I should beg to differ. SOME jeeps aren't for beginners because of difficulty of driving, but not all. If I am correct, the Unlimited is one of the safer wranglers and has very comfortable on road handling. It also has a longer wheelbase so it is more stable than the older models. It's also a full time 4-wheel drive vehicle(as of 2010 IIRC..) so wet weather handling will be better than those with front or rear wheel drive vehicles(STILL use caution as no vehicle can stop on wet/icy roads like they can on dry). Now if it came to worst case scenarios, the wranglers have a factory roll cage for the upper body portion so it could take a roll better than most vehicles. I'm not sure of the safety ratings as far as side impacts and such go, unfortunately.
My personal recommendation for a comfortable daily driver for a newer driver is for a cheapo car that has the highest safety ratings of the market, sits low to the ground and has great gas mileage(A good, broken in avalon or camry pops into mind). Word of the wise is don't give an amateur tools of the pro's because it can give false hope and make them feel more empowered than they really are. Some say giving an SUV of any kind to a brand new driver is a bad idea because they end up thinking they're the king of the road and are more likely to make risky decisions. Of course you would probably be the best judge of if that might describe your daughter.
Now THAT bit aside, I would recommend either a wrangler unlimited, a grand cherokee, or a wrangler rubicon(though the rubicon is more built for offroad performance vs on road performance). Those are, strictly in my opinion, the safest and most suited for every day, city/highway driving for someone both of little and large skill levels.
Just my $.02. Hope that helped some!
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Originally Posted by JasonStebbins
We can call it the Whoosh King Catalog System. :D