the 2.5L will last as long as you keep it serviced.
05-12-2013 01:05 AM
My 4 bangers seems to be ok. Struggles going uphill in a headwind but its all good, I just downshift.
05-12-2013 10:36 AM
I have the 2.5 in my 88 and its been a great engine so far
05-12-2013 10:52 AM
I have only driven my Jeep with the 6 cylinder, but have watched the 4 bangers keep up on the trail without any issues.
05-12-2013 02:19 PM
My 2.5 will go anywhere I want it to go.
05-12-2013 02:39 PM
great motor, great offroad, mine cruises 75 on highway with the wind behind me, but uphill it struggles a bit. nothing downshifting can compensate for. if i were to buy again id go with the 4.0 but nothing against the 2.5, its a jeep not a corvette
05-12-2013 05:43 PM
05-12-2013 06:25 PM
A friend of mine has one. Good motor but can be a little under power at Some points
05-12-2013 06:43 PM
It is what it is. I drive my son's a lot. No issues with it. The gears are set up nicely so that if you need a little extra umph, going to 4th will do it.
05-12-2013 09:55 PM
They will go anywhere. You're not going to be winning any races (not that you will with the 6 cyl either), but it'll go wherever you want.
05-13-2013 12:53 AM
I'm lovin my 95 2.5
05-13-2013 06:15 AM
I reluctantly have a 2.5. Offroad, does fine. On-road, even after re-gear, not awesome.
05-13-2013 09:27 AM
I"m loving mine. DD and off-road toy. Took it to Uwharrie this past weekend and even with the rain, she made a very impressive show. I am totally happy with it.
I had a 304 V8 in my Scrambler a while back. Comparatively, they are two different animals, and yes, I'd rather have a V8 :facepalm: haha, but this 4-banger gets twice the mileage on-road and with the 410 gearing, eats up the trails too!