2006 Jeep Wrangler User Reviews

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    2006 Jeep Wrangler X Review
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    Typical American... — I've owned this car for two years. It does have a charm to it. In a land rover, when you get stuck while offroading,you press a button and twist a knob, and lights flicker, computers come online, and you're off. In this, you pull the big manly lever, you hear the gears grind into place, and you simply overrun anything in your path. It works, but only just. The engine isn't anything special, even if it is a 4 litre inline six . I've seen engines underengineered, but this is utterly wasteful. I'm convinced it simly spews unburnt fuel into the exhaust because apart from the horrid fuel economy and occasional tailpipe fires (and no, it's not just my car), no car weighing as little as this one does (just 1800 lbs) should get 9.7 mpg. In their quest for ruggedness, Jeep has taken a few shortucts as far as trim goes. It's rubbish. And I mean really rubbish. It's also overwhelmingly black. The dashboard is black, the carpets are black, the door trim is black, the gear lever is black, the cupholder is black, the centre console is black, the radio is black, the roll bar covers are black, the sun visors are black, and if I didn't buy seat covers, those'd be black, too. In some cases, there are gaps big enough for my whole hand to pass through. The front seats don't move back far enough, they aren't height adjustable, and you can only sit in the back if you're an amputee. All of this was to save money on the interior (but the price is still high). They've also saved money on the brakes (that's not a department I want to save money... that's a department I want to spend money). The front brakes are single piston discs, with the back being bottlecap drums. They work... once. Fade is apparant after just one quick stop. That's if you manage to avoid locking the tyres, because they've also saved money by not putting ABS in this car. The 4 wheel drive can't be used on the road because they've saved money by not putting a differential between the two axles. They also saved money on the transmission. Mine had a 3 (that's right, THREE) speed automatic with a 4th overdrive gear. Maybe that's why the fuel economy was so dismal? The hardtop on mine is also meticliously hard to remove. Also, it's not portable, so make sure to check the weather forecast before you take off, because your roof isn't coming with you. This crudeness does have its advantages. First because of lack of equipment, there's a lot less stuff that can break. And because it's built with a percision to nearest inch, it can be mended with a brick and a piece of string. Because it weighs under a ton, but still has a 200bhp engine (however underwpoered it may be), it can be thrown about corners like almost no other SUV. I've come to realize that the rollover warnings inside aren't there because it rolls easily but because you might forget you're sitting two feet off the ground on a soft rock-climbing suspension and get a bit overzealous. Cronering IS a bit tricky when your tank is less than a quarter full. You've got a big lump at the front, and almost nothing over the back wheels, which in 2 wheel drive are the ones powering the car. This means that when in its lightest state, the rear really likes to come out and play, especially if it's a bit wet on the tarmack. Its size is also very advantageous for the city. It's tiny, easy to see out of, and easy to park. In a city atmosphere, it's faster than a proper car, let alone any other SUV or truck. But overall, my experience has been dismal. I've found the image of rugedness ruined by breakdowns, and in one case, a complete failure of the rear brakes. It's unrefined, unfinished, crude, and powered by technology that at this point should cost a couple hundred quid for the lot, not the 25k+ tag Jeep has slapped on it.

    Pros: Small, nippy.

    Cons: It's rubbish, uneconomical, unequipped, rude, and wasteful.

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    2006 Jeep Wrangler Sport Review
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    The True "go Anywhere" Vehicle — The 4.0L Wrangler is probably the most solid, tough and indestructable vehicle today... Tail-slides, drifting, climbing, chillin', pimpin',..... it caters for everything!

    Pros: Unlimited possibilities and access all areas

    Cons: consumption

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    2006 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon Review
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    Last Of The Proper Jeeps — 2006 was the last year for the venerable 4.0 straight six torque monster engine, and the only year with a 6-speed stick. We have a '94 Cherokee in storage in Sydney that took us on 150,000 kms of off-road adventures and was fantastic, so when we needed a 'dog car' I ordered this Wrangler with the long wheelbase. Doggie has his own seat and there's still room for a long weekend's worth of luggage for an adventure. As you can see from the picture we don't baby it - the Rubicon pieces make this a proper off-road tool.

    Pros: If the road is on the map, you can take it in this Jeep. Sunrider top is a nice option to taking the whole softtop off.

    Cons: Aerodynamics of a brick with fuel economy to match; range is shorter than ideal.

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    2006 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon Review
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    Best Offroad Vehicle Made — If ya want to go offroad and take friends and equipment this is your vehicle.

    Pros: Offroad ability

    Cons: Gas Mileage

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    2006 Jeep Wrangler Sport Review
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    Its A Jeep Thing! — I absolutely love my baby! Although the yellow does tend to show the dirt a little more... THATS ALL THE BETTER!

    Pros: The top comes down, and I can get it hella dirty

    Cons: not enough space sometime

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    2006 Jeep Wrangler SE Review
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    Fun Ride As Long As I'm Not Going On Long Road Trips. — It's a Jeep! not a Cadillac. Bumpy ride, not much power (4 banger), MPG is easy on the wallet, and I really can't get it stuck. Love it.

    Owner for 1 years, 2 months

    Miles Driven per Year:10,000

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    2006 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon Review
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    The 2006 Jeep Unlimited Rubicon Is A Serious Off-road Vehicle — The 2006 Jeep Unlimited Rubicon is a SUV for the serious off-roader. On the down side there are few amenities, no power door locks, windows, and/or key-less entry. The ride is harsh and sometimes jaw pounding - but on the other hand this is the ultimate off-road vehicle. The Jeep Unlimited Rubicon has front and rear locking axels. Since this vehicle does not have a electronic throttle box, the driver controls the spped. The jeep is narrow in width allowing it to be driven in tights corridors and is at home in on rough terrain in inclement weather.

    Owner for 1 years, 0 months

    Miles Driven per Year:7,500

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    2006 Jeep Wrangler X Review
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    Lemon At Six Thousand Miles Leaky Door — driver door weather strip leaked three times and fixed three times and the second time dealer fixed it it leaked again within three days after getting it back from them after the repaired it so far no puddles on floor but expecting it to leak again

    Owner for 0 years, 8 months

    Miles Driven per Year:10,000

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    2006 Jeep Wrangler SE Review
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    Great — We loved this vehicle. Good for the back and forth to work. Parking in the city was nice because we could squeeze into tighter places. I go camping a lot in remote parts. So it's nice to be able to take the Jeep a little further in.

    Pros: 4x4. Fun vehicle to drop all the windows and roof. Good off roading vehicle

    Cons: Not great gas mileage

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    2006 Jeep Wrangler Sport Golden Eagle Edtion Review
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    Awesome Jeep — I love the vehicle because it a jeep in it's own class....Not to many on the road here so It's unique in my area. Have seen White Golden Eagles not a Black one like I have.If one is looking for a rugged good looking -running vehicle this it the one for sure

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: I have had several jeeps through out the years and went looking for the 2006 Golden Eagle.I have had it for 3 years now and enjoy the hell out of it.It's not only an head-turner but it's a awesome performer here in ohio.Neither ice snow or rain keeps me from venturing out .I feel safer in here then I do in any other 4wd vehicle.The ride is unbelievable.compared to my older ones that I've had.Road noise is down 80% because of the factory tops being tighter.The sound system with a bit of ugrading to the front speakers is fantastic.The interior is also pretty to the eye ....not that dreary sight we all got accustomed to..All in all I would recommend those out there who want a true Super Looking-Rugged jeep this one is it

    Cons: The only con is the factory tires on this one....I put a set of KUMO's Snow-Ice Rated and believe me the hum going down the road is almost nill....A bit rough on the gas MPG So far my avg is 18-25 so I'm happy with this

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2015 Jeep Wrangler Reviews

    Wife Loves This Thing By 911finder

    Love to haul the kayak and bikes. take the roof and doors off and hit the town or back woods. Everyone loves it. Wish it came with a back up sensor. The dark saddle trim is perfect with the black c... Read More

    2014 Jeep Wrangler Reviews

    Great Fun Car By Joellepat

    Love the car, glad I had the opportunity to drive one. Just a real feel good car :-) Up high and easy to drive, it can snow, rain, sun shine, the car is ready and so the driver. The top can be down in... Read More

    Smooth Ride By gmarcz

    Black paint Doors 2 Soft top convertible Passenger seats 4 City economy17 (Est) mpg Highway economy21 (Est) mpg I am amazed at how solid and smooth the ride is- This vehicle is easy to drive, has a t... Read More

    2013 Jeep Wrangler Reviews

    Amazing By Brett

    I love everything about this car. I'm still in the process of building it, but it'll be about another 10 grand before I'm close to the finished look. In the mean time it'll be garaged while I save mon... Read More

    Beast! By HardToughPlay

    Raise it up. Put bigger grippy tires on it. Add a wench and some awesome lights. Outfit it with the images you want. Smile when the guys on the trail single you out for the best looking and functi... Read More

    2012 Jeep Wrangler Reviews

    2012 Wrangler Sport By enlread

    One of my favorite vehicles. There are few things like driving with the top and doors off of a quick vehicle with a manual transmission. How driving should be. Sure, it's basically a two-seater and ha... Read More

    Fun To Drive By Jp2550

    Overall I love driving this car especially in the summer with top and doors off. Handles great in the snow in the winter as well. Only thing for me is I would like to get the 4 door unlimited as carg... Read More

    2011 Jeep Wrangler Reviews

    Go Anywhere Escape Plan. By Zachary

    I wish there was a few more inches behind the front seats. The overall vehicle has improved greatly over the previous body style but the 3.8 is the worst motor ever. The ride and handling is amazing... Read More

    It's A Jeep By dssjwood

    Compared to the older jeeps, the 2011 is much smoother and has more power and speed. The 2011 allows you to set your speed at 65 on highways the jeep is able to maintain the speed without driving up t... Read More

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