Maybe because he's posted his articles here....Too funny - it's like his article is from reading posts this forum.
I have owned many BMWs and own one now. Yes the Wrangler is not like a BMW, but I is not bad, mine does not wander, and seems pretty normal. If i were you I wouldn't worry too much.I managed to be purchasing a Rubicon 4xe at MSRP in California. Most of the things listed in the article do not affect me. However, the 4xe is going to become my daily driver, and it is the steering feel of a live axle that is making me second guess my purchasing decision (coming from a daily driver of a Subaru Outback). What I am also afraid of is getting a lemon and having to pay for a rental. But what can you do about that? Times are still rough right now.
Hilarious....lolI assume the sales volume on the 4xe is triggering these guys to develop some click bait to profit off of it.
Minimal noise difference on trail when the ICE kicks in, yeah right. Sure, the AC is loud, but there's a nice little button that turns that off. With the AC off the thing is damn near silent off road.
Direct comparison to a Prius and a Tesla for MPGe, come on.
Sure it's not the best option for long road trips, but it just means more stops at the pump. But the "biggest downside" is that it may randomly fail off road, give me a break (and that get's two numbers).
And he ends it with " Before placing an order bear in mind that any 4xe Wrangler journey should start with reserving at least $5.000-$10,000 for rental car. "
Now I realize he must be a Jeep/Off Road Expert. His past articles include "Where to buy Lindt Lindor chocolate truffles?" and "How to save $65/mo. on grocery bill?" Maybe Botond should have bought a used Prius instead of a $60k+ Off Road Vehicle if he can't afford to eat.
Fair points, HOWEVER, how can anyone trust the point of view of an article that is written so poorly. I'm Australian (which means English is a second language) and that article made me cringe. If the writer can't take the time to proof read the article then I can't take the time to read it.I agree with most things in this article. All those regulars on these JL forums are not the intended audience of this article. This article was meant for the general public who have no clue what the Wrangler is and how different it is from your normal FWD unibody crossover. So if your typical uninformed car buyer sees the removable roof and doors and they like the shape of the car, they just take it for a ride around the dealership block, and they are just impressed with the idea of it and how cool they would look in it. The dealer happens to push the 4xe because that is what Jeep wants the salespeople to do. This is the future so they want people to buy this. So they tell Joe/Jane Shmoe about the improved mileage and the hybrid power plant and the instant torque and they get them to feel it. everyone is happy and they drop $60K OTD on a 4Xe and do not even know if they qualify for the full $7500 tax credit or not. But after a few weeks of daily commute and the loud ride (vs. the aforementioned FWD crossover) and the wondering steering wheel and how sloppy it is on center and they start to have second thoughts. Add to that they get hit with the inconsistent FCA quality with little shit going bad, they then start to really have buyers remorse. Very few car buyers are financially savvy. Most are impulse buyers and they buy more than what they can afford. They stretch their budgets and end up with ungodly payments. So if things go wrong with this new hybrid technology and parts are on backorder, the Jeep will sit at the dealership for weeks and weeks. What would the average buyer do then if they don't have alternate means of transportation? Paying $40/day for a rental can add up quickly and that is on top of the car payment you have for the car sitting at the dealership! Those are real concerns not to be dismissed by looking at the author's history of what articles they wrote or whether they are Jeep people or not. As I said, he is talking to non Jeep people.
Don’t drive a diesel, all that section is filled with is people dumping on the diesel.Geez, what a whiny bitch. We get it, you had (are having) a bad experience. Quit writing "articles" about it.