"4th Jeep I have owned and each one is a step up--WOW--this 09 is awesome--can use as a daily driver and smokes off road--12K miles in a little over a year--18 to 21 MPG consistent and mixed driving--loves snow--Only regret is color--Yellow--My daughter picked it--cuz she gets it in 2 years--I will then buy me a red one--I will always stick with the 2 door soft top--seat out for trips to hold stuff--Dont forget to wave 8-)"
"The first Wrangler I owned was a 2dr soft top which I really liked until winter. The current 4dr hardtop is a 180 degree turn compared with the 1998 2dr being that the ride is improved (increased width & wheelbase) and amenities. I was hoping that I didn't make a mistake buying a 4dr Wrangler for everyday use and so far not disappointed - I still enjoy getting off work and driving home. The Sirius and Infinity sound system is definately a plus and I still get compliments about the vehicle. The performance is lack luster with an average of 15 mpg in city and 20 highway and the engine feels a little overwhelmed at interstate speeds but with the front 2 piece roof off and music loud - who cares? I recommend this vehicle unless a person is planning to use it as a cross country vehicle. Part of the reason I bought the vehicle is for the resale value but I decided to keep this Jeep and if I want more comfort I will just buy a second car knowing the Jeep won't depreciate like a luxery sedan. The only maintenance, besides routine, I have had is the front transfer case had a bad seal which is covered under the unliminted drive train warranty ('08 models and older - the newer Jeeps have a 100,000 mi drivetrain warranty). I hope that if you purchase a Wranger you enjoy it. Wade - Louisiana."
"First time owning a Jeep Wrangler and we love it! Great for our family and plenty of room. We were leaning more towards the hard top at first but glad ended up getting the soft top instead. being a women it's really easy for me to remove all by myself (Read in a previous review that it takes a team of rocket scientists and a tribe of geico cavemen to remove it but I disagree). It has survived through ALOT of snow (the heater works great!) Love the scratches we get on it..add's to the jeep quality! Highly recommend!"
"The Jeep has been in existence since 1941. No one ever expects it to be a luxury vehicle. We expect it to be reliable, functional, and to climb a mountain on a whim. The Jeep Wrangler JK is all of that. The four door, which I have, has a pretty smooth ride as compared to my old TJ 2 door. I love my Jeep. Thank goodness I didn't buy a Toyota!!!"
"This is my 4th Jeep and is by far the best one ever not that I disliked my others, the ride quality is definitly not Jeep -like great visibility and manueverability wonderful sound system and all the controls are clearly marked and easy to use. the stability control is amazing keeps it going in the direction you want it to go. I'm averaging 21 mpg oh yeah great heater. with the 4 doors I can have 4 people ride in comfort and still have decent cargo room in the back"
"Jeeps to me never felt stable, until now. What a great vehicle. It's a vehicle you never get tired of driving. You look for places to go. Whether it is off road or main roads. Went to outerbanks, got 21 MPG highway, 17-18 around town. Would not own a soft top. Too noisy and the 3 piece top is so convenient. My ride is a 2009 Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited and I can't say enough about it. I live, I ride, I am Jeep!"
"4th Jeep I've owned (CJ-7, TJ, Grand Cherokee), by far the best off-road. The locking diffs, sway bar disconnect, and 4.10s in dana 44s make it go off-road like no other Jeep I've had. My TJ had a limited slip diff in the back, no comparison to the selectable lockers and 4 to 1 transfer case. The old CJ-7s I had couldn't compete with the JK or TJ. I do wish they still had the straigth 6 instead of the anemic v-6."
"As a "Car Guy" I often read reviews from consumers on the vehicles that I sell. Yes, very sad to see the In-Line 4.0L go away. That motor has been around for years and years and is the same motor I have in my 2004 Grand Cherokee. Over the years it has been modified and re-modified to meet government emission standards and finally could not tweak it any more to meet government standards. Jeep went with the 3.8L V6, the same motor Chrysler uses in their Minivans. Minivan and Wrangler Owners have lots in common, they are usuallly driven hard, Lots of Miles, Long term ownership and their owners do not have the best track record for regular vehicle maintenance. For Jeep, it was a move that makes sense. So there you have it, a "Greener" Vehicle and we can all breath easier now. Have fun out there! :-)"
"There is no legroom in the rear seat for anyone other than a child. The front seats barely more forward enough to allow a passenger into the rear seat area. On older jeeps circa 1990, the front seats flipped up and forward, allowing an easier time into the rear of the wrangler. On the plus side, the pickup is great, the soft-top is easy to take down, slightly difficult to put back up if you are alone!"