On The Cover Review: 2010 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
Jeep Wranglers are different than anything else on the market. From a traditional standpoint, they’re just awful vehicles—terrible quality, terrible amenities, terrible ride, terrible handling—can the dashboard be any chintzier or could there be any more exposed welds on these things? And yet, their owners love them. Maybe their crudeness is part of the charm. Some people like vintage pickups and Broncos and things like that, and they aren’t covered by a new-car warranty like a Wrangler. And a Wrangler is one of the most capable off-road vehicles money can buy. Are they nice on-road commuter vehicles? Eh, maybe not. They ride hard and their occupants have to endure plenty of ambient noise. On the other hand, driving one of these to the office may be the equivalent of wearing your play clothes to work. They might not be appropriate, but they remind you of all the fun you had over the weekend. The Unlimited version comes with a stretched platform and back doors so your friends can also experience all the fun, and your carpool riders can experience all the misery.