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Old 07-11-2012, 02:01 AM   #1
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Here is what I think...

I think you can own every single car in the world at different periods of your life and say "I love my (car being driven at given time)" but the truth is you don't know what true love is until you've owned a jeep wrangler. I keep convincing my friends to get one and i tell them how much i LOVE and enjoy getting in it everyday. but they will never understand. if u haven't owned a wrangler and think u know what true love is, i think your arrogant/ignorant. :P

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Old 07-11-2012, 02:41 AM   #2
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Couldn't agree with you more ...

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Old 07-11-2012, 04:30 AM   #3
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It's a tough one here. I've owned 13 different vehicles in 19 years of driving. I LOVE my Wrangler because it is fun in all four seasons...and there are too many other reasons to list. On the other hand, I loved my 2010 6 Speed Camaro SS! It was unbelievably fun to drive, and it was just plain badass. That being said, there's a reason I traded it as well as my 1997 Cherokee Country in for my 2012 JK. This is the perfect year round fun vehicle. It's good in the winter and snow, and it's good on the beach in the sand. It's the perfect vehicle for the person that needs to have just one vehicle. That being the case, I'd still like a Hemi in it. Lol. Love my V8 HP!
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Old 07-11-2012, 05:44 AM   #4
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I got away from Jeeps for the last 3 years. Sold my WJ to my Son to haul around my grand daughter in safely. Everytime I saw that old Jeep I wanted it back or wanted another one.

I had a 2010 Camaro V6 6m that I bought back in 2009. Nice enough car, but I put it up in the Winter months and it never got rained on while I owned it. "I" was holding that car to incredible standards and "I" was driving myself nuts.

Last year I bought a third vehicle because I thought I was going to be traveling a lot for work. 2011 VW TDI. Well built car, GREAT Fuel economy, and with a few tweeks a great little handling car....actually quicker and more fun on the road than the Camaro.

I still wanted a JEEP though. Decided I had enough of the Camaro and traded that in on the new 12 JK. Now these two vehicles are at polar opposites of one another. The Camaro had a full window sticker of stuff on it and only two things I miss are the heated leather seats and the Sat radio. The Jeep is a Sport S package with 3.73's and Locking Diff as the only two options. No power windows, power door locks. But I LOVE it for it's simplicity. Feels like I'm back driving a Tractor Trailer again with the big monster shifter.

Took my grand son on a drive on country roads yesterday to teach him about Jeeps and the Jeep wave. We were up to 5, all Wranglers when he noticed that the Grands, Compass, and Liberty folks weren't waving back. But he did love seeing the other Wrangler folks waving. Gosh we had a great day yesterday!

That's what it's all about...

P.S. Saw one JK with the Doors off. He talked all the way home that we should do the same thing! LOL! Grand Maw was NOT amused!
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Old 07-11-2012, 07:52 AM   #5
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I agree. I've had a lot of cars in my day.

1974 Pontiac Lemans
1981 Chevy Citation X11
1987 Dodge Omni
1993 Volkswagon Fox
1997 Toyota 4Runner
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1996 Cadilliac Deville
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Some of my other vehicles were cool. But I LOVE my Jeep.
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Old 07-11-2012, 07:59 AM   #6
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I always told myself my dream car was a '32 coupe, or a '69 vette, or that I really wanted an '82 vette (birth year and last year of sting ray... for those curious of the weird year choice).

But, the reality is that a Jeep Wrangler is my dream car. I haven't been upset over the fact that I'll never own the other ones.... but I cried when I convinced myself to trade in my TJ, and I cried when I had (for a short time) convinced myself I couldn't afford a JK. In both cases, I was absolutely devastated... no other vehicle brings that kind of emotion out of me.
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Old 07-11-2012, 08:15 AM   #7
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Couldn't agree more, personally.

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Old 07-11-2012, 08:23 AM   #8
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In 1980 I bought a new CJ7. It was the most loved & most hated vehicle I've ever owned. I loved it so much, but the quality was so horrible, it broke my heart every time I drove it. In 1984, I couldn't take it anymore and swore-off ever owning another American car. I've driven BMW's (and still do) ever since.

Fast forward to last Fall, when my then 15-year old Daughter wanted a Jeep. We bought her a '95 YJ. After rebuilding the 5-speed tranny, seats and a few other maintenance items, we've been having fun modding the hell out of it.
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Old 07-11-2012, 08:44 AM   #10
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I think you can own every single car in the world at different periods of your life and say "I love my (car being driven at given time)" but the truth is you don't know what true love is until you've owned a jeep wrangler. I keep convincing my friends to get one and i tell them how much i LOVE and enjoy getting in it everyday. but they will never understand. if u haven't owned a wrangler and think u know what true love is, i think your arrogant/ignorant. :P
I think you're wrong.
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Old 07-11-2012, 08:56 AM   #11
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Meh, the wrangler is OK. I just couldn't afford the payments on the Audi R8, so I went with the Jeep instead.
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Old 07-11-2012, 10:25 AM   #12
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love some of the stories guys. keep em coming!
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Old 07-25-2012, 11:15 AM   #13
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Fast forward to last Fall, when my then 15-year old Daughter wanted a Jeep. We bought her a '95 YJ. After rebuilding the 5-speed tranny, seats and a few other maintenance items, we've been having fun modding the hell out of it.
What a Dad! Has she been helping with the mods and rebuild? If so, you guys are making memories that will last a lifetime!!
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Old 07-25-2012, 11:17 AM   #14
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Meh, the wrangler is OK. I just couldn't afford the payments on the Audi R8, so I went with the Jeep instead.
Blasphemy! LOL!
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Old 07-27-2012, 10:25 AM   #15
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... Has she been helping with the mods and rebuild? If so, you guys are making memories that will last a lifetime!!
Yep! She is #4 of 4 ( 2-Boys, 2-girls). Each of my kids and I have built a car together. My only rule is you will build a standard transmission. The other 3 built a BMW, but Anna wanted a Jeep. We started with a '71 Jeepster, but just ran out of time. So, we built the YJ. It's a pretty nice little Jeep now.
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Old 07-27-2012, 03:19 PM   #16
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Sold my 79 CJ for "family safety" reasons (mostly the lack of functional seatbelts and completely bondoed rear end. After two years of my wife watching me pine over every Jeep I saw with the saddest look on my face imaginable, finally she said. Just buy another Jeep for Christ sake!!!! And I've been happy every since.
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Old 07-27-2012, 04:05 PM   #17
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HA HA some of you guys need to get out more, or drive different cars!

Now I do love my 94 Wrangler, and I loved the 93 Wrangler that I bought new but if I had my choice (or I hit the Powerball) there are other cars I'd rather drive.

I'm a Musclecar guy and LOVE the 60's/early 70's Muscle.

Here are a few cars I'd happily burn or piss on my Jeep to own...

69.5 440 Six Pack Super Bee
70 Chevelle SS 454 LS6
71 Hemi Cuda convertible 4 speed (only 7 made)
67 Corvette 427 435HP with trips (3 2bbl carbs for those who don't know)
68 Ram Air II Firebird
66 Shelby Cobra 427
69 Camaro RS/SS 396 375HP

Of course all of these cars would be 4 speed manuals...if you think an automatic Jeep is bad think how boring an automatic big block Musclecar is!
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Old 07-27-2012, 06:14 PM   #18
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Amen to this thread...I wish I lived farther from work so I could drive it longer. I love my jeep. Often times I catch myself staring at it. It's a beautiful thing.
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Old 07-27-2012, 07:40 PM   #19
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I have to disagree with the OP to an extent. True my Wrangler is the most fun that I have ever had just driving but I loved and still love my 528. These are 2 entirely different animals and I love them equally. The BMW basically just takes up space in the garage these days because the Jeep is much more fun, but I would never sell either of my rides.

About that separation anxiety thing, when I get to work, my Jeep is always parked within 10 feet of me and there are even times when I can work from the driver's seat.

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