2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
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New 2012 Wrangler Unlimited Sahara

by from Greenbrier County, WV on September 28, 2011

I just bought a brand new Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara in Dozer Yellow and I love it. It is everything I wanted and expected out of a Jeep product. My family has owned Jeep products before but never...
I just bought a brand new Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara in Dozer Yellow and I love it. It is everything I wanted and expected out of a Jeep product. My family has owned Jeep products before but never a Wrangler. My Jeep is what you would expect from a mid-size, off-road capable SUV. Its ride on road is a little stif but what do you expect from a 4x4. I havent had it on any trails yet but I've taken down by the river and even into it without any troubles in 4 wheel drive. I've had water splashing onto the hood and not even a burp in engine performance. Its a six speed manual tranny and performs as expected. It has plenty of torque and power in the lower four gears, and 5th and 6th let you maximize fuel economy. On mountainous interstate I average 21-22 mpg, while around town even short trips i get 18.5 - 19.5mpg. The unlimited has a spacious back seat that I can sit in comfortably even behind the driver's seat and I'm almost 6'4". Fold down the back seat and you've got hella room back there. The Freedom top 3-piece is awesome. Its flexible usage and ease of use is great. The t-top section is easy to remove and install and offers great open air freedom with a moments notice. The rear section is easy to manuver with a friend. Interior is easy to operate and asthetically pleasing. The controls are simple to use and convieniently located. The hands free phone is a must have option. Sat radio is nice but with bluetooth audio it isn't necessary. The seats are comfortable and hold you tight when at odd angles. Nothing I can think of yet to improve on. I hope this helps you decide that a Jeep is just what you need.
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Nice ride

by from SE Michigan on September 28, 2011

I have had this 2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sport with a manual transmission since the beginning of August (about two months). I have wanted a Jeep for a long time and it has finally worked for the v...
I have had this 2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sport with a manual transmission since the beginning of August (about two months). I have wanted a Jeep for a long time and it has finally worked for the vehicle that I need. I have had it off-road, and used it for a daily driver. I can tell you that it has truely exceeded my expectations and enjoy driving it very much. It it extremely capably off road, but is still a great everyday vehicle on the road. It has a bit of a "jiggly" ride, but that is just fine with me. The Pentastar motor has more than enough power for on road passing and such and I have been getting 21-22 MPG in the city and 22-23MPG on the highway which is far better than what I expected. I have had the opportunity to drive it in nasty weather conditions, and it inspires confidence. I am looking forward to the times when it snows during the coming winter!
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Greatest Vehicle Ever Created

by from Suwanee, GA on January 14, 2012

First time Wrangler owner. I have held off for the new engine and finally got one of the first ones that appeared in our area the day the arrived on 9/1/11. I got a hard top unlimited sport but this o...
First time Wrangler owner. I have held off for the new engine and finally got one of the first ones that appeared in our area the day the arrived on 9/1/11. I got a hard top unlimited sport but this one was listed as a 100th anniversary edition??? I can't find it anywhere online but it has upgraded wheels and tired (like those of the Sahara, power locks/windows, automatic, and a few other things. First off, the hard top was the right choice. It's a quieter ride and helps regulate the temperature. The removable front panels are a breeze to remove and store in the trunk. It came with a padded carrier so they don't slide around the trunk (plenty of space). The seats are actually pretty comfortable and I have a bad back. The engine performance blows the previous one away. I get around 18 in the city (very stop and go with long lights and traffic) and around 22 on the hwy. As for power and pickup, I was shocked. I can get up and go. Excellent braking capability. I really do feel safe. The redesigned interior makes you feel like you are in a car. The exposed metal is mostly hidden unlike older models. My good friend has a 2010 Sahara and really likes the design. Its a very quiet and smooth ride. It does not "ride like a Jeep". I absolutely love it. Now the important info.- They are all 4x4 and can basically climb and get through anything you throw at it. It's a beast. I was shocked to find the faster you go on a rough rough the ride smooths out and you have complete control. I'm talking 50 mph on a pothole filled, winding, mountain back road. Not to mention the two foot deep mud pit and the flooded area where water actually went over the hood. NO PROBLEM! It was like it wasn't even there! And that's coming from someone who has NEVER driven off road and never really thought I'd love the experience like I did. Now I drive down every dirt road I see. Hands down this is the greatest vehicle ever created. You'd be crazy not to buy one if you ever have the slightest interest in owning one.
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Love my Jeep Unlimited

by from Northeastern PA on June 26, 2012

The Jeep Wrangler is an iconic vehicle. The Unlimited allows alot more space and the ride is significantly improved compared to previous Jeep. The ride is a bit more stiff secondarily to the suspensio...
The Jeep Wrangler is an iconic vehicle. The Unlimited allows alot more space and the ride is significantly improved compared to previous Jeep. The ride is a bit more stiff secondarily to the suspension and fully boxed frame. But I feel that gives the Jeep a sturdier construction. The engine also has significantly more horsepower, 285 HP. Overall I love my Jeep and the freedom it gives me with the removable roof and removable doors. Love it!
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3rd jeep model owned

by from Cameron Park, CA on September 16, 2012

Had a Cherokee for 200k, then a liberty for 170k, now on to the unlimited rubicon Cons: Price on the higher side and they don't need to offer incentives to sell these. Mileage is so-so, but in compar...
Had a Cherokee for 200k, then a liberty for 170k, now on to the unlimited rubicon Cons: Price on the higher side and they don't need to offer incentives to sell these. Mileage is so-so, but in comparison to similar possibilities isn't terrible Pros: power is instant and noticeable, great interior space, can't be beat off-road as stock, huge aftermarket upgrade selection, 4 doors When it comes down to it, if you want a 4x capable vehicle with 4 doors and the option for all interior transport (ie ruled out the Tacoma), you frankly don't have many choices. The fact that the top comes off and it looks so good are just icing on the cake
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2012 unlimited Rubicon

by from Ft. Worth, TX on December 17, 2012

Recent purchase, but quite happy. Plenty of power and options. Ride is very nice at 75 and so far I get around 19mpg highway...not bad for a true off road capable vehicle with 32 inch tires! Good rea...
Recent purchase, but quite happy. Plenty of power and options. Ride is very nice at 75 and so far I get around 19mpg highway...not bad for a true off road capable vehicle with 32 inch tires! Good rear leg room, plenty of headroom, and the Sunrider top is awesome!
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New Jeep

by from Poughkeepsie, NY on November 10, 2012

Jeep has really refined the ride and drivetrain. I've been driving Jeeps for thirty years and this is the best I've ever driven by far.
Jeep has really refined the ride and drivetrain. I've been driving Jeeps for thirty years and this is the best I've ever driven by far.
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Best car ever

by from Winter Garden, Fl on February 15, 2012

Soft top Wrangler Safari Unlimited rides amazingly smooth and quiet. Visibility in all directions is superb. Extremely comfortable even on long trips with plenty of leg and head room for 3 large adult...
Soft top Wrangler Safari Unlimited rides amazingly smooth and quiet. Visibility in all directions is superb. Extremely comfortable even on long trips with plenty of leg and head room for 3 large adults in the rear seat. It is a solid, well built vehicle that looks good both in the city and 4 wheeling in the country. I love this vehicle and will never buy anything else again.
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Most fun

by from TX on June 4, 2012

Very nice and fun to drive around or anywhere, I thought it was going to be noisy but it's not and the interior is nice, would like a better audio sound but it's ok if you don't like too loud music.
Very nice and fun to drive around or anywhere, I thought it was going to be noisy but it's not and the interior is nice, would like a better audio sound but it's ok if you don't like too loud music.
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Love my Jeep!!

by from Detroit, MI on August 9, 2012

This is my second Jeep Wrangler. This one has the Altitude Package. It is beautiful, also very functional. I love the 3 piece freedom hard top, so convenient and easy to use. All of the electronic fea...
This is my second Jeep Wrangler. This one has the Altitude Package. It is beautiful, also very functional. I love the 3 piece freedom hard top, so convenient and easy to use. All of the electronic features are user friendly and make driving and communicating safer.l I love the plug in for my Nano! I can play my own music whenever I want!
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