My first three lessons as a Jeep Wrangler owner.

I’m acquiring a friend’s ’97 Wrangler because it maximizes my outdoor + summer + fun experience. Plus it’s the only place I can play cassettes now. I’ve already learned three things in the first week of riding it around:

  1. With so much bouncing around, it feels like a core stabilizer exercise nearly 80% of the time.
  2. Acknowledging other Jeep Wrangler owners — all of a sudden I see a lot of them! — is as simple as a wave of the hand from the steering wheel. They wave back the same way.
  3. Windshield wipers don’t mean diddly when you forget to put the top up when there’s threat of thunder and you have rain on the inside of the windshield.