2009 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited X 4dr SUV 4WD (3.8L 6cyl 6M)
After months of searching and comparing, we finally purchased a 2009 Unlimited. This is our first Jeep and our first American car in a long time. We got the Unlimited X with all power options, satellite radio, tow package and dual tops. As you search for your next vehicle, remember, your comparison is not between other SUVs and the Jeep; it is whether or not you want a Jeep. If you want an SUV, then get an SUV. If you want a rig that will go anywhere without the top on, then this is the rig for you. If you want to take the doors off, then go ahead, why not, only Jeep owners can! The ride quality is better than expected and the Lifetime Powertrain warranty (original owner only) is great.
Satellite radio - not something we necessarily wanted but it came with the car. We love it! The ride quality is very good. The Jeep does not drive like a BMW but then again, it is not a BMW, it is a Jeep. The BMW's in our town have their front ends damaged from deep snow. The Jeeps do not.
While the build quality is good, it could be better. A more fuel efficient engine would be great but the fuel economy is as expected-15 mpg city. A rear heat/AC control would be nice - but with the top down, who cares.