2008 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited User Reviews
- 4x4 capability on the fly; traction control system, disconnect button on sway bar.
- Rubicon Decals start peeling after mud/wash cycle.
Purchased As New
Snow (two feet last winter), rain, ice, mud; there is nothing that this jeep can't handle. When all the other cars or 4X4s are parked on side of the road or trail, you just waive and drive on by.
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- Only 4 dr convertible, aggressive style, very smooth ride for a Jeep
- Mileage and power
Purchased As Used
I bought my WU from a dealer, so I had it certified. I am very confident that it will hold up and the service will be done at the dealer, so I am not concerned about amount or duration of visits. I suspect it will be okay, as the drive-train is the proven minivan standard.
With that being said, the power is anemic at best and the mileage is bad, which is to be expected given the aerodynamics and general physics involved in motivating this shape.
I have taken steps to alleviate the power complaints, and for what I have spent, I am extremely happy. Now, the car has very good acceleration and stronger torque. All the improvements are self installed and are absolutely worth the effort! Mileage is still what it is, and I guess I will just live with that fact. As a matter of fact every time I drive with the top open, I completely forget about my last trip to the pump.(Until the low fuel warning comes back on and tells me I need to go back)...read morehide
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- It rides smooth, Turns great, Drives threw and Over everything!
- Gas Mileage is awful But its a jeep, you don't buy them for gas mileage.. get a Smart car!
Purchased As Used
I love my Jeep I went from a Subaru to a Jeep, It took a while to get use to the acceleration or lack of, compared to my little WRX, But I love it. I can go over and threw anything. I have an off road bumper and some fog lights mounted on it. It looks nice. Soon to be adding a cold air intake and exhaust. The four door is a bit large sometimes but I do enjoy having the back doors and not climbing over seats, it also nice when having passengers and I dont have to get out when I drop them off....read morehide
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- Killer sound system with SIRIUS, Katzkin leather seats, decent MPG for a Jeep
- None...Jeep have idiosyncrasy so it won't be a lot of creature comforts.
My first JEEP and it is a sexy beast! Rolling on 22" Forte Blunt wheels with Toyo open country tires...Katzkin leather seats...chrome gas cap,door handles and side steps...custom paint (hard top and bumpers too)...remote start...it rides great for a Jeep...everybody looks at it and grins like a chimp...very macho, ladies love it...the rake of the vehicle is substantial...the deal was tremendous...can't wait till summer. Jeep keeps a higher percentage of resale value...the style won't change much...15% of foreign parts come from Mexico, that's it...69% parts are from USA and our great neighbor, Canada...motor and tranny-USA...final assembly Toledo,OH...obviously the economy is in the tank, so there are some great deals out there...oh yeah, I average about 18.5 city MPG...this ain't a regular car, this is unbridled fun...you only live once, get to it! One more thing...I bought it from the dealer like this. If you see a dude with a Eugene the Jeep (yes, the Popeye character) tire cover, give me a wave!...read morehide
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- What a fun and cool vehicle!
- It's built to go off-road - don't buy it if you really want a car!
We bought a Wrangler Unlimited as a third car for our teenage son to drive and occasional "casual" off-roading. We are extremely happy with it. It looks great, performs great, has a ton of utility with the room behind the rear seats. Plus, it was a tremendous deal with the rebates. Wranglers have notoriously held their resale values, so we were able to get a new 2008 for near what a used one would have cost. We are already looking forward to a Jeep Jamboree next summer!...read morehide
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- Looks, interior comfort, interior room, mpg's
- no fulltime 4 wheel drive
I traded my Jeep Liberty Limited after six years of use and nearly 80,000 miles. It was a great vehicle with no problems what so ever. I wanted another Jeep product and the new Wrangler Unlimited gave me the extra room I wanted inside.
Mine is Rescue Green with a hard top, six speed manual and upgraded stereo with Sirus radio, anti-brakes, traction control, off road package, tow pack etc. This has to be the most fun vehicle I have ever owned and at 61 y/o I've owned a lot of them. The build quality on Jeep products is great. I have no idea why some consumer magazine don't like them! When they compare the Wrangler with car based SUV's it just shows how out in left field they are.
I live in a very snowy area (western NY) so 4 wheel drive is a must, although I will miss the full time select-trac 4 wheel drive I had in the Liberty. Wrangler doesn't offer that option, so putting it in and out of 4-wheel drive will be a real pain in my opinion. Other than that the Wrangler is awesome.
Gas mileage is a real suprise, after 2500 miles I average 22mpg in mixed driving which is 4 mpg better than the Liberty I had. The Wrangler tows my 2500 boat effortlessly and is very comfortable to ride in. I find the driving position to be perfect (I'm 5' 6'').
I can't imagine anyone being sorry they bought one, and you'll get lot's of compliments on the Wrangler from other drivers....read morehide
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- Lots of room, great for mild off road trails when stock
- Rear seat belts tighten too quickly, radio has function that cannot use
After having a 93 YJ Wrangler for 10 years and having to give it up after College due to no AC and me going into the business world, I always said I wanted to get another Wrangler in the future. I love the fact that I have 4 doors now and it's easy to bring 4 people plus some bags in the back. In the past 7 months and 7,000 miles later, I am impressed with it so far. I have taken it up Pikes Peak, Trail Ridge Road and some mild off roading all over the state of Colorado and I haven't had any major issues with it yet. It handles great for a Jeep. My old 93 got 12 miles to the gallon on the old 4.0 and I'm getting on average 20-21 with mix of highway (speeds at 75mph) and in town driving. My only complaint is the turn single when I turn left does not cancel and I have gotten complaints that the rear seatbelts lock up a lot and makes it hard for the people sitting in back move around and just to be comfy. I've read other reviews here saying that the rear seatbelts don't lock up... wanna trade?...read morehide
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- Fuel Economy is poor, but that is to be expected on lower gear ratio cars
- They show U-Connect on the dash, but is not available, I snowed on that at Riverside Jeep, in CA
I've had 3 Jeep Wranglers and really like them pretty much, but my last one the dealer cheated me. The dash shows a U-connect for hands free phone with speakers and all. Dealer said all I had to do is buy a part, 90 days later, found out there is no part and will not ever be a part and Jeep/Chyrsler's customer service was just as bad as dealer about lying about it....read morehide
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- No trim specified for this review
- Offroad prowess, versatility, styling, comfort, available features
- Poor fuel economy
The new jeep is a fantastic piece of machinery. The "Freedom Top" is amazingly versatile. I'm able to remove the har top by myself, and store it in the garagein a way that still allows the vehicle to fit also. The MyGig hard drive and navigation is a very nice touch also.
The ride is suprisingly cush on road considering its a Jeep, and offroad I've yet to find anything that challenges it (and I've tried).
My only beef so far is the wimpy engine and bad fuel economy. It astounds me that a vehicle with such a small amount of power should get such bad gas mileage. I'm observing about 14 city and 18 highway.
Overall, I would recommend this vehicle to anyone under the premise that it is what it is, an offroad vehicle with just enough comfort to be a daily driver if needed....read morehide
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