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Old 10-09-2007, 06:14 PM   #1
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Alright guys well I'd like to get a Wrangler as my first car.

I like in a beach town in Florida so it seems like a pretty good fit! I like to surf, and would love to just cruise around with no top/ doors!

Will like a 6'4 surfboard fit in a Wrangler?
Also what should I look for in the 10,000 dollar range?

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Old 10-09-2007, 06:19 PM   #2
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Can't think of a better ride to have on the beach or to be a beach bum in. Should have no problems with your boards either with a bungee on top or thrown in the back.

For 10k you can find a very respectable 2000 or newer Wrangler with pretty low miles.

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Old 10-09-2007, 06:22 PM   #3
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Yeah..

Just curious can people fit in the back comfortably? Or is it a real tight squeeze?
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Just curious can people fit in the back comfortably? Or is it a real tight squeeze?
Well that really depends on who they are. 6'4" guy will definitely not be comfortable. However the general populace would not have a problem riding in the back seat.
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Old 10-09-2007, 06:31 PM   #5
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Also I'm about 6'3 think there's enough head room?
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Yeah you'll be fine. I'm 6'0" and have no problems at all. I'm sure some of the taller guys will chime in here also.
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Old 10-09-2007, 06:35 PM   #7
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alright thanks alot for all the info

also soft top vs. hard top?
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Old 10-09-2007, 06:37 PM   #8
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Really depends on personal preference. If I lived by a beach area and really had no hard winter to speak of (This I know about from being in Phoenix) I'd only have a soft top to put up when it rained or got too cool. Personally right now I just run my bikini top out here 12 months out of the year.
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Old 10-09-2007, 06:51 PM   #9
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Personally, I like the soft top because of the versatility. Unless we're having a lot of rain or something, I usually run with the rear and side windows out, that way the top comes down or back up in a minute's time... works well here in Florida with all of the pop-up showers that come up out of nowhere.

The only time I've wished I had a hardtop was when I made a 4 hour run up I-65 to Talladega last Spring, cause my ears were ringing when I got there. Unless you plan on doing a lot of highway driving, I'd say soft top all the way.
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Old 10-09-2007, 06:52 PM   #10
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Also looking at Cherokees, but am leaning towards the Wrangler.
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Old 10-09-2007, 06:58 PM   #11
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im 6'4"...plenty of headroom to spare...women have a hard time getting in the jeep...what an awesome sight! JK JK
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6'5" and itĀ“s fine.

btw. in 1992 a blue YJ 4.0L laredo was my first car.
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I dont notice the road noise realy with the soft top, i mean its loud, but not too un bearable, get a soft top though!!!! if i can live wiht one with a loud exhaust and in mass. u can live with it in florida with a stock exhaust!


jeeps are also great b/c they will last forever, and they will ruin anyhtign they get in a crach with, i mean physics still apllies, but they are built tough, not like japaneese cars

go wrangler all the way, no need for a cherokee
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I am 6'4" my children are pretty big my son is 6'2" and we all fit sorta nicely in it. I mean I am fine driving and the wife is fine (in or out of the jeep) but it is by no means a lounge back there. I had a cherokee and it was a great family jeep, wish they never discontiued it. also wish I never traded it in. any how another thread. But welcome to the forum and you will enjoy the jeep nothing better than driving topless.
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its not even a mode of transport!!!!!!!!

its a lifestyle!!!!!!
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Old 10-09-2007, 10:10 PM   #18
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Thanks Guys!

I'd love to buy a Wrangler that is already lifted and has like 33s
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Old 10-09-2007, 10:17 PM   #19
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I also would like an automatic transmission...

And would love to get leather seats, but I think that leather, auto, and under 10k would be a hard combo to find!
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Old 10-10-2007, 12:56 PM   #21
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I lived in Daytona Beach for a few years while driving a wrangler... there is no choice its soft top or no top.
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im 6'4"...plenty of headroom to spare...women have a hard time getting in the jeep...what an awesome sight! JK JK
You might have to give 'em a "booty boost"! Darn!

BTW, I'm 6-3, no problems, I have two boys who ride in the back in car seats occassionally, plenty of room! As for the top, I can't think of any reason to have a hard top in Florida, unless you plan on storm hunting or something crazy like that!
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storm hunting eh

haha I think I'd get a soft top
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if you do get an automatic and you want 33's then youll need to get the 6 cylinder (sport or sahara)
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you want a wrangler for sure. with a soft top (and look into a bikini top, you can take the top off and kees this with you to cover yourself in case of a freak storm or something. i can think of nothin better than cruisn the beach in FL with the top down and doors off. and you're height wont be an issue. i'm 6'2" my best friend is 6'5" and we both fit fine.

what beach in florida? jw
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I also would like an automatic transmission...

And would love to get leather seats, but I think that leather, auto, and under 10k would be a hard combo to find!
Leather seats are not an option in a Wrangler. It's under the same premise that you never see a shaved cow. They don't do well when they get wet.
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you dont want leather at all, not bc the water issue. but leather seats are horrible when hot or cold. you'll almost never get out of the car in the summer without your entire back being drenched in sweat. not to mention you legs burnts and stuck to the chair. and in the winter they are brutally cold and hard
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you dont want leather at all, not bc the water issue. but leather seats are horrible when hot or cold. you'll almost never get out of the car in the summer without your entire back being drenched in sweat. not to mention you legs burnts and stuck to the chair. and in the winter they are brutally cold and hard
I agree with most of what you said but my car has leather seats PLUS warmers so in the winter I'm nice an cozy. But yeah, I loathe getting into it in the summer, and I never wear shorts in it. lol
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Old 10-10-2007, 06:46 PM   #30
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I loathe getting into it in the summer, and I never wear shorts in it. lol
Uh, so you take them off when you get in the car and put them back on when you get out?

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