2006 Jeep Wrangler

Streetside Classics-Dallas/Fort Worth
5400 Sandshell Dr
Fort Worth, TX

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Fort Worth, TX



Year 2006
Mileage 68351
Engine 100
Doors 2
Transmission Manual
Make Jeep
Model Wrangler

Wrangler 2006

Title Status --
Exterior Color Silver Metallic
Interior Color Black


The top brass at Jeep are better than most at listening to their customers, and this Jeep Wrangler 'LJ' (The 'LJ' is a colloquial term used by Jeep enthusiasts, it is not an official Jeep submodel) is great evidence of their market cognizance. Fans were begging for a longer wheelbase Wrangler, and the '04-'06 Wrangler Unlimited line was in direct response to those pleas, stretching out the already rugged Wrangler TJ for more cargo room inside and better off-road manners on the trails. It retains all the usual Jeep ruggedness, the classic squared-off bodywork, round headlights, and even a winch up front, all of which have defined the brand for decades. But it also includes a very civilized powertrain, plenty of creature comforts, an uber-capable suspension, and a half-cab top that's transformed this Wrangler into a modern-day Scrambler. If you like going off-road to make a statement, this is the tool of choice.

The Silver Metallic paint on this Jeep is a perfect choice to complement the black accent pieces on this rig, and with only 67,576 miles on the clock and an easy life spent sleeping in a garage, it's in fantastic shape. In fact, the finish is so nice you'll probably think twice about using this Jeep to its full potential out in the bush. On the other hand, playing in the dirt is what these were made for and it's got the right hardware to do it safely. There are big fender flares over the giant tires, black heavy-duty bumpers fore and aft, tubular side steps, and a heavy-duty swing out tire rack on the back that carries a full-sized spare that's as much styling statement as practical accessory. CJ8 Scramblers were incredibly popular in their day, but if you wanted a modern version of the Jeep Wrangler truck, you had to fend for yourself or wait decades for the Gladiator to finally be developed. And the best way to "fend for yourself" was to convert one of these stretched 'LJ' Wranglers, which have an extra 10-inch wheelbase compared to the previous TJs. The back seat was deleted and converted into a cargo area protected by a spray-in bedliner and covered by a vinyl tonneau, and a half-cab hardtop was added to complete the front cab. And just like that, a rugged Jeep Wrangler truck was born. Of course, all that's in addition to the Wrangler's classic good looks which still echo with AMC tradition. Steel doors and a removable top make it usable year-round regardless of where you live and with a big winch and extra KC lights up front, there's no place that's too remote or dark to venture. We sell a lot of Jeeps here at Streetside, but we freely admit that we really like this one more than most.

The black bucket seat interior is a perfect complement to the silver paint and looks so fresh that it's hard to believe this 4x4 is almost 15 years old. Jeep was putting decent upholstery in the Wrangler, with grippy fabrics, durable material, and good bolstering designed to help hold you in place during rough going, and aside from some minor comfort marks on the middle console, the interior is holding up extremely well. The upright Jeep still manages to package a full instrument panel ahead of the driver, along with a center stack that holds functional factory A/C and an upgraded Alpine AM/FM/CD/AUX stereo system. Airbags are tucked in there without making the dash look overstuffed, and the original steering wheel is wrapped with a comfortable Jeep cover. Carpets on the floors add a touch of civility, and if there was any place that you'd see signs of neglect or wear, it would be there, but no, the carpets are in great shape too, thanks in large part to heavy-duty floor mats that protect them. The tall shifter that controls the 6-speed manual transmission falls to the hand with barely a reach, and even with the hard top you'll find a little extra storage room behind the seats inside the cabin. Of course, if that's not enough room for your gear, the cargo area has plenty.

The 4.0 liter inline-six was a Jeep mainstay for many years, and with only 67k miles on the odometer, this one will be running long after we've retired our adventurous ways. It's actually quite energetic in the relatively lightweight Wrangler and its reliability can't be beat. Fuel injection and other modern advances mean that it starts easily and idles well, and doesn't ever complain about slogging through the rough stuff in low range. The brilliant condition of the engine bay strongly suggests that this Jeep hasn't ventured very far off road, maybe not ever, and it's 100% stock for reliability and easy service. The 6-speed manual transmission makes it a blast to drive and gives the inline-six an energetic feeling and there are Dana 44 axles below, so it'll climb through just about anything. It's been treated to a modest lift with Fox heavy-duty shocks and stabilizer bars all around, there's a 4-link front and rear, and as a Jeep that's spent its entire life


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