I dismissed it at first; I thought it was going to be awful. But it's fabulous, and got me thinking about the Wrangler in general: It's a retro car and you could knock it for that, but you know what? It works, it's competent, it's efficient for its size. You can still take the doors and the roof off, and that still makes you feel good. And if a car can do that, who cares how fast it goes around a corner at the Nürburgring?
Saturday, May 5, 2012
Richard Hammond Loves the Jeep Wrangler
Richard Hammond is one of my favorite automotive journalists ever. He's most famous for his role as one of the three personalities on the best television program of all time, ever: Top Gear. He was recently interviewed by Wired Magazine's Autopia in which he revealed his top 10 favorite American cars. Grouped in among such classics as the 1969 Dodge Charger, the 1968 Ford Mustang, and the Corvette ZR1 is the 2012 Jeep Wrangler, about which he quips: