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Old 07-20-2013, 06:47 AM   #91
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Yesterday I was in a Jeep dealership checking out the 2014 GC summit as a replacement for the family SUV - we have an Acura MDX right now and I can't stand driving it. I told the car dealer it felt like I was driving a pillow - falling asleep in that thing is actually a pretty big danger.

So while I was there, out of the corner of my eye, I spied a 4 door all black Wrangler Sport Unlimited something.. (I'm a newb, so I don't know the jargon for what I was looking at).

Here's my dilemma.. I own a bright red 2012 twin turbo BMW 335i Sport with M-sport quick shifter and upgraded run flat wheels. This car is badass and frequently gets appreciative stares in parking lots and while I'm driving around. I have even had a cop at a seatbelt onramp check stop me and ask me questions about this car. It does 0-60 in less time than Dr. Who's TARDIS.


I am going back to this dealership on Thursday to test drive the wrangler but I remain skeptical. Consumer Reports rated the Wrangler at 20 while it rated the GC Summit at 80. The wrangler is on their "do not recommend" list, even as a potential zombie apocalypse survival vehicle (yes, they actually have an article about that...)

So, here's my challenge to the Jeep people here: convince me that I'm going to love driving this thing to the grocery store and to pick my daughter up from cheerleading. I know it'll be a blast to take off-road, and if I do swap, I will seek out trails... but, 90% of my driving will me around a small suburb or on New England highways.

The second challenge is, what would you say to the people who would inevitably say, "You traded a BMW 335i sport for a WHAT?!?"

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Dont do it!!!

You wont be happy it not your "thing" stick to the mall cruisers...

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Old 07-20-2013, 06:58 AM   #92
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Welcome.. Get ready to spend some $$$ on upgrades. It gets addicting

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Old 07-20-2013, 12:30 PM   #93
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Xtreemlee,
Glad I didn't read your post earlier. I just left my BMW at the dealership and drove home in the JKU and I'm loving it. Now I need to find a good place to get it muddy.

I honestly didn't expect anyone from this community to discourage getting a jeep. I also have no intention of mall cruising, I bought this to go off road.
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Old 07-20-2013, 12:40 PM   #94
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This guy has no idea how much fun he's in for^ haha love to hear that the jeep family is growing again!
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Old 07-20-2013, 06:32 PM   #95
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Xtreemlee,
Glad I didn't read your post earlier. I just left my BMW at the dealership and drove home in the JKU and I'm loving it. Now I need to find a good place to get it muddy.

I honestly didn't expect anyone from this community to discourage getting a jeep. I also have no intention of mall cruising, I bought this to go off road.

Haha now you did it! You cannot corner in a jeep fast especially after you put on a lift and bigger tires. Be careful while cornering. Now go outside and find a branch off a tree. Now drag that branch down each side of your new Jeep and get it out of the way. Push hard enough to put some real marks on it. Next time your in the Boise area look me up and I'll show you some great trails.
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Old 07-23-2013, 07:55 PM   #96
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Got the top off today, going to take a "long lunch" tomorrow while the sun is out to enjoy it
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Old 07-23-2013, 09:34 PM   #97
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Nice! You beat me to it! I can't remember a day since before the 4th where there wasn't rain in the forecast here.

How does your family like it?
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Old 07-23-2013, 10:31 PM   #98
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Nice Jeep!!
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Old 07-24-2013, 04:54 AM   #99
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Nice! You beat me to it! I can't remember a day since before the 4th where there wasn't rain in the forecast here. How does your family like it?
My wife asked me to take her off-roading for our anniversary and my stepdaughter has been begging me to take it out topless since the day it came home from the dealer so I'd say it's a big hit

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