A lot of people don’t know that the Jeep Wrangler is made by Chrysler…who cares. The Wrangler is probably one of the most trusted and legit off-road vehicles ever made. Here at CarStereotypes.com we are not mechanical engineers, however, we think this off-road excellence should be attributed to its weight distribution. The Wrangler first bared its filthy head in 1986, and it has been getting dirty and nasty on the steepest hills and wettest mud all across the land ever since.
There are lots of different types of Jeep Wrangler models, and there are probably lots of experts out there who can tell you every little difference and the significance of each special little name…who cares…they all look the same. The actual look of the car is very boxy, retro, and army like, but something about it is very masculine and it just works. The Wrangler actually stems from a battle jeep in World War II called Willy’s Military Jeep, so that is most likely where it gets that shaved head ooo-rah! feel from. We do not know who Willy was, but we assure you we are not making this up.
The Jeep Wrangler was probably made famous in Clueless, where Alicia Silverstone drove a white one that looked really fruity and done up with girly additions. It is probably in a lot of other movies that we could not think of, but it is not a Hollywood glamour car as you will see in our glorious driver description and behavioral below.
Your usual Jeep Wrangler driver is not a rich stuck up blonde from Beverly Hills like you saw in Clueless…those bitches drive BMW’s and Mercedes. Wrangler drivers are usually surfer / skater type dude bros in their late 20’s or early to mid 30’s. If they have an old Golden Retriever or Labrador in the front seat with them then we would be far from surprised. Also, a surfboard slightly sticking out the back would not be too far off from the norm that you are used to seeing on the road. Our experts agree that the above describes the California Jeep driver, different than in other states.
In other states, especially in the South or South East like in Florida, you are more likely to find college students and frat guys, even you occasional girl. The reason for this is because there are more dirt roads, beaches, mud, and other off-road terrain to drive in that is incredibly fun in the Jeep Wrangler. Also, the Wrangler has a little bit of a party edge to it, probably made famous by Cher in Clueless. You will see these types of peeps driving this thing:
- Surfer and/or skater types in their late 20’s to mid 20’s
- Frat guys who party and want an open-air vehicle to drink beer in with their bros
- Guys who are more blue collar and 909ish that just love to off road
- Hicks from the South who like driving it on all of the ghetto dirt roads
- Dudes in Florida who like to drive along the beach hollering at girls…windows would just get in the way
- – Girls who are most likely cute or even hot, with a dirt bike white trash edge
Whatever makes the heart of the Jeep Wrangler driver tick is a dirty, filthy, lively, open aired spirit that will not be going anywhere any times soon.
I think everybody who has ever seen a Jeep Wrangler on the road knows the feeling…the feeling of your ears hurting from Everclear, Stone Temple Pilots, Goo Goo Dolls or some other 90’s or 80’s rock band music blasting loudly. Chances are the sound system is probably upgraded too, tweeters the size of your nuts. Wranglarians are usually very fast and aggressive drivers also. It is very rare that you will spot a Jeep Wrangler driving the speed limit or like a nice, caring, compassionate citizen and user of public roads. When it boils down to it, you will see this car:
- Swerving in and out of traffic with the body of the car swaying back and forth looking like it is going to tip over
- Driving really fast on the highway with the driver’s man hair blowing in the wind
- Parked in the drive through of Taco Bell or Jack in the Box with mud all over it and a surfboard in the back
- Sitting on 20’ or 22’ rims blacked out….paint, headlights, driver and all
- Romping off of curbs and center dividers and also going off-road of course
The spirit of the Jeep Wrangler is young, and that really comes across in the way this vehicle is handled on public streets, off-road courses, and dirt back roads in the South. Some Jeep drivers are even up and coming racing professionals who like to practice against you on the way to work. This iconic car will be around forever, the question is….are you a Wranglarian???