If you can imagine Jack Palance in an ornery mood, then you get the idea behind the Jeep Wrangler. Available with a 180-hp 6-cylinder engine, the Wrangler has a gruff, distinctive look that is completely unlike anything on the road. It would be wise to remember, however, that the Wrangler is not a sports car. Let¿s repeat that now: The Wrangler is not a sports car. What it is is the nearest living relative of the World War II Jeep, one of America¿s most important contributions to automotive evolution, second only to the Ford Model T. In concept, the G.I. Jeep wasn¿t really all that far removed from the Model T - simple, rugged and capable of going just about anywhere. And the same can be said for the relationship between the World War II Jeep and the current Wrangler. It was designed for off-road driving. Push it too hard on pavement and you are likely to discover the naughty side of physics, as well as the Wrangler¿s limitations. Many drivers have made these discoveries over the years. This could easily result in either a visit to the body shop, or your removal from humanity¿s gene pool. Think of it as Wrangler Darwinism. It is not the Wrangler¿s fault. It is driver confusion over the Wrangler¿s role in the motoring world.