The Toledo Blade has an article full of reaction to the 2007 Jeep Wrangler. It seems like the overall reaction to the redesign is good. I, am actually quite fond of the newly added size, though like most, the engine will need to be tested.
Scott Yakovich had one mission after driving from Milwaukee to the Motor City: determining whether to replace his 2001 Jeep Wrangler with a new one like it or with the redesigned model that will make its way from Toledo onto dealership lots later this year.
?Â¢â€šÃ‡Â¨?Ã¬I came to see if I should grab a 2006 one quick or wait for the 2007,?Â¢â€šÃ‡Â¨Â¬Ã¹ he said while examining the icon?Â¢â€šÃ‡Â¨â€šÃ‘Â¢s latest incarnation. ?Â¢â€šÃ‡Â¨?Ã¬So far, I like what I see.?Â¢â€šÃ‡Â¨Â¬Ã¹
Mr. Yakovich and other Jeep devotees got their first look yesterday at the 2007 Wrangler on the floor of the North American International Auto Show, which runs through Jan. 22. Concepts such as the Chevrolet Camaro and Dodge Challenger, not to mention the upcoming Ford Shelby GT500 convertible and redesigned Toyota Camry, were among some other popular vehicles of the more than 700 on the show floor at the Cobo Center in downtown Detroit.
Though the doors were locked on a 2007 Wrangler Rubicon partially propped on a rock, some show-goers crawled under the frame, peered through windows, and tried to pop the hood to make their assessments.
Mr. Yakovich gave his approval to some new Wrangler features, from a hard top with three removable panels to bilevel heat vents, but he and others were unsure about replacing the existing model?Â¢â€šÃ‡Â¨â€šÃ‘Â¢s 4-liter I-6 engine with a 3.8-liter V-6. Still, it took about a year before Mr. Yakovich got used to the current Wrangler when it came out in 1997 and he was driving a 1995 model, he admitted.