March 14, 2008
Up to now, I haven't particularly enjoyed driving our long-term 2007 Jeep Wrangler. I think the Unlimited body style adds bulk without adding enough utility, and I don't like having an automatic transmission in a Wrangler.
However, I like our Jeep a lot more with the doors off. It makes our nav-equipped Sahara Unlimited feel much less serious -- and more like the adventure vehicle it's supposed to be.
In addition, it encourages resourcefulness on the part of its driver. I carry my lunch to work in a plastic bag. So I simply tie it to the grab handle to keep it from flying away. My laptop bag? Well, that can ride in the cargo bay, which is now basically an open pickup bed.
November 05, 2007
This past weekend I used our Jeep Wrangler Sahara Unlimited to haul furniture from Ikea one day and take surfboards to the beach the next. I was impressed with the amount of space there was with the seats folded down, and it made me change my mind about Wranglers not being a useful everyday car. However when I filled the gas tank I realized that I might as well be driving a small truck, about the same cost in gas and it would have a bed to haul cargo. The problem for me is that I think Jeeps are cool, which can sometimes out weigh practicality. Maybe Jeep will solve my problem and make the Jeep Wrangler JT.
Seth Compton, Broadband Production Assistant