In a moment of weakness last night, I texted my ex-Jeep’s new owner—you know, just to see how things were going. What I learned is that, as much as I miss that beautiful 4.0-liter manual transmission XJ, it doesn’t look like it misses me. It looks genuinely happy.
I like wrestling superstar/actor/enormous invisible man John Cena a little more every time I hear about him. Today I learned he used his first WWE paycheck on one of the worst Jeep Wranglers ever, and still has it. And loves it!
When I bought my 1986 Jeep Grand Wagoneer a few weeks ago, I’ll admit that I didn’t really look at it very carefully. “Frame doesn’t have holes, engine isn’t seized—I’ll take it,” I decided in desperation after failing to find a project for months. Now I’ve had some time to look the Woodie over, and, well, it’s not…
Jeep is slowly ramping up the teasers for the unveiling of the all-new 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL in Los Angeles on Nov. 29., Last week we saw the first official exterior pics, and today Jeep just posted the first official up-close interior shots. It’s a lot nicer in there now, but still rugged as you expect.
Last night, a friend came over to help me shoot some video. He wanted me to crank over my 1986 Grand Wagoneer to see if it ran. I doubted it would, but I gave it a shot anyway. While I was cranking the engine over, he picked up a can of starting fluid. Big mistake.
You’re bored. You have a beater truck and some open space. Why not put it up on two wheels and see what happens?
In the late 1970s, the Department of Transportation hired a California-based company called Approved Engineering Test Laboratories to crash 30 vehicles, testing for windshield intrusion, windshield mounting and fuel system integrity. The resulting footage is amazing.
Everyone loves the Jeep Forward Control. It’s a cabover lil’ truck thing with that iconic Jeep grille on the front and it’s adorable. Our friends over at Barnfinds have found a military spec crew cab version of everyone’s favorite stubby Jeep truck.
Jeep finally released official pictures of the 2018 Jeep Wrangler we’ve been seeing in very mild camo for months and months now, but at least now we know officially what’s going to make it to the showrooms and muddy fields of America and what isn’t. Which means this is an ideal time to give some uncomfortably close…
Jeep just released the first official images of the 2018 Jeep Wrangler, the JL. And while it looks a lot like the current JK, there are a number of notable differences.
The lovable Jeep Comanche—based on the equally-lovable Jeep Cherokee platform—is a fantastic little truck. But this one for sale on Craigslist, a single-owner short-bed with original paint, a five-speed manual, a 4.0-liter inline-six and only 18,500 on the clock, is truck-o-motive perfection. I need it.
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Recently, Mopar’s maddest scientists have been making some absolutely bonkers cars like the 840 horsepower Dodge Challenger Demon and the 707 HP Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. What you may not know is that the SUV is technically faster than its more powerful muscle car cousin. How does that feel, Challenger bros?
A complete illustrated owner’s manual and user guide to the 2018 Jeep Wrangler leaked over the weekend on JL Wrangler Forums. While Jeep’s reps have declined to confirm its authenticity, there’s very little doubt that it’s the real deal. Here are the most interesting facts and functions we found in it.
Leaks happen all the time before big new car debuts, but today we’ve got the mother lode for you to peruse. We won’t see the all-new 2018 Jeep Wrangler for some time yet, but here’s the entire leaked owner’s manual and user guide from the JL Wrangler Forum way before the car debuts. And it tells us EVERYTHING.
If you have an Erector Set laying around somewhere, congratulations! You’re properly equipped to make an accurate scale model of a new military vehicle concept, the Partisan One. The Partisan One is a rugged, wildly basic 4x4 that’s built from a simple frame of right angles and bolt-on parts. It’s supposed to be…
Slow your roll on that 368 horsepower rating for the new 2018 Jeep Wrangler’s 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four.
Based on information found in a very dry document from FCA to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) regarding the arcane art of Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) decoding, it appears that the upcoming next-gen Jeep Wrangler JL will have two engine options: a 285 horsepower V6 and, more…
A Jalopnik reader sent me a gift so excellent, I nearly cried upon opening the envelope. It’s a 1925 stock certificate for 10 shares of Willys-Overland, the Toledo-based auto company that built the very first Jeeps—vehicles that, as you know, I love dearly.