If it’s a Wrangler, it has to be one with two doors. Everything from the overall appearance to the off-road capability is just better when you have two instead of four doors. Well, the obvious lack of rear seats might be a disadvantage for some, but it’s fine with me. After all, the Wrangler is an adventurous vehicle to explore new grounds and not a family hauler.
I imagine Jeep’s SUV as the second car in my garage, one that I’ll use during weekends and vacations. With that said, I’ll be totally happy to have a base Wrangler to keep the price low. I can even make do with the entry-level Sport model. As long as it is a Wrangler with all-wheel drive, nothing bothers me.
Of course, that doesn’t mean that it has to be painted in a boring color so I’ll pick a Mojito green hue with standard black wheels and no decals. Just a simple, green body with a Mesh Bikini top by Mopar that’s just $135 extra on the base price. The interior will be all-black and I’ll add an air conditioning and all-weather floor mats. No leather, no fancy infotainment system.
Power will come from the 3.6-liter V6 mated to a six-speed manual. It’s a robust and proven combination that’s engaging to drive and provides enough power and low-end torque for all my needs. That brings my dream Wrangler to a net price of $32,165 – a pretty reasonable figure for a go-anywhere weekend ride.