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Old 09-13-2010, 12:10 PM   #1
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Another newbie here...

Hello, new Jeep owner here (Florida/ East Coast). I've been looking at Wranglers for years, but finally took the plunge and bought one yesterday!

For a little back-story:

Since my wife and I are expecting our second child at the end of the year, we decided that it's time for me to FINALLY get a vehicle with a back seat (until now, I was driving a full-sized Chevy truck & before that only had 2-seater sports cars). Ever since selling my old Honda, I've also been on the lookout for another convertible. With those things in mind, we went shopping over the weekend for a low-mileage Wrangler Unlimited, drove a couple, looked at a few more, & ended up coming home with this:




*sorry for the lousy pics from the dealer website.

It's a 2010 4X4 'Sport' with only 3500 miles! Might as well be brand new But, since it's used, we saved over $5k! w00t! It was a little more than I had planned to spend, but this one has all of the 'convenience' features that my wife likes (power locks/ windows, cruise, etc, etc, etc) and SUPER low miles.

Now, I've just got to pick up some side steps/ nerf bars so that she can climb in and out more easily, a K&N filter, and I'm also considering a hard top for it so that it'll be a little more civilized (and secure) on road trips. Other than that, it's ready to rock and roll!

Can't wait to hit some trails! Can anyone recommend a good system for carrying kayaks?

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Welcome from the west coast....... look at quadratec.com it a good place to start for tops and racks, reliable company.
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Old 09-13-2010, 12:23 PM   #5
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Welcome from the west coast....... look at quadratec.com it a good place to start for tops and racks, reliable company.
Thx! I've already been checkin' it out
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Lol. Born and raised (right here in Melbourne ).... represent!
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<---- Same here...born and raised
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<---- Same here...born and raised
Holy Crap! Another Florida Native?!?!! I thought we were all but extinct!
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Make that 3 natives!
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Welcome to WF! Good looking JKU you've got there.
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Not saying I rep the east coast or native Floridian, but I'm stuck here with yall for now!

She's a purty green.
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Not saying I rep the east coast or native Floridian, but I'm stuck here with yall for now!

She's a purty green.
Buona sera, Italia!

Anyone who regularly used the term y'all has been here long enough that I consider them a Floridian...

& Thanks! The dark green wasn't my first choice (gets REALLY hot in the FL sun), but the wife fell in love with it & I gotta make her happy also
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Welcome to the forum! Nice looking Jeep!
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Buona sera, Italia!

Anyone who regularly used the term y'all has been here long enough that I consider them a Floridian...

& Thanks! The dark green wasn't my first choice (gets REALLY hot in the FL sun), but the wife fell in love with it & I gotta make her happy also
Thats a true statement lol

I move to Cali for a year...and "Ya'll" was straight wiped from my vocabulary when i moved back to FL....but it later came back
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Buona sera, Italia!

Anyone who regularly used the term y'all has been here long enough that I consider them a Floridian...

& Thanks! The dark green wasn't my first choice (gets REALLY hot in the FL sun), but the wife fell in love with it & I gotta make her happy also
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Thats a true statement lol

I move to Cali for a year...and "Ya'll" was straight wiped from my vocabulary when i moved back to FL....but it later came back
I think the green does her good Derf, and maybe in time you can convince the wife to let you paint it purple or something.

I'm from the south originally, so "Y'all" is pretty instilled in me. The eight or so years I spent in Colorado I continued using it, even though people looked at me like I was crazy.
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I think the green does her good Derf, and maybe in time you can convince the wife to let you paint it purple or something.

I'm from the south originally, so "Y'all" is pretty instilled in me. The eight or so years I spent in Colorado I continued using it, even though people looked at me like I was crazy.
Lol... but purple is her favorite color

Honestly, I like the green as well... it almost looks black in low light. The only problem with a dark car around here is the heat. I guess that'll just give me another excuse to ride around topless, though

As for the Y'all thing, I had very similar experiences in Texas (lived in Austin for about 5 years). I even had a guy ask me, "You aren't from Texas, are you?" once. He claimed that I was talking way too fast to be a Texan.
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Nice Jeep. Welcome to WF, from Florida also.

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