Unhinged - 2012 Jeep Wrangler Long-Term Road Test

2012 Jeep Wrangler Long Term Road Test

2012 Jeep Wrangler: Unhinged

November 17, 2011


Not the most illustrative photo, sorry. I had to recreate the moment from the other side of the Jeep. The point is this: I reached for the glovebox in search of the Wrangler manual (missing, incidentally. Another story). Instead, I got five fingers full of glovebox. The box had literally come unhinged, no doubt shook loose by the previous driver - who shall remain nameless - feeding a steady stream of Jenny from the Block through the dash speakers at high decibels.

The plastic tabs snapped back into the plastic hinges easy enough, but it was disappointing. Not exactly the toughness you expect from Jeep. Then again, neither were the hamburger carton glovebox liners on the old CJ's, but hey, at least the door and hinges were metal. Still, worse things could shake loose when you're bouncing off boulders in Moab, I suppose.

Dan Frio, Automotive Editor

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