Know what you want. Everything in Edmunds' review is true and is what I like about the Wrangler. I've only had my X model about three weeks and haven't had it off-road, but it turns heads, handles well and fellow Wrangler drivers wave at you (no small feat when living in a city), and you wave back. If you want a sturdy, truck- like vehicle, you'll love it. If you want an SUV that rides like a car, get a Cherokee. A Wrangler is what it is, the soft-top is noisy, no surprise. The interior is basic, well duh, but it's more comfortable than the wife expected. And if my 53-year-old wife (oops) can get in and out of the back of the two-door, so can you. Research and drive one before you buy.
It's a Jeep. A Jeep Wrangler.
Hesitation when accelerating with the automatic tranny is uncomfortable. More power with better gas mileage would be nice, although unrealistic.