When it comes to off road driving or four wheel drive vehicles, few are more popular than the Jeep Wrangler. Jeep began production of the Wrangler in 1987 while the brand was still owned by the old American Motors Company (AMC). Chrysler bought Jeep the following year and the Wrangler has remained one of the most popular Jeep models ever since. The main thing that Jeep Wrangler owners seem to love about their vehicles is their incredible versatility. Different models come with different option packages and there is a seemingly endless world of Jeep accessories available on the open market. The Jeep Wrangler is a vehicle capable of driving both on road and off and also with a top on or as a convertible. There are many Jeep enthusiasts on the road right now and many more who have yet to buy their first Jeep Wrangler, here are some frequently asked questions about one of the more popular American made vehicles available.
Is The Jeep Wrangler Easy To Roll Over?
One of the more widespread criticisms of the Jeep Wrangler is that it is easy to roll over while driving it. In fact, when driven at the proper and legal speeds in almost any road conditions that someone will likely encounter, the Jeep Wrangler is no more easy to roll over than any sport utility vehicle on the market today.
What Kind Of Gas Mileage Does The Jeep Wrangler Get?
The 4-cylinder Jeep Wrangler typically gets 18-22 miles per gallon while the larger 6-cylinder version reportedly gets 15-18 miles per gallon on average.
How Does The Jeep Wrangler Handle On Snow And Ice?
Like most four wheel drive vehicles, the Jeep Wrangler handles snow, slush, and ice fairly well. Common sense is what drivers need to practice when driving in adverse conditions. No vehicle handles perfectly fine on ice.
What Kind Of Cargo Room Does The Jeep Wrangler Have?
In truth, there is not much storage space in a Jeep Wrangler. The rear seats do fold down which increases storage capacity but obviously decreases the ability to take passengers along for a ride.
Is It True That Jeep Wranglers Offer A Bumpier Ride?
With it’s shorter wheel base, passengers in a Jeep Wrangler will most likely feel the bumps of a road a little more than in a larger SUV or sports car. This is one of the few downsides to the its construction, but overall most owners feel it is a good trade-off considering the go-any-where ability of the vehicle.
Are Used Jeep Wranglers A Good Deal?
Like any vehicle, it is always hard to know if buying a used Jeep Wrangler is a good deal or not. While Wranglers do hold their value fairly well, it is hard to know if someone traded it in because it was either starting to have problems or because they had roughed it up pretty good while driving off road. It is probably a good idea to get any used vehicle inspected by a mechanic before purchasing it.
Isn’t The Cold Unbearable When Your Jeep Wrangler Has Just The Soft Top?
While most people would think this to be true, in reality the design of the Jeep Wrangler’s heating system is pretty good and once the vehicle is warmed up there is very little difference between the Wrangler’s temperature with a soft top or a hard top.
Where Can I Find Accessories For A Jeep Wrangler?
Most buyers find out quickly that there are more accessories available for a Jeep Wrangler than almost any other model of vehicle. Mopar is the parts company run by Chrysler and they are the primary source for Jeep accessories, but there are also a large number of aftermarket manufacturers of accessories that if not made specifically for Jeep Wranglers, are highly popular with Wrangler owners.
Do I Have To Decide Between A Hard Top And A Soft Top Right Now?
Actually, the Jeep Wrangler is versatile enough that there are a number of ways to go when considering which type of top to buy. It is possible to actually own and use both a hard top and soft top on the same Wrangler. The installation process is different for someone wanting both types, but upgrading to a hard top from a soft top at a later date is also possible. For anyone thinking that they may want to upgrade their soft top to a hard top at a later time, they may want to purchase their Jeep Wrangler with the full doors on the side instead of the half doors that come as part of the base model.
The Jeep Wrangler line of automobiles are easily some of the most versatile vehicles in the world. With their ability to switch back and forth from convertible to covered and off road to on, they have developed a large following of fans. It is quite common for there to be Jeep clubs, even Jeep Wrangler clubs, in most major cities in the United States. There is a reason that this many people have flocked to this particular vehicle, it is because there is a great deal of satisfaction delivered by this very basic, yet very versatile vehicle. The Jeep way of life is something that many people have embraced in the past, and many more will will be embracing in the future.