Originally Posted by IH8PEPL
Aside from a larger waist line, being fatter and having some new creature comforts - I dont see how they are "Better". They are still just as quirky as any other jeep, with a laundry list of issues that come with the Jeep name.
I owned two great TJs but if you can't see the forest for the trees ... The Wrangler is designed as an both an ON Road and Off Road vehicle. The vast majority of Wranglers spend the vast majority of time on the road. The JK is clearly a better vehicle on the road. If you're not convinced drive one on a long trip above 60-70 MPH.
What you call fatter really is a product of being bigger. Off the road bigger is better otherwise most of the threads would about going down from 32" stock tire to a minuscule 20" on 12" rims.
Bigger is an advantage most of the time off road.
I must agree with your last statement, JKs still do have a laundry list of issues, although it is getting shorter, so I guess it must be real Jeep. If we were talking about Harley's we'd be comparing Panheads to StreetGlides.
The great thing is that we can choose either one.