The Jeep Wrangler lineup is larger and more inviting than ever for 2014.
Standard V6 power and a new six-speed manual start things off in the two-door trucks from about $23,000 — which is an excellent driver’s package versus previous entry-level Wranglers.
The Wrangler with the four-cylinder and automatic in the 1990s (of my high school days) was a very fun truck to ride around town in. Truly one for those who want to see and be seen doing the coolest things with the coolest people.
But at anything over 50mph, the soft-top Wranglers of the 1990s lost me for good. The ride and wind buffeting are… still quite memorable.
But why not overlook these items for all the Wrangler’s off-road prowess and previously-mentioned cool points? With the old standard engine: there just was nothing to love in the driving experience versus the older, more-powerful 1980s Wranglers.