Why a Used Wrangler Is a Perfect Budget-Friendly Option for Adventurous Drivers

October 13th, 2023 by

A red 2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon is shown driving on a highway to a used Jeep dealership.

The Jeep Wrangler is truly an automobile icon and even a part of American history. In fact, though the Wrangler didn’t come out until 1986, it was inspired by an earlier Jeep vehicle that the US Army drove through battles in World War II. That should give you some idea of just how tough the Wrangler is. It has a fighting spirit, and even if today you (hopefully) don’t need such a rugged off-road SUV to go to any actual battles, you can use it to battle the elements in your many great adventures ahead. As a proud, used Jeep dealership, we love sending our customers with an explorer’s spirit off our lot behind the wheel of a Wrangler.

The Wrangler has certainly enjoyed upgrades in the ways of infotainment, driver assist, and similar technology features over the years. However, its core design and features have remained the same because Jeep sees no reason to mess with perfection. Neither do we. The Wrangler is simply timeless. When you’re looking for that perfect vehicle to help you soak up every ounce of adventure in this lifetime just a bit more, we know the Wrangler is the vehicle for you.

You Can Make the Wrangler Your Own and Experience the Great Outdoors

One of the most distinguishing characteristics of the Wrangler is just how customizable it is. But, it’s not only customizable in the same ways other SUVs are. Sure, it has several powertrain and transmission options, plus tons of available comfort and convenience features. And there are a ton of trims to choose from. But the Wrangler really stands out among adventure enthusiasts because of how many ways you can customize the body.

First, you have two-door and four-door options to give every row their own entrance or keep it simple with a two-door model. Then, you have the power to remove the top, doors, and even the windshield. This creates an incredible open-air experience. If you’re looking to feel like one with nature, you just can’t get that experience with any other vehicle the way you can with the Wrangler. Let fresh air pass through the vehicle from every direction. Get a nice tan while you’re at it by taking that roof off.

There’s a reason the Jeep is the brand of choice for Indiana Jones – it allows for unhindered access to your surroundings. Jones might use that to wrangle an anaconda or shoot at a villain, but you can use it to simply feel exhilarated. Most of us spend the majority of our days cooped up inside under fluorescent lights. The Wrangler is for that driver who wants to completely immerse themselves in the outdoors when they break away from their responsibilities. You don’t find that experience in any other vehicle.

There are, of course, several engine options on most model years. There have been several powerful V8s and V6s throughout the generations, as well as turbocharged and diesel options. Then, there are different transmission choices. These choices let Wrangler drivers design the perfect adventure machine for their needs, favoring power, fuel economy, or both when they need it.

A yellow 2021 Jeep wrangler is shown driving on a road after visiting a used Jeep dealership.

It’s an Off-Road Superstar

The Wrangler is made for the adventurers and free spirits of the world. It’s designed to empower you to go where you want to go, even if there are no paved roads or traffic signs to be found there. For many years now, every Jeep Wrangler has had a standard 4×4 drivetrain. That means you get all the traction you need, even when the ground beneath you is made more of mud and sand than concrete or asphalt.

Then, there’s the Wrangler’s Rubicon trim. This serious off-roading superstar is designed to help you crawl over rocks, get out of mud ruts, and so much more. Its low gear range lets you get maximum torque and steer or crawl your way up steep terrain. You’ve probably seen videos of the Rubicon crawling up the sides of boulder-littered hills. That’s the power of that low-gear range. It also has rocker protection in case you go over some sharp and dangerous objects and special tires designed to do well in the mud.

We regularly have drivers who are into extreme off-roading ask us if the Wrangler can go anywhere. To that, we proudly answer, “Yes!” You can also bring whatever you need to maximize your time at your destination, like an ATV or boat, thanks to the solid towing abilities of the Wrangler. Go where your thrill-seeking heart wants to go with confidence in the Wrangler.

It Has a Truly Unique Style

The looks of the Jeep Wrangler have remained mainly untouched for decades. People love the look of the Jeep. Its boxy, rugged styling simply beckons you to explore the unknown and tackle rough roads. The cheeky vertical-slit grille with round headlights just screams, “It’s go time!” The point is that you’ll never get sick of the look of your Wrangler. Other trendier SUV styles come and go, but the Wrangler has been a classic for a long time. It’s hard not to smile when you look at a Jeep Wrangler because you know it’s on its way to a great adventure.

A purple 2023 Jeep Wrangler Sahara is shown parked off-road.

It Has Excellent Resale Value

It’s difficult to imagine you’ll ever get bored of your Jeep Wrangler, but if, for some reason, you do need or want to sell it one day, the great news is that the Wrangler has one of the best resale values on the market. It depreciates significantly less in the first five years than most competitors. So long as you take good care of your pre-owned Wrangler, you don’t have to take a huge loss when you sell it (except for the giant Jeep-shaped hole that will be left in your heart).

Adventure Awaits in a Used Jeep Wrangler

If you’re tired of feeling jealous when someone passes you in their cool and rugged Wrangler while you’re in your totally fine but admittedly average vehicle, it’s time to get your own model. The Wrangler is just one of those vehicles that speaks to people with an adventurous spirit. When the Wrangler bug bites you, there’s no looking back. You just need to get one of these adventure-ready SUVs for yourself. Even if you are shopping on a budget, there are many pre-owned options available, so you can fill that need for adventure at a price that fits your budget.

We at Dan Cummins Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Paris carry the Wrangler in its many forms and would love to help you pick out your perfect model. We carry a great selection of used models, so you can check out a particular past generation you’re after. Our finance center will even help you pick a payment plan that best fits your financial situation. We know the Wrangler will live up to your expectations and power the off-road journeys you have planned. Drivers with an urge to break free of the grid have long loved the Wrangler. With 4×4 capabilities and an open-air design, it lets you go where you want to go and thoroughly experience the great outdoors. Visit us and get yours today.