Used Car of the Day: 2001 Jeep Wrangler SE

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey
We’re committed to finding, researching, and recommending the best products. We earn commissions from purchases you make using links in our articles. Learn more here

used car of the day 2001 jeep wrangler se

Today we go back a couple of decades to feature a 2001 Jeep Wrangler SE.

This one has a rebuilt motor -- at 138,000 miles, the total mileage is just over 139K -- and a bunch of other new stuff. A new A/C compressor, new alternator and battery, new fuel pump, new Bosch fuel injectors, new ignition parts (plugs, coils, distributor cap, rotor), new brakes (calipers and rotors), new header, new ECM, new Toyo tires, and new fender flares.

Cosmetically, the seller mentions some "Bondo work" but otherwise there doesn't seem to be a lot to worry about. The seller says he or she had planned to put a new coat of paint on it and keep using it as a daily driver, but they have too many Jeeps so it must go. It apparently runs well, the HVAC works, and so does the 4WD system.

It does have a rear seat -- it's just covered by the tonneau.

It's a manual with the 2.5-liter four-banger. Check it out here. The ask is $6,000.

[Image: Seller]

Become a TTAC insider. Get the latest news, features, TTAC takes, and everything else that gets to the truth about cars first by subscribing to our newsletter.

Tim Healey
Tim Healey

Tim Healey grew up around the auto-parts business and has always had a love for cars — his parents joke his first word was “‘Vette”. Despite this, he wanted to pursue a career in sports writing but he ended up falling semi-accidentally into the automotive-journalism industry, first at Consumer Guide Automotive and later at He also worked as an industry analyst at Mintel Group and freelanced for, CarFax,, High Gear Media, Torque News,,, among others, and of course Vertical Scope sites such as,, and He’s an urbanite and as such, doesn’t need a daily driver, but if he had one, it would be compact, sporty, and have a manual transmission.

More by Tim Healey

Join the conversation
6 of 62 comments
  • ToolGuy ToolGuy on Nov 14, 2023

    How are the engines in these? (the 4 cylinder)

    • See 3 previous
    • CoastieLenn CoastieLenn on Nov 15, 2023

      @kjhkjlh- There's currently only two mail trucks in widespread service, neither is based on a Jeep. The Ford Ranger based one (can't remember what the designation is for that one), and the one that's been ubiquitous for decades- the Grumman LLV, which is based on a Chevy S10 and powered by the 2.5 Iron Duke.

  • no hp, not much more torque, low revs.. if your a crawler versus a bogger it is a ok motor. but your wallet will hate the gas mileage.. mpg is so bad swapping a low CFM Ls block IMPROVES mpg's

  • Marty S Corey, thanks for your comment. Mercedes has many different models, and will survive. Jaguar is planning on only offering electric models and will be in trouble. They should continue their ICE models as long as possible, but have discontinued the F-Type already and will probably be discontinuing everything else. We purchased the current XF this year, which is a nice car, but would have been splendid if they had just continued the supercharged V-6 in it.By the way, I have really enjoyed your Continental and Eldorado series. Was just showing it to my barber, who owned several 1954-56 Eldorado convertibles.
  • Marques My father had one of these. A black 1984 Pulsar NX with a 5-speed stick and a grey interior. Dad always kept it in pristine shape-that black paint was shiny even in the middle of the night. I swear I could still smell the Rain Dance carnauba wax! The only issue that car ever had was that it was never driven enough-it would sit for 10 days at a time! The Hitachi carburetor on it(and other Nissans of the time) were known to be troublesome. It went to the boneyard at 72K miles when a hole got punched in the block. By that time the Pulsar had long ceased production.
  • VoGhost This is the only new vehicle I have the slightest interest in.
  • VoGhost I love it. Can't wait to get one. Finally, trucks are becoming actually capable, and it's great for America.
  • Peter Just waiting for Dr. Who to show up with his Tardis, and send these things back to the hellish dark dimension from which they came.