Driving a 6-speed Jeep Wrangler is sporty and a fun way to feel young again.
The 2006 Jeep Wrangler is a long bed vehicle with a soft and hard top. Changing to either top is a big problem and will need two to three people and several different types of tools to complete the process. This will take 2 to 3 hours to complete. The fenders tend to fade over time, going from black to grey and should be routinely cleaned with something like "back to black". Have had problems in the past with the emergency brake not holding but was an easy fix at the Jeep dealership. After 12 years of ownership the protective top coating of the body paint is starting to peel. Other than that, the paint job is still shining. Because of the flat windshield, tends to get numerous cracks from road debris. All Jeeps tend to ride rough, this is not a smooth riding vehicle. Because of the square shape to the Jeep, tends to sway in high winds. Dropping anything down the driver or passenger side seats will be hard to retrieve without getting out of the vehicle and pulling the seats forward. Outside mirrors have to be manually adjusted. Fog lights tend to crack easily and need to replaced at least once. The good points are numerous. The bucket seats for both driver and passenger are comfortable and easy to clean. Steering is easy. The sporty feel of a 6 speed makes it fun to drive even in heavy traffic. After pulling up the back seats there is ample room for a lot of items in the back. The back lift-up window with a side open back door makes it convenient to load items. After 12 years of ownership have not had any major motor or mechanical problems. With proper and routine maintenance this Jeep Wrangler, with 120, 000 miles, still looks new and drives exceptionally well.