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2012 Jeep Wrangler Long Term Road Test

2012 Jeep Wrangler: Planet Jeep

April 30, 2012

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It doesn't look too foreign, but to me, driving our around trail-happy Wrangler puts me completely out of my element. And that doesn't have anything to do with the way it drives.

I'm a car guy. More specifically, I'm a sports car guy. That means I've never done any (intentional) off-roading. So I spent most of my time driving the Jeep hoping no one would see me as an interloper. Does that sound dumb? Maybe, but to me, when you drive something so specialized, you're bound to attract the attention of other people dedicated to vehicles like yours. And having to act like I know what I'm talking about when I really don't? Yeah, I don't like that.

Now put me in the Miata, and it's a different story. But the Jeep? I might as well be discussing 17th century French literature. I think I need to take this thing to the desert.

Kurt Niebuhr, Photo Editor @ 15,062 miles


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