Hello, I am new to the forum and to owning a jeep for myself. I grew up riding around sitting on an ammo can in the back of my grandfather's '52 Willys.
Now after a few tours in a few foreign countries, I am back in the states and figured if I need a car, I should enjoy it. Therefore, 95 Wrangler Rio Grande. It is bone stock with a 4 cylinder and a manual transmission.
Welcome! I too am new here as well as a disabled vet. Got out in 06 after a med board as well. Ten years down the drain half way to retirement and miss it every day. But...now I gots me a 97 jeep wrangler so alls good! Good luck on your med... if you have any questions hit me up anytime! Enjoy the toy!
I know how you feel, AW101. I was Infantry at first, then went to intel with intention of staying for career. Now I can't walk easily and missed hiking, so I did the next best thing... got a jeep! It can take me almost as far as my boots could before, and some places I wouldn't have gone.
Thanks for the warm welcome. So far i really like the YJ. The engine is enough for the freeway and it can putt it's way up some impossible grades. This one was the perfect find for me: lowish miles (125k), 4 cyl (grew up helping grandpa with his 4 cyl willys so i believe in it), manual (cars shouldn't drive themselves), and green. I didnt want anything with a huge lift and giant tires because it is to be my only car so it has to be able to handle the freeway, however uncomfortably, and take me everywhere I want to go.
I appreciate groups like this one because everyone is so willing to share their information and experiences with little bias or salesmanship. No BS, just helpful info. Thank you all.
Putting on a coat is better than putting on my soft top.