2005 Jeep Wrangler User Reviews

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    2005 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Review
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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.)

    Pros: Aftermarket parts, mods and upgrades.

    Cons: Gas mileage,

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    2005 Jeep Wrangler X Review
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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.)

    Pros: Straight six is unbeatable.

    Cons: No leg room in backseat for an adult.

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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!

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

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

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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.)

    Pros: 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!

    Cons: 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.

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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.)

    Pros: 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.

    Cons: 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.

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    2005 Jeep Wrangler Sport Review
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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.

    Pros: Fun vehicle overall both on-road and off-road.

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

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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

    Pros: Nice Looks. Will Go through anything. LOW Maintenance costs. Very Reliable. Great handling.

    Cons: Not much cargo space. Gas Hog

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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.)

    Pros: Typical jeep, good AC,

    Cons: Wish I had better brakes.

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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

    Pros: It looks like a Jeep, rides like a Jeep.  It's a Jeep!

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

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    2005 Jeep Wrangler SE Review
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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

    Pros: 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

    Cons: 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.

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    2015 Jeep Wrangler Reviews

    Wife Loves This Thing By 911finder

    Love to haul the kayak and bikes. take the roof and doors off and hit the town or back woods. Everyone loves it. Wish it came with a back up sensor. The dark saddle trim is perfect with the black c... Read More

    2014 Jeep Wrangler Reviews

    Great Fun Car By Joellepat

    Love the car, glad I had the opportunity to drive one. Just a real feel good car :-) Up high and easy to drive, it can snow, rain, sun shine, the car is ready and so the driver. The top can be down in... Read More

    Smooth Ride By gmarcz

    Black paint Doors 2 Soft top convertible Passenger seats 4 City economy17 (Est) mpg Highway economy21 (Est) mpg I am amazed at how solid and smooth the ride is- This vehicle is easy to drive, has a t... Read More

    2013 Jeep Wrangler Reviews

    Amazing By Brett

    I love everything about this car. I'm still in the process of building it, but it'll be about another 10 grand before I'm close to the finished look. In the mean time it'll be garaged while I save mon... Read More

    Beast! By HardToughPlay

    Raise it up. Put bigger grippy tires on it. Add a wench and some awesome lights. Outfit it with the images you want. Smile when the guys on the trail single you out for the best looking and functi... Read More

    2012 Jeep Wrangler Reviews

    2012 Wrangler Sport By enlread

    One of my favorite vehicles. There are few things like driving with the top and doors off of a quick vehicle with a manual transmission. How driving should be. Sure, it's basically a two-seater and ha... Read More

    Fun To Drive By Jp2550

    Overall I love driving this car especially in the summer with top and doors off. Handles great in the snow in the winter as well. Only thing for me is I would like to get the 4 door unlimited as carg... Read More

    2011 Jeep Wrangler Reviews

    Go Anywhere Escape Plan. By Zachary

    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

    It's A Jeep By dssjwood

    Compared to the older jeeps, the 2011 is much smoother and has more power and speed. The 2011 allows you to set your speed at 65 on highways the jeep is able to maintain the speed without driving up t... Read More

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