2010 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 2dr SUV 4WD (3.8L 6cyl 6M)
I have owned a CJ5, CJ2A, M38, M38A1 and a Commando- all VERY capable off-roaders which required certain “compromises” when driven on pavement. My new Rubicon is not only head and shoulders above every other Jeep I have owned in off-road capabilities, it is well-behaved on paved roads. Seats are comfortable, ride/handling better than adequate - it is pretty quiet-riding. But, it IS a Jeep, with off-road oriented tires, short wheel-base and convertible top. Those who expect the handling, ride and comfort of a CAR will be disappointed by it. I knew what I wanted and what to expect when I bought a Jeep. This Rubicon very capably delivers what I want, and has EXCEEDED what I expected.
6 speed manual transmission is very nice. The Locking Dana 44, 4.10:1 differentials are wonderful. After all these years, it STILL looks like a Jeep!
Just a BIT more power, please. If the rear portion of the front fender skirts extended just about 2" lower, then the tires wouldn't throw all that road grime onto the sides of the Jeep when it rains. For the $$ it costs I think the Rubicon model should include better undercarriage protection.