I took delivery of my new 2012 4 door Sahara Automatic about 3 weeks ago.
I have about 1000 miles on it and the vehicle is fantastic.
Jeep has really done a great job with this car.
It is quiet, smooth riding and responsive.
The new 6 cyl is the best thing Jeep could have done for this vehicle.
I have had 2 jeeps previously ('98 and '07) and this one is by far the best put together Wrangler.
My mileage is about what the sticker says----16 city and 20 mpg on the highway.
My advice to anyone who reads this review is test drive the vehicle youself.
Most of the reviews by the so called experts give the Wrangler a BAD rap.
Try it yourself and ignore the so called experts!!!
Great acceleration, much improved interior for a Wrangler, and extremely quiet riding.
I paid extra for the leather seats and to my supprise they are very comfortable.
I think the navigation system Jeep installs is one of the best on the market.
Do absolutely nothing to the 4 wheel drive system or the looks of the car.
It would be nice, since Jeep added heated seats to the leather option---why not add cooling at the same time.
Leave this car alone for the most part everybody loves Jeep Wranglers and they hold thier value at trade in time.
2012 Jeep Wrangler Sport 2dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 6M)
I call this "the last car" because I will never drive anything else. That said, it is not a "car" as much as a street legal toy. A giant go-cart. The feeling of driving a jeep is incomparable, but certainly not for everyone. In fact, if you even have to debate whether you should; then you probably shouldn't. If you are comfortable, however, with the idea of changing a heavy stubborn top (hard or soft), having little freeway acceleration, and generally driving a giant go-cart; then this is the car for you! You have to be prepared to think of your Jeep as a street-legal toy to really appreciate it. (Also, get the manual transmission or just get yourself a minivan)
Off-road ability (duh). Convertible top. Reliability. Sense of freedom and adventure every time you drive. It really is an experience.
None that I can think of. There again, if you know what you are getting into, then you really can't complain about the downsides of jeep ownership.
2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sport RHD 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 5A)
I had purchased a new 2012 wrangler and less then a month I was on the side of the road of a major highway. My stearing and car just died when I was going 65 mph in the fast lane at two major highway intersections. They towed the Jeep Wrangler to the dealer and they said it was a defective fuel pump. Rediculous. I talked to the tow company and they said oh yea he tows a jeep wrangler at least 3-4 times a week.
I had a 2009 I traded in for the new arctic model and now wich I had kept it as I did not seam to have any issues with 2009 version
improve the quality of materials and replace out bumpers with something that can sustain more then 5mph impact -
2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sport 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 6M)
I have owned 3 different wranglers in my time.
This one takes the cake.
At first I wasnt sure if I would like the 4 door, but I thought about it for a while, browsed jeep forums and realized that this is the one I need.
It seems as though jeep has taken everything into consideration while making the new jeeps.
Highly highly recommended.
Just about everything
I dont think there's a way to improve fuel economy, but it would be nice.
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