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My first 1100 miles
By albert993 on
Vehicle2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sport RHD 4dr SUV 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 5A)
ReviewLiving in S. Texas, I took delivery of my 2012 Jeep Sahara Unlimited out of a dealership in Roswell, just North of Atlanta, GA during the Labor Day weekend. I was planning on a leisurely trip back through New Orleans but Tropical Storm Lee changed all that. I skirted the storm as close as Baton Rouge and encountered very heavy rain and high winds but my new Jeep took it like a trooper.
Between Baton Rough and Lafayette, I even encountered some minor flooding that backed up traffic for over a mile but my trusty new Jeep forded the rising water like a champ.
Once leaving Lake Charles, the rains receded and it was off to Houston.
Never did I notice even a drop of water penetrate the interior
Best FeaturesI have owned five Jeeps and this one by far is my favorite. It's Pentastar engine with it's 285 HP engine runs effortlessly through it's new for 2012 5 speed transmission. Fuel mileage is extraordinary compared to previous Jeeps that I've owned. The beautiful redesigned leather interior made me forget that I was in a Jeep and the gas shocks soaked up bumps that would have jarred a previous model. Electric side mirrors were nice as well, but I have to give kudos to the wonderful Nav system with it's Sat radio and Travel Link features. I really can't say enough about my new Jeep. Just for reference, my other two cars are Porsches..... (a 911 and a Cayman)
Worst FeaturesWow, I don't know about improvements, the rims could stand to be a bit cooler and maybe some rear air-conditioning vents in the Unlimited would be nice. Even better mileage would always be an improvement, maybe a diesel? I'm pretty happy with mine already.... PS My model was a 2012 Sahara Unlimited with the 5 speed auto transmission. The appropriate model was not available in the selection box provided.
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