Originally Posted by jp2611
.with a 4cyl less potential of speeding...
I say those things kinda in jest as I feel Wranglers are one of the safest vehicles on the road...being that they are built on a full frame like a truck.
First, HA! This daughter (the one sitting on the jeep)
Shares the jeep with her older sisiter (standing on the bumper). Younger daughter was in front of me this morning on the way to town. I was running 65 down a 55mph road and couldn't keep up with her. The jeep is a 4-banger manual. It runs like a scalded dog! This daughter also go a lecture once we got to town and she realized I was behind her
That said, to the OP, we bought oldest daughter this jeep for her 16th birthday present. BEST decision we made on a first vehicle. She has been hit (low speed) and it only broke one plastic end cap off the bumper. I have seen jeeps rolled and have a lot more comfort in knowing how well the cage holds up compared to car tops. And, it's a LOT of fun in the summer AND if you get one with 5 on the floor, a girl instantly gets bragging rights over SO MANY guys who have no clue how to drive one
Oh yeah, this is a '90 with a little over 120,000 and we have had NO engine issues. We take care of it and the girls are learning to wrench on their own also. GOOD life skills included in each jeep purchase, bonus!
OH and 2 years ago, we paid $3500 for it, double bonus!