2012 Jeep Wrangler Long Term Road Test

2012 Jeep Wrangler: It Soiled My Shirt

February 16, 2012


Our 2012 Jeep Wrangler was clean before I drove it last night. Sporadic downpours during the day pooled into numerous opportunities to get the Jeep dirty again. And with the BFGs and Mopar Pre-Runner suspension installed, she sends up some kind of rooster tail...

Even slow speed driving generated a tall enough spray to soak the elbow I had perched on the window sill. The Jeep soiled my new shirt, which actually made me smile. It reminded me of the days when I owned a Wrangler. No matter my intention, I was prepared to get dirty at all times. There is something inherent in these cars that attracts filth. Its kind of awesome.


I drove through this puddle of red arrows to portray just how high the spray travels. The water spots would be mud if I did my job better. Next time.

Mike Schmidt, Vehicle Testing Manager @ 9,233 miles

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