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2012 Jeep Wrangler RubiconWhen you're looking for that car that straddles the line between tough mudder and mall cruiser, you can't go wrong with this Jeep.
If you want thing clear right off the back, you mud and rock type. Move along. Nothing here for you to see. If you've seen that those tech reviews and everyday reviews, we're not gonna go off road and check the trail rating on this guy. This is not what we do. Well maybe a little. I'm talking to the 80% of you who buy these things 'cause you want them to be more rated. This isn't just the cute little Suzuki with a chunky square buddy. This is a G. It's a real deal and along the way you'll make some sacrifices. The first of which is it's the only American car in production that still looks like an 88. Now let's go inside. Now the odd battle between trail rated and (tipsy?) continues inside this vehicle. You've got a big old series of transfer case lever down here with all the handy gear shift that's normally a 60 manual. By the way we have the 5 seat automatic on this car and you got some simple big round gauges in front of you and lots of big name, size, things to hang on to. But in the PC kicks in. Little BF like the little since 1941 in Boston, 1941 type face, I don't need that. Now one of this Tonka truck air vans here and all this chrome, it is chrome everywhere and we've got control on the wheel on voice come in and power locks and power windows and power mirrors and you can get automatic temperature control and there's a big dish massive here of trail meets shopping mall. Here is your base head unit. It's okay. It's kinda what I would get in this car. I would not bump up the either 1000 to 1800 bucks more for a 6-1/2-inch touch screen unit with has garment navigation we've seen before childishly simple but highly rated and depending which of those two systems you pick up, you'll end up getting Bluetooth and streaming audio and some voice recognition or not. Get the LCD. It doesn't belong in any vehicle that you can reduce to nothing more than a chassis with a roll bar on your head. Now outside the roof of con there's more evidence of the weird split personality of a modern G. First of all, I noticed the hinge here at the base of the windshield. Yes, the windshield as in days of your will fold blast for when you're driving around this air and getting one amount full of bugs. The problem is because of modern safety specs, this thing has to be bolted down so you gotta remove by my count 18 bolts before this thing can fold down on this nice little bumpers and clip. On the other hand the hood fold all the way back to give you great engine access when you crap out in the boonies, the problem is nothing prevents this from getting a huge dent from the windshield header. Now that's a piece of technology this thing could use. And notice when you go to lift that hood, it's secured only by 2 external rubber clamps down and then a quick lapse underneath. No interior lock. So when you need to steal a battery for your car, this is the one you wanna look for in the parking lot. Now luckily Wrangler still has all kinds of open top ups and you've got this sort of Teacup deal minus the tea two classic handles that on hitch from inside and come clear, nice overhead space and of course the rear part, this call cap comes off as well but it required a few both be removed. You can also pull the doors easily on one of these guys in fact you can still get them with half doors and plastic windows. But unfortunately to have easy to remove doors, you lose door checks. You have door stops this canvassing but the door doesn't lock anywhere. So your shields are gonna look like hell if only you drive one of this. Now big and proven in the Wrangler for 2012 it goes from the dog motor and had for the last handful of years to Chrysler's well respected Pendastar V6. There's a 3.6 leader V6 variable valve of timing. It's a modern engine that's gonna crank out 268 horse and 260 foot pounds of stork. Gets this guy up to 60 in 6.7 seconds quite respectable while delivering east 1721 MPG. Based to your box to 6 speed manual as you should order or you can woos out and get the 5 feet automatic like we showed. A lot of this engine bay laid out differently than normal car to make it ready for anything. You got this reversed amount at alternators that splashes, hit the water proof back and not the Polinos front. You got a big high air box up here of course that lets your foreign streams so that would get in drunk on water. Thing to getting drunk I like this. You got an easy pull out over blow coolest bottle. I guess you can fill up in screams on a bad day. I would turn that into a sneaky bourbon snatch. Okay now on your way, our little friend rise on 17 (??) and 32-inch tires. So you gotta junks in this vehicle. You're probably not used to in the Honda Civic you traded in to buy it. There's also a nobby thing that goes on at low speed you gotta get use to 'cause this kind of a tread on a tire makes sounds and feeling at low speed. Over on this side you got your electronic extra lock for front or rear or both. There's also a button here called sway bar that will electrically disconnect the sway bar when you're really out in the chunky stuff cleaning rocks or what have you. You can disconnect the sway bars so you get greater articulation on the front wheel. They can have an extreme degree of difference in height of what they're gripping while not choosing the body with them. A few other thing is surprisingly bolted to get you. You don't hear as many rattles and such as you'd expect from something with all this panels and all these kinda sheet metal apparatus in that spare and hanging off the back. When up at this free way driving, let's go deal when 80% of you will not do 80% at a time and getting the money