Date 2006/9/4 19:52:37 | Topic: Wrangler
|There's a lot of reviewing going on - and it's all about the Jeep Wrangler. Thanks to everyone who sent us in a link - here's what we've got so far...|
Rockcrawler.com: "Only now, it's more up-to-date looking, drives like it was built during the 21st century and comes in two sizes. The Wrangler still rocks."
JP Magazine: "We have to admit to not being fans of the flenders at first, but then we realized just how much damage and abuse they could take without transferring it to the sheetmetal. The breakaway clips work great, and a brief introduction with a plumber’s torch at the end of the day returned them to their original shape, or close to it."
Edmunds.com: "For one, the engine is gutless. It revved smoothly up the first highway grade, but when a 3-year-old toasted his sippy cup to us as his mom blew by in her minivan we knew there was a problem. Subsequent track tests confirmed the Wrangler's laziness as our six-speed tester posted a 0-to-60 time of 9.7 seconds. The Nissan Xterra completes the same sprint a full 2 seconds faster and it's 134 pounds heavier." (article also includes 3 minute video)
AutoByTel.com: "As for the Wrangler Unlimited, well – there’s never been a four-door Wrangler before. And this is gonna hurt, I know it, but here it is: driving around Lake Tahoe, we rolled down the window at the light, got the attention of a good ‘ol boy in a beat up old Chevy truck and asked – whatcha think? He tugged on his cap, screwed up his face, and said the words Jeep fans loathe, "It looks like a Hummer wannabe. Is that really the new Wrangler?"