1989 Jeep Wrangler User Reviews

1989 Jeep Wrangler Review Ratings

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  • Performance:3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars 3.3 / 5
  • Appearance:3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars 3.7 / 5
  • Build Quality:3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 5
  • Overall: 4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5

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Asgeir writes:
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Looks cool

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Poorly built, noisy, stiff and uncomfortabele ride.

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Never Another Jeep! — Bought the car on a whim, brand new. What a mistake that was! Cool appearance did not make up for an uncomfortable ride, bumpy and noisy. The sixsylinder engine was powerful enough, but the car was lousy put together. Once when offroad, I hit a bump a little hard and the engine actually displaced itself , causing nasty internal damage.....The car never really recovered after that, even though Jeep rebuilt the engine- no questions asked.

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oldguy2 writes:
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3

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Looks, fun toy, tough vehicle

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fuel economy,not a family vehicle, uncomfortable for a long ride

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Fun Toy — I bought it as a fixer upper toy and have enjoyed every minute of it. I love the way it looks now and the feeling of freedom driving it with the top down/off. I wish it had a litle more power and got better gas mileage but I wouldn't take double what I gave for it.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Bassel writes:
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Design

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Gas consumption

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Funny — Acceleration was good for a 4x4 car, even braking and handling. This car as every American car it needs a visit to the workshop on a monthly basis. For the appearance, it has a great design specially when convertible It consumes a lot of Gas which was a disaster. it is a funny car specially during the summer season.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jesse writes:
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fun toy for wheelin

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its a jeep. she breaks often

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No Name Yet. — she has a lot of low end torque which makes the acceleration pretty slow, but its not like im trying to race over boulders or anything. the fun factor is VERY high. if you love the outdoors youll love a jeep.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Miles writes:
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5

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Funnest toy ever - nothing better than spring time in the Jeep

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You buy a Jeep with the anticipation of working on them. Needless to say, she has her good days and her bad days. Low gas mileage and cold in the winter

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Awesome — 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 nearly as much as I enjoy the ride.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Patrick writes:
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It's a Jeep

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Old carburated motor, weak transmission.

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This Is My Rust Bucket Repair In The Making............ — Face it guys, the newest YJ wrangler is over 13 years old now. Reliable, I think not. If your mechanically inclined these can be fun to drive and work on. I would avoid one as a daily driver.

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lvfam writes:
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Very fun jeep to drive and play in

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not really big enough for family 4cyl under powered

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Very Clean Older Jeep — We had alot of fun with this jeep My son and I fixed it up for him it was a fun father so project. The jeep was well maintained we added a 2.5 inch lift and new bfg we also rebuilt the motor which has about 2ooo on it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jennifer writes:
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Great for off road and wet/snowy conditions.

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Not the easiest vehicle to drive. Very testy.

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Every Girl Needs A Jeep! — Looks rugged and performs well off road. As my Jeep is lifted and has large tires, it doesn't do so well on the highways, but looks killer.

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Joey writes:
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no doors no top no problem

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slow, does not handle well, did i mention slow

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Jeep Yj — 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 work on. Best thing is i don't need a jack to work underneath.

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Cire writes:
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Top off fun in the sun!, Hardtop makes a warm 4x4 for winter.

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Easy to crash, no power steering, no A/C

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Either You Love It Or Hate It... — 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-- "There's only 1 Jeep" CoO-- very low, 18-25 mpg depending on speed and wind ff-- not for everyone, easy to die

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1987 Jeep Wrangler Reviews

Its Awesome By DanDiCienzo

I have had the car for a while now. It is old, and I have never taken the time to get it completely fixed. But it drives and its a jeep and it is super fun. The engine leaks oil, but the 4.2L In-line ... Read More

Good Solid Second Vehicle And Now Dedicated Off-road Vehicle. By bbailey056

1987 Wrangler, NP231, Peugeot 5spd, 258ci, originally had Carter 2bbl. Over 200K miles. Installed Mopar Performance Fuel Injection late 90's. Best money I have spent so far. Increased mileage,drivabil... Read More

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1988 Jeep Wrangler Reviews

Great By harolds931

Loved it from the start especially when we pull it with our motor home no need for dolys not hard to pull since it is light weight , and sporty when we travel or explore off road, grear for older peo... Read More

A Good First Convertable Car By blanzo22

This Jeep is a nice ride however it needs alot of work. the inside is in pretty good shape and the outside condition is about average. needs a new fuel system and the 4wd doesnt work. other than that ... Read More

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1990 Jeep Wrangler Reviews

Jeep Lover By Dillon

amazing car!!! i would recomend this car to anyone, there is nothing u cant love about a jeep. it cvan go anywhere and do anything and it looks amazing. cheap for the amount of fun u will have in th... Read More

One Of My Favorite Convertibles By Christopher

love my jeep, great off road, not too bad on road. blast to drive in the summer and somtimes winter, if there ia snow. has a 4.5 inch lft 35" tires. never had a problem off road. it is very thisty. Read More

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1991 Jeep Wrangler Reviews

It's A Jeep Thing By soupy6914

i love her wouldn't trade her for anything handels mud snow hills take the top off and cruse in the summer nothing better she gets about 15mpg but almost never gets stuck without it being my fault h... Read More

Best Vehicle In The World For Recreational Use Not So Much For Driving Every Day. By Brent

Well what to say about it, the goods plenty of power out of the six cylinder even turning 33 inch tires, handles good and turns on a dime, built like a tank i don't baby it at all and it just begs for... Read More

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1992 Jeep Wrangler Reviews

1992 Jeep Wrangler 5 Speed Straight 6 Cyl By Frank

Favorite car I've ever been in. Handles like a champ and is the easiest car to drive even tho its a stick. The bass has almost blown out my back windows so I've put fatmat across the whole interior al... Read More

Fun And Frustration All In One Till You Invest Alot Of Time, Money And Sweat In It! By Mike

Dont buy an old Jeep unless you love rust! 2007 or newer unless you are handy! Great agility and surprising what the little 4 cylinder will crawl through, 4 foot snow drifts were no problem except f... Read More

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