CNN has posted a glowing review of the new 2007 Jeep Wrangler.
“It’s those boundaries that we zealously guard,” said Mike Donoughe, vice president for the body on frame product team at DaimlerChrysler’s Chrysler Group.
Without looking closely, it could be easy to miss that the 2007 Wrangler is a different machine from the outgoing version. Even some things you can’t see have been kept the same just because Wrangler fans like them that way.
In the early 21st century, you might think that the doors would have something more technologically sophisticated than a cloth strap to keep them from swinging all the way forward into the front fenders. Not on a Wrangler. (The simple strap makes it easier to take the doors off.)
You might also think that it would have independent suspension rather than big axles, at least in the front, like almost every other SUV in the developed world does these days.
Nope. Not on a Wrangler.
That’s because people who buy Jeep Wranglers aren’t just looking for an SUV. They just want a Wrangler.