Since making my purchase Friday, I’ve been high on new-car smell. Or that could be the United Auto Workers reefer.
Say hello to the Jeep Wrangler that will never get stuck in border brush, will intimidate crazed DC drivers, and will never get lost in the fog. This the 2013 Moab special edition: Gecko pearl coat with dark saddle leather seats, shift-on-the-fly 4WD, 3.6-liter V6, foldable or removable rear seat, Kevlar-reinforced off-road tires, steel bumpers, premium softop that can open all the way or just as a sunroof, and all the hill assist and descent goodies.
Inside, there’s a 6.5-inch touchscreen GPS system with satellite radio, plus a 40GB hard drive to save songs and hands-free calling, with voice recognition software and complemented with a premium Alpine sound system. There are more touches like a vehicle information center with tire pressure display, how many miles until empty, etc. And random goodies like deep storage compartments, automatic headlights, illuminated cupholders, USB ports and power outlets, and more.
First Jeep, and I’m in love. Even if some stoned/smashed Chrysler worker put it together — the coverage on the car was enhanced by the dealer, including 6 years bumper-to-bumper, unlimited powertrain, and an extra coverage plan including tire and wheel repair and/or replacement, on-site windshield repairs, dent and ding repair, and key replacement.