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Reader Review of the Week

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This week we discovered by far the best review submitted by any Cars.com user so far. Allan from Acton, Mass. delivers an eloquent “defense” of the all-new Jeep Wrangler he recently bought. We’re currently working on full reviews of the 2007 Jeep Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited, but until then Jeep enthusiasts can sit back and relish in this submission or write their own.

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“You don’t shop for a Wrangler because it’s quiet. You don’t drive Wrangler to work because of the optimal cupholder to cell phone holster angle. You drive it because it’s a Jeep. It isn’t designed to attract chicks, or save you from your own poor driving habits or inattentiveness. It is an off-road capable vehicle with four seats, a lot of power to weight ratio and the kind of ground clearance to let you drive over various obstacles.

I love my Jeep, but I don’t know why people keep brining up all of the Wrangler’s various scores on various surveys that are given to drivers of minivans and sedans. See, Wranglers are a different animal, serving a different animal. They aren’t like the other kids. They don’t mind them being around, but don’t profit from comparison.

Don’t be confused. Shop for what you want, don’t compare it to what it isn’t.

PS: I clicked on all of the buttons in your survey, even though many of them don’t mean the same thing on this vehicle as they do on others. You can’t compare a cheeseburger to falafel. There isn’t enough common ground.”

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Former managing editor David Thomas has a thing for wagons and owns a 2010 Subaru Outback and a 2005 Volkswagen Passat wagon. Email David Thomas

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