By Brendan Wiknik and Jack Murphy

The Jeep wave is a common gesture that Jeepers use to communicate with one another. When you see them driving down the road and waving, you may be wondering what is this phenomenon, but it is a simple practice that makes all other drivers feel inferior. It’s like they know they have a cool vehicle that many people look at with envious eyes, and they are extremely happy with it. We have interviewed all of the seniors at CRHS that drive Jeeps about them and their favorite things about them. Let’s enter the world of The Jeep Gang.

With summer right around the corner, people envision driving a convertible and going to the beach with all their friends. Sure enough one of the biggest points the drivers brought up was that Wranglers are convertible and can be taken apart easily. If all of a sudden it is blazing hot out in the afternoon, you can just take the top off.

Secondly, Jeeps are loved because of how fun it is to drive them and how much visibility they allow the driver.

Lastly, are the off roading capabilities that are supported by Rea who declared, “Why else have a Rubicon?” Although not all the seniors have gone off roading with them, they have no doubts that they are great for off roading.

Not surprisingly, all of the seniors recommend that other people drive Wranglers. Of the five seniors who drive Wranglers, Jack Murphy and Rea bought them themselves and are loving every penny they spent. When asked if he would buy a Jeep again, Rea replied, “H*** yeah; Jeeps are bad***.”

The most known and least desireable fact of driving a Jeep is the poor gas mileage. Olivia Preneta suggests, “Anyone who commutes to far places might consider a much more gas efficient car.” However, she still “loves the feel of it.” “I like feeling big and safe on the roads when I’m driving,” she said.

Overall, the Jeep Wrangler is a well liked vehicle at Coginchaug, and all the students, whether they chose to drive one or were given it, agree that they want one to be in their life later down the road so that they can find their own path if needed.

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