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Picked up 2018 Wrangler Sport JK for a long roadtrip

Picked up 2018 Wrangler Sport JK for a long roadtrip

Old Dec 5, 18, 10:05 pm
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Picked up 2018 Wrangler Sport JK for a long roadtrip

I don't even know what category it's in(?) if I decide to swap out. Any opinions for hwy driving?
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Old Dec 5, 18, 10:11 pm
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Some people love 'em, some people hate 'em. Not really our first choice for a long road trip since they don't get great gas mileage (Up to 16 city / 21 highway), tend to be on the noisier side, and (in our opinion) are not as comfortable as a sedan or SUV on long trips. It all depends on what you're comfortable with though.
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Old Dec 6, 18, 12:53 am
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They are in their own category -- FJAR, I believe.

Had one briefly at HNL. Most of this you already know since you have it:

- Difficult to get in and out
- No backup camera (at least in the model I had)
- Bare essentials interior - no CarPlay, no Android Auto, no screen!
- No modern active safety features like collision avoidance or lane departure warning
- Rides like, well, a Jeep

That being stated, it looked like it could be a ton of fun with the removable top (though not sure what you'd do with it), removable doors, etc.
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Old Dec 6, 18, 1:32 pm
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They are in their own category -- FJAR, I believe.

Had one briefly at HNL. Most of this you already know since you have it:

- Difficult to get in and out
- No backup camera (at least in the model I had)
- Bare essentials interior - no CarPlay, no Android Auto, no screen!
- No modern active safety features like collision avoidance or lane departure warning
- Rides like, well, a Jeep

That being stated, it looked like it could be a ton of fun with the removable top (though not sure what you'd do with it), removable doors, etc.
ha, no hits on FJAR. Above what, and below what?
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Old Dec 6, 18, 2:14 pm
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Not "above" or "below" anything. It's a standalone class of vehicle.
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Old Dec 11, 18, 3:34 pm
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As others have pointed out, it's a real car. No creature comforts. You have to mind your own lane changes, cruise distance, etc. You even have to use mirrors and common sense when backing up! The horror!

That said, a 2016 JKU is my wife's daily driver. She won't drive anything else. We did one long road trip in it, from Ohio to Key West. It's not bad in the front seats. The back seat is children only for a long trip. But the ability to take the top off on the overseas highway was nice.
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