Wrangler as a daily driver?

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For clarification, my work gives me a healthy monthly stipend toward a vehicle payment and also pays 100% of my gas and insurance (I’m blessed and fortunate for sure).
In some cultures, owning a 392 without having to worry about gas is considered equivalent to heaven.





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I daily drive my 21 JLU (2.0T auto) a little over 20 miles a day, a 50/50 mix of highway and city driving. I don't mind commuting everyday because my previous car was a modded WRX manual so not having to clutch in/out my whole commute feels like heaven.
 

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How many of you utilize your wrangler as a daily driver? I travel to several plants monthly throughout the northeast and put roughly 20-25k miles a year on my daily driver. Wondering if my ordered 392 can fit the bill as a daily?
If you can afford the gas there is no reason way not.
 

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I have a 2.0 JLU which I drive daily, about 30 miles one way. I was very worried about enjoying it as a daily driver, but I LOVE it. It is still stock, very fun to drive. I don't have any of the steering issue mentioned by some. Do it!
 

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My ‘20 Sahara is my DD. Took delivery 9/5/2019

riding on 35’s

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Oh in that case drive on! Idling in traffic with the 392 gives me anxiety but if that’s not an issue 💪🏼
 

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How many of you utilize your wrangler as a daily driver? I travel to several plants monthly throughout the northeast and put roughly 20-25k miles a year on my daily driver. Wondering if my ordered 392 can fit the bill as a daily?
as long as you don't mind a massive fuel bill, you'll be fine.
 

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Thanks for all the replies. For clarification, my work gives me a healthy monthly stipend toward a vehicle payment and also pays 100% of my gas and insurance (I’m blessed and fortunate for sure). Also, they pay 100% of any maintenance related items including tires although during the warranty period it isn’t an issue. So, I will be basically driving a new 392 X-Recon for a very cheap out of pocket payment and will never worry about gas/insurance. In saying that, it makes it fun but also nerve racking when picking a vehicle to purchase as it’s my work/personal vehicle and price really isn’t a concern. I’ve looked at the TRX as well and even a new power wagon. BUT, will they put a bigger smile on my face or be a better daily than my 392? My heart and gut says no….but, my dad (rip) is looking down saying what the hell are you doing buying a wrangler as a daily? So, my brain questions my love and desire to have the 392 :facepalm:
Well, in that case-
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The definition of the daily commute has changed forever with Work From Home.

I consider my Wrangler my “daily driver,” but I work from home now so I barely do 30 miles a week.

I think that as American households give up their long daily commutes, it’s become easier to justify owning something like a Jeep Wrangler, Jeep Gladiator or Toyota Tacoma. Hence the record sales.
 

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I work from home, so no commute. The JLUR is my only vehicle though, so i'd say it qualifies. I have put about 25k miles a year and averaged about 13 mpg with the 2.0. Wouldn't change a thing. California gas prices are going back up, but i enjoyed them while they were low.
 

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I am a professional who would rather drive a jeep than the Fully loaded Acura MDX that my wife now drives. Before that she drove a Range Rover.
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I just say frankly my dear I don't give a dam.
I would pick the jeep over any other vehicle for my DD.
 
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Drive my new Willys 125 miles (round trip) 5 days a week into Houston. Its a manual trans 2 door and always look forward to the drive! Its a hard top, with the half doors mounted most of the time. I had a convertible sports car before, and the Willys is more comfortable, and quieter.
 

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I DD a 36 mile round trip commute in a JLUS 3.6 with 2” lift and 35” MT tires. 90% of commute is on the highway. But compared to our other cars, Toyota and BMW, I drive 15 mph slower in the Wrangler.
 

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