The 2012 Wrangler
by Larry Morton
2012 Jeep Wrangler (File Photo)
Surely by now you have heard a lot of the hype, test drives, and reviews of the 2012 Jeep Wrangler by the automotive gurus and journalists.
Does the new Wrangler push any or all of your "WOW" buttons...or does it leave you sort of flat?
I'm not making any judgements about it yet, but I really would like to know if this new Wrangler whets anyone's appetite for a new Jeep, or makes you want to look for a good use TJ instead?
The new Pentastar engine looks kind of cool and evidently has a lot of power and torque that was lacking in previous 3.8L JK's
The interiors on the newer Wranglers have been getting more "car-like" for some time now, and that trend seems to be getting even more prevalent. Do you like a plush car-like interior in a Wrangler...or would you be satisfied with the bare essentials?
What about manual everything as opposed to electronic everything? Do you like all of the computer operated and assisted functions in the new Wrangler...or would you like to return to simple manual control using your brain instead of a cyber-brain making many decisions for you?
I really want to know. Being a Do-It-Yourselfer I tend to like things as simple as possible (maybe because that is as much as my little brain can handle..ha!) I also understand that my views may not be shared by others, so help me out here.
Please, tell me what you think about the new generation of Wranglers. Is this a trend that excites you and makes you wish you had a 2012 Wrangler instead of that prissy little Prius? Would you be willing to trade your tried and true CJ, YJ, TJ or pre-2012 JK in on the new Wrangler if possible?
I'm all ears..er..I mean all eyes (since I can't really hear your responses). Comments below. Thanks!