If you are planning to purchase a Jeep Wrangler, you might want to find some info regarding which Jeep Wrangler models to avoid. Wrangler is one of Jeep’s most popular vehicle and even the used ones still have great value. However, it is not a secret that people have reported problems about some models. Here are
Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
Jeep enthusiasts might not agree with this, but some popular media has put Jeep Wrangler Unlimited in the ‘Models to Avoid’ list, along with two other Jeep models, Compass and Patriot. Wrangler Unlimited was included in this list because it lacks the comfort aspect for the customers, erratic ride and also too much annoying wind noise when driving at higher speeds.
If comfort is your first priority, maybe you will agree with this. But let’s not forget the fact that it is an off road car and its comfort aspect cannot be compared with luxury cars in this price range.
Even though Jeep is known for its reliability that it stays strong after decades, it is different with ’87 model. Many people considered ’87 as one of the worst Wrangler for so many different reasons.
’07 – ‘08
’07 and ’08 are two models that get the most complaints. They are also deemed the least reliable even when compared to the earlier models. This is why these models make it to the list of the Jeep Wrangler models to avoid. It is reported that the fuel system and the transmission are pretty problematic. They also produce a lot of annoying rattles and squeaking noise. Furthermore, back then suspension issue and drive system failures were commonly reported for the 2007 model.
Actually, the problems mentioned above are not really significant. Some people don’t even consider those things as problems at all. It means, if you can handle those problems or the manufacturer has come up with a solution for that, there is no reason to avoid those models. For example, Wrangler has a history of recall in 2016 due to some issues with the fuel tank and some people might advise you to avoid it. But the model is good and the issue has been solved, so it will be such a waste to miss it.
So, make sure that you carefully research the models that you want. If the models have issues that you don’t know how to solve of affect your driving experience negatively, then those are the Jeep Wrangler models to avoid.