July 3, 2012

You learn something every day ...

Like this evaluation of the Jeep Wrangler in the automotive section of Stuff.co.nz:

"While amateur off-roaders might find the smooth, revvy Pentastar more than adequate for their gravel-road travels and occasional riverbed forays from fishing hole to picnic spot, serious rock-hopping is definitely the domain of the lusty diesel."

But then: "Suffice to say, the [petrol] Wrangler feels as if it would walk up the side of a house, but I was impressed with the way it dug itself out of coarse riverbed berms after I had dug it in there, right up to the running rails." 

What I don't understand is why, if the petrol engined vehicle feels as if it would walk up a wall, would you need the diesel; and also why is rock hopping the domain of the diesel? I always thought some petrol engined 4WDs, including the Pentastar Jeeps, were very good at rock hopping, and even other quite serious off-road work. Guess I was just plain wrong.

1 comment:

  1. 4wd mag couldn't do any better. talk about all new petrol engine 3.6 V6 and then list it as 4 cyl diesel of 3604cc.