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Old 06-17-2013, 08:41 PM   #1
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Buying First Car Unsure what to do.

So don't really know how to start this so a bit about me.

I am 19, currently in Uni at Tampa, I own a business and because of that need to travel quite a bit for my clients. I have wanted a Jeep as my first car (especially in college) since 7.


I drive long distances, from NY to Canada, MA, FL, Cali etc... I like to travel a lot. I have always wanted a Jeep, its fucking sexy and an amazing car, have driven it a couple times honestly I love it.

With that said, I hear for long distances it isn't the perfect car. However, I am in college, will be probably getting a 4dr so I can fit friends in, I go to the beach weekly. How bad is the gas (is it as bad as I hear)? I right now have an Acura. Although I really want this car, do you think it is in my best interest to stick with the Acura or what?

With that said, what model should I get. I want Sahara but does getting a Wrangler Sports Unlimited suffice for my needs? I probably will not be going off road as much as other Jeep drivers (of course I will at times) but yea. I just need to know if this is a good every day car?


I can't really express what I need well but I hope some of you have had this dilema and can help me. I appreciate it!

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Old 06-18-2013, 10:52 AM   #2
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Gas mileage sucks, yes it is as bad as they say it is, but supposedly, the 3.8 gets better than the older 3.6 motors. I suggest that you go to a dealer and test drive one, that way you can determine if it is going to meet your needs. See if you can find a dealer that will let you keep for a couple of days. Or, you can go rent one for a few days. No one, except you, is going to know if the jeep will fit your needs.

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Old 06-18-2013, 11:09 AM   #3
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Keep the Acura for travel. Then buy an older wrangler to play with on the weekends.
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Old 06-18-2013, 11:57 AM   #4
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bbtj you got that mixed up. The new 3.6 gets better mileage than the old 3.8. Assuming your Acura is a car, no wrangler is going to be anywhere close to it in gas mileage. Your fuel cost will increase dramatically.
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