EricM SuperDork
4/29/10 3:15 p.m.

Nope, you don't. :(

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miwifri New Reader
4/29/10 9:11 p.m.

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DrBoost UltimaDork
4/29/10 9:50 p.m.

Sorry David, you are officially a wuss. "Who would chose to commute in this vehicle?" Me, I did for 15 years. I've owned stock ones and seriously built ones and loved every minute of it (almost). I didn't complain about commuting in a miata when I got one because I understood that there were compromises and I was glad to have them. I don't mind the cheap interior since I know it's made out of those materials because when you get it muddy, you pull the drain plugs out of the floor and hose it down. Do that in the Forester!! I'm actually surprised that a magazine like this, one that knowingly puts up with compromises in it's sporty cars just can't wrap it's head around the point of a Jeep.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
5/3/10 3:23 p.m.

Hey, I'm being blunt. The Miata asks for less than the Jeep. Even my no-a/c, no-anything CRX track rat makes a better commuter. On the streets, the $31,000 Jeep just failed to impress me.

pinchvalve MegaDork
5/4/10 1:58 p.m.

My mother (in her 60's) and her mother (in her 80's) drove my sister's CJ-7 from Pittsburgh to the Outer Banks once. Stopped every hour to put the top back on. It had oversized tires and wandered down the road worse than Lindsy Lohan. The tire noise and wind roar registerd at about 130db. I still don't know how they made it.

Still, heading down the beach with the top down, doors off, salt spray in your face was hard to beat.

mdawley New Reader
5/4/10 3:16 p.m.

We have a '93 Wrangler 4 cyl 5-spd leaf spring version. Our '67 XKE is absolutely worthless on the fire roads up in the mountains. Yes, it handles like a drunk on ice skates but autocrosses are not its intent. Leaf spring Jeeps are the undisputed king of the unsprung weight to total weight ratio! WE will never be without one in our collection - same kind of character as our '68 MGB roadster; the best kind.

TJRP New Reader
5/5/10 12:34 p.m.

I think you meant the JK. Not the TJ, the TJ was around from 1997-2006. The JK started production in 2007.

I commute in a jeep everyday. I love it. Different strokes I guess.

Fueled by Caffeine
Fueled by Caffeine MegaDork
5/7/10 6:19 a.m.

I've owned a few jeeps and I love them, but I think David has a point. A wrangler for $31k? The sahara is the wrangler that tries to put on airs and at $31k who wants one. (not me)... I'll bet david and the gang would have been better served by a 4cylinder 5 speed with a rubber floor mat. I had a YJ like that and It was great because it reminded me all the time it was a jeep. A jeep with A/C and fancy seats and 30gb HD is for yuppie poseurs who want to buy something cool for their 17 year old bratty daughter.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
12/10/13 12:00 a.m.

The Jeep has to be one of the most iconic vehicles in America. It delivered the mail, carried our dads and granddads across foreign lands, and even transported Mork and Mindy.

The Jeep Wrangler received the new TJ platform starting with the 2007 model. It was bigger than its predecessor, and a four-door version joined the options list. The ever-popular Wrangler received a face-lift for 2010. That's where we are today.

Despite what's shown in the photo, our test "car" is a Sahara 4x4 model. It has a 3.8-liter V6 engine and a few options: a Dual Top Group ($1625), four-speed automatic box ($825), and $1550 media center that includes a 30GB hard drive, 6.5-inch touchscreen and GPS navigation.

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