2005 Jeep Wrangler User Reviews

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lockwoodja writes:
2005 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Review
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4

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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!

Cons

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:
2005 Jeep Wrangler X Review
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4

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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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4

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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:
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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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5

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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:
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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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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Jared writes:
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This is one of the best Jeeps ever produced

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Do NOT buy the New 2007 and newer Wranglers

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This Is One Of The Last Real Jeeps — I know that many people rate the Wrangler as poor. They don't have power locks and windows or fancy extras like all the new cars. The ride is rougher than most cars and its no speed demon. It is a Jeep and it does everything it is supposed to do. This is my second Wrangler and fourth Jeep. My first two were Cherokees and I have loved them all. I wish that they still made the Cherokee. As for my Wrangler I wish that they had more of the older look with the square headlamps. Honestly for stock performance, 2005 was probably the best year for the Wrangler. I do NOT like the new Jeeps. I do NOT like what Chrysler has done to the Jeep name and I will probably never buy any Jeep newer than what I have got. That's why when my first 2005 got hit I went out and replaced it with another 2005. There are no comparable new cars out there to the 2005 Jeep wrangler and I doubt there ever will be. I have taken mine on two tracks, through a flooded river, jumped them on snow banks and even up rooted trees on my parent's property. It seems like nothing will break them, except a collision with a chevy cobalt. Even that was about a thousand dollars away from being repaired. I wish that Chrysler would change the Jeep back and find a better more efficient replacement for the I6. Until then I will keep fixing and rebuilding my 2005 until I can no longer afford to find the parts. I also wish all car companies would realize that the design and styles of the past cars are still popular and attractive, that is why people spend thousands restoring and maintaining them. All Jeep would have to do is bring back the old CJ, Cherokee and Jeep truck from the 70's with more efficient engines. Efficiency and miles per gallon are the only issues. Obviously more innovative 4x4 systems have been developed since them but take what works and takes the beating and make it look awesome. The new wrangler, compass, patriot, commander and liberty are not Jeeps, they are a disgrace and embarrassing. If Chrysler wants to save Jeep then they will need take it back to basics and produce Jeeps that can go anywhere and refuse to die. My I6 still ran even after I blew the heads and cracked the block. I drove it on a blown engine on the highway for 120 miles and it still started and ran after that when I had it replaced with a new motor.

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2012 Jeep Wrangler Reviews

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