An Excellent Compromise
By Daniel on
Vehicle2006 Jeep Wrangler SE 2dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 6M)
ReviewI purchased my Wrangler SE new this past January, just before gas prices began to soar. Have I regretted it? Not at all! With each tank of gas the 4-cylinder/6-speed drivetrain continues to get better mileage. My last tank of gas indicated 24.6 mpg combined city/highway driving.(25.5 highest/21.5 lowest since owning it). The key to these numbers is driving habits - keep the rpms down. The Jeep is a great compromise vehicle that won't do any one thing great, but can do everything pretty dang well (hauling 4 adults, towing trailers, off-road and snow capabilities, convertible option, etc.) It's the genuine utility vehicle that gives me a sense of confidence in its abilities when I drive it.
Best FeaturesClassic styling, comfortable seats, available after-market options, surprising good mileage, ample 4-low range power and off-road capabilities; Made-in-the-USA.
Worst FeaturesToo many blind spots due to high-back seats and soft top; make the head rests retractable. The radiator needs better protection from debris; maintain the classic grille design but add a black mesh protector between the grill and radiator. Slight throaty growl from exhaust; use a quieter muffler.
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