Honestly, despite its major flaws as a vehicle to be used as a daily driver, we absolutely loved the Jeep Wrangler. Not a single test car we drove behaved so un-car-like. After we put to the test in a small off-road-ing session, our hearts were fully conquered. This is probably the car's greatest strength. The way it can make you feel like the king of the road when smaller cars move to the side when their drivers realize they're in front of you is absolutely priceless. Sure, we didn't just love it for its "douche-bag factor", but that same feeling transforms into a "king of hill" attitude the second you experience its go-everywhere ability. Because our friends, this thing can go almost everywhere where there's land.
The worst part about the Wrangler Sport is the fact that it's simply not civilized enough to be driven daily if you live in crowded urban areas. Sure, some people will say that you get used to the odd protuberances all over the car, or the fact that the suspension makes its passengers jump all over the interior at every speed bump taken too optimistically, but the fact remains. The Wrangler is a wild vehicle destined for the wilderness, or the beach at most.
Opinions about design are almost always completely subjective, so we won't talk about the Wrangler's exterior in our "Ugly" part of this chapter. Its interior, on the other hand, cannot be described other than completely fugly. Except for the steering wheel, everything makes you think you're in a car designed and built in a shed, from spare second hand parts taken from different cars. The materials used are hard and the design is absolutely yuck. Doesn't take way from its other qualities though.Continue reading