Newb here with a couple of questions about Jeeps. I am not new to Jeeps but it has been a while since I had a '78 CJ7 Renegade. One thing I don't question is that once you have a Jeep, you never stop wanting one! Thus my current thought about getting another one.
Been poking around and looking at '13 Wranglers. I notice that the fuel mileage is now rated at 21 highway, up from 19 on previous years. I know the EPA does not test vehicles under the same conditions that most folks drive their vehicles, but wondered if 21 is even close to what those of you that have one are seeing.
Next, I see a lot of new Wranglers have the upgrade to 3.73 gears from the stock 3.21. When it comes to fuel mileage again, does anyone know if the 3.73 lowers the mileage much from the 3.21? I know it depends on how you drive one, but I am just trying to get an idea as we do drive a bit now that I am retired. Though the fuel mileage is not a deal killer, I do wonder about it.
And last, as my user ID indicates, I am 60+ and really thinking that I want a 6-speed rather than the automatic. To me, Jeep Wranglers are just supposed to have a manual tranny! My daughter had a '10 JKU with auto and it drove pretty good and got about 2-3 mpg more than rated.
Sorry about the long post and so many questions right out of the box! I retired from IT and will suffer analysis paralysis before pulling the trigger or changing my mind!