jeep. I also worry about my safety since both times the Jeep stopped running it was while driving down the interstate!
I purchased my Jeep Wrangler Sport less than a year ago-brand new. The car is an adventure car, however the experience working with the dealership is one of the worst customer services experiences I had.
Stay away from Chrysler Jeep products. Do your research before you buy. Look at all the forums! Steering and components are junk. Mine broke in half going under 20 mph making a turn. Thankfully no severe injuries, my child wasn't in vehicle, no other vehicle involved, and speed wasnt faster or jeep would have flipped. The bolt holding the pitman arm to the steering box broke in half at an angle. Jeep barely has 100k miles on it. No vibration or warning sign. JK Wranglers are all bad about this. Come to find out my jeep has 9 other recalls, none to do with this issue though, although the forums show that there is a very bad issue and all owners had to replace at own expense.
Won't stand by their product nor give any kind of help. Wreck happened first of April and I just got an email this week with basically 2 sentences saying because I had to go up 1 tire size, (255 - 265) same wheel size (18) and same width ratio, they don't feel it's their fault. Had to contact state attorney general and BBB of Michigan. Waiting on reply. Stay away from jeep and Chrysler products. Should've listened to word of mouth and read forums. As big a Cummins fan I am, my truck is now up for sale as well. Won't buy another till they ditch Chrysler.
2016 Jeep Wrangler JKU with 60119 miles at discovery of issues by dealership, Jeep was purchased new from dealer. Chrysler was contacted by dealership and myself to cover maintenance on blown head engine head gaskets following inspection. On 23Feb20 I noticed excessive vapor coming out of my exhaust on my way home, I checked my coolant and oil to see if there were any problems. Finding low coolant levels however it was still within normal range. Not having any other problems or temperature change I parked my car at home. No more than an additional 3 miles were driven. The following day I contacted a dealerships to check for maintenance and was advised to bring it in if drivable.
My vehicle was driven to World Jeep in Shrewsberry NJ where it was determined my head gaskets are damaged and a repair was necessary. The dealership recommended the additional replacement of the radiator which Chrysler was informed of and discussed terms for covering the repair of the vehicle as the failure occurred right at warranty. Following the maintenance and repair I drove my vehicle home and submitted the paid bills which a Chrysler rep had discussed for payment. I found the engine was still having a problem with air in the radiator/coolant line and immediately took my vehicle back to the dealership for a coolant purge.
During inspection the Chrysler master mechanic noticed the main coolant fan was not operating as expected. The main coolant fan operation was intermittent which would have caused a long term overheating as the root cause failure of the head gasket which was to determined by the Chrysler facility to have been failing over the last 10,000 miles. Chrysler was contacted and approved maintenance as with the other failed items. Following replacement I drove my vehicle home. Attempting to drive it later the next day when I found my vehicle unable to start. I contacted World Jeep again and was able to start my vehicle and drive it to the dealership for maintenance inspection. Dealership found gasket installed was defective, the heater core was clogged unable to provide heat in the cab and the engine had a knocking noise.
Chrysler was contacted to recommend course of action which is the replacement of the engine. 10APR20 Chrysler has changed case managers 4 times and has been difficult to receive a response back by myself or the jeep dealership. Chrysler is now refusing to cover any of the work they had previously agreed to help cover and are only willing to assist with 50% of the repair costs of the engine replacement. This is my 3rd Jeep wrangler and I am unable receive appropriate assistance from Chrysler/Jeep for a failed component that caused catastrophe damage over a long period of time only to be noticed at the end of my warranty. Chrysler has switched case managers and told conflicting information with a limited response for a problem that has occurred in multiple jeep wranglers and is not an uncommon problem.
I recently purchased a Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 2019. My first choice was to replace my 2013 Jeep Wrangler Sahara standard but it was impossible to find a standard so I went with the Rubicon. One thing I noticed immediately was the buildup of ice, snow and rocks on the rear fenders and hinges. I approached the dealership and another company that deals with mud flaps. I was told that there are no mud flaps available for this 2019 Jeep. I was not offered an alternative fix to this problem. I have 3M tape but it is chipping and I have small rocks embedded between the body and fender. Soon I will have chips to the hinges too.
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