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By James McKethan
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2012 Jeep Wrangler Sport 2dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 6M)


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Excellent handling in rain/snow/ice winter conditions.


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Come on Jeep...Get it together
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By A Train
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2012 Jeep Wrangler Sport 2dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 6M)


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This thing is a ton of fun on trails and in the snow. However, it is hard to justify keeping it after so many electronic and mechanical issues. I bought it used in 2013 with 20,000 miles. The repair list is as follows: CD player/radio stopped working—had to be replaced
Seatbelt and Airbag light wouldn’t turn off--$300 sensor repair
Horn stopped working 2x--$400 to replace
Cruise control stopped working 2x, once on a 13 hr road trip—unknown cost
Wheel bearing went out--$200 repair
Headlight bulbs already had to be replaced
Traction control light, Anti-lock brake light, and Hill descent assist lights were all on and it was hesitant to shift out of 1st gear- the cause was that the wheel speed sensor had gone bad/come loose and was driven into the wheel hub assembly--$700 repair
Battery quit at 40,000 miles, 2016--did not give hesitant starts 1st and would not even jump start, had to walk 2 miles to get other car to go get battery and bring back to jeep
May 2017 --rear wiper sprayer had to be re-routed and replaced, also replaced Cruise Control switch for the 3rd time--still not working, also had oil leak--cam shaft seal replaced and it is still leaking


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2012 JKU 35k miles in 1 year
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By Larry F
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2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sport 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 6M)


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If you want a quiet ride this is not the vehicle for you. I have put 35k miles on the jeep in just over a year(travel for work etc). No issues what so ever except a faulty thermostat that was replaced under warranty. Stock tires (Wrangler sra) horrible in snow or even just rain, replaced with Goodyear silent armor AT and it's a world of difference(and maybe .5-1 mpg drop). During spring/summer I have averaged 21mpg on the highway at 80mph through MI/IN/IL. The winter months see 17-18 max. I love the jeep, great for road trips and hauling my 2 german shepherds. I have also used it to move and it can handle a lot with the tall rear area and no headliner to damage(get the hard top). I found a great deal at a Toyota dealership and even after a year owe less than its worth. The resale value is ridiculous on these vehicles. Plan on keeping until the new diesel JL comes out(hopefully next year)


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2012 Wrangler sport
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By Kevin
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2012 Jeep Wrangler Sport 2dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 6M)


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First Jeep. Very happy. The V 6 is very responsive. Drives OK on Highway does great off road. Fun little vehicle to drive.


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It's a jeep
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By Peter Schwathe
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2012 Jeep Wrangler Sport 2dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 6M)


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Runs good, price was decent, does what I expected it to. Not the greatest highway car, some engineering issues, and feels completely gutless after driving a 1970 chevelle. But hey, I bought it for something to drive in the snow, and to get me up to the trailheads in summer, It's perfect for that, so I can't complain about issues I knew knew would be part of the package.


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