2007 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon Jacksonville FL
New Smyrna, FL
2007 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon
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Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon - 2007 Review: There are few adventures in life that aren't made more enjoyable when experienced with friends and loved ones. It's why we invite each other to weddings, rally the troops for a trip to Vegas, and setup double blind dates.
For those who hate their couch, find happiness in numbers, and have an affinity for the unpaved path, Jeep hopes you'll find the 2008 Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon to be your chariot of choice. With room for five, the option of open-top motoring and four-wheel-drive capability that promises to tackle most any obstacle, you and your crew will only have to worry about the ponderous and unrefined ride to that secret oasis.
What We Drove
So much for cheap thrills. Our 2007 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon 4x4 test truck came well-equipped, though it also carried a rather lofty number on the window sticker. Priced at $31,270, this off-road brute featured Jeep Green Metallic paint ($150), front-side airbags ($490), floor mats ($50), a four-speed automatic transmission with a dedicated skid plate ($825), deep-tinted windows ($300), an upgraded sound system ($350), Sirius satellite radio with 12 months of service ($195), and a locking gas cap ($15). The destination charge was $660. Our week together included regular commuting and a memorable, and unfortunate, off-road adventure.
Planted under the hood is a coarse 3.8-liter V-6, but engine refinement isn't exactly expected from a Wrangler. Most buyers won't cry about the lack of off-the-line response, the ho-hum highway passing power, the dismal 14.6-mpg average fuel economy, or the antiquated four-speed automatic transmission that's slow to downshift. They will, however, appreciate plenty of torque for off-roading. In addition to the V-6 that pulls the Wrangler over most obstacles, brakes actually provide decent modulation on- and off-road, and the transfer case is easy to click into gear. Couple 4-Low with the transmission's low gear, and you've got yourself an instant crawler.
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