In 1995, the Jeep Wrangler YJ was released. Despite its square headlights that had fans of the traditional round lights rioting in the street, it was the top-of-the-line off-roading model at the time.

Twenty years later, and it still is-- or its modern day descendant is. The Fast Lane Car brings both vehicles to a muddy, gullied trail to see which is the reigning champion of off-road performance.

The modern machine is by every measure a better vehicle. It is safer, has more interior comforts, and it handles off-road conditions with far more ease. It's aided not only by mechanical advancements in suspension, but by computer assistance, which can automatically sense slipping wheels, and instantly fine-tune performance for different terrains.

However, as one reviewer balks, it's almost too fool-proof. For the strategist, who gets more joy in thinking through how to tackle an obstacle, the older model is more fun.

Whether you're looking for a recent Jeep brand vehicle, or one with a few miles on it, find it and test drive it here at John Johnson Select Used Cars.

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