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Overall reader verdict 3 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    2 out of 5 stars

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3 reader reviews for Jeep Wrangler 4x4.
  • 4.0 Grizzly 3dr

    Michael Spode , . Date: 31/03/2014
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      22

    My car

    Firstly don't believe all of the "professional' reviews, the wrangler is a unique car and as such can't really be compared to the majority of cars / 4x4's. I've owned mine for 5 years and it's been totally reliable, cheap insurance and parts and the value of it has actually increased so depreciation isn't an issue. Mine is the 2.5 petrol which isn't a fast as the 4.0 but is perfectly adequate and returns 30mpg on a run.

    Driving: It's on road manners are compromised by it's off road design, however for me this jousts adds to its character. It's surprisingly nimble and easy to park , has good visibility. The 2.5 is quicker off the line than most rep mobiles however you have to rev it a bit to get that performance. Off road it's pretty much unstoppable, amazingly capable and extremely rugged. Don't be put off one that's been off roaded as it's totally designed for it, the under body protection as standard is very very tough.

    Ownership: If you consider depreciation into the equation it's running costs are quite cheap.

    Cabin: Everything is where is should be and functional, if it gets a bit muddy you can pull the carpers out a pressure wash the inside and carpets then let it dry with the roof off.

    Overall ive been very happy with mine and wouldn't want it to be any different.

  • 4.0 Sahara Hard-Top 3dr

    michael livesey Date: 19/07/2005
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Car was great. It was tough and good fun to drive.

  • 4.0 Sahara Hard-Top 3dr

    john springate , east sussex . Date: 02/03/2005
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars

    My car

    This is my second wrangler since 1999, having exchanged the first for a '60th Anniversary' special edition. For: It is a super runabout, easy to park and great fun, particularly with the roof down. The soft top is fiddly to remove but you can selectively remove windows and leave the canopy up as a sunshade. According to my daughters' schoolpals it is 'cool' , and it seems more resistant than our other cars to dents in supermarket car parks. It is peppy and great fun to drive. The engine is quiet and the ride smoother than published road tests imply

    Against: It is thirsty (20mpg), and has a surprisingly low top speed despite its 4 litre engine and small body (I struggle beyond 80 mph). Roadholding in the wet is not the best and sudden braking in 2WD mode can provoke a slide, but you learn to treat it with respect

    Summary You must want the car for what it is - a fun vehicle that looks as though it has emerged from a war zone - rather than compare it to more refined modern counterparts. Whilst its main claim to fame is as an off roader, I have never used it off tarmac. Despite several warranty issues it has proven pretty durable and timeless and I plan to keep for many years - so residuals are not very relevant. It lacks equipment and refinement (particularly compared to our latest series Jaguar XJ and Volvo XC70) but in an occasional fun runabout such frills are not important.

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