2005 Jeep Wrangler User Reviews

2005 Jeep Wrangler Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 38 reviews

  • Performance:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Appearance:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5
  • Overall: 4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5

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"fuel economy" 14 reviews
"ride" 8 reviews
"expressway" 4 reviews
"power" 3 reviews
"tires" 2 reviews

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Lindsay writes:
2005 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Review
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Off Roading Capabilities are AMAZING && ENDLESS

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If you have or are planning on having a family.. No passenger room!

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We Miss Our Rubi — Performance - Acceleration is excellent, just don't stomp on the gas pedel && think she'll suddenly pull 0km - 60km in seconds.. Braking is 'slow' && handling is okay just as long as you don't turn too quickly or sharply.. Buil Quality - AMAZING! Tough as nails this machine is. Appearence - We loved the appearence of this 2005 year of the Rubicon.. && we are dissappointed with the "new" look of the 2010's.. Cost of Ownership - Gas mileage surely blows.. && maintenance, should you ever need it, is exteremly expensive.. To own one you need to have a lot of extra $$ sitting around!! Fun Factor - ALL TIME HIGH! This vehicle overall is fun to drive && we love, love, loved how we could take it anywhere!!

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

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Rob writes:
2005 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Review
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Cool breeze blowing in my hair.

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Gas mileage. (15 mpg)

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Rubicon Jeeps Are The Bomb! — Cool little 4x4 vehicle, goes anywhere, has locker front & Rear axles, you can drive around topless. Turns around on a dime. Gas mileage is not the best (15mpg) but better than my old 4x4 Chevy 2500 HD Crewcab Truck (10mpg). This my 2nd Jeep and this one is better than my first. I absolutely enjoy my Jeep. Very solid four wheeling platform.

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Brandomos writes:
2005 Jeep Wrangler Sport Review
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3

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Great in the summer because you can put the top down and great in the winter with with 4wd

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Rides like crap, horrible gas milage and no storage.

Brandomos
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Buy It If You Only Want It For Fun. — This is a great vehicle if you are buying it for fun. If you are planning on long trips or daily driving in bad roads I would look at something else. If you plan on taking it off road than this is the vehicle for you.

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

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VTWrangler writes:
2005 Jeep Wrangler X Review
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It looks great. The interior/exterior & undercarriage are in excellent condition.
One mechanic said it needed new ball joints and another said it did not. I'd assume at some point this will be needed.

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It is not fuel efficient. If you don't shift just right it can make a clunking sound from 1st to 2nd gear. Once you get the clutch/accelerator ratio right, no such sound. It is not comfortable on the highway: the big ties cause it to wobble a bit at about 43mph then settles out. It has a bumpy ride due to the suspension.

VTWrangler
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Loved This Jeep For Adventures...especially With The Doors Off. — The raised suspension took some getting used to. No cushy ride here. But in the 2+ years I've owned it I have not had to do anything but change the oil and have the e-brake tightened. It is great fun for heading to the beach, towing the kayaks or hitching up the bikes. If you like Jeeps, you'll like this one.

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

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toyotajohn writes:
2005 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Review
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It looks like a Jeep, rides like a Jeep.  It's a Jeep!

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I bought it with an automatic thinking I might one day tow something.  Should have opted for the 5 speed.

toyotajohn
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No Top No Doors — This is our third Jeep (1992 Wrangler, 1996 Cherokee) and it is the perfect mix. It is nearly as fun to drive as the regular wrangler but has room enough in the back for people and cargo. It also still looks like a Jeep. The newer models look more like a Hummer than a Jeep. Especially in the extended 4 door models. I highly recommend having a soft and a hard top. Our first wrangler was a soft top only and it stinks when the windows frost and you're outside with a bucket of warm water! Make sure to get the rear wiper and defrost. Nothing better in the summer with no top and no doors. I would love to see Jeep reissue a CJ-7 or a Scrambler. With the success of the Challenger and Charger, maybe someone in Toledo will realize that old is new. Go buy a Jeep!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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raceknut writes:
2005 Jeep Wrangler Sport Review
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Great color. Tires and wheels complement the sporty look.  Removable Hard and Soft top. Cargo Rack, Quick cover and soft top boot.

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Rougher ride and tire noise but whose complaining

raceknut
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Exellent 4x4 — The Jeep is an excellent on or off road car. Basically a convertible that can take you back and forth to work or off road to the perfect camping or beach trip. The soft top is easily taken down for relaxing full sun, wind in your face rides. It goes back up quickly if stormy weather approaches.

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

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fattee writes:
2005 Jeep Wrangler X Review
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Love the vehicle for a fun summer ride!

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Not the best vehicle to drive if you want your hair straight.

fattee
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Red Rocky Mtn Fun — One of the best vehicles to own in the summer. Its a truck and a convertable all in one! Dont drive a bright red jeep and not expect to get noticed. You cant be shy when you drive this vehicle.

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

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Cubanredneck writes:
2005 Jeep Wrangler X Review
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Its a fun toy thats about it

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I would think twice before letting a young teen drive this car its not the most stable vehicle.

Cubanredneck
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This Is A Car That You As An Individual Needs To Personally Drive And Look At. — This Jeep is so much fun to drive. Its small fits in any parking space. I strongly urge anyone looking at buying a Wrangler to get the 6 spd Manuel you will need every bit of that extra gear. I couldn't imagine a 5 spd. I'd have no gas mpg. If its a windy day I get tossed around a bunch. I'm not to thrilled about the top its a pain to take on and off, I recommend watching youtube for putting on and removing the top. The fun things about my Jeep are that I can fit 4 people in it, in 4wd its a champ I love it. To cruise around town on a nice day its a blast. It has the 4.0L so it gets about 14mpg city and 18mpg hwy. Not sure if I'd ever get another one but, I'm definitely glad I can say I've had one because its a fun toy. Awful ride awful mpg but, this is not a normal vehicle.

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

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Angie writes:
2005 Jeep Wrangler SE Review
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The security of driving it.

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Don't have any.

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Super — L like the looks of my Jeep Wrangler inside and out it rides smooth and I have when my friends go to do some riding in groups to see parts of my island of Puerto Rico, its a lot of fun.

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

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Duncan writes:
2005 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Review
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It's a Jeep it will get you anywhere. Most fun next to sex.

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Avoid this vehicle if you are wimpy or want comfort.

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Bottom Line = 65 Years Of Tradition And Adventure. — Damn good Jeep! The only thing I would have done differently if I was building it was to tuck that sovel up into the frame more. That's the one drawback in stock configuration.So, a nice little body lift and tummy tuck can fix that problem. Go anywhere - do anything. Jeep rocks. Eco Note: 70% of the earth's surface is covered by water. Jeep covers the rest!

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

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2013 Jeep Wrangler Reviews

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2012 Jeep Wrangler Reviews

Better Than I Expected By 883123

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2011 Jeep Wrangler Reviews

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2010 Jeep Wrangler Reviews

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