1989 Jeep Wrangler Overview


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4.25 stars

Based on 15 reviews

Either You Love It Or Hate It... by Cire
 — acc-- 2.5 5-speed not fast, but great in snow brakes-- excellent, ABS would be better handling-- top heavy, better suited for off-road build-- low repairs, the soft top can be somewhat noisy app-- "Th... Read More
Jeep Yj by Joey
 — most unreliable vehicule i'v ever owned. but man it can go through mud! i'v got 4 1/2" lift 33" trail cutters i'v done everything from motor job to axle work, but has to be one of the best vehicule to... Read More
Awesome by Miles
 — This is the funnest vehicle to own in my opinion. A must have for the outdoorsy type! I love taking the Jeep camping, off roading, or even just for a joy ride. I enjoy working on mechanical work nearl... Read More

1989 Jeep Wrangler Overview

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1989 Jeep Wrangler

The 1989 Jeep Wrangler keeps to the previous year tradition of having two engines available: a 4.2 liter 6 cylinder and a 2.5 liter I4.  Also like the previous year models, the 1989 Jeep Wrangler has two available transmissions, a 3 speed automatic and a 5 speed manual.  Two doors and four wheel drive complete the SUV and create the stereotype for the fun, everyday SUV.  Gas mileage obviously isn't great (this is an SUV, after all) but 18/20 isn't terrible.
Comfort is a bit sparse in this SUV that can technically house 5 (though I wouldn't suggest more than 3 for the convenience of whoever is in the back seat).  Air conditioning is optional, as is a cassette player.  But don't worry, the 1989 Jeep Wrangler has something better than a sunroof; it's got a removable soft top available, which isn't too difficult to take off and put on.  
Owners of the 1989 Jeep Wrangler typically had good things to say, especially since most of the posts online are about the SUV after it was 10 years old.  Of course some mechanical problems exist, but many of them can agree on one thing.  There is little better than a summer day, cruising down the road in a 1989 Jeep Wrangler with the top down and the radio blaring.  The 1989 Jeep Wrangler was built for fun, and 18 years later, it still is.


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Jeep Wrangler Questions

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Concerning Hard Top Replacement

will a hard top off of a 1983 jeepcj7 fit my 1989 jeep wrangler??

171 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 years ago)

After Stop Will Not Restart For 30min

109 views with 3 answers (last answer about a year ago)

New 2.5l Long Block All New Sensors And Fuel Pump. Runs With No Power

back fires thru intake when cold better after its hot but no power

140 views with 4 answers (last answer about a year ago)

1989 Jeep Wrangler 6 Cyl Goes Down Road And Just Quilt Without Warning!

1989 Jeep Wrangler 6 cyl goes down road and just quilt without warning. It will start right back up with ignition and no punping of gas pedal. If I do pump the gas pedal, it blows out the muffler....

65 views with 2 answers (last answer 4 months ago)

How To Fix My Vapor Lock Problem

when I drive up in altitude I get what seems like a vapor lock, my carb isn't getting gas when I know ive got plenty in the tank.

34 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 months ago)