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Someone I know bought a Jeep Wrangler last year. The thing effed up so often they ended up lemon lawing the thing. When they were in negotiations with Chrysler over it know what the rep from Detroit said? She shouldn't have been driving it down dirt roads. It's a Jeep, they advertise those things as being able to go anywhere, even off road. But even a Chrysler rep admits they aren't capable of that anymore. There was a time when Jeep meant something, it doesn't anymore.
Jeeps are not trucks... that new 3.6 has issues in cylinder 2 because the heads are done wrong, the interior and electrical problems in all jeeps are endless, I laugh because no TSB for public is ever mentioned when the check engine light goes on and the interiors always fall apart like a VW and are made like crap. The coolant systems are poorly built that's why you will see many new Jeeps with coolant leaks under 30k.
But what do I know, I only worked on them for quite some time, but seriously this article is a bit misguiding, SUV's are not TRUCKS. JEEPS in this era are not tough, when they got rid of the 4.0L and put a van engine in, they lost that toughness ..... Might want to reconsider the title of this article.
I owned a 1990 dakota and a deer took it out with 490,000 miles on it otherwise I would still have it. My next Dodge was a 01', 2500 and I traded that one in with 390,000 miles on it. Then I bought a 2000 dakota and fixed the stuff that was bad and I have had no problems all year long putting over 40'000 miles on it this year and I picked up a 07' Dodge 2500 diesel for pulling my boat and just love getting 17-21 mpg with it.