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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PROS
"ride" 19 reviews
"power" 8 reviews
"wheel" 5 reviews
"fuel economy" 5 reviews
"comfortable car" 3 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 17 reviews
"ride" 9 reviews
"expressway" 4 reviews
"power" 3 reviews
"tires" 2 reviews

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2005 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Review
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Aftermarket parts, mods and upgrades.

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Gas mileage,

silversgrfx
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Most Fun Vehichle To Own And Drive. — Only vehicle I've ever owned that was just fun to go out and drive around and explore off road. With all the aftermarket mods available you can personalize a wrangler to make it specific to your needs, wants and personality.

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Typical jeep, good AC,

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Wish I had better brakes.

bkgoodreau
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Just A Playtoy, To Ride On The Weekends And During The Summer — Have only owned it for a year, Have not had any problems so far, just wish it had better brakes, since I have 31's which are not that big. I have a 1 1/2 lift, tires do not rub. The AC blows cold air. Just hot in the summer time on the floor.

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

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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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Looks great, adequate power with the 2.5L 4-cylinder if you don't want to rock crawl, 6-speed transmission works well, reasonably comfortable (cloth seats), good outward visibility

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Very noisy above 50 mph (soft top), anemic acceleration, no headrests for backseat passengers, little to no storage when back seat is in use, larger than expected blind spots when using mirrors.

kirnma
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The Wrangler Se Is Great Fun If You're Comfortable With The Downsides — I bought a Wrangler because I wanted a vehicle at a reasonable price that gave me multiple options (e.g. FWD, convertible, 4-person hauler when needed), and that I could work on. The ride is very stiff and the Jeep gets jolted around on rough roads so the ride can be tough sometimes, but almost everything is accessible and can be fixed by a home mechanic such as myself. There are tons of vendors selling OEM and aftermarket parts and accessories, and the prices seem reasonable.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2013 Jeep Wrangler Reviews

Fun And Tough By chrisjodoherty

I have driven this jeep, all through the winter, during storms and snow, and never even came close to being stuck or having any problems with all types of surfaces. I drove on the beach, and in the ci... Read More

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2012 Jeep Wrangler Reviews

Largest Convertible You Can Buy By britishpaul

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2011 Jeep Wrangler Reviews

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I wish there was a few more inches behind the front seats. The overall vehicle has improved greatly over the previous body style but the 3.8 is the worst motor ever. The ride and handling is amazing... Read More

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