As soon as Jeep came out with the Unlimited (4-door) Wranglers, I knew I wanted one. I only have 2000 miles on it so far and can't really comment on reliability (been great so far!). Otherwise I love it! Design gets all 10s from me -- from the outside in, it's a Jeep! And the drivetrain seems to be as solid as they claim. Love the freedom tops. Sound system is much better than older Wranglers. Road noise with the hard top is not bad, which surprised me. Handles well on highway at 80+ MPH, which is also surprising (though it wanders a bit). I'm a big guy, and interior is very comfortable for me. Fuel economy? I gave it a 10 because it meets my expectations. It's a Jeep, not a Toyota.
Two things come to mind: I would have paid more for a V8 or a Hemi, no question. No option, though. The MyGig MP3 player interface needs tweaking. Sometimes it "crashes" and won't play anything until I turn car off and on. Sorting is bad (songs sorted my name, not Artist-Album-Name). Annoying.
Besides the horrible experience with the dealership, we found others now, we love our rig. Bought it in Feb. "08 and put into storage in Washington with 1234 miles. Bought a home in Vegas, fly back, picked it up, loaded it and a 6x12x6 ft cargo trailer and headed back to Vegas. I did change the oil and checked it over before we left. No trouble at all coming back! I shifted down manually a lot of the time to keep rpm up as with OD off, (it just didn't down shift early enough) and it pulled every mountain pass doing the speed limit with No problems. Need to mention the trailer was loaded to the limits too! What a rig. Two and a half days! I'm fighting blood clots, so we had to stop a lot. Love it!
2) Cargo area with the back seat down
3) Ride and quietness on the road
4) Radio sound qualities
5) The extra "chrome" wheels, gas cap cover and grill, all made this rig a head turner with thumbs up everywhere we go.
More interior storage area around front seats for phone, sun glasses, paperwork/table, spare keys, etc. A little higher "center" jockey box, so your arm can rest comfortably, wider seat set-up, lighted visor mirrors, easier day/night switch on GPS, more starting torque like a compound low gear
We rented a Jeep Wrangler X when we were vacationing in Maui and came home and bought one. We had owned a CJ5 about 20 years ago before we started having kids. We had so much fun with the Wrangler on the Road to Hana as it took every curve and hill with ease that it reminded us just what we loved about having a jeep. This one definitely has a better heater/AC than the CJ (thank goodness) and handles great. All we own if 4x4's but the jeep handles so much better than our trucks. Thanks goodness we rented one and rediscovered what a joy it is.
The handling and the fun of the ragtop. The quick turning and stability.
The passenger seat needs to be more like the old CJs so it will allow the passengers to get into the rear seat easier. The old design was much better.
2008 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 2dr SUV 4WD (3.8L 6cyl 6M)
This truck is great. With the right tires its great driving in all weather. Goes through everything with ease. Its the perfect truck for WNY weather. Snow driving couldn't be more fun. Road noise and wind noise are bad but it is a box. Awesome off road truck. Nice cause it can fit in small areas. Real easy to see all the way around the truck. Great breaks. No complaints other than noise and fuel mileage. Its a babe magnet. LOL
Off road handling. Comes with hard and soft top. Nav system with 60 gigabytes of memory.
Bring inline 6 back for more power.come with better ground clearance standard.
2008 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited X 4dr SUV 4WD (3.8L 6cyl 6M)
My driver's side door latch keeps coming loose and making a clunking sound when I go over even the smallest of bumps. The dealer has repaired it 5 times and the noise came back again. I'm in the process of taking the car to Lemon law arbitration to force the dealer to give me my money back. Jim in MA