Your friends and family see it. Strangers see it and respond with their eyes. Deep down, even you have to acknowledge it.
You can do better. Sure, your significant other is a champion runner, but you haven't laced up a pair of Nike's since high school gym class. In every other way, that person underdelivers on all the key traits you're looking for in a partner. But you're hooked. Nobody else gets its, but frankly, you don't care.
That's essentially how we felt after our week with the 2010 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon. As admitted fans of tight handling, seamless or bountiful power, sexy styling, and upscale interiors, Jeep's off-roading four-door should be keeping the seat warm at the bottom of our shopping list.
But it's not. Antiquated as it may seem, and unrefined though it may be, the Wrangler Unlimited is, in a word, fun, even when it's not clawing its way over rocks. This iconic utility vehicle is built for buyers willing to trade commendable handling and performance, among other things, for an off-roader of distinction. However, as we learned, this Jeep can get its tow hooks into pavement dwellers, too.
Photos courtesy of Jeep