2006 Jeep Wrangler Consumer Reviews

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2006 Jeep Wrangler
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Best Jeep ever.

by from Annapolis, MD on May 17, 2010

This 2006 Jeep Wrangler (long wheel-base "LJ") is my sixth Jeep. I've previously owned two Cherokees, a Grand Cherokee, a 2003 Wrangler, and a 2008 four-door Wrangler. I traded in the 2003 for the 200...
This 2006 Jeep Wrangler (long wheel-base "LJ") is my sixth Jeep. I've previously owned two Cherokees, a Grand Cherokee, a 2003 Wrangler, and a 2008 four-door Wrangler. I traded in the 2003 for the 2008 because my wife and I needed the extra room offered by the four-door, but was so disappointed in the absolute lack of quality and reliability of the 2008, I only kept it for sixteen months before trading it in for my 2006 Wrangler. The long-wheelbase was only built from 2004 - 2006, and offers a perfect combination of extra room and the capability and reliability of the 1997-2006 TJ. I plan on keeping this Jeep for a very long time.
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Uses car for Just getting around

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Wrangler X for x-citing

by from Charleston, WV on March 21, 2008

Other than brake work at 13000 miles I have had no trouble, but plenty of pleasure from my Wrangler X. It's fun and the looks I get are a bonus feature. Excellent off road and in snow. I have the hard...
Other than brake work at 13000 miles I have had no trouble, but plenty of pleasure from my Wrangler X. It's fun and the looks I get are a bonus feature. Excellent off road and in snow. I have the hardtop so noise is not much of a problem.
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just bought my second Wrangler...

by from Frostburg, Maryland on February 24, 2014

I'll always have a Wrangler. This most recent I bought on 2/17/14, is a Rubicon, and it's amazing! So many more features than the regular Sport or "X" model! This beast will take me anywhere, it's a c...
I'll always have a Wrangler. This most recent I bought on 2/17/14, is a Rubicon, and it's amazing! So many more features than the regular Sport or "X" model! This beast will take me anywhere, it's a convertible, and very utilitarian. I just love it! Me and my Golden retriever are going to have an awesome summer! JeepDude
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Uses car for Having fun

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Love my 2006 65th Anniversary Wrangler

by from Central NJ on March 20, 2009

If I wanted a smooth ride I would have bought a Caddy.It has everything I was looking for.Only con is getting in and out of back seat.Came stock with gas charged shocks,Alcoa wheels and factory 7 spea...
If I wanted a smooth ride I would have bought a Caddy.It has everything I was looking for.Only con is getting in and out of back seat.Came stock with gas charged shocks,Alcoa wheels and factory 7 speaker sound system.It's very fun to drive and can't wait to get it out on the beach this summer.
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poor ride on the pavement

by from mesa, arizona on May 2, 2007

i have always been a big jeep fan, but i must say, "the shocks are terrible...this jeep hits a bump in the road and the front end shakes excessively, and could cause an accident...i think jeep forgot ...
i have always been a big jeep fan, but i must say, "the shocks are terrible...this jeep hits a bump in the road and the front end shakes excessively, and could cause an accident...i think jeep forgot to add the valving for the extra weight for the unlimited version i have....the over-all ride on the black top is terrible...with the right shock valving ,,its great..
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The best.......

by from Pearland Texas on August 31, 2006

The best car I have owned. No problems no matter where I take it. On road, off-road, or across the country its a blast to drive.
The best car I have owned. No problems no matter where I take it. On road, off-road, or across the country its a blast to drive.
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This is my third wrangler

by from San Diego, California on December 19, 2007

I can't see owning any other vehicle. It has everything you need, and it's fun. My first Wrangler was a 92, I ran it up to 200K + miles with only the transmission changed and the water pump + usual ma...
I can't see owning any other vehicle. It has everything you need, and it's fun. My first Wrangler was a 92, I ran it up to 200K + miles with only the transmission changed and the water pump + usual maintenance. The second was a 99 wrangler, but I didn't keep it more than a year and a half because it was an automatic. Then I baught my 2006 used with 16K miles and the difference in ride is very noticable. The gear ratio needs to be changed slightly, but the feel is very good. the steering is tight and responsive, the inline 6 will last seemingly forever and even this newer model is easy to work on. This is a vehicle you have to own at least once in your lifetime.
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'06 Wrangler Unlimited

by from Greenwood, Indiana on July 13, 2006

While I have wanted a Wrangler for what seems like forever, I purchased my Unlimited in February of this year. My past experiences with SUV's have been that while they are usually quite comfortable, ...
While I have wanted a Wrangler for what seems like forever, I purchased my Unlimited in February of this year. My past experiences with SUV's have been that while they are usually quite comfortable, they lack a certain 'fun factor'. This Unlimited is definitely NOT short on the 'fun factor'. For the kind of vehicle it is, I get decent gas mileage while having the option of putting the top down on beautiful summer days and still having the 4WD for those snowy winters. Every time I get into my Jeep, I look forward to the drive, whether its just to work or across the state but unless you own one, you're probably saying to yourself; "It must be a Jeep thing, I guess I don't understand!"
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Very Sadly Disapointed

by from Pittsburgh, Pa on October 1, 2007

This is my third Jeep Wrangler. I owned a 1994 YJ; I bought a New 2000 Sport; and Finally a New 2006 Unlimited Rubicon. I've always loved Jeeps, but my Rubicon has been a disaster. Over the coarse of ...
This is my third Jeep Wrangler. I owned a 1994 YJ; I bought a New 2000 Sport; and Finally a New 2006 Unlimited Rubicon. I've always loved Jeeps, but my Rubicon has been a disaster. Over the coarse of a year, the battery went bad, windshield had to be replaced due to stress fractures (factory flaw), and my biggest complaint, and biggest disappointment, the 6 speed manual transmission. I have had issues since I reached 1000 miles with the transmission. It shifts horribly, binding / rough shifts. Still not properly fixed after 3 different dealerships. No longer fun to drive. This was supposed to be my dream Wrangler, but instead I fight with the transmission. Top it all off with horrible service at 2 out of 3 dealerships. My advice - be careful and fully test the 6 speed manual transmission on the 2006 Unlimited Rubicons!
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Go anywhere vehicle

by from North Carolina on May 23, 2007

Rubuicon model has outstandfing combination of factory-installed heavy duty parts which make it the Ultimate Jeep.
Rubuicon model has outstandfing combination of factory-installed heavy duty parts which make it the Ultimate Jeep.
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