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Jeep Wrangler



  • ottowrkr... I can't find the question but if the tranny is a NV3550 that is in the 2000 Sahara and the Sport, reverse IS SYNCRONIZED, so the problem going into reverse is not normal!!!!!!!!!! When will you people stop sleeping here? So as I said before, good luck just another lucky customer of D.C. As for hating the Jeeps....I can't find my reply so I'll make it short I bought the 2000 because I like Jeeps! Stupid could'nt figure that out. I now own 2 of them. The TJ and the CJ8. Unfortunately the new ones ARE SHITBOXES and anyone who buys one is gonna most likely be in for a problem when it breaks. Other than all the problems, I like it. It just sucks!
  • sorry the dash still looks like a car. thats one big reason i want a 91. that plus the signigant dif in price and the better looking bikini tops
  • I have a 1999 Wrangler 4.0 with stick tranny. Thinking about purchasing a "Jet" brand performance module. Is it worth the $250 for the stated claim of 15 to 25 hp gain. Is premium fuel needed? Anybody have knowledge or personal experience with this unit?
  • Jim222 you will notice a difference with the chip.. how much depends on how many other mods you make to the unit..I.e. different air filter different exhaust ect. As for 25 ponies from the chip, don't count on it. That is alot to expect, it will however adjust all the computer controlled goodies in the beast and you will like I said notice a difference. Just make sure you save the old chip for the warranty work just in case. They are easy enough to change in and out. I believe they have a stage 1 and 2 for that. The stage 2 I don't think will be very emissions friendly and is supposed to be used with some pretty extensive mods. Good luck and let us know how it works.
  • Looking into purchasing a Wrangler. Any advice? This would be my primary car, already have a minivan for the wife and kids. I have already decided on the Sport or Sahara, the SE doesn't seem to have enough power. I've driven both hard and soft top...can't notice much of a difference between the two, any reason to get a hard top? I live in Ohio (Toledo, home of the Wrangler), how's the winter driving, safety, etc. I've been searching the web and can't find much information. Also, any real difference between the 2000 and 2001 besides the top? Can you get a 2001 top on a 2000? Finally, any reason not to buy?? Any advice would be welcome. Thanks.
  • Mine is a reason NOT to buy! 101 problems and still counting.
  • cticctic Posts: 291
    What are good prices for Jeep Wranglers? Do they go for MSRP, invoice, somewhat above invoice, below invoice? Any year.
  • spoogspoog Posts: 1,224
    What are your problems with the Jeep?
  • Well it didn't take very long...
    My brand new 2001 Wrangler broke down 48 hours after I bought it. The computer that controls the fuel to each injectors has to be replace. I barely made it to the dealership saturday morning.

    They need to order that computer, so I won't have it till wednesday or thursday.

    So much for that labor day weekend, I was looking forward to. They ended up giving me a Chrysler Concorde until it's fix. I felf like a 60 year old men driving that car.

    I heard a lot of horor stories about the reliability of Jeep products. I always thought it would happen to others, not me.

    As excited as I was when I picked it up on wednesday, I was equally disappointed when I brought it in on saturday. :-(
  • I have a 1999 Wranger Sport. There is now over 15k on it and have not had a problem. The only rattle is the compass that I installed. I did put on a set of 31 inch Michelins. They are much quieter and seem to take sustained high speeds much better than the original Good Year tires. I have had it for over a year, and like it so far.
  • I'm glad to hear that you had no problem. I hope I didn't get a lemon. Hopefully the'll replace that bad computer and I'll be OK.
    For the 2 days that I drove it, I really loved it. I went for a ride on the beach last friday night with the top down and the doors off. It was a blast!
  • I hope I don't jinxs myself by posting this, but I have had no problems so far. I have had my Sport for three months, it might be too soon to tell, but it seems to be holding up so far.

    I will keep everyone posted!!
  • I just got my self a 2001 jeep wrangler sport on Sunday and I LOVE IT!
    I have a concern though.. has anyone here had a problem with theft? either theft from the jeep or of the jeep or of the stereo? I'm scared that someone might be able to just rip my stereo out since i have a soft top. Does anyone suggest I get an alarm or a club or something? if so what should i get? what type/brand etc.

    also i cant wait to take it out 4x4ing, anyone here from the san diego ca, area know of anywhere i can go?

  • Of all the vehicles I have owned over the last 20 years - the 99 Sahara had the least amount of problems - this includes a few Japanese products in there as well. In over 20K miles one trip to the dealer to replace a break light switch. The biggest gripe was the louder than hell soft top and the low grade stereo for which I spent considerable cash to improve - mild improvement for the cash involved and still had to overcome the noisy soft top. From reading some of the posts on the new 2001 soft top - that problem is much better and the added woofer in the console should be a great help. I also liked having two tops - the hard top was a blessing on extended trips - where motel parking was more secure and the atmosphere change from the soft top was cool - more upscale feel when you needed it. Have fun
  • spoogspoog Posts: 1,224
    Sounds like Jeep has a major quality control issue. After driving bulletproof Toyota 4x4's for so long, Im starting to wonder about JEeps quality.......
  • Here is a list of some of the problems I have..... The paint is horrible, tranny sucks, clunks and grinds, sticks and rattles. 3rd brake light didn't work on delivery, noticed when I got home. it wasn't plugged in. engine is very rough. vibrates at 60-65, steering wheel is crooked, rear-end leaks, no child tether strap anchors. the book and the DC web site say they have it. fenders and doors and hood don't line up, the doors didn't close right when I got it. after the dealer told me that was normal for a jeep, I brought it home and fixed them! And without using the clutch I can make my jeep go fast enough to go into gear. on flat ground. who needs a clutch, I own a jeep! Good luck to any of you who are as stupid as I was and bought a Jeep! You are gonna need it. Oh buy the way, I am in the process of trying to lemon law this "[non-permissible content removed]" Oh and another thing, Medway Auto is where I bought mine so I would advise you all to stay away from them! They are in Medway MA and all of the above are either normal for a jeep or are not really there.
  • I personally don't like the sunriders. I never owned one though. I like the bikini tops because it is hot here and it will keep the sun off of you and you get plenty of wind with the top down.
    With your doors on and bikini top on you won't get wet. It all depends really. If your moving it is not bad at all. At lights you may get a little wet or if it is raining sideways. You probably would want to keep your carpet out when you drive with your bikini top on for a long period of time and know it will get rain in it.
    Bestop is good.
  • I would only get a hard top if you have a lot of cold weather or snow there.
    Winter driving should be fine. Just take it easy just like you would with any other car. You can also use 4wd so it should be an advantage.
    If the soft top on the 2001 makes a big difference I would go with the 2001.
    I am sure you can't get a 2001 top on a 2000. Maybe in a few months you can't get one aftermarket.
    Reason not to buy:
    I think there is a quality control problem with jeeps but not everyone is having problems and I would still get one.
  • Lots of people have had problems with theft in jeeps. Basically you don't want to leave anything of value in your jeep.
    I would not worry one bit about them stealing a stock stereo. They are not worth it.
    An alarm is not a bad idea. I don't have one yet but would like to get something. I have heard good things about clifford. You may want to get one with motion sensors and shock sensors.
    Check the internet for a jeep club in SD. They will know of good places to go and show you the right way to off-road.
  • You may want to try another dealership. I know of two dealerships in my city that I would never take my jeep.
    Have you called Chrysler?
    I think they have a website called that might have useful info.
    You should of got a book also from the dealer explaining the lemon law process.
    You may not want to go to another dealership if you are trying to use the lemon law. I am not sure how that works.

    There definetly seems to be a quality control problem with Jeeps. Not everyone is having problems but I guess you are one of the unlucky ones.
    I had a paint run on my hood, which I am bringing in for them to fix and my a/c compressor went out. My manual trans is a little sticky but not to bad. I have had my jeep for three months. I still love my jeep and I am happy with it. Hopefully Chrysler gets there act together
  • I have 2000 Sahara hard top, hard doors/bikini top
    with auto, 30" wheel group. Have nearly 3000 miles. 800 miles on long trip. Have had no problems with my Wrangler. I sold a 1994 4C, 5sp . Never had problem with that Jeep other then a Cat Convert. was replaced under warranty. There is no comparison between 2000 and 1994. The ride is so much smoother, the hard doors, even with the hard top off help alot to cut down on noise. My son thinks the 2000 is "to nice" "to pretty". He thinks rough ride and Jeep Wrangler should be interchangable. I hope my luck with the Wrangler continues. I know from my sister the horror of the newer JGC's, talk about quality control!!!! By the way I passed on a 1999 JGC, bought a Lexus RX 300, no problems with that choice, quality. Bottom line, I love my Wrangler. Get the 6C, hard doors, with the soft top and get the hard top. I never thought I would like the auto, ordered it because it was "free" and re resale consideration. Slap me, maybe I'm getting old but I really like the auto with the 6C. Just my opinion. Thanks.
  • markbuckmarkbuck Posts: 1,021
    less than 1/2 as loud as earlier ST's. -3.1dB.
  • cookwcookw Posts: 12
    Well, aside from not knowing the proper name, has anyone had any experience with the relatively new type of aftermarket hardtop whereby you can remove half of it, the panel above the passenger area? These seem like a great idea, but I was wondering about fit and finish.
    Thanks ...
  • pdgupdgu Posts: 1

    I just bought a 2000 Jeep Wrangler Sport and I am unfamiliar as to how I can remove the doors. I think I know how to, but I didn't want to break anything by fiddling with it. Can anyone advise me on how to remove the doors without breaking the glass and scratching the paint? =)

    Thanks in advance,

  • all you do is open them take off the nut and lift. you just have to be careful to keep from scratching the paint. also you will need mirror relocating brackets. you can get them at

  • anyone know if the filter that crutchfield uses to buy speakers for jeeps to see if they will fit is any good? anyway have any good results from them? any thoughts on blaupunkt speakers?

    also, the website is , jeepguy69 forgot the is good too...

    thanks for the help
  • I replaced the factory speakers in my wrangler this weekend and I went with "Polk" 5 1/4 in the sound bar and 4x6 in the dash. It sounds much cleaner, but I don't get much base.
    I don't want any box in the trunk because it's an invitation for thieves.
    It costed me $220 and I installed them my self.
  • If someone owns a new Wrangler with the full console (which includes two cup holders for the rear seat passenger) can you answer a question please? Does the cup holder interfere with sitting in the back seat? The recent pictures seem to show that it is in the way of your feet or it limits your ability to move around in the back seat. Is this the case? Also, what's new with the dash board if anything?
  • The cup holders for the rear seat do not interfere with sitting in the back seat. Beside I don't really care about my back seat passengers. If they're not happy they can find a ride somewhere else.
    I personnally like that idea because I always keep a cup with loose change for the tools and parking. It leaves me with the 2 front holders, one for my cell phone and one for my cofee.

    As far as the instruments, they relocated the head lights and the fog lights all in one with your blinkers. I think the numbers are a little bigger, but you get the same instruments.

  • I just called to see when my 2001 is going to be done and they said that I should have it by mid October, I can't wait until I receive it. Hey Dennis, how is your jeep treating you, did you get your problem solved with your computer system?
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