We don’t even need to explain this one: just climb aboard in the driver’s seat and you’ll immediately feel that the Wrangler doesn’t belong on urban roads. You’re standing extremely high and you don’t have too many clues about where the vehicle’s extremities are and if we ad the extra-long front bumper to the equation, you won’t be too happy to drive this car around town.
However, it does come with rather compact dimensions and, in the case of our test car, with a diesel engine that, also helped by the new start-stop system, doesn’t give you pump dependency, so you can get used to rely on the Wrangler to get from street A to street B.
The oil burner has more than enough pulling power for urban traveling and the feeling you get once you get accustomed with the car is one that translates the “king of the hill” gaming experience into reality. Unfortunately, you can’t get parking sensors, not even at the back, where the tailgate-mounted spare wheel ruins any hope of visibility you had left, so you’ll have to be in constant alert when you park.
There’s no feeling in the world like the one you get when you remove the top and drive the Wrangler through the city, riding the torque in 3rd gear. The fact that you can combine the pleasure you get when you drive a convertible, with that of being in a off-road machine, offers you a feeling of Hollywoodian action.
We’re not too sure about the shopping part however, at least not when you think about using the boot. The luggage compartment is extremely small, as the soft-top and the subwoofer of he premium sound system take most of the space, so you’ll have to rely on the rear bench to swallow your bags.Continue reading
Hold on, Lou Cheeka would like to say something...
As you probably know, my car interior tuning business is going really well and since you took the top off the Wrangler I’ll show you just how rugged and cool this car can be made. Such an American icon deserves a proper treatment, so, for the right amount of money, I shall redo the cabin.
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