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Old 09-28-2013, 07:34 PM   #31
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That's funny: A Jeep is not a Car! Why would they try and review it like a car? Compare it to Vans and Pickup trucks and it would fare much better, I think. Of course, then the major complaint would be "No storage space to speak of"...That said, I just dumped a Mustang to get into my 8th Jeep. Drove that for a little over a year after my 98 Sahara's frame gave out...damn rust! Anyhoo...hate cars, love Jeeps!
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Originally Posted by ChasUGC View Post
The World's Best Rated Manufactured Off-Road Vehicle for 2012 is the Jeep Wrangler. It is the Superman of the Off Road.
No power wagon? Lost all credibility with me...

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Old 09-28-2013, 09:37 PM   #33
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Jeeps are not great on-road vehicles, but they are the "best" of both worlds. During harsh weather, there is nothing better than a Jeep. For snow and floods, a Jeep is the vehicle of choice. For fun off-road, the Jeep is the vehicle of choice. But, if your only concern is on-road performance, you would probably be better with a Sports Car, Lexus or Mercedes Benz.

If your concern is on-road performance, forget the lift and big tires, and stay stock with your 4-wheel, on the fly, and you'll have a great all purpose vehicle. And, make sure you get a TJ or a JK, and a 4.0 Liter engine. Just don't expect great gas mileage.
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Old 09-28-2013, 11:08 PM   #34
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I have to agree about unfair comparisons/expectations by reviewers.
My old '95 4cyl. has surprised me in how smooth and comfortable it is on the highway, and it cruises fairly easily at 75mph. I might lose some speed going up steeper grades or with a really strong headwind, but it's a jeep and I'll happily live with that.
The soft top on mine is pretty noisy at highway speeds but the engine and suspension are perfectly quiet on the road and it handles fine as long as you're not expecting the handling of a 911 or even a regular passenger car.
With the air on and equal parts highway and city driving I'm averaging about 19-20 MPG, and with the air off, upwards of 21-23 MPG.

I've driven the new Wranglers with the hardtop on and found them as quiet and easy to handle on the road as a modern pickup truck.
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Old 10-17-2013, 01:21 PM   #35
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Originally Posted by aelwero View Post
It's a steel box with wheels with very slim pickins in the way of stylish design and creature comforts and it has the aerodnamics of a flying brick... and it costs more than some much more well appointed and economic vehicles to boot...

It's a jeep thing... take a test drive somewhere where you can go off road a little (preferably without the doors or roof) and one of two things will happen... either the little light bulb will turn on and the term "roadworthy" will cease to be relevant, or it won't, and Jeeps will continue to be in the "less roadworthy" category for ya
I was doing a search on the forums, as I am going to be taking mine for its first highway drive this afternoon. Then I remembered why I bought the jeep, for the fun of it.

This post couldn't have put it better for me!

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