2005 Jeep Wrangler User Reviews

2005 Jeep Wrangler Review Ratings

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  • 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: 4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5

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"ride" 18 reviews
"power" 8 reviews
"wheel" 5 reviews
"fuel economy" 5 reviews
"comfortable car" 3 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 16 reviews
"ride" 9 reviews
"expressway" 4 reviews
"power" 3 reviews
"tires" 2 reviews

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Country860 writes:
2005 Jeep Wrangler X Review
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5

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Straight six is unbeatable.

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No leg room in backseat for an adult.

Country860
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This Jeep Is Grateful To Play In The Mud And Has Plenty Of Power. — The Jeep Wrangler has the great straight six motor in it and has a 4wd that is pretty much unstoppable. I have a 4 inch lift kit with 35 inch tires on it and it is my mudding vehicle. It is definitely a fun vehicle in the winter or summer.

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

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JEEPFANFE writes:
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Maintenance is easy, no issues. love the looks and color. Have both hardtop and soft

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Gas mileage is not great but I don't drive allot

JEEPFANFE
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Jeep Lover! — I have owned 2 other Jeeps - 1988 Comanche short box with a straight 6, 1993 wrangler 4 cylinder and my favorite my 2005 Wrangler since the better suspension change since my 93. I get allot of complements on this Jeep and I take real good care of it. I know you either love a wrangler or hate them but since the new 4 doors I think more people with families are buying them for their primary vehicle and I would have myself when I had my young daughters. I am moving back to Michigan next month near the great lake so I can ride on the beach and go in the snow!

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lockwoodja writes:
2005 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Review
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A little more room in the "trunk".  Straight six engine has good power.  4 wheel drive great for driving in the snow or on the beach.  A lot of head room.  Take the top off on sunny days!

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Gets 16 miles to the gallon.

lockwoodja
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Great Jeep — I Loved the look of the car and the "jeep thing". But I did not like the poor fuel economy, it gets about 16 mpg. The jeep handles well and has good power. There is a lot of head room.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Palmetto_Car_Seller writes:
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This Wrangler looks and runs great! It has a mean look and is an absolute monster when you get it off road with the straight 6!

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It's not great on gas and it certainly doesn't handle like most cars on the road, with the lift kit and huge mudders.

Palmetto_Car_Seller
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Jeepzilla For The Road — The pictures speak for themselves. I bought it the way you see it. I'm not the type to like a 4cylinder or automatic in a Jeep Wrangler. I think the best ones made had the 4.0ltr 6 Cylinder with the six speed manual transmission.

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

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VTWrangler writes:
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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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wachur writes:
2005 Jeep Wrangler Sport Review
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Fun vehicle overall both on-road and off-road.

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Driving it on the highway is the equivalent to pushing a brick down the road with respect to fuel mileage.  

wachur
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Fun For Any Age — No real items I can find fault with. The gas tank was replaced due to a common failure during fill-ups with the gas coming back out the filler neck. Overall this is a fun vehicle to drive. Wish they did not change the style.

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dawgfan121990 writes:
2005 Jeep Wrangler Sport Review
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Nice Looks. Will Go through anything. LOW Maintenance costs. Very Reliable. Great handling.

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Not much cargo space. Gas Hog

dawgfan121990
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Very Good Rider — I disliked the gas mileage and space available for caro. I love the way it looks, drives, turns, and how reliable it is. It's a little rough rider but what jeep isn't. Never breaks down or has problems. Great vehicle overall.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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JeepnMF writes:
2005 Jeep Wrangler Sport Review
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Handles well, has decent power (compared to the JK wranglers).

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Freeway driving is tiring. Gas mileage is poor. An SUV that is heavy on the Sport and light on the Utility.

JeepnMF
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Great Toy! O.k. As A Daily Driver. — I bought this as my daily driver and to go off roading on weekends. It's great for that. I wish I had bought one with a hardtop. I didn't know that used Mopar hardtops were getting MORE expensive over time. Cargo area is small unless you remove the back seat. But I love it! Will probably keep this till Jeep sells the diesel wrangler in the US. (Rumor says 2016 MY)

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

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toyotajohn writes:
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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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Rob writes:
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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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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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1989 Jeep Wrangler Reviews

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

Fun Toy By oldguy2

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 ... 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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