2012 Jeep Wrangler Long Term Road Test


2012 Jeep Wrangler Sport: Milestone

November 21, 2011

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In a rare stroke of observation, I actually noticed our Jeep Wrangler hit the 5,000-mile mark. It helped that I had just gotten home when it happened. So there it is, the spot-on milestone mark for ya.

Here's something else I noticed over the weekend: 

Those stock tires have surprisingly little grip in the rain. Not that you could actually lose control, as the overly-sensitive stability control system (which can't be fully defeated in 2WD) very quickly cuts in when it senses the tires have lost grip. But it's shocking just how little it takes for the front or rear tires to break loose in a turn when the road is wet.

Another observation: The Wrangler looks dorky with its base wheels and tires.

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Mike Monticello, Ultra Observant Editor @ 5,000 miles.

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