2007 Jeep Wrangler Long-Term Road Test

2007 Jeep Wrangler: the Disappearing Window Switch

September 24, 2007

I like the long-term Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. It's reasonably comfortable, adequately quick, sufficiently silent (even with that canvas top at highway speeds) and completely practical for real-world use. I can deal with the manual exterior mirrors and the somewhat bouncy ride on expansion joints, but there's one feature I can not abide -- the window switches.

I'm probably supposed to feel "lucky" just to have electric windows on a Jeep Wrangler, but I'd prefer manual windows with door-mounted handles to these tiny, ill-placed switches that I can't find.

Chrysler first used this location on the PT Cruiser, and I hated those, too.

When you get into the Jeep in our dark parking garage there's basically no way to see these tiny plastic controls. The switches for the front windows have teensy lights in them that do little to help.

I still like the new Jeep Wrangler overall, but I prefer the old Jeep's manual windows rollers.

Karl Brauer, Editor in Chief, Edmunds.com @ 6620 miles

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