QOTD: Are You at All Angry With Jeep?

Steph Willems
by Steph Willems
qotd are you at all angry with jeep

Over the past day or so, the Jeep brand has cast off every last bit of mystery that once surrounded the next-generation 2018 Wrangler like a cloak. The long-anticipated model is now laid bare, exposed to more scrutiny than your average Hollywood/media sex suspect.

We know all the intimate details. Every reshaped opening, every rejigged returning feature, every new powertrain option. Jeep may as well have accidentally sent us a series of bathroom selfies.

Having seen all there is to see, does any element of the new JL give you pause? Is anything needling you, leaving you with a less-than-perfect taste in your Jeep-loving mouth?

Has Jeep not gone far enough in modernizing its long-running model, or has the brand gone too far in bringing the Wrangler into the 21st century? Is full-time four-wheel drive (available on top-trim JLs) sacrilege?

Is the looming plug-in hybrid powerplant, due out in 2020, a stupid idea that waters down the vehicle’s essence? Do you worry that a battery pack and electric drive motor will screw with the vehicle’s rock-happy undercarriage? Does the addition of an auto start-stop system on the base gas engine piss you off (as we all know how annoying these systems can be)? Is a mild hybrid powertrain too hoity-toity for even an uplevel Wrangler model?

Does it bother you, as it does this author, that the headlights now intrude into the outboard slats of the iconic grille?

This is your opportunity to vent. Your fears, worries, and anger can all pour out here. Let’s hear it, B&B. What, if anything, grinds your gears about the 2018 Wrangler?

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  • Corey Lewis Corey Lewis on Nov 30, 2017

    The Wrangler doesn't interest me in the slightest, but I get the desire by other people for it. I think they stuck close enough to the formula, and it'll sell well. A natural evolution.

  • Tonycd Tonycd on Nov 30, 2017

    TTATFC (The Truth About Trolling For Clicks) Farago is rolling over in his grave. At least, he will be if he's careless with one of those semi-automatics he loves.

    • JohnTaurus JohnTaurus on Nov 30, 2017

      Yeah! For all the money we pay to be here, we shouldn't have to put up with such! Geeze dude. We have these QOTD's to stimulate conversation. How is that a bad thing? Feel free to skip them if it bothers you that much.

  • Pete Zaitcev Pete Zaitcev on Nov 30, 2017

    I think that they should skip hybrid and go full-on electric, but provide a factory generator trailer. Crawl electric with amazing traction and then get it hooked to recharge back at the camp.

  • NMGOM NMGOM on Dec 01, 2017

    TTAC QOTD: "Are You at All Angry With Jeep?" ANS: No. ====================