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Thoughts on getting a Jeep Wrangler? For those that have had one, what was your experience like?

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I had one when I was in college, and I absolutely LOVED it. Had so many good times in it. Camping, music festivals, rolling around campus with the top off ("driving topless", a joke that NEVER gets old.) Eventually I had to trade it in for an adult car, but I always had a soft spot for the Wrangler. A couple of years ago I was on vacation in Hawaii, and I rented a Wrangler. I was so excited to drive one again...right up until I drove it! I forgot how terrible they are to drive on pavement. Stiff suspension, terrible steering, underpowered, restricted visibility, etc. I was really disappointed. They are one of the coolest vehicles around, and they are still great off-road (drove the rental through a creek on the Big Island!), but the Wrangler isn't a serious choice for a daily driver. If it's a toy, jump at it, but know its downsides.

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For being a Jeep it’s surprisingly reliable. I won’t bash you for driving another model but reliability of other models is less than stellar. The gladiator rubicon is a beast of a vehicle but is really loud on the highway due to minimal soundproofing on 3/4 sides of the vehicle. I agree with the Toyota guy here- I’ve had a 4Runner and Land Cruiser and both will keep up with a Wrangler off-road but still retain a bit more on-road manners. They’ll also last longer than a wrangler if taken care of. The only downside is you don’t get to take the doors and roof off like a wrangler (which I’ve done at the beach and is cool) but I’m happy with sunroof back and windows down.

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I want it lol

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I had a 2013 Sahara. Sold last fall with 100k miles. Loved it. Mine was lifted 3” and with a steering stabilizer it handled great. A fun vehicle. Mine was a little louder on the road because I switched out the exhaust and had mud tires. That didn’t keep me from road tripping. I never had any mechanical issues. And I miss it!

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Like usual, 4runner is the answer here

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Taking the doors off a four runner is just awkward. For the price go with the Wrangler.

Part of the fun of the wrangler is being bounced around. It makes driving to the grocery store feel like an adventure.

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Ha! This is what my wife tells me. After she reminds me how cute she looks driving it.

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Agree with the thoughts here. We just bought one as our third and fun vehicle, replacing the motorcycle I sold. We take it on the same roads I rode on, and we’ve done a little off-roading but not much. I don’t think it’s super comfortable but my wife loves to take the top off and drive it around on the weekends. It’s meant to be open so it’s not well insulated, and the AC doesn’t keep us cool in the summer. We also have friends who love theirs and drive them all the time.

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Well, I also live in Phoenix. Maybe a factor. :)

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This is my second wrangler. Picked up this rubicon in May. Loving every minute of it. Got the one-touch sky roof and it’s amazing. I don’t off-road but it’s nice to have that option. Planning some excursions soon. Even though we don’t off-road I love that I could potentially take this truck anywhere. And I’m also ready for the zombie apocalypse. 🧟‍♂️

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Bad ride, low comfort, expensive, best off roader, a ton of fun, pentastar v6 will go 200k without any major work

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Thanks man, appreciate your approval

Agree that it’s probably not the best car for you, but if it truly makes you happy, go for it.

My wife has a 2012 Wrangler that is purely a grocery-getter for us. We live in Manhattan Beach so quite literally hours from any off-roading or camping that might utilize the Wranglers true purpose. But we love it. Taking the Freedom Tops off for a cruise to a hike or dropping the doors to roll around with friends is a blast that I wouldn’t trade away. That said, if the ability to take it apart and drive it around stripped down doesn’t REALLY excite you, then it’s not going to be the right vehicle for you. Also, you’ll have to be willing to wave back when we pass on the road. ✌️

Got an old JK. Engine is a dog. Very compromised on road. Just had to drop a few grand to replace the rear diff and axle shafts because of damage. It's fantastic on the dunes however. Makes sense if you regularly off road.

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