2012 Jeep Wrangler Consumer Review: Fun to drive, but waiting for

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Fun to drive, but waiting for something to go wrong
By new_jeep_own1 on


2012 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 2dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 6M)


I live in a snowy area and wanted a 4wd vehicle. It's great on snowy surfaces under 35. On the freeway the vehicle whips around badly from the wind @ higher speeds which negates any 4wd benefit.

Then there's the quality. The ceiling screws in the hardtop gradually come loose no matter how hard I screw them in. The check engine light turned on @ 22k. It stayed on for a week, shut off, then turned on again. I took it to the dealer where I was told the CPU indicated it needs a new Cylinder Head. Their solution was run a "Flash Update" to shut it off and see if the light comes back on. It came back on same day.

When everything is working, it's very fun to drive.

Best Features

Fun car to drive. Good pick up. Removable top.

Worst Features

Poor performance in high wind w/ or w/o the 4wd. Terrible build quality so far through 25k miles. Complimentary loaners weren't offered during the warranty work so I had to pick up the rental car which was annoying. Poor customer service at the dealer after the purchase. Needless to say, I am dreading to see what is going to go wrong on it when the warranty is up.
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