First off I'm a total 4x4 noob, so please be gentle! I'm currently considering purchasing a Wrangler as a second car, however my local dealer is rubbish, so I thought I'd come ask a few questions from people that know!
So here's some background....
I'm currently driving around in a 2 seat nissan 350z, which is great fun, but... because I've stopped driving to work I just don't use it as much, so it's just sitting there, which is a real shame.
I have a 'proper' family car for myself, the wife, my daughter (6), my son (2) and a baby due in about 20 days
However I want to get a fun car for the weekend for myself, I would also like to be able to get the family into the car as well.
I've taken up Mountain biking as a hobby, so I imagine most of the time I'll be transporting just me and a mate and our bikes to whatever trails we can find, and hopefully have some off road fun in the car before we pull the bikes out!
As I mentioned previously I'd really like to be able to take the whole family out as well on occasion, so this would mean I'd need 2 child seats and a booster seat accomodated.
I understand the Wrangler isn't family friendly, I don't really want it to be, however it would be great if I could take my family out in it.
So to the questions:
1. I REALLY REALLY like the styling of the two door Wrangler, is there anyway I can get me, the wife and three kids in it? Does the 2 door have a 3 rear seat belts?
If required, the wife can sit in the back with the kids if there's no room for a booster and two car seats, and my daughter can sit on a booster in the front with me. But from a legal point of view we will need 3 seat belts on the back seat.
2. I'm not interested in a hard top, I love convertibles, I've heard the soft top is quite difficult to take down and put up, is this right?
3. If I have to get the 4dr version is the softtop any good on that? The freedom roof looks a pain, as I understand you need two people to take it off.
That's it for now, thanks for your patience, and remember, be gentle with me
All the best